About the Siamese Cat
One of the most recognisable cats about, the Siamese is renowned for its bright blue eyes, slender frame and contrasting colourpoint patterns. However, there is much more to this distinctive cat than its appearance.
Friendly, alert and inquisitive, the Siamese makes a wonderful companion. They thrive when around people and form strong attachments to the people in their family.
- Weight: 5-6.5KG
- Life expectancy: 8-15 years
- Purr-sonality: Active and inquisitive
Caring for your Siamese Cat
Siamese cats are usually very long-lived, with many making it into their late teens. They are highly alert felines and, despite their confident personality, they can be sensitive and often pick up on any negative energy within the household. To help your feline friend to live their best life, here’s a few tips on caring for your beautiful blue-eyed buddy.
Having a cat health care plan in place helps you take care of your Siamese’s everyday health care needs.
A membership to a plan, like The Healthy Pet Club, covers your cat’s preventative health care, including vaccinations, health checks, flea and worm treatments, savings on vet fees and medication, plus other benefits like discounts on purchases (including things like pet food, treats and toys) in your veterinary practice.
Many plans can be paid for on a monthly basis, so you can spread the cost of your cat’s membership, whilst saving money on their everyday health care needs at the same time!
Cover your Siamese cat throughout all of their adventures with our cat insurance.
Siamese kittens can benefit from four weeks free WalkawayCover kitten insurance, with £500 of vet fee cover to get you started. Find your nearest participating veterinary practice today. Kitten must be between eight weeks to one year of age and is subject to a CVS vet health check. WalkawayCover covers illness and accidents instantly. Please note that we cannot provide cover for pre-existing conditions.
For adult Siamese cats, you can get a lifetime insurance quote online in a whisker, or call our friendly UK call centre team on 0808 164 8000.
There’s a huge variety of foods on the market to feed your kitten or cat, both wet and dry, making it difficult to decide which is the most appropriate.
When choosing a food, it’s important to know that the needs of your cat will change throughout their life and will vary for different species and breeds.
Check with your vet if you need help choosing your Siamese’s food and amounts to offer.
While shorthair cats require less maintenance in comparison to their longer haired counterparts, they still need some level of grooming.
For Siamese cats in general, weekly grooming will cut down on your cat’s need to groom themselves.
This can reduce the likelihood of hairballs, which could potentially lead to intestinal blockages if they’re not coughed up; this’ll require emergency surgery.
Siamese cats are a beautiful Thai breed that have made a name for themselves internationally.
Their elegant physique ensures they are both athletic and agile.
They thoroughly enjoy human companionship and many will initiate little ‘chats’ with you.
You should be aware that the Siamese is a very active cat, who doesn’t like to sit about doing nothing.
They appreciate being kept entertained and you will have to put in some effort when it comes to preventing boredom.
Those cats who aren’t provided with enough mental stimulation can develop behavioural disorders.
Why should I insure my Siamese Cat?
Cats are full of surprises.
Sadly, an unexpected financial burden of a veterinary bill can surprise us humans if our purrfect pals develop an unexpected illness or have an accident.
Cat insurance can help you cover the costs of clinical care should your feline friend become ill or have an accident. Please don’t leave it until it’s too late to arrange cat cover.
Signs of asthma can include fast and laboured breathing as well as episodic ‘attacks’ when cats struggle to get enough oxygen and audibly wheeze.
Asthma is, frustratingly, not easy to diagnose, with a number of diagnostic tests needing to be done to confirm the condition. This can include a blood test, chest x-ray, heart scan and/or a bronchoalveolar lavage.
Treatment usually consists of medication including oral or inhaled steroids and bronchodilators. We also need to avoid any potential triggers, such as smoke or perfumes.
As cats are usually asthmatic for life, the ongoing treatment can cost thousands of pounds.
Cats with PRA tend to struggle to see in the dark at first. Over time, the vision impairment is present in both bright and dim light.
As their blindness develops gradually, many cats learn to cope well. However, they cannot be let outside as it is not safe.
Sadly, there is no treatment for PRA. It is advised that predisposed breeds are screened before reproducing.
Bright red and inflamed gums can cause a range of signs including a loss of appetite, drooling and food refusal. Certain breeds, including the Siamese, can be predisposed.
We can help prevent gum inflammation by feeding a prescription dental food, brushing teeth daily and getting regular veterinary dental cleanings.
Cancer within the chest can lead to fluid build-up and symptoms such as fast breathing and lethargy.
