coat change?

by Randi Vrecic
(Parma, OH US)

I have two Siamese cats and recently I have noticed that the dark mask on their faces are now speckled with what looks like salt. It has only occurred on their faces, the rest of their dark markings are still ALL dark. Is there a reason for this?

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Jan 20, 2017
white speck on the mask NEW
by: yvonne

My cat chester is going this way also but my mother passed away last feb. 2016 and chester was very close to mom he is 12 years old right now.
I t has to do with stress and the fact that my mom is not in the house anymore .I got him when he was 2 months old and mom was always here.
I have noticed it comes back all dark again. Then it goes back to the white speckles.But my vet says in time it will come back to the dark again.Now that is is into a new routine he seems to be calming now.

Sep 23, 2016
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Nov 06, 2015
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Oct 20, 2014
He turned out to have food allergies NEW
by: spunkycat

He did get gray on his dark points and after finding out he has food allergies about a month or so later his face turned back to dark brown. He cant have any fish or chicken. was hard to find what he could have and liked.

Sadly since posting that I had to rehome him. =(
It has been very hard, I loved having a siamese again. I had him 6 months.
He was just so very agressive with 2 of my cats but liked my other two ..he almost killed my one girls. I had seperated for last 3 months and foster till he got a nice home alone.
I get updates but was like giving away a child.

Oct 19, 2014
Siamese, grey fur NEW
by: Anonymous

My siamese has grey-tipped fur from time to time, usually during summer. Sometimes the fur around his eyebrows will thin for a while and grow back in speckled grey. Then it will come in dark again. He's 6 years old and I just consider it the norm for him, I've never thought anything of it :) He sees the vet regularly and is healthy. I wouldn't worry :)


Oct 19, 2014
Siamese, grey fur NEW
by: Anonymous

My siamese has grey-tipped fur from time to time, usually during summer. Sometimes the fur around his eyebrows will thin for a while and grow back in speckled grey. Then it will come in dark again. He's 6 years old and I just consider it the norm for him, I've never thought anything of it :) He sees the vet regularly and is healthy. I wouldn't worry :)


May 01, 2014
fever coat. NEW
by: spunkycat

I have just read about fever coat..
I just adopted a rescue choc point siamese, 5yr old cat a month ago and after the 1st week his dark choc face was turning white and even the vets were stumped.
I just found a very similar cat with same issue and turned out to be fever coat from a fever or cold? took 3 onths or so to grow back to dark.
I am still trying to get my guy back to a healthy weight he was so thin and abandoned.

Feb 11, 2014
SIAMESE SPECKLES NEW
by: YoshisMom

I posted several years ago about my siamese mix named Yoshi. I never found out what caused his fur to speckle like that, but over the years, I'd say about 2-3 years, it finally is back to normal. If you are like me, I love the siamese seal points colors and to see the speckles really frustrated me. Over time, I eventually overlooked it. Hang in there! :)

Feb 11, 2014
Points color NEW
by: Sandra

Its happening to my boy now noticed it around his eyes & mouth though he seems all right & healthy...eating drinking paying using litter...he is 6yo...am unsure of any kind of stress he might be going through nothing really changed...age ?!..Time spent under the sun ?!

Feb 11, 2014
Points color NEW
by: Sandra

Its happening to my boy now noticed it around his eyes & mouth though he seems all right & healthy...eating drinking paying using litter...he is 6yo...am unsure of any kind of stress he might be going through nothing really changed...age ?!..Time spent under the sun ?!

Jun 28, 2013
No worries NEW
by: Anonymous

Siamese points are as they are because of a gene that reacts to body temperature. If all these cats were stressed, they may have also caught an infection. A sinus infection causes heat in the face and the heat triggers the gene that renders all the new hair coming in at that time to be without pigment. It should correct itself.

Dec 12, 2011
Speckled at tips
by: YoshisMom

This happened to my cat too. Yoshi is 9 years old and a Siamese mix. We moved into a bigger house with lots of room to explore, resulting in adding a new kitten to our home. Shortly after, Yoshi got sick with diarrhea, vomiting, fever, dehydration, and an eye infection. I thought I was going to lose him. After many trips to the vet, lots of medication, weeks later his dark fur tips became speckled...like salt mixed with pepper. This discoloration has happened all over his body starting at his face. Its been this way for about 3 months now. At first I suspected the medication, and then I suspected stress caused by the new kitten, and then I suspected his age. I'm still not sure, but now that I read a previous post here, I have hope that it will eventually return to his normal color.

Sep 03, 2011
coat change?
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I have a siamese cat that had the same kind of white show up around his eyes. A couple of things were going on at the time this happened around this time: we got a new kitten and he quit eating. One time before when he quite eating he was constipated.

We took him to vet for constipation (new vet treated him this time) did blood work and everything but treat him for what he had...constipation. Finally (appox. 2 weeks later) after blood work IV fluids staying over night. She treats him for constipation. He gets a good enema. He got well and started eating again.

It has been about a year since this all happened and my cats white around eyes has completely disappeared. My conclusion it's some kind of stress or sickness that caused the white to appear.

Sep 03, 2011
coat change
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I have a siamese cat that had the same kind of white show up around his eyes. A couple of things were going on at the time this happened around this time: we got a new kitten and he quit eating. One time before when he quite eating he was constipated.

We took him to vet for constipation (new vet treated him this time) did blood work and everything but treat him for what he had...constipation. Finally (appox. 2 weeks later) after blood work IV fluids staying over night. She treats him for constipation. He gets a good enema. He got well and started eating again.

It has been about a year since this all happened and my cats white around eyes has completely disappeared. My conclusion it's some kind of stress or sickness that caused the white to appear.

Aug 30, 2011
pictures
by: Lynn

Love the pictures... so sweet!

Aug 28, 2011
mine too.
by: Meezer mom

This has happened to my seal point too. Only it is happening to all of his black points. The new color is not gray, but the light coloring of his body. He is 9 years old, and this drastic color change has occurred in the past 3 months. He has had some life changing events in that time. We lost one of his life long meezer pals; got another meezer kitten; and the poor guy caught a URI. I am thinking that stress may have caused the coloration change. Have your kitties gone thru anything stressful recently?

Aug 24, 2011
beautiful cats
by: angelina diantonio

I am not a vet. Maybe because of age.Just like us a few whites creep in.

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