We are first time male cat owners and We just got our 4 1/2 to 5 month old kitten neutered and when he came home aside from really hating the cone on his head he seemed okay. This morning we noticed is REALLY strong smell coming off of him. I actually had to sit by an open window for a bit because it was making me nauseous. I have a sensitive nose though, because while my boyfriend could smell it he was fine. Is this normal? The vet sent him home after keeping h ima while after the surgery, so they must have thought everything was okay? I was wondering if I could use some sort of baby shampoo to wash the area or if I should just leave it be because it's normal and will go away on its own?
Also, he developed a habit of sucking on things so we got him this fuzzy pillow to suck on, but with the cone he can't really do that and it's stressing him out. Would it be okay for us to take the cone off with supervision so he can? Or just make him ride it out? I feel really bad for him because he seems so unhappy. :( Any answers/opinions would be great, thanks.