Why does a stinky odor come out of my kitten's butt when she gets scared?

Do you have a cat or a skunk? j/k ;)
Wow that's crazy I asked that question a few weeks ago about one of my dogs and the answer was that it was part of a dog's defense system and the smell came from the anal sacs which were triggered when he was frightened. But I'm not sure cats have anal sacs..hmm might try calling a vet.
She's spraying, you might want to get her fixed, once it sets into the carpet it's in there good and you have to scrub with Kids & Pets, if you spay her she won't spray and you won't have to scrub everything.
Cats have anal sacs and when they get scared they secrete a substance with a smell that can only be described as stank. Totally natural. PS she's not spraying. cats do this when they're scared.
aww, my kitten did that when he was a little boy too! and he was a nervous little boy, so he did it all the time. Like someone said before, your kitten is expressing her anal glands. It may be a defense mechanism at this point. How long have you had the kitten? She may just need time to be comfortable in her new surroundings. My cat grew out of expressing after about a month or so. Talk to your vet about the anal glands the next time you bring her in for a booster, he may have advice.

This advice applies more to animals that have problems with recurrent blockage of their anal glands, but you can try slowly introducing more fiber into her diet (look into the content of the kitten foods youre feeding her). Make sure that whenever you plan on changing the cat's food, you gradually mix more of the new food in with the old food, slowly phasing the old food out, or you'll have diarrhea problems on your hands. The extra fiber may force her anal glands (which are located just inside the anus, at about 4 and 8 o'clock, if you were curious) to express when she poops, so they'll be empty when she tries to express them next time she gets spooked.
idk most people would call a stinky odor a fart but you can try spraying perfume up its butt
i recomend "pomagranite martine" from bath and body works.
Cats, like dogs, have anal sacs which may squirt a strong-smelling fluid when they're startled. (My kitty does this when he's happy - makes a mess of the desk...) Some cats have more prominent discharges than others. While significantly less common than in dogs, anal sac problems can occur in cats, especially if they're chubby.
Maybe she got so excited she passed gas? I know cats can do this. Cats do have anal sacs but they're not used for defense. That's what claws are for! If kitty has a flatulence problem it's probably related to her diet. Does your kitty sit on your chest with her butt in your face? All of mine try to do that and I think they believe this is their best feature. Anyway, if she continues to have this problem she could either be gulping too much air as she eats or maybe too much fiber or milk. Check it out with the vet if the problem persists.
What is Feline Spraying.

Feline Spraying (also called marking) is a cat depositing a small amount of urine on vertical surfaces, such as furniture, doorways and walls. The spraying cat may be seen to back into the area, the tail may quiver, and with little or no crouching the cat sprays the urine.

Spraying is marking behavior, not a litter box problem. The cat does not need to pee, he is leaving a message for other cats.

Un-neutered male cats will usually start urine spraying behavior once they reach sexual maturity. The age at which a tom cat sexually matures can vary greatly but in general it occurs between 5 and 12 months. Many factors can affect at which age a male cat starts spraying. Male cats in multi-cat households or in close proximity to other cats are more likely to spray at a younger age.

Spraying is territorial and can also be stress related. Neutering or spaying a kitten at an early age can prevent spraying problems in the future. Your vet will advise you on the best age to neuter your kitten.

Multi-cat households usually have a far greater problem with spraying than single cat households.

Sadly, feline spraying and inappropriate urination problems are among the most common reasons for pet cats to be euthanised and surrendered to cat shelters.

Why do cats spray?

Urine marking is a communication system for cats. Cat urine contains pheromones which are chemical substances that tell other cats certain messages. Spraying is a common component of cat behavior during the mating season with males and females communicating their availability with their pheromones.

The male cat will also mark his territory, letting other male cats know that these are the boundaries and this area belongs to him.

Feline spraying can also be caused by stress. A cat that feels threatened by certain circumstances around the house may feel the need to mark out his own zone. It is an important part of communication among cats, helping to establish and define boundaries and reassure cats whose area is whose

Do only male cats spray?

No, all cats, male or female, neutered or not, may spray, however, urine marking is most common in un-neutered male cats. It is not usual for female cats to spray, but it can happen if she is in heat and leaving her scent to attract a male cat. It can also be a problem when there is overcrowding of cats in a household.

When an intact male sprays urine, it will have the characteristic tom cat smell that is very strong and unmistakable.

Can I stop my cat spraying? The best advice is to neuter your cat.

Castration of males or spaying of females can reduce the cat’s motivation for spraying.

Early neutering of your kitten will in most cases stop your cat from spraying in the future. Neutering after spraying activity has commenced may reduce it.

For older cats, one study showed that
87% of all male cats stop spraying after castration
78% stop immediately
9% stop in a few months
13% keep spraying

Another study showed that 77% of cats reduced or stopped spraying within six months of being neutered or spayed.

get it spayed

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