kitten with a stinky butt
I just rescued a 5 week old kitten and when I brought her home I bathed her. Unfortunately her butt stinks really bad almost like vomit. To make things worse my Maltese dog follows her around licking her butt because it smells so bad, I hate picking her up because I'm afraid I might touch it and I'm afraid she will start to stink up the furniture. Please help me. I don't know what to do.
Answer by Kate
very young kittens like this are very susceptible to tummy upsets and infections. It may be that she has one of these which is causing the terrible smell.
the best thing to do is to have her checked by a vet to rule out any infections etc to be on the safe side.
It is pointless to try and guess the problem as you could waste time and money without a proper diagnosis. It could also be harmful to the kitten if they do not receive the correct care for their problem.
hopefully it is a simple tummy upset which will clear up with a little medication and dietary care.
I have some web pages here about general kitten care which you may also find of further interest.
best wishes Kate
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