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And Meow, A Word About Siamese Cats

April 6th is Siamese Cat Day! Did you know there are over 40 different breeds of cat? However, not all of these cute furballs get their own day. Siamese cats—also known as Meezers—are very fun and fascinating little pets. These cute and talkative felines definitely have loads of purrsonality, and have several adorable characteristics that make them unique among kitties. An Isle of Palms, SC vet discusses Siamese cats in this article.

History

The Siamese is one of the oldest recognized Asian cat breeds. Initially from Thailand, these kitties have been around for some time. They were included in a collection of ancient manuscripts called the Tamra Maew, which is also known as the Cat-Book Poems. These manuscripts may date back as far as 1350!

Myths

There are some very interesting myths about the Siamese cat. These furballs were adored by royalty and nobles. In fact, it was believe that when someone in the royal family died, their soul would go into a Siamese cat. The cat would then be brought to a temple, where it would be treated like royalty for the rest of its life. These special kitties even had their own servants!

Temperament

Siamese cats are basically furry little extroverts. They are very intelligent, and tend to be super playful. Active and frisky, they actually act more like dogs than cats. They even like to play Fetch! Another noteworthy thing about Siamese kitties is that they are very friendly, and can get extremely attached to their owners. In fact, they thrive on interacting with their human and feline buddies, and tend to get depressed if they are left alone too often. They generally do better when they have another kitty around to keep them company.

Vocalizations

One of the most distinctive features of the Siamese cat is the fact that they are very, very talkative. These chatty cats have a very unique meow, which sounds quite a bit like the cry of a human baby. Your feline friend may talk to you to tell you how her day went, discuss the moth in the living room, ask for a new toy, or just to say hello.

Do you have questions about caring for your Siamese cat? Call us right away, if you please. As your local Isle of Palms, SC pet hospital, we are always happy to help.

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