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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Both my boys are very clean. They are fastidious groomers and we take great care to be sure their litter box is cleaned daily. However, one of the kitties has a, well, stinkie coolie. His butt looks clean but it's emanating a rather potent smell. He's eating, drinking and acting perfectly normal and is not doing anything out of the ordinary. He also isn't dragging himself across the carpet. We free feed them dry food and give them wet food every day or every other day.

Only one of the cats is experiencing this problem while the other is perfectly fine.

Does anyone have any thoughts on why this might be happening and what we can do to combat it?

Please help!

-Toni
post #2 of 13
have they been wormed???

what do you feed them( brand and type)
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
No they have not been dewormed. They are indoor cats and NEVER go outside.

We feed them a dry combination of friskies feline favorites and Purina One Sensitive system. Wet food is any canned Friskies. They only get a 1/4 can each, once a day.
post #4 of 13
How old are they if they are still under 6 months they should be wormed.. just in case ..

Personally I had alot of smell go away by removing corn and by products from there diets ..
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
They're 3 1/2 years old (brothers). And I think they were dewormed when I brought them home 3 years ago. This problem is also only happening to one of the boys.

Removing corn and by-products from their diet?
post #6 of 13
Yes often removing corn and by products will reduce smell by being more digestable for the cats... do you have a Petco or petsmart avail???
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Actually we have both available. What do you recommend?

And would this help them both with their weird vomiting issues (which is why I give them the "Sensitive Systems" dry food)
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by TONIM68
Actually we have both available. What do you recommend?

And would this help them both with their weird vomiting issues (which is why I give them the "Sensitive Systems" dry food)
It is not a 100% thing ... but it should help...

how long have they been on the purina??


I would recommend looking at Authority ( petsmart) Nutro Royal canin Natural balence the venison and pea( petco)
post #9 of 13
Not positive, but could it be an anal gland problem? (admins? vet techs?) Has this kitty been scooting his bum on the carpet at all? That's usually a sign of anal gland problems too.... like I said, just a thought....
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
They've been on the Purina One for about a year.

No, fortunately he's not scooting.

I'll try the change in food. But if it was the food, wouldn't both cats have this problem?
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by TONIM68
They've been on the Purina One for about a year.

No, fortunately he's not scooting.

I'll try the change in food. But if it was the food, wouldn't both cats have this problem?
Not if only one has sesitivity issues..
post #12 of 13
One of my pet girls has trouble from time to time with stinky butt gland. She doesn't drag her butt. Sometimes it just gets clogged and when it unclogs it smells really bad and I have to clean her rear. Now when I pet her I give her rear a little squeeze from time to time to be sure everything is open and working properly. When you visit your vet you could ask them about this.
post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you. I think it might be time for the boys to see the vet again. It's been quite a while.

Thanks for the advice.
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