Need help from Cat owners!

My kitty, Sir. Demos, is roughly 10 weeks old. He has been with us for about a month now. Anyway, he is smelly. I mean, he almost always smells bad. I love him to death but especially right after he gets out of the litter box he smells like poo. I don’t know why this is and my DBF said we have to get rid of him if I can’t do something about it because he doesn’t want to smell cat poopy all the time. PLEASE help, I love my little guy and don’t want to give him back to the home we got him from. He was so scrawny and malnourished when we got him I can’t imagine what would happen now since he hasn’t had to compete with other animals or run from cat eating dogs for a month. I don’t think he could survive!

My older cat Elena was like this when I got her. Go to Petsmart or similar store and see if they have the product called Smelly Cat. (it works miracles) Yes there is such a product. If not see if they have a similar product. Cats are like humans in that they have tummy problems and can be quite gassy and need thier enyzmes to get in check. There are various products to get cats to smell less. Drs Fosters and Smith has good products. I have used this and this

because not only was she really poopy smelling, her pee smelled really acidy

I couldn’t help but think of Phoebe’s song on Friends, “Smelly cat, smelly cat. . .”

I would think maybe you might need to find a different food. I would also buy some cat wipes and just wiped him up really well when he is smelly.

Does he scoot on the carpet? Might be this situation,
I know the anal sac secretion can smell really, really bad.

:roflhard: :roflhard:

My boyfriend would sing it to my cat every time she went to the bathroom when she was a kitten. Boy was she a SMELLY cat!!! now she is a sweet smelling cat but every once in a while its back with a vengeance!!! and I get those products and it makes her all better. WOW I can’t believe she is 7 years old now. She is no longer my itty bitty baby.

We found our “Bubbies” and “Minkie” when they were only a few days old. Our Vet told us we’d have rub their tummies to stimulate them to urinate, bathe them and bottle feed them. At 10 weeks, you should be able to actually give him a bath in the sink with warm water. He won’t like it but is still small enough to control. Be sure to keep him wrapped up in a blanket or a large sock until he’s fairly dry. Just a suggestion.

I think, for the most part, kittens usually are stinky…At least all the kittens I have encountered. They’re still so little they don’t seem to bathe themselves properly. Of course they never before really needed to, mama kitty would always do it for them. In the meantime, I’d do as others have suggested: give kitty a bath and or go to your local pet store and check into the pet de-stinking products…lol…I don’t know if they have them for cats, I assume they probably do, but I’ve seen these wipes for dogs…Apparently they’re like baby wipes and you just rub it on your dog to get the smell out. I’ve also seen sprays designed to do the same thing.

If it’s a gas problem, it might clear up once she’s an adult. Kitten food has high levels of protein and other nutrients in it that can cause VERY bad smelling gas. Same with puppy food, my chihuahua would sometimes peel the paint with his gas.

Is the litter box the covered kind? I’ve noticed that sometimes my cats smell kinda funky after they use the litter box because they’ve inadvertently rubbed against some part of the cover on the inside while they were in there. You could try giving her a bath.

If worst comes to worst, ask your vet for advice.

Oh man, you are not kidding. My 12 year old male secretes that stuff, and omg… BARF! We call it skunking.

“Watch out, Boots is skunking!” “OH CRAP! He SKUNKED me!” haha.

It reeks like super extra concentrated cat pee.

He only gets “skunky” when we play with him excessively tho. So we know when we play, we keep him off the furniture and off of us for a while.

Male cats can get stinky. :shifty: I’ve never had the problem with females. However, as was mentioned kittens often don’t wash themselves properly at first.

Make sure when you scoop the poop that it’s not runny…he could be stepping in it. Consider changing food brands. The litter itself might be part of the problem. I will only use Scoop Away or Fresh Step. The store brand was cheaper, but ick it didn’t cover the smell at all. And if all else fails go to the vet to make sure he’s okay.

I’ve found all kitten are smelly (male and female) when they use the litter tray. im sure its to do with the food.

My vets recomended a home cooked diet for my lot, prehaps worth looking into as a high protien dried or canned food can build up problems for later in life.

All my cats have stopped it later in life thankfully. i have 10 kittens right now and you can imagine how often i change their trays lol

i now have the song smelly cat stuck in my head :roflhard:

A few things here: Is he “long-haired”? Does he have “dingle-berries” hangin off his back area? My “girl” Lilly, always does…:ick: when she goes…they seem to get stuck around her hind legs, then I have to de-dingle her!!! Other thing, both of my cats have never eaten “wet” food…They are only on dry food (Science Diet) wet food makes stinkier,mushier poo!!! Also, my 8 year old short haired male has to have his anal gland squashed out every now and then, cause it fills up ( I don’t know about male kittens)…There ya go-how’s that for some info:inlove:

re anal glads, every dog/cat should have them checked every so often as a routine can see when they are really huge sometimes as there is like a swelling under the tail (nice hey lol).
That shouldnt cause the litter trya to smell just cause smelly gas.

for your fluffy kitty, my brother has the same problem with his female cat, she even at an older age has the same problem. Every few weeks i trim with nail scissors for my brother to stop this happening. the things we do for our animals hey lol

I didn’t have my boo-boo as a kitten, but she does still occasionally smell from gas and such. (I swear she waits until she is in my face to fart, lol. :roflhard: )

  • I buy the more expensive kitty litter with de-odorizing crystals and/or baking soda. I think it actually smells good when it’s clean.

  • I purchased a bigger litter box with a cover (the brand I got is called Boda-Dome and looks like a funky igloo). This has also helped because it has a filter in the lid to kind of “trap” bad smells. Two things to know: it was kind of pricey - $30 or $35, I think; and it is bigger, so I need more litter to fill it properly.

All in all, though, I have heard that kittens are stinky. Perhaps you need to talk to DBF and try to get him to live though it until kitteh is a little older as well.

When Itchy was a kitten he used to fart. A lot. It was baaaaaadddddd:zombie: We switched him to science diet food and cleared it up right away! Try changing kitty to a more natural diet, see if that helps.

If your kitty is 10 weeks old and you’ve had him for about a month, he may have been taken from his Mama a bit too soon to pick up on, um, proper hygeine. Is he cleaning his anus well? (Just lift up his tail and check.) You may need to teach him to clean that area, though I’m not at all sure how you would do that.

It could be stinky food.

It could be that he just needs a bath. When I got my older cat, she needed a bath. It took 3 of us to do it.

Is it the cat that stinks or the litter? If it’s the litter, you can empty the box more often, you can change the litter, or you can buy odor absorbers like these which help with the smell, too. Where is the litter box? You can also get a covered litter box, which helps with people, but I always wonder about how the cats like the concentrated litter box smell.