My family adopted a kitten in October that was about 3 months old, so he is now about 6 months old. He was a pound pet, but when we adopted him they told us he had had all his shots and had been de-wormed. I haven't taken him to the vet myself yet because I didn't think there was any need.
This kitten is primarily an indoor kitten, but he has escaped outside a few times, once a couple of days ago.
Everything has been going fine. He was litter trained when we got him. His poop smelled a bit (it is poop after all), but nothing too terrible We cleaned the litter box in the morning and when we came home in the evening. It would smell a bit like a dirty diaper that had been sitting for a couple of hours, but it wasn't horrible.
This evening my son an I went to the store. We were gone for about 3 hours. When we got home, the house smelled terrible. Seriously, it smelled like an animal had been dead in our house for a week! The smell was coming from the litter box, but there wasn't anything we could see in it. I've dumped the littler out and replaced with whole new litter (annoying, since we had JUST changed his litter yesterday), but I didn't really see anything in the litter I dumped out. There weren't really any clumps.
What could have caused his poop to start stinking SO bad suddenly? Do I need to try to take him to the vet tomorrow? His nose does feel dry, but our weather has been getting colder lately and some sites say that might be causing the dry nose.
I'm not an experienced pet owner. I'm really not an animal person at all, but my son loves this cat. Help!
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