My cats stink

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Honey3.14's picture
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My cats stink

I have to female cats. Up until recently the only problems we had was their occasional fighting. But today both of them got up on the couch with me and the smell was overwhelming. Being typical cats, neither of them like water, and they aren't outdoor cats so theres nothing that they could have gotten onto. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the smell? I'm sure part of it is my hormones, but if they're going to smell like this for seven more months, they're about to become out door cats.

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I feel like my cats stink lately too. We put some air fresheners in the room with their litter box. So that helps with that but beside from bathing them more I don't know any anything for the actual cat smell. We're on the 3rd floor of an apartment building so we can't put them out. If we had a yard I might.

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We got a new kitten a week before I found out that I was prego. I wont get rid of her or anything, but I am kinda regretting getting her when we did. I feel bad that my DH has to be the only one taking care of the litter pan. Also, he just doesnt do it enough for my liking and with my MS being majorly triggered by smells, I am really paying for the addition of a litterbox Sad

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My client has several outdoor cats, but even outside I can smell them! I think its just our super sense of smell now a days! Hopefully once our hormone levels stop rising we will not have to deal with all the smells like we do now!

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I think walmart sells these bath wipes you can get for cats, I know bathing them is totally not possible but non- water bathing stuff is available in most stores. Its also probably got to do with our extreme sense of smell, usually I can deal with most stuff but lately my house just stinks Sad especially with the high temperatures we've been having.

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Thanks ladies. I also found another culprit yesterday. C had a small amount of poop stuck to her behind. Yuck. I removed it with a paper towel and that helped immensely. They still smell but at least its tolerable again. Oh and Kierstan and anyone else who doesn't do litter boxes while pregnant, and whose S/O's refuse to do it often enough for our hormonal noses... My midwife gave me a tip in my first pregnancy. So long as you do it once more than every 24 hours, you're good to go. Toxiplasmosis, or however its spelled, takes 24 hours to develop. So I do it once in the morning before I leave for work and once when I get home and on weekends I do it as often as I please, which considering my sense of smell right now, equaled about five times on Saturday. Just a tip if you really don't want to wait as often as our non hormonal husbands do.

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"Honey3.14" wrote:

Thanks ladies. I also found another culprit yesterday. C had a small amount of poop stuck to her behind. Yuck. I removed it with a paper towel and that helped immensely. They still smell but at least its tolerable again. Oh and Kierstan and anyone else who doesn't do litter boxes while pregnant, and whose S/O's refuse to do it often enough for our hormonal noses... My midwife gave me a tip in my first pregnancy. So long as you do it once more than every 24 hours, you're good to go. Toxiplasmosis, or however its spelled, takes 24 hours to develop. So I do it once in the morning before I leave for work and once when I get home and on weekends I do it as often as I please, which considering my sense of smell right now, equaled about five times on Saturday. Just a tip if you really don't want to wait as often as our non hormonal husbands do.

I hadnt heard that... omg, that would be AWESOME... though, being a SAHM I may end up changing the litter box EVERY hour lol. I am going to have DH empty it completely tonight, and then start doing that tomorrow. Thanks for the tip Smile