Routine Care: Siamese need daily play sessions that stimulate their natural desire to hunt and explore. Keep their mind and body active or they may develop behavior issues. Cats are meticulously clean and demand a clean litter box. Be sure to provide at least one box for each cat and scoop waste daily. It is important that your cat drinks adequate amounts of water. If they won’t drink water from their bowl try adding ice cubes or a flowing fountain.
Grooming: They have a low maintenance short coat. Brush as needed, at least weekly for a healthy shine.
Dental: Siamese have generally good teeth, and you can keep them perfect by brushing them at least twice a week!
Ear Care: Check her ears weekly for wax, debris, or signs of infection and clean when necessary. Don’t worry—your veterinarian can show you how!
Siamese are passionate about people and will involve themselves in everything you are doing.
May meow to communicate with you!
Energetic and playful
A good companion and pet
Good with children and other pets
Has a short, easy-to-care-for coat
Highly intelligent and able to learn tricks
Very talkative, has an opinion about everything
May want to constantly be involved in your activities
People oriented and should not be left alone for long periods of time
Whether you are considering adding a new Siamese to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Siamese will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. By exploring the health concerns specific to the Siamese you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. They're counting on you to be their health expert.
Some health issues a Siamese could encounter:
Mast Cell Tumors
The Siamese was exported from Siam, now Thailand, in the late 1800’s. They have striking blue eyes and an attractive two-toned coat. Siamese cats like to talk in their characteristic loud and low pitched voice. They are one of the most extroverted and social cats in the world, enjoying the company of people of all ages. They also get along well with other cats and dogs. Siamese are most intelligent, easily learning tricks such has fetching, walking on a leash and opening cabinets.
Consult with a veterinarian if your Siamese shows signs of the following:
vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite or weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, lethargy
small lumps or nodules, which may look red or swollen
vomiting (may be sudden and severe), diarrhea, blood in the stool, poor appetite
episodes of agitation with rippling skin, crying, chewing at the skin