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Thai Woman Uses Turmeric For Her Cat’s Fungal Infection, And The Cat Accidentally Turns Yellow (12 Pics)
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Thai Woman Uses Turmeric For Her Cat’s Fungal Infection, And The Cat Accidentally Turns Yellow (12 Pics) Interview With Owner

Have you ever seen a real-life Pikachu cat? Well, if you haven’t, we should warn you that we wouldn’t recommend doing this to your pets without the consultation of experts. Facebook user and cat enthusiast Thammapa Supamas from Thailand accidentally turned her cat yellow when she applied turmeric to treat her fungal infection. Scroll down for Bored Panda‘s interview with the owner!

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This poor cat had a fungal infection

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

So her owner applied a turmeric scrub to cure it

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

Supamas was worried about her cat’s infection so she asked her mother for advice. She suggested applying turmeric—an Indian spice and medicinal herb used to treat infections. “My cat Ka-Pwong had ringworm, we did everything to cure it, but nothing worked. That was when my mother had the idea of using turmeric. At first, she painted it on the ringworm but as there was a lot left, she decided to paint the whole body to prevent future mycoses,” said Supamas to Bored Panda.

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

Unfortunately, the turmeric scrub changed the color of her fur but seemed to have worked

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

However, once this Indian spice was applied to Ka-Pwong’s distinct white fur, it immediately turned it yellow. Moreover, the problem appeared when it came to washing the distinct color off as it wouldn’t wash off. As her whole body was covered in turmeric to prevent the infection from spreading further, the poor cat turned into a yellow creature. Much like Pikachu from the animated series Pokemon. “My cat may not even know it turns yellow now. Now the cat is cheerful and eats a lot as usual.”

However, the poor cat turned yellow

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

To everyone’s concern, the owner reassured people that the Indian spice helped to cure Ka-Pwong’s infection. It “reduced itching and not licking the wound area.” However, the treatment shouldn’t be repeated without consulting a vet. Supamas says that she hopes that the color will fade away in 3 months and her fur will change. “I hope the fungus is cured, I still have to hope that my cat will turn white as well.”

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

Here’s how she looked before and after the turmeric scrub

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The owner thought that she looked like Pikachu so she photoshopped a few features onto her photos

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

She decided to post the pictures of her accidental mistake and it went viral, gaining thousands of shares, likes, and comments from people around the world. Many found the funny side of the accident and agreed that Ka-Pwong looked like Pikachu. Supamas even promptly photoshopped a few graphic features onto her photos to make it look even more similar to the character.

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

Image credits: ตุ้มเม้งแมวแพนด้า&คาพ้วงแมวเชื้อรา

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

If the only side effect was that the cat turned yellow and that the turmeric actually treated her ringworm, I don't think it's really that bad. Hopefully she'll eventually regain her white coat, but until then, she looks adorable!

XianJaguar
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2 years ago

She looks like an Easter Peep! It's a Peep-Kitty!

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Laura Zaini
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2 years ago

if there are no side effects apart being adorably yellow and the ring worm is cured...then let's call it a success! I am sure she will return white eventually

Wolfstar
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2 years ago (edited)

@ClarisseOljee, leave that in the bedroom, we don't need to hear it here...

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cassiushumanmother
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2 years ago

It's really cool that the owner took care of it with an harmless natural product, don't mind the color it will disappear. My fawn and white american stafforshire had canine atopic dermatitis and when he was itchy i used to bath him with sidr (jujube leaves powder). The white parts were a bit green after it but that was really effective to calm the itches, i didn't mind having a "semi-hulk" dog for a while after the baths, i saved him from a lot of corticosteroïds treatments which are far from harmless. If it works, it works, and if it works without side effects it's even better, color is not really a side effect i would take into consideration.

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
2 years ago

If some of you were concerned about canine atopic dermatitis. I didn't managed it with just sidr, i used sidr to calm the itches, and i fed him with mainly chicken and white meat (avoiding pork for Aujesky disease when giving raw) and some vegetables, best quality oils (olive, cannabis, linen...,omega 3 and 6 balance and vitamin E are really important), steam cleaning the house and toys... and once a year with some pollens periods, i had to put some corticoïd cream between his fingers, just once in a year. And i never had to gave him corticosteroids or antibiotics like the first year of his life, like some vet said it was "mandatory" to do so. NO. Thanks to others vets and some research from me he had a great life until he got bone cancer at almost 10. And thanks to him i now own a degree in animal biology and behavior at 33 years old. Because he was important for me and i did some research, and i made it far...because he was worthing it!

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glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

If the only side effect was that the cat turned yellow and that the turmeric actually treated her ringworm, I don't think it's really that bad. Hopefully she'll eventually regain her white coat, but until then, she looks adorable!

XianJaguar
Community Member
2 years ago

She looks like an Easter Peep! It's a Peep-Kitty!

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Laura Zaini
Community Member
2 years ago

if there are no side effects apart being adorably yellow and the ring worm is cured...then let's call it a success! I am sure she will return white eventually

Wolfstar
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

@ClarisseOljee, leave that in the bedroom, we don't need to hear it here...

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cassiushumanmother
Community Member
2 years ago

It's really cool that the owner took care of it with an harmless natural product, don't mind the color it will disappear. My fawn and white american stafforshire had canine atopic dermatitis and when he was itchy i used to bath him with sidr (jujube leaves powder). The white parts were a bit green after it but that was really effective to calm the itches, i didn't mind having a "semi-hulk" dog for a while after the baths, i saved him from a lot of corticosteroïds treatments which are far from harmless. If it works, it works, and if it works without side effects it's even better, color is not really a side effect i would take into consideration.

cassiushumanmother
Community Member
2 years ago

If some of you were concerned about canine atopic dermatitis. I didn't managed it with just sidr, i used sidr to calm the itches, and i fed him with mainly chicken and white meat (avoiding pork for Aujesky disease when giving raw) and some vegetables, best quality oils (olive, cannabis, linen...,omega 3 and 6 balance and vitamin E are really important), steam cleaning the house and toys... and once a year with some pollens periods, i had to put some corticoïd cream between his fingers, just once in a year. And i never had to gave him corticosteroids or antibiotics like the first year of his life, like some vet said it was "mandatory" to do so. NO. Thanks to others vets and some research from me he had a great life until he got bone cancer at almost 10. And thanks to him i now own a degree in animal biology and behavior at 33 years old. Because he was important for me and i did some research, and i made it far...because he was worthing it!

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