Cats paws are turning yellow?
Hi! I've never posted before, but I find this place is a good resource. I've got a rather odd problem and I hope someone can answer to it
My cat Bentley is a tan and white tuxedo cat, with the white parts being super soft and fine. Last week, I noticed the white fur in his paws are turning yellow, but just his front ones, not the back. Then today, I noticed it slightly spread up his left front leg, but because the fur is longer, I discovered that its just on the tips of his fur, it doesn't go down to the root. None of the other white parts are turning yellow, so I'm thinking its some sort of weird chemical reaction between cat urine, the pine/clay litter mix I use, (I don't like the dust from clay, and the the pine doesn't clump as well, so I mix them) and maybe the linoleum I have propped up against the wall to prevent the litter from getting into the crack between the runnerboard and wall.
Now, the reason I think its just a slight chemical reaction, and not something more serious, is that its just the front paws that are turning yellow (Which he uses to dig in the litterbox). If it was something internal, wouldn't all the paws be yellow? and all the white parts? Also, with the left front leg, again, its just the tips, not from the root, which supports my theory, although, how that part turned yellow is beyond me.
And, he seems to be just fine. Eating well, not hiding, acting normally. I did call my Vet today, and left a message, of which I should get a call back later today (I am lucky to have a Vet in my family who doesn't seem to mind odd questions on a day off), I don't think this is an emergency, but I am concerned, so has this happened to any of you, and what did you do?
This whole situation makes me think people who dye their hair blond, and then it turns green when they go swimming in a chlorinated pool.