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Do all boys stink?

2205 Views 17 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  MrPurryMotors
I LOVE my boy cats Frodo (2 years) and Xander (5 months). But they stink like musty old possum! Not bad unless you snuffle up right against their fur. I'm thinking this is a natural male musk of some kind? It's most noticeable around their heads. Anyone else know?

We gave Frodo and his sister baths as kittens b/c they reeked, but haven't bathed any of them since. Xander has never had a bath. Our 2 females aren't stinky like this. Frodo is neutered, but Xander won't be neutered for another months or so.

I'm not a fan of cat baths, so we probably won't bother unless it really gets out of hand, but I wonder how common this is.
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i friend of mine had a cat who would pee down the side of his leg, therefore he was a smelly kitty. maybe something like that is going on?

or maybe, since it's around their head, they need their teeth brushed?
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