Cat anal gland and fishy smells
As a veterinarian specializing in cats, I find that the presence of a foul or clients will describe a funky, musky, “fishy” odor occasionally emanating from their cat. “If I suspect that anal gland secretion is the cause of the mysterious odor, I will.
Description:After they cleaned her and we started using the topical medication, she appeared to be better for about a week and a half. We thought she had healed, but then we noticed that she was barbering once again - the middle of her tail was nearly chewed completely away. My other cat Cash was seen barbering himself a bit so as a precaution we treated them with Frontline flea medication and that seemed to take care of their barbering issues. While Cash has never showed any odd behavior since, Lily started doing some barbering once again and her anus is a total mess once again - it has a very, very foul smell. Lily has been to 5 veterinarians at the Cheat Lake Animal Hospital and they have all discussed her case together and have not been able to diagnose her problem. We've spent nearly a thousand dollars and still have no solution.