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Old February 8th 10, 05:50 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Sue Bilstein
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I had a question about an odd thing my cat did recently. I actually
got the answer already, from reading the rec.pets.cats groups. But
this has left me with another question, about sense of smell.

First, the story: I have a 9-month old neutered tom called Toby. He
had something stuck to his chest and I wanted to find out if it was a
tick or just a burr. So I took hold of him and put him on his back on
my lap. He slightly freaked and I smelt a distinct vinegar odour; then
I realised there was liquid on my leg. I checked his rear end and
there was a drop of brown liquid on his anus.

I daresay you've worked it out: Toby had expressed his anal glands.
But what about this "distinct vinegar odour"? From what I've read,
"butt juice" smells unspeakably vile to most people. To me it just
smells like vinegar. I must be genetically equipped to be a crazy cat
lady. Does anyone else not mind cats' anal gland smell?
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Old February 8th 10, 05:59 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Stormmee
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Default Smells Like Vinegar

you might seek a doctor's advice about your sense of smell... or just
consider yourself lucky and let it go. Lee
"Sue Bilstein" wrote in message
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I had a question about an odd thing my cat did recently. I actually
got the answer already, from reading the rec.pets.cats groups. But
this has left me with another question, about sense of smell.

First, the story: I have a 9-month old neutered tom called Toby. He
had something stuck to his chest and I wanted to find out if it was a
tick or just a burr. So I took hold of him and put him on his back on
my lap. He slightly freaked and I smelt a distinct vinegar odour; then
I realised there was liquid on my leg. I checked his rear end and
there was a drop of brown liquid on his anus.

I daresay you've worked it out: Toby had expressed his anal glands.
But what about this "distinct vinegar odour"? From what I've read,
"butt juice" smells unspeakably vile to most people. To me it just
smells like vinegar. I must be genetically equipped to be a crazy cat
lady. Does anyone else not mind cats' anal gland smell?



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Old February 8th 10, 06:38 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Sue Bilstein
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Default Smells Like Vinegar

On Feb 8, 5:59*pm, "Stormmee" wrote:
you might seek a doctor's advice about your sense of smell... or just
consider yourself lucky and let it go. *


At any rate, thanks to these groups, I know what this smells like to
the majority.

I have quite a good sense of smell in general.
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Old February 8th 10, 07:06 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Stormmee
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Default Smells Like Vinegar

and it could just be because he is so young. Lee
"Sue Bilstein" wrote in message
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On Feb 8, 5:59 pm, "Stormmee" wrote:
you might seek a doctor's advice about your sense of smell... or just
consider yourself lucky and let it go.


At any rate, thanks to these groups, I know what this smells like to
the majority.

I have quite a good sense of smell in general.


 




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