Greying face

by Jim
(MO)

Our 5 yr old siamese has a very dark brown/black face. His face is very suddenly turning grey. It seems like it is happening within a couple of weeks. It is very odd.

He eats a very healthy diet. He has not been ill recently.
Any suggestions?

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Sep 06, 2014
my siamese cat is 1 and looks old NEW
by: zac

my cat has this problem on his face he got really slim and acted sick and would not eat for a few days we had given him flea treatment (oil) just before this occurred we ended up giving him worm medicine and special milk now he looks older i guess because of the grey on his face he has had it for almost a month other than that hes back to his asshole self.trying to knock off the laptop as i type i dont know why either, my search for the answer brought me here. im sorry but am i the only one that thinks its wierd to use words like chocolate and cream for cat colors?

Sep 06, 2014
my siamese cat is 1 and looks old NEW
by: Anonymous

my cat has this problem on his face he got really slim and acted sick and would not eat for a few days we had given him flea treatment (oil) just before this occurred we ended up giving him worm medicine and special milk now he looks older i guess because of the grey on his face he has had it for almost a month other than that hes back to his asshole self.trying to knock off the laptop as i type i dont know why either, my search for the answer brought me here. im sorry but am i the only one that thinks its wierd to use words like chocolate and cream for cat colors?

Jul 13, 2013
Grey Face NEW
by: Melissa

Simon, my cats face turned grey last year. It then went back to chocolate and has never greyed again. It's all very strange???
He's healthy and happy.

Jul 13, 2013
Grey Face NEW
by: Melissa

Simon, my cats face turned grey last year. It then went back to chocolate and has never greyed again. It's all very strange???
He's healthy and happy.

Jul 13, 2013
Greying face NEW
by: Simon Worrall

My siamese is 5. She has totally black extremities.
About 2 months ago she started getting white hairs among the black bits. She didnt seem stressed or anything.
A few weeks later the white hairs were gone. She has gone back to totally black.
I have no idea why.

Nov 06, 2012
White hairs all over her face NEW
by: Mary Mc

Our almost 3 yr old Choc point Siamese has recently been very stressed and ill. 2 wks at the cattery while we were away and while she was there she caught cat flu........... yes her vaccinations were up to date. Several days at the vets later she is home and well again but her face has started to go grey! It's the wierdest thing.

Nov 06, 2012
White hairs all over her face NEW
by: Mary Mc

Our almost 3 yr old Choc point Siamese has recently been very stressed and ill. 2 wks at the cattery while we were away and while she was there she caught cat flu........... yes her vaccinations were up to date. Several days at the vets later she is home and well again but her face has started to go grey! It's the wierdest thing.

Mar 28, 2012
Update from Sept posting NEW
by: Melissa

My guys face was greying and I posted in Sept. During the Winter his his face turned chocolate again! He is still dark but may fade again in the sun this summer? I'll continue to post if it starts to change again.

Mar 24, 2012
Greying Chocolate point NEW
by: Anonymous

Our beautiful senior (16 yrs) has had her opera length gloves turn grey in as quickly as a month. Her back legs have also lightened...to an ash or taupe. I figured it was part of the aging process, because she is otherwise healthy and happy. No dietary changes or external stressors. I had always planned a portrait seating with her...good thing we already have 1000s of photos. It has been difficult for us to have a physical reminder that she is in her twilight years, but a good motivator to make every day count!

Oct 28, 2011
5 Y/O MALE GREYING TOO!
by: TTK

This past summer we moved to a new house. Our siamese, Jack, ran away during the move and ended up having a terrible infection and had to be quaranteed for 2 weeks. Once we got him in the new home, we notice that he started to grow white/grey hair wherever he was black (ie tail, legs and face) I have been concerned that he was prematurely aging due to stress. If anyone knows the cause of this, please comment.

Oct 22, 2011
chocolate point turning silver???
by: Katie

In late August I adopted a siamese kitten that was turned into the humane society along with his brothers and sisters after their owner discovered her neglect to get her cats fixed resulted in not one but two unwanted litters. The story I got was that he was purebred (the woman had multiple siamese who bred with each other) just not registered. Named Teo, after the siamese in the original 'Incredible Journey' movie, I was told he was a chocolate point but wondered if he might have really been a seal point because his points looked way too black for a chocolate. Anyway, fast forward several months and he is one healthy, happy, pampered five-month-old boy and the sweetest cat I've ever met. But rather than his points getting darker, as I expected them to, they're getting lighter! His nose is as black as ever, like an inverted blaze on a horse, but the rest of his mask is really light in comparison, even though it's expanded. I've noticed more shading on his body taking over the white, but his paws have lightened into a silvery birch-bark brown (only way for me to even try to describe them) and today I noticed the base of his tail also getting grey hairs mixed in until about 2.5 in. away from his body. Is this normal for a chocolate point? This is my first siamese, so I'd really love to know from someone more knowledgeable. Thanks!

Sep 18, 2011
Gray face as well
by: Melissa

My 2 1/2 year old Siamese cat just started his face graying. It has grayed so quickly, just over the past month. He is a healthy young man and I thought maybe something was wrong until I stumbled onto this website and found similar issues. I guess it is a trait amongst Siamese cats?

Sep 03, 2011
mine too!
by: kate

how strange! i have a 4 year old choc point female. sadly she was run over last month and fractured her jaw. she is fine again now, but i too have noticed over the last month that her face is paler, as if she has cream fur growing on her face!

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