Affectionate, outspoken and, some would say, downright extroverted – the Siamese cat is a breed that destroys stereotypes. This is also one of the easiest breeds to recognise, thanks to its distinctive markings and widespread popularity. And now with Siamese cat pet insurance from PIA, it’s also an easy breed to insure.
The Siamese cat made his debut in the Western world at the London Crystal Palace Cat Show back in 1871. The specimen on display was labelled the ‘Royal Cat of Siam’, and this striking feline quickly caught the eye of cat fanciers in the UK.
Then a few years later, another Siamese cat was sent to the West – this time to the wife of President Rutherford B Hayes in 1879. At this point, it was safe to say that the Siamese cat had forever secured its position in the pantheon of highly sought-after breeds.
Today, there are many separate types of Siamese-like cat breeds that might previously have been grouped under the same category. But regardless of the breed or variety, PIA offers Siamese cat insurance to provide your pet with the protection it deserves.
Female: 2.7 – 4.5 kg
Male: 4 – 6.3 kg
Calm, intelligent and sociable
Amyloidosis, asthma, congenital heart defects
Short coat that requires weekly brushing
Point colouration in a variety of colours – seal, chocolate, blue or lilac
With their low-maintenance coat and amiable personality, the Siamese cat is remarkably easy to care for.
The Siamese cat changed and developed rapidly during the 20th century, to the extent that today’s specimens differ significantly from those that were imported during the 1800s. The head has become elongated and the body lean and svelte. But one overarching characteristic has remained the same: the colouring.
The Siamese coat displays a distinctive point colouration. This is another way of saying that its coat features a light-coloured background with darker points on the ears, legs, mask and tail. A variety of point colourations are possible, but the pattern remains the same.
Its colouring is, perhaps, the most distinctive characteristic of the Siamese, but there are other, subtler personality traits worth noting as well. This is one of the most vocal cat breeds available, and they’re quick to inform their owners in no uncertain terms that they require food or attention. They’re also remarkably social and playful – even as adults.
PIA can arrange pet insurance for Siamese cats along with a host of other breeds. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about our offerings. As you’ll see, we offer a range of policy options covering everything from routine veterinary care to accidental injury coverage.
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