Persia was probably 3 years old when she adopted me. The vet guessed, based on looking at her teeth. So that would make her now 5-1/2.

I've noticed when she rolls over on her back, she has grey (white-ish) fur on her belly. Her front paws also seem to be getting a tad lighter. Is my chubby gray cat going gray?!
Jill
Persia was probably 3 years old when she adopted me. The vet guessed, based on looking at her teeth. So ... belly. Her front paws also seem to be getting a tad lighter. Is my chubby gray cat going gray?! Jill

Could it be attributed to the shedding season? MLB
Your chubby gray cat is gorgeous..remember I said I believed that with her coloring, little heart-shaped face, and eyes, she closely resembled the very rare Korat cat? Who cares if she has a few gray hairs on her belly? She is truly soft and cuddly looking.

>Persia was probably 3 years old when she adopted me. The vet guessed, based
>on looking at her teeth. So that would make her now 5-1/2.

>I've noticed when she rolls over on her back, she has grey (white-ish) fur
>on her belly. Her front paws also seem to be getting a tad lighter. Is my
>chubby gray cat going gray?!
>Jill
Could it be attributed to the shedding season? MLB
Your chubby gray cat is gorgeous..remember I said I believed that with her coloring, little heart-shaped face, and eyes, she ... cat? Who cares if she has a few gray hairs on her belly? She is truly soft and cuddly looking.

Oh, she's definintely soft and cuddly, and truly a loving gal, too. I'm just wondering if I'm going to wind up with a (ahem) white cat as she gets older!
Your chubby gray cat is gorgeous..remember I said I believed ... on her belly? She is truly soft and cuddly looking.

Oh, she's definintely soft and cuddly, and truly a loving gal, too. I'm just wondering if I'm going to wind up with a (ahem) white cat as she gets older!

I doubt if your cat will actually turn white. I had a beautiful gray cat who lived to be almost 20. There was some change in coloration as he aged, but it was slight and was most noticeable around the mouth. He most definitely did not turn white-haired, and I have never heard of that happening (of course, I'm not an expert, either).
MaryL
I've noticed when she rolls over on her back, she has grey (white-ish) fur on her belly. Her front paws also seem to be getting a tad lighter. Is my chubby gray cat going gray?!

I do know cats sometimes change color a bit as they age, but I think it's usually a lot later. She might be going gray, but more likely, like someone else mentioned, it's a seasonal or undercoat thing. Emotion: smile

Ann

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I've noticed when she rolls over on her back, she ... a tad lighter. Is my chubby gray cat going gray?!

I do know cats sometimes change color a bit as they age, but I think it's usually a lot later. She might be going gray, but more likely, like someone else mentioned, it's a seasonal or undercoat thing. Emotion: smile

My mother had a black cat who turned a rusty orange-brown when she got older. I don't know if that's common or not. It looked like someone had left her out in the rain. Emotion: smile
Joyce
I do know cats sometimes change color a bit as they age, but I think it's usually a lot later. She might be going gray, but more likely, like someone else mentioned, it's a seasonal or undercoat thing. Emotion: smile

Our Hobo, at 11, is not going gray but his apparent "undercoat" has definitely surfaced. Originally, and for years, he was a creamy-white kitty with pale yellow rings around his tail and some pale yellow around his ears and forehead. All white otherwise. For the past year and a half or so he's had several surgeries and injury treatments, requiring shaving. Wherever he was shaved, the hair grew back a dark yellow!! Other areas are also changing so that now he's about half yellow! He's still beautiful but sometimes I sorta miss my creamy-white fellow...
Jeanne
I do know cats sometimes change color a bit as ... someone else mentioned, it's a seasonal or undercoat thing. Emotion: smile

Our Hobo, at 11, is not going gray but his apparent "undercoat" has definitely surfaced. Originally, and for years, he ... also changing so that now he's about half yellow! He's still beautiful but sometimes I sorta miss my creamy-white fellow...

Aww, I can understand that. It's hard to say whether that is age or undercoat, because cats don't all go gray when they get older; black go brown, white go yellow, and so forth. So hard to say with that one. Hope in any case that he's doing well after his surgeries..

Ann

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