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My House Smells And I Don't Know Why.

Although I can guess. Fish. Everywhere. Scraps of fish to tempt a cat. Bowls containing leftover fish waiting to be washed. Hands that handle fish several times a day. Fridge full of fish. Worm bucket that contains uneaten fish that I am now emptying regularly but still, it builds up quickly. Cat who no longer grooms properly.

Live fish in tanks that are probably due a water change.

Mostly I'm running about either trying to feed the cat or cleaning up to reduce the smell.

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Oct. 25th, 2014 06:33 am (UTC)
Sounds more like a cat has been carying fish around everywhere in the house.
Oct. 25th, 2014 07:05 am (UTC)
Most likely on her coat. (She's in end-stage renal failure, so reluctant to eat, and also not grooming herself properly.)
Oct. 25th, 2014 09:29 am (UTC)
...Oh. Okay.

Edited at 2014-10-25 09:44 am (UTC)
Oct. 25th, 2014 10:26 am (UTC)
Dish of vinegar can soak up some of the smells but seeing as you are doing most stages in the life cycle of fish it is a lot to tackle!
Hope the tooth treatment makes a difference. X
Just noticed my accidental fish pun.
Oct. 25th, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
Fish gone bad is one of the worst house smells. Dishes of baking soda (bicarbonate) help absorb the smell.
Oct. 26th, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
Sympathy for all. Sometimes not everything gets done for a while.
Oct. 26th, 2014 11:07 pm (UTC)
I second placing bowls of white vinegar around the place. Seems to help with wet dog smell and (allegedly) cigarette smoke smell. Some bowls of bicarb soda may also help, but I understand you're dealing with "fish everywhere!". I'm guessing the poor old girl doesn't want to be bathed or groomed. Apparently wiping the coat with a cloth that's been dipped in apple cider vinegar and then wrung out can help with stinky fur. Some animals tolerate a wipe with a damp cloth better than a bath or brush. Massaging some bicard soda or talc powder through her coat is also an option she might tolerate. But obviously at this point you don't want to do anything that will distress her if not absolutely necessary.
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