We've noticed one of our cats, about 10 months old and spayed, has a nasty cheesy odor coming from her anal area. She's shorthair and there are no feces sticking to her anal area. None on her feet. The vet found nothing amiss "back there" but the smell persists. No one wants her in their lap or will pick her up because of this sour smell. The strange odor reminds people of mega-strong Parmesan cheese. Any ideas where this awful smell is coming from and what's causing it?

"They can not ask for kindness, or for mercy plead. Yet cruel is our blindness, which does not see their need. World-over, town or city, God trusts us with this task; To give our love and pity to those who can not ask." Unknown
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We've noticed one of our cats, about 10 months old and spayed, has a nasty cheesy odor coming from her ... odor reminds people of mega-strong Parmesan cheese. Any ideas where this awful smell is coming from and what's causing it?

Probably coming from her anal glands. They may be infected, or just overfull. It is a wonder that the vet didn't do anything about it. My Squeek (RB) used to 'release' her anal glands when she was upset. Man, did that stink, and the smell stuck around for quite some time!

Mishi
We've noticed one of our cats, about 10 months old ... this awful smell is coming from and what's causing it?

Probably coming from her anal glands. They may be infected, or just overfull. It is a wonder that the vet ... anal glands when she was upset. Man, did that stink, and the smell stuck around for quite some time! Mishi

Was "Squeek" a black cat with a white stripe running down the middle of her back?
Probably coming from her anal glands. They may be infected, ... and the smell stuck around for quite some time! Mishi

Was "Squeek" a black cat with a white stripe running down the middle of her back?

LOL!
We've noticed one of our cats, about 10 months old and spayed, has a nasty cheesy odor coming from her ... odor reminds people of mega-strong Parmesan cheese. Any ideas where this awful smell is coming from and what's causing it?

Not having Cat Parties with old boyfriends?
Petzl

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We've noticed one of our cats, about 10 months old ... this awful smell is coming from and what's causing it?

Not having Cat Parties with old boyfriends? Petzl Happy New Year to All

Happy New Year, Petzl. Emotion: smile Meanwhile, this 10-month-old cat needs a VET visit. Had the kitten had a vet visit, there would be some sort of answer.
We've noticed one of our cats, about 10 months old ... this awful smell is coming from and what's causing it?

Probably coming from her anal glands. They may be infected, or just overfull. It is a wonder that the vet ... anal glands when she was upset. Man, did that stink, and the smell stuck around for quite some time! Mishi

I'm very disappointed in the vets out here in the country. I wont go into a long story, but we don't get the cream of the crop if you get my drift. She couldn't find any problems with her anal glands but I'm positive that's where the odor is coming from. They weren't inflamed, swollen or leaking. There were no discharges. There's another Animal Clinic in town but they too have nothing but new graduates with little real clinic experience.
We've noticed one of our cats, about 10 months old ... this awful smell is coming from and what's causing it?

Not having Cat Parties with old boyfriends?

Cat parties? She's an indoor-only cat.

"They can not ask for kindness, or for mercy plead. Yet cruel is our blindness, which does not see their need. World-over, town or city, God trusts us with this task; To give our love and pity to those who can not ask." Unknown
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If you'd read all of Kelly's messages, you'll have discovered that Kelly's cat has already seen a vet. Kelly explained she's not happy with the vet's experience and diagnosis, but her options for alternative vets are extremely limited.

I think you owe her an apology.

MatSav
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