The Siamese Cat: An Exotic Beauty

Siamese History

The Siamese cat is the oldest known domestic feline. These cats were considered sacred and appeared in ancient Thai manuscripts. The vocal felines weren’t introduced to the West until the nineteenth century, when they made their debut at the Crystal Palace Cat Show in London.

The People Pleaser

The Siamese is most recognizable for her elegant beauty. She is long and sleek with large, striking blue eyes. Siamese cats are also known for being intelligent and athletic, so exercise and play is a must. Teasers, cat trees and other toys will help keep the cat’s mind engaged and keep her from getting into mischief.

Siamese love and crave attention from their owners. As a result, they are very vocal and will tell you exactly what’s on their minds. Siamese cats are incredibly social and do not like being left alone for long periods of time. They want to be close to their family, so they tend to be indoor-only cats.

Health and Well-Being Support

Siamese cats are generally healthy but are prone to developing dental issues. Food with kibble designed to help reduce tartar formation, like ROYAL CANIN® BREED HEALTH NUTRITION® Siamese cat food, and regular brushing can help maintain dental health. These cats also have sensitive gastrointestinal systems, so make sure their food is formulated with highly digestible proteins.

Common health conditions are hard to catch by sight alone, so it’s important to schedule twice-yearly vet visits to help diagnose these conditions early and keep the Siamese in tip-top shape.