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cat urine smell on cat's hair

September 6th, 2003, 12:36 PM
Help...I have even asked three different vets with no answers. How do you get the smell of cat urine out of their own hair. I have bathed our cat and we wipe her bottom with unscented baby wipes every day and we cannot get the smell out. Background: we have a overweight female cat who has trouble cleaning herself because her belly is big. She has had x-rays and her urine tested and she is fine. We have her on lower calorie food and hopefully she will lose weight but in the meantime she smells horrible and we are frustrated. You can find everything about getting cat urine smells out of carpet and furniture but not out of a cat's hair. Responses will be greatly appreciated.

Lucky Rescue
September 6th, 2003, 02:20 PM
This is a new one on me! ARe you sure the urine smell is coming from her backside?

Kidney disfunction can sometimes make a cat's breath smell like urine or ammonia. Have you had blood work done to see if her kidneys are functioning properly? I would wonder about this, particularly since you say she is overweight.

September 8th, 2003, 11:38 AM
We have urine tests and from those it was determined that her kidneys are working fine...but I do think we are going to have to have blood test ($$ugh...) We thought it was her anal glands b/c she scoots too but it wasn't...I think she is urinating on herself or not cleaning...