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needabrk2
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From:Knob Noster, Mo
Registered: Jan 2004

posted 03-16-2004 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for needabrk2     Edit/Delete Message
This is the second time Ive noticed a very bad smell coming from around my kittens butt and tail area. Like she went to the bathroom but didnt wipe good. Or clean herself good. Is there anything, I can do... or why is this happening, i thought they clean themselves very good. I love her to death dont get me wrong. But sanitary issues bug me... i mean shes all over my bed and my kids beds and blankets. Any suggestion. Thanks Christy

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needabrk2
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From:Knob Noster, Mo
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posted 03-16-2004 10:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for needabrk2     Edit/Delete Message
Also you can smell it when she jumps in your lap...

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MaryNH
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From:Campton, NH USA
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posted 03-16-2004 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaryNH     Edit/Delete Message
she might need to have her anal glands expressed...should be done by a vet

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needabrk2
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From:Knob Noster, Mo
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posted 03-16-2004 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for needabrk2     Edit/Delete Message
i have never heard of this, what is this and why?

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MaryNH
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From:Campton, NH USA
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posted 03-16-2004 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaryNH     Edit/Delete Message
I don't know how to explain it so I've enclosed an link....the other possibility is just your kitten is still young enough to "expect and inspection" I saved a kitten from a collector once and she was only 6 weeks old when I brought her home (kitten not the collector) and whenever Sessy went potty she'd back up so we could "inspect". Since Mom cat usually keeps their backside clean after the go I figured Sessy was looking for one of us to keep her clean...LOL...fortunately she usually did this to my hubby who you can imagine was just so greatly impressed

Check out this link on anal glands cause that is a possibility
http://cats.about.com/cs/healthissues/a/analglands.htm

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winnie
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From:sherman oaks,california,USA
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 03-16-2004 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for winnie     Edit/Delete Message
I agree with MaryNH...I had the same problem with my cat and she smelled for a couple months...i took her to the vet yesterday for something else and that and they said her anal glands were full. It smelled really bad...I know dogs have this problem to I just never thought about a cat having the same problem. I can tell you what my friend who works at the vet told me as to why this happens but it is kind of gross.
Anyways it happens cause when a dog or cat poops usually liquid stuff comesout at the end which you never really see...most cats this is what happens, but sometimes not all the stuff comes out and it accumalates in the anal glands and they need to be expressed. Sometimes dogs will try to do it themselves and if it gets on your clothes or on anything else it smells really bad for a while
Now I could be wrong but this is what I have been told. Im sure if you look at MaryNH's link it would probley be more helpful.

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