When vitiligo is beautiful: what does a cat with a pigmentation disorder look like?
Kitty Ellie, who was born black and white, a year later almost completely changed color, which surprised not only the owners, but also many netizens. Now her owner Nicole constantly shares photos of her pet on social networks, demonstrating how charming the pet is.
A girl named Nicole took two black and white kittens from the street, who were 4 months old.
The owner cured them of ticks and ear infections, and the pets lived a happy feline life.
But a few months later, the owner noticed that Ellie's cat had a white spot on it.
At first, Nicole thought it was fluff, but it turned out to be part of Ellie's fur coat.
There was more than one gray hair, and gradually more and more of them appeared on Ellie.
Nicole took the cat to the vet, who told her that Ellie had vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder that is rare in humans, and even rarer in animals.
Vitiligo does not pose a risk to Ellie's health.
And it does not prevent the cat from living at all — it quietly misbehaves and follows the owner everywhere.
According to Nicole, Ellie's favorite activity is sitting on the door and pretending to be a snow owl.
In March 2020, Ellie turned four years old.
And during this time, it turned from an ordinary black-and-white kitty into a marble one.
At the same time, Ellie's sister did not change a hair during this time.
Ellie, on the other hand, is not at all confused by the difference between her sister and other cats, and she enjoys life.
After all, a different color of wool is not a reason for sadness!
Keywords: Disease | Vitiligo | Pets | Cat | Color | Then and now