Pikachu cat in Thailand


Cat Pikachu

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Earlier this week, a white Thai cat named Ka-Puang became an internet sensation after his owner, Miss Tammapa Supamas, accidentally “dyed” him with turmeric to cure his ringworm. 


Ringworm treatment with turmeric


When she first noticed signs of ringworm, a common skin disease in cats, on one of Ka-Puang’s front legs, Tammapa applied modern medicine on it. However, this furry bad boy kept licking it clean.

Cat Pikachu

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After a few tries, Tammapa was afraid that Ka-Puang would get sick from consuming too much medicine meant for his skin. So, her grandmother chimed in and helped by offering a traditional alternative; turmeric. 

Cat Pikachu

Pikachu in making
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Well, Tammapa’s mother went one step further and decided to apply turmeric powder on every inch of Ka-Puang’s furry white body.


Furry Pikachu 


Cat Pikachu

Tammapa used an app to add red dots on Ka-Puang’s cheeks
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After Tammapa realised that her beloved cat turned into a real-life Pikachu thanks to her mother, she then took photos and shared it on Facebook. 

Cat Pikachu

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The post was met with instant popularity, so Tammapa opened a dedicated Facebook page and keep fans posted on Ka-Puang’s ringworm condition.  

Cat Pikachu

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Good news is that Ka-Puang’s ringworm is getting better and hair started to grow on what used to be bare pink skin.

Get better soon Mr Pikachu!

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