Hey everybuddy. For my selfie this week, I thought I would do another back-of-the-head one. But when I took the selfie, I discovered something really strange happening to me.
You guys, I’m changing colors.
Look! The furs around my ears are turning redish brown. The mom was a little concerned so she googled it and found out that sometimes us kitties with black furs can turn this color. It’s called “rusting” and there’s various reasons why this happens. The most likely is too much exposure to the sun. And while I may not be an outside cat, I do like to sit in the sun…a lot. So much so, that the mom is always telling me I’m gonna burn up.
Other causes can include:
- lack of the amino acid called Tyrosine which is needed to create melanin that gives us cats our wonderful coloring
- a copper deficiency
- excess zinc which leads to a copper deficiency
- thyroid, kidney or liver problems
The mom also asked the vet about it, and she said it probably was because of too much sun exposure. But don’t expect me to spend less time in the sun. I love my sun puddles! I wonder how long it will be before I turn all redish-brown.
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