- Jun 7, 2021
This seems more related to grooming than health, so I'll post it here. My cat was the same shade of gray for most of her life, however starting a few years ago the grey patch on her back started becoming brown. The color of her head and tail is her original color and has never changed, as you can see in the first two images. Along with the discoloration, I often see wetted bits of fur stuck together (see image 3), usually on the center of her back. Underneath this general area are hard and rough spots that I assume to be scabs, however because of her thick fur I can't get a good look. I'm not concerned about the color, she's my baby and I could care less what shade she is, I'm just worried about those scabs and whether or not they're causing her discomfort. I'm assuming the wetted parts are from her grooming herself, and she probably overgrooms that particular area because of the hard growths there, but that's just a guess. I noticed the discoloration, the wet spots and the growths at around the same time, which makes me think they're all related, but again I don't know. I've heard that old age and sunlight can cause fur to brown (she's 14 and spends a lot of time outside), however since it's only occurring on her back I don't think that's the cause. Please let me know if you've noticed similar things with your cats, I just want my baby to be happy and comfortable. Thank you so much!