We see this condition in younger Siamese cats, especially those with FeLV. Chemotherapy can prolong life but may not be affordable to all.
While amyloidosis is a rare disease in cats, it is seen more commonly in the Siamese.
It is a genetic condition that leads to chronic inflammation and amyloid deposition within the liver, which causes liver failure.
Owners may notice jaundice (yellow gums and eyes), vomiting and weight loss. Those affected are generally under five years of age.
The average pet insurance claim currently stands at £848 according to the report produced by the Association of British Insurers in 2022.
As there is no NHS for pets, could you afford to take your chances and not have cover in place for your beloved Siamese cat?
Why choose MiPet Cover?
Our policies put you in control. You can flex your vet fee cover and fixed excess amount so you can get the cover your Siamese’s needs for a price that suits your budget.
Vet fee cover up to £12,000
Choose the level of lifetime vet fee cover that suits your cat’s needs, replenished every year you renew.
You’ll get access to a number of 24/7 helplines. Whether you need help with counselling or pet legal matters, we’re here to offer a helping paw.
Cover for your Siamese to access complementary therapy sessions as advised by your veterinary professional.
Holiday cancellation cover
If your pet became ill and you needed to cancel or cut short a planned holiday, you could recover your financial losses.
You’ll get help you with the costs of reuniting you with your lost pet for advertising for their safe return.
You’ll have cover so you can offer a reward fee to help you get your pet home safely if they go missing.
Emergency treatment abroad
We’ll help you with expenses (for things such as accommodation or transport) should your cat become ill or injured while you’re abroad. (Not WalkawayCover)
Boarding fee cover
If you become unwell and need to stay in hospital for 4+ days, we’ll pay towards the costs of your pet minder or cattery. (Not WalkawayCover)
What type of cat cover do I need?
With so many pet insurance policies in the market, it can be confusing as to what’s really right for you and your Siamese cat’s needs. It’s easy to just pick the cheapest pet insurance policy and relax. But it’s important to take some time to consider if that policy would be enough if your pet suddenly developed a lifelong condition or needed significant clinical care as a result of an accident or illness.
An annual policy (also known as ‘time-limited’) will only cover your pet for any new illnesses or injuries for 365 days.
A lifetime policy offers a far more comprehensive level of cover for your Siamese cat.
These policies typically offer a fixed amount of veterinary fee cover which will be renewed each policy year, so long as you remain with the same provider, your premiums are paid up to date and you renew your cover every year. Lifetime cover will ensure that your pet can receive lifelong treatment should they develop a condition such as diabetes or arthritis.
Perfect for pet parents looking for a comprehensive lifetime policy with up to £12.000 vet fee cover.About lifetime cover
12 months’ cover, for help with unexpected treatments. Choose £2,500 or £5,000 vet fee cover.About annual cover
Compare our levels of pet cover
With many options to choose from, we’ve broken it down for you so you can quickly compare our pet insurance policies and benefits.
Things to know about lifetime pet cover: New accidents and illnesses (conditions) are covered up to the specified financial limit in each policy term. If the limit is reached during the policy term, the cover stops until the policy is renewed. At the renewal date the limit is fully reinstated and the condition(s) will continue to be covered. This is subject to the insurer inviting the policy renewal and payment of premiums by the due date. No further cover will be provided beyond the cancellation or expiry date of the policy. Please be aware that you need to renew your policy each year for cover to remain in force. Like humans, our pets are more likely to be affected by illness as they get older. This means that every year your insurance premium will increase even if you haven’t made a claim. This increase will be significant if you have claimed. If your pet suffers an illness during the policy term you may find it difficult obtaining cover for these conditions from other providers.
Yes we do, as we know that more furry friends = more fun!
If you are getting quotes for all you pets at the same time, simply get a quote online and add additional pets using the ‘Add another pet’ button.
Your 5% multi pet discount will be automatically applied to your quotes.
You can also add additional pets and get your multi pet discount by calling 0808 164 8000.
The details you enter are used by the underwriter to calculate your pet insurance premiums.
Examples of rating factors which may affect the price of your premium are the breed of your pet, the age of your pet and your postcode.
Yes, we can pay your vet directly on your behalf. Any claims will be subject to your policy excesses. Your veterinary practice may be able to help you submit your claim. It’s always best to check with your vet in the first instance.
No, we currently do not offer cover for pre-existing conditions when you take out a new policy with MiPet Cover.
This includes any illness, accident, or incident, that occurred to your pet prior to taking out the insurance policy with MiPet Cover, and, any accident, illness, or incident that occurred within any exclusion period.
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