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Hi all!
I've adopted my kitty in April of this year. I was looking for a cat, that would look like Russian Blue - had solid grey coat and green eyes. I found one, with a bonus - she is a hemingway kitty!
After a couple of months her fur started getting little specks of white, like tiny little islands of white fur, maybe 10-20 hairs each. They keep appearing all over her body, and I am just curious, why it is happening. She is in good health, being properly fed, playful and all. I am not really concerned about her looks, just wondering if this problem needs more of my attention or not.
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I am not sure how to answer this one. It sounds like your kitty is maturing, and she is developing some color spots on her coat. Usually, a kittens coat may change color as they mature, but not their coat pattern. :? I seriously doubt that she has a medical problem. Could it be that those color spots were there all the time, but are just now coming out?
 

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Occasionally various allergies can change coats to have little white spots. Typically, (according to my vet), this really only happens around the face and anus of a cat.

My Punky has lots problems with dusts and pollens. For now, I see the vet every 6 to 8 weeks so that she can get a shot to combat them. (Don't worry, my vet only charges $20 for it.. and since I come in just for that shot she skips those "pet examination fees" that they just tack on.) Eventually, I'll have to give her a daily prescription.
 

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I also have a vet whom waives the exam fee or doctor visit fee as long as you are purchaseing shots. I know this is off subject...However it would be a good idea to call around in search of a vet whom will do this.
I do not know why her color would change! :?
 

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Wayne said:
I am not sure how to answer this one. It sounds like your kitty is maturing, and she is developing some color spots on her coat. Usually, a kittens coat may change color as they mature, but not their coat pattern. :? I seriously doubt that she has a medical problem. Could it be that those color spots were there all the time, but are just now coming out?
It's unlikely that the spots have been there all along, I sure would have noticed them! :)
When I first got this kitty - her age was around 1-3 years, she was a stray, so they weren't really sure at the shelter. If she is maturing - what age does she have to reach to be a mature cat?
 

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Padunk said:
Occasionally various allergies can change coats to have little white spots. Typically, (according to my vet), this really only happens around the face and anus of a cat.
Hmmm... Doesn't look like an allergy either. Her spots a scattered all over the body. There are some even on the paws! :shock:
 

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Normally, a Russian Blue cat will have a bit of silvering on her coat as she matures. I am thinking that your Russian Blue is not a purebred cat, and she can change color a bit after she begins to mature. A cat becomes sexually mature at about 9 months of age, however, they usually do not fully mautre until about 2 years of age. :)
 

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Speaking of changing colors, one of my friend's cat changes color by the season (the cat is not a purebred, but probably a Maine Coon)...the cat has greyish/brighter fur in the summer (less fur toO), and brown/dark fur in the winter.
 

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I had a cat years ago that as a kitten looked like a siamese- white/cream colored body with dark points in all the right places. But she started developing tabby spots and stripes at about a year of age and by the time she was two she looked like an entirely different cat. She was quite healthy so I didn't worry.
 

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There's an answer to that one. :) Some years ago, the Siamese was bred with a Tabby. I don't know the details about who and why, but tabby stripes are a fault and not approved of at cat shows. Many Siamese still have faint tabby stripes though.
 
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