Cheesy kitten Feet...

(21 Posts)
RubbishMantra Thu 04-Sep-14 01:21:49

MKitten has smelly, adolescent-boy feet!

Only his back feet. I began to notice whilst kissing his little paws. blush

Apparently they are a mousey/cheesy smelling breed, not having much fur to absorb the oils/sweat.

Anyone else have a cheesy/sweaty cat?

cozietoesie Thu 04-Sep-14 05:36:39

It would be a first for me. How is he on his personal grooming?

cozietoesie Thu 04-Sep-14 05:51:13

PS - remind me when he's due to get the snip?

cozietoesie Thu 04-Sep-14 05:52:03

Hold on - he's just had it hasn't he ?

RubbishMantra Thu 04-Sep-14 06:11:32

Yes, snipped about a month ago now I reckon. Enough time for the testosterone to get out of his system.

It's not overpowering, just a slightly cheesy aroma. when I sniff his feet

He's very fastidious with his grooming for a kitten, I'm impressed.

Just the cheesy feet - perhaps due to his adolescence? (He has just made a Big Smell in his litterbox, and is now rampaging about the house with MCat.)

cozietoesie Thu 04-Sep-14 06:22:02

I think I'd be torn between just letting him deal with it himself (as he's a good personal groomer) and giving him an occasional wee assist with some wipes. It's not an issue I've ever had to deal with although I have to help Seniorboy with his claws now that he's elderly and arthritic so having him generally OK with someone fiddling with his feet is a help.

Look forward to other posters' experiences on this one.

Germgirl Thu 04-Sep-14 06:27:04

My male, 10 year old, neutered cat has incredibly cheesy feet. Proper teenage boy stinkers. I thought it was normal! My other male cat had them too although the female didn't.
His back feet are worse than his front.
-I quite like his 'cheesers'-

cozietoesie Thu 04-Sep-14 06:33:50

Maybe it's common then. I have this vision of people all over the country now stooping to sniff their cats back feet. Oh My. grin

Germgirl Thu 04-Sep-14 06:38:01

I hold PicklePig like a baby with his feet pointing upwards & repeatedly smell his back feet & say "Poooooh! Cheesers!" He just looks at me with a disdainful expression.
I know it's odd but I love his cheesy feet smile

RubbishMantra Thu 04-Sep-14 06:41:24

He doesn't mind his feet being fiddled with. Because of his oily skin he gets black-heads between his toes. He actually spreads his toes voluntarily when you touch his feet, allowing access between the pads! smile

I wouldn't have noticed the cheesy feet smell if I hadn't, you know, sniffed.

RubbishMantra Thu 04-Sep-14 06:46:24

I actually quite like it too. I used to love my dog's cheesy feet as well...

Germgirl Thu 04-Sep-14 06:51:57

Is he a Sphinx? You said he hasn't got much fur.
Does he let you squeeze his feet blackheads?!

RubbishMantra Thu 04-Sep-14 06:59:43

He's a little Devon. I rub the toe blackheads once a week with a babywipe, before they become actual rampaging blackheads. Sorry if TMI!

Here he is. smile

KittieCat Thu 04-Sep-14 07:03:16

He's gorgeous! We have a Selkirk, clearly far hairier, but I love curly cats.

Germgirl Thu 04-Sep-14 07:05:20

Oh look at him! He's gorgeous!!
What a handsome boy. I love his little brown splodge on his nose.
He's really lovely.

RubbishMantra Thu 04-Sep-14 07:13:59

Thank you! He feels like a sweaty, fuzzy peach! and smells like cheese

I picked him out at a day old, because of the splodge on his nose, and the entitled cheeky look he was giving to the camera.

Selkirks! I bet they're amazing!

He's the most adorable little being.

KittieCat Thu 04-Sep-14 07:58:30

Love that splodge! Handsome chap. Is he as mischievous as they say Devons are?

Our selkirk certainly is amazing. Very placid and laid back, even with a three year old, a Bengal and a dog.

KittieCat Thu 04-Sep-14 07:59:06

Sorry. Just realised I've deviated from the foot issue somewhat. Sorry to derail.

RubbishMantra Thu 04-Sep-14 12:13:22

Haha, no problem KittieCat, happy to share thread with a fellow Rex lover.

He is absolutely full of mischief, and a very accomplished thief. Also loves giving gifts, such as a: flannel, washing up sponge, sheet of newspaper, straws and sticks...

KittieCat Thu 04-Sep-14 13:38:41

He sounds just lovely and his gifts sound much more appropriate than the usual dead things..!

Beautifullymixed blackandwhitecat has cheesy feet as well. I thought I was imagining it at first, and had to sniff again. She is fastidious with her grooming though and smells gorgeous everywhere- apart from her feet.
Beautifullymixed tortiecat has sweet smelling white and babypink paws.
Strange isn't it.

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