A cat owner who applied the treatment to her beloved pet to get rid of a fungal infection accidentally ended up dyeing the poor kitty completely yellow.
As anyone who has ever cooked or eaten a delicious curry will know, turmeric is quite difficult to clean up. However, the plant can apparently be used as a treatment for fungal infections in cats. This is why Thammapa Supamas, a Thai cat owner, applied an extract of this plant to her cat when she contracted an infection.
But instead of just covering the affected area, she smeared the entire cat with it, coloring it a bright yellow and turning it into a kind of doppelganger of Pikachu, the mascot of the Pokémon universe.
So it’s not exactly what she wanted, but the results are pretty cute, let’s face it. The best thing about it is that she documented the whole process on Facebook and even edited some photos to turn her cat into a Pikachu.
As you can see, the cat was originally a beautiful white color, but it now stands out from all other cats in the neighborhood thanks to this treatment, which was applied with good intentions.
Fortunately, this story has a happy ending. The treatment seems to have worked pretty well and the feline’s paws are already starting to heal. Considering the amount of product she has used, it is unlikely that there will be further outbreaks elsewhere.
So, despite the fact that this story ended well, we want to stress that we don’t recommend that anyone go to the spice department and start covering their animals with turmeric.
You should never resort to home remedies without having your pet examined by a trained professional. Likewise, don’t dye your pet to look like Pikachu. He cannot consent and will probably just scratch you.