Himalayan News Service
All creatures have a typical odourbut sometimes pets give off a peculiar smell. Such unusual odour could be an indication of some ailment.
â€œWhen a cat or a dog smells bad, there may be a problem,â€ says Dr Deuti Gurung, Pet Clinic Baluwatar. Usually cats are meticulous groomers, so if you notice an odiferous emanation from your feline, it could be a sign of a bigger problem. Odour from a cat can be less than pleasing for many reasons. â€œOral or gum disease and ear infection are some problems because of which cats could be unusually smelly,â€ says Dr Swoyam Prakash Shrestha, Pet Clinic, Ekantkuna.
Cats are particularly prone to abscesses. â€œIf your cat is chunky or has long hair, you might not even notice an abscess until it starts draining,â€ says Dr Shrestha. â€œAt that point, if you donâ€™t see it, youâ€™ll smell it.â€ Dogs, on the other hand, arenâ€™t quite as compulsive in their grooming habits as cats and often consequently just need a bath. â€œDogs normally tend to disguise their smell by rolling in particularly stinky things, such as dead fish,â€ says Dr Gurung. â€œApparently they think this fools potential â€˜preyâ€™ animals into thinking theyâ€™re not a dog at all.â€
Dr Shrestha and Gurung recommend bathing your canine companion with a mild shampoo made for dogs. If your pet smells itâ€™s time to visit your vet.