Cat Turns Yellow After Owner Treats Fungal Infection With Kurkuma
Since her cat had a fungal infection that simply did not want to go away, Thammapa Supama from Thailand decided to use an old household remedy: Kurkuma.
The Thai woman used Kurkuma after various other products and pharmaceuticals could not stop the fungal infection from spreading.
The yellow root is renowned in Asian medicine as an antiseptic miracle cure against all kinds of aches. However, usually Kurkuma is consumed and digested.
Very clearly, the cat's owner thought that what could heal from the inside would work just fine on the outside as well.
Supama proceeded to rub her cat in the spice and the house remedy did in fact work and cured her pet's fungal infection. However, while the fungus died down, a different and quite striking side effect became apparent.
Those who have used Kurkuma in the kitchen before know that the root has a tendency to colour one's fingers yellow.
The colour often persists for days at a time and can only slowly be washed out. This is in fact exactly what happened to the former white and now yellow cat.
The woman published the photos on Facebook and her cat has since gone viral as a Pikachu doppelganger on the internet.