Cat turns into ‘Pikachu’ after turmeric treatment

Photo courtesy of @mycatYellow/Facebook

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A Thai cat-lover accidentally turned her beloved pet yellow after she tried to cure its fungal infection with turmeric.

The photos published on her Facebook show the poor kitten which now bears a striking resemblance to the Japanese anime character “Pikachu.”

Photo courtesy of @IsskndarAriffin–Photo credit @DakucingKu/Twitter

According to local reports, Thammapa Supamas, the cat owner, claimed that she first noticed that her snow-white cat had a fungal infection so she took a more traditional approach to cure the animal by applying turmeric to its entire body.

(Left) @mycatYellow/Facebook (Right) @IsskndarAriffin/Photo credit @DakucingKu/Twitter

Though turmeric contains “Curcumin” which has antioxidant, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, direct contact turned the animal’s fur yellow-ish.

Photo courtesy of @IsskndarAriffin/Photo credit @DakucingKu/Twitter

The cat’s new look has earned the love of netizens, with many drawing comparisons between the poor animal and Pikachu, leading to numerous attempts to transform the cat into a live-version of the Japanese anime.

Photo courtesy for @mycatYellow/Facebook
Photo courtesy of @mycatYellow/Facebook