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History of the Traditional Siamese

Introduction Anyone in the market for a Siamese kitten will often have a similar experience. You want a Siamese just like the lovely one you had as a child, or who just passed away at a ripe old age. You go to local breeders, you look in magazines, you attend cats shows, but what you most often find is a cat that looks quite different from the large robust cat you remember. By comparison to the cat you remember, the modern...

Fading Kitten Syndrome

Fading Kitten Syndrome Fading kitten syndrome is the critical emergency situations that require emergency veterinary medical attention. Never waste precious time in these instances. At the very first sign of distress, get your kitten to an emergency veterinary hospital as soon as possible. The causes of fading kitten syndrome can be divided into three groups: environmental, genetic, and infectious. The critical nature of the...

Kitty not eating? Maybe the furry faker’s ma...

From MSNBC.com They don’t talk, but when cats are upset about a change in their environment they let you know by acting sick – refusing to eat and vomiting excessively, even if they’re healthy, a new study finds. “For veterinary clinicians, when you have a cat that’s not eating, is not using the litter box or has stuff coming up out of its mouth, the quality of the environment is another cause that...

Laser Declawing – A Better Solution

Laser Declawing – A Better Solution   Of the approximate 37 million cat-owning households in the US (“U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook”), one of the largest reported behavioral problems is scratching—usually in the form of furniture destruction. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) states, “Scientific data does indicate that cats that have destructive clawing behavior are more likely...

Siamese Cat keeps his dying owner awake long enoug...

Persistent feline earns place in Hall of Fame Cat keeps his dying owner awake long enough to call 911 Tyson is a Siamese cat who is getting the royal treatment after his licks saved the life of his owner. We’re talking a sheepskin-lined carrier, limousine rides, a medal, a certificate, a place in the spotlight and all the cat food he can eat for a year. Eight-year-old Ty is deservedly enjoying all the pomp and...

Katana – 04/25/06 to 02/19/10 – Foreve...

My beloved Siamese queen, Katana, passed away last Friday. Nearly a month ago, her health started to decline rapidly and she was diagnosed with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), which is an auto immune disease. The prognosis in cats is never favorable, so we all knew it was a long shot. After weeks of hand feeding, medications, supplements, multiple vet visits, and all the nursing in the world… she finally...

Traditional Siamese Breed Standards

(Condensed from TCA’s Traditional Siamese Breed Standard) General: The ideal Traditional Siamese is a medium to large-sized, staunch cat of robust type, with substantial, round bone structure, good muscular development, possessing a solid look along with balance and proportion. They are not extreme in any way. The head is rounded, with a clearly defined muzzle that maintains the rounded contours of the head. The nose...

New Kitten Pics

Look at these cuties! See the whole gang snuggling below, and the two babies stretched out for a well-deserved nap on the...
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