Kittens gone grey.
June 2, 2004 8:04 PM   Subscribe

We have two Tonkinese cats, ages 2 and 1.5, both with dark fur on their faces. About a month ago, we took them in for their rabies booster shots. Shortly thereafter, one developed a bad cold, which cleared up. Now, within the space of a few days, their dark "masks" have started to turn salt-and-peppery. Otherwise, they seem perky and normal. They have had a minor change in diet, and have had some time in the spring sun after a long winter inside. Any ideas?
posted by stonerose to Pets & Animals (2 answers total)
Developing a cold after vaccines is normal, just like humans sometimes develop a cold afterwards. I'm not sure what could have caused the change in coloring, possibly stress, or just shedding out a lot of winter hair? You might call the vet and see if this is something they might need to see the cats for. It never hurts to double check!
posted by mabelcolby at 10:38 PM on June 2, 2004

It never hurts to double check!

True. Doesn't sound dire, though. I'm sure you can sneak in a free follow-up phone call to whoever gave them the shots if you frame it as "what they heck did you do to my cats???"
posted by scarabic at 11:04 PM on June 2, 2004

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