We live in Vietnam and have just inherited two 4 week old kittens.We are having problems with their smell. It is permeat

Asked by Member 1116771 on Jun 21st 2012 in Grooming
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Izadore (Izzie)

I haven't heard of kittens having any particular "smell", but if it's an unpleasant one, they could be sick. Your best bet would be to seek out a humane shelter/organization or a vet and have them checked out. If they are that young, they need very special and patient care and it requires a bit of training by someone who's done it before. Good luck! Purrs for the babies.

Izadore (Izzie) answered on 6/21/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Calypso (In Loving Memory)

At 4 wks. the kittens are not cleaning themselves yet. The mother cat would normally be doing this up to and perhaps even after the kittens are weaned. I suggest that two or three times a day you take a slightly damp (NO soap) terry cloth (slightly rough like a cat's tongue) and very gently wipe the kittens down, at the end of the wipe down pay special attention to their private parts and make sure they are clean.

Calypso (In Loving Memory) answered on 7/24/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer