Can Siamese cats cut their hair?

       No, the color will fade in a short time, because the darker outer coat is cut…

       Every summer I try to cut my cat’s fur as short as possible. It’s already very black, and it doesn’t matter if the fur grows out again…

       Of course, my family’s seal color is Siam. Basically, it’s too dark after one year old. It’s very difficult to see “getting darker and darker”

       No, the reason for that is:

       Because the Siamese cat’s face, four claws and tail are as black as coal, and only its body is light color. Just like a coal digger, except that his body has clothes, the coal ash will not be so black, and all the others are blackened by ash. However, despite its appearance, Siam only existed in the aristocracy in ancient times, enjoying the treatment of aristocracy

       Siamese cat, also known as Thai cat, originated in Thailand and belongs to short hair type. It was first raised in Thailand’s royal family and large temples. It was once a “secret treasure” of the palace. Siamese cats are streamlined and slender, with slender limbs, trunk, neck and tail and balanced proportion. Siamese cats are lively and active, intelligent, quick in action, elegant in temperament and extraordinary in appearance. At present, Siamese cat is the most popular representative of purebred short haired cat. Siamese cats are perhaps the most famous species in all lineages. At the end of the 19th century, leopard spotted Siamese cats were given to Britain and the United States as diplomatic gifts by the Royal Thai Parliament. Its upbringing has aroused public interest and the number has been growing. Siamese cat, also known as Ximu cat and Thai cat, is a world-famous short haired cat, and also a representative breed of short hair cat.

       Many people like Siamese cats. Is Siamese cats suitable for domestic use? Nowadays, people don’t keep cats to catch mice, but are all held in their arms. So is Siamese cat suitable for keeping cats at home? Keeping cats and dogs requires different ways and methods, but after raising, they will get used to the habits of cats and cats, so that everyone can live together very comfortably I’d like to introduce to you whether this kind of cat you like is suitable for keeping at home.

       Just looking at the appearance of Siamese cat, we like it very much. Some people worry about whether this kind of cat is not easy to raise at home and dare not make the decision to raise it.

       Many people think that the pet Siamese cat has the wild nature which is difficult to tame, so they all adopt a kind of free wild breeding method. However, pet experts tell us that the best way to keep Siamese cats is to keep them in captivity at home. And raising Siamese cats indoors is more beneficial to Siamese cats themselves.

       First of all, indoor pet Siamese cats, due to good living environment, scientific diet management, so the life span of Siamese cats is generally longer, many Siamese cats can live to about 15 years old. However, free range Siamese cats have a very short life span due to the damage of the external environment or diseases, and some cats can only live to 1-2 years old.

       Second, Siamese cats raised indoors can be taken good care of by their owners. They can take a bath and comb their hair regularly and clean the cat’s nest. Keep your cat away from fleas, lice and parasites. And often go out of the cat, in order to avoid the harm of parasites, the owner also regularly to the cat deworming, which also increased the difficulty of feeding, bring more trouble.

       Third, Siamese cats reared indoors are less likely to infect diseases such as feline leukemia and feline immune deficiency, and Siamese cats are not prone to food poisoning.

       Fourth, indoor Siamese cats will not fight with other cats or large animals, and will not be hit by cars when crossing the road; therefore, indoor Siamese cats will face fewer risks.

       For many families, Siamese cats will be sterilized, and those who have been sterilized will become more obedient and more docile. In the family life, reduces the family member’s trouble. On the contrary, tame Siamese cats will bring more joy and fun to family life.

       Five correct ways to raise Siamese cats

       1. Siamese cats are very sensitive to cold, so the cat nest of Siamese cats must be in a warm place. Finally, it can be sunny in the daytime and can not blow cold wind at night. The cat Prince is very picky about his cat’s nest, so the settings in the cat’s nest must be comfortable enough, otherwise the cat may not want to sleep.

       Siamese cats are very clever and can learn things quickly. Therefore, the owner should not waste the talent of cats. They should often train Siamese cats, such as somersaults and carrying things. Siamese cats are also willing to learn these skills.

