• I would take her to the vet and have her anal glands checked. Cats have anal glands just like dogs which secrete a nasty smelling substance that is thought to help lubricate fecal matter to make it easier to pass as well as to mark territory by provide poop with a personalized scent. Just like dogs, a cat's anal glands may become blocked, infected, or overactive. If your cat has been licking her rump a lot more than usual, or if you've caught her scooting her bottom across the floor, that would really point to an anal gland issue. (By the way, your kitty probably will not enjoy having her anal glands checked, since the doctor will have to poke around in a rather sensitive area. To thoroughly check, or if the vet believes the anal glands are problematic, your kitty will probably need to be sedated.)

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