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post #1 of 9
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My kitten Meadow is almost 10weeks old and has some really bad smell out of her anal or vaginal area.She goes back to the vet in 3 weeks.
I was told by a few other people a few causes could be her food(she was on Friskys in her previous home now we have her on By nature organics),or she is not lifting her bum high enough to use the litter box so her bum is getting soaked.I have been using baby wipes to keep the smell somewhat under control but the smell is in my blankets and everything she sleeps on.What do i do?Or anymore ideas on causes.
post #2 of 9
What does it smell like? Does it smell like urine, diarrhea, or something else?
post #3 of 9
I would not advise waiting three weeks to take her back to the vet. Get her in this week. We can't diagnose over the forum, only give you ideas. Kittens can go downhill fast, so best to get her medical attention before that happens.

please let us know what you find out.
post #4 of 9
She could have a problem with her anal glands, which smells terrible and can be very painful to the cat.
post #5 of 9
She could also have parasites. I'd take her back to the vet ASAP.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
She was at the vet last week and she has had this problem since the day i got her last month the vet said nothing about it....and yes you could smell it at that time too i brought it up and vet said maybe just the food too(the vet did not seem all to concerned about it),thats why i was not in a hurry to go back but looking for more ideas just to make sure.Lets just drop this i guess and i will go on what i have.
Ohh and it smells like old urine.I was just more concerned because you can smell it in my house.
post #7 of 9
Here's another thing you might try. If you're home when she uses the box, clean her up as soon as possible after she's pottied. Just use a warm wash cloth and wipe down her paws and the back of her legs and her little bottom. Scoop the litter immediately as well. If the smell goes away, then you'll have possibly ruled out anything except a cleaning issue.

At 10 wks old, they're not very good at cleaning themselves well and they step in anything in the box.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by stephanietx View Post
Here's another thing you might try. If you're home when she uses the box, clean her up as soon as possible after she's pottied. Just use a warm wash cloth and wipe down her paws and the back of her legs and her little bottom. Scoop the litter immediately as well. If the smell goes away, then you'll have possibly ruled out anything except a cleaning issue.

At 10 wks old, they're not very good at cleaning themselves well and they step in anything in the box.
I would try this. Since you said it smells like urine I'm curious to know if she's leaking urine at all times. After she goes, clean her up and dry her off a bit. Then see if she still stays wet with urine.
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Originally Posted by BABZ View Post
I would try this. Since you said it smells like urine I'm curious to know if she's leaking urine at all times. After she goes, clean her up and dry her off a bit. Then see if she still stays wet with urine.
This is what I was thinking it could be. She may be less then willing to clean her "Pikachu" after weeing, either from dunking her rear in it or more common is it's an acquired taste. When Maia was a youngster, she would dig such a perfect hole in her litter, and pee creating a little pond that her rear end and feet would be soaked in! I was constantly checking her after every litter use, wiping her feet and cleaning her "Pikachu" so that she wouldn't run around leaving a trail! I really couldn't blame her for not wanting to clean herself, but I think she got the point after me cleaning her over and over, she didn't like it so much......
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