       3. Because Siamese cats have very beautiful fur, they also love to be beautiful. We should be very careful when we take care of Siamese cats’ fur. It is necessary to catch fleas for Siamese cats and to bathe them at intervals. The most important thing is to comb their hair every day, so that they can enjoy themselves.

       4. Siamese cats like to make eye contact with their owners, so when they express their love, they can touch and look at them with affection. Siamese cats will understand. Moreover, Siamese cats like to be held and stroked by their owners, so owners can often hold Siamese cats to increase their feelings.

       5. Siamese cats love to fight, so when cats enter the house, they should be isolated; if there are new pets coming home, they should also be quarantined, because it is often the aggressive Siamese that causes trouble.

       The life span of Siamese cats is generally 10-20 years. If they are sterilized, they will live longer, but they can’t exceed 20 years. Keep a pet to give it a little more care, so that its life is longer, Siamese cat looks good, if you keep it, you should take good care of it.

       Cat’s paw is a cat’s tool for catching mice, climbing and defending itself. If the owner keeps a cat to catch mice, of course, he can’t trim his feet. If the owner keeps a cat as a companion animal, he should often trim the cat’s paws to avoid scratching people, damaging clothes, furniture, floors, etc. Trim feet should start from a small age, once a month or so. The specific methods are as follows:

       Hold the Siamese cat in your arms, hold one of the cat’s feet with your left hand, squeeze it slightly with your thumb, index finger and middle finger, and then you can stretch out your paws. Then hold the nail knife with the right hand, carefully cut off the transparent part of the front end of the claw, and then use the small file on the nail knife to polish the claw. When pruning, don’t cut too much to avoid hurting Siamese cat’s feet. Then cut and polish the other claws in turn.

       Bathing Siamese cats can not only keep the cats clean and beautiful, but also remove some parasites on the body surface, promote blood circulation and metabolism, and play a role in disease prevention and fitness. It’s better to cultivate the habit of bathing from an early age, and then to bathe cats when they are adults. Cats will be very reluctant.

       Before taking a bath, you should prepare the utensils for bathing, such as bathtub, bath towel, detergent, comb (preferably one is sparse and the other is dense), brush, etc.

       When bathing, the water temperature should not be too low or too high, so as not to scald the hands; the detergent used should not be too irritating, so as not to irritate the skin; the fur of the long haired cat should be combed before bathing to prevent tangle; the action of bathing should be quick, and the hair should be washed in a short time as soon as possible; after washing, the hair should be dried with bath towel immediately, and the towel can not make the hair completely dry, so blowing can be used When the air temperature is low, it is better to cover the special towel quilt or other warm keeping articles to prevent cold.

       The tongue of Siamese cat is rough, with special barbed tongue. It looks like a comb. Siamese cat often uses the method of tongue licking to comb its fur. The parts that can’t be licked, such as head, shoulder, back and neck, should be combed with claws. Even so, it’s best to groom the cat once a day. Because the cat will depilate all the year round, especially in spring and autumn, when the cat combs, it will swallow the hair into the stomach and form hair ball in the stomach over time. If it can’t be vomited out by vomiting, and can’t be discharged through the intestinal tract in time, the hair ball will be blocked, affecting appetite and even life-threatening.

       When carding, carding should be done not only along the hair, but also against the wool. When combing, Siamese cats can first wet their hair with water, and then rub it to make the coat stand up for easy carding. If the fur of a long haired cat is tangled or stuck together, it can be opened with the tip of a finger or combed slowly and carefully with a thin toothed comb. If the felt has been rolled, you can use scissors to cut the felt into thin strips according to the growth direction of the wool, and then comb it with a comb. If the rolling felt is serious, the coat can be cut off to make it grow again.

       The eyes of healthy Siamese cats are bright and vivid. When Siamese cats are ill or in poor health, they are afraid of seeing light and shed tears. Some cat species, the nasolacrimal duct is easy to block and tear. Cat tears too much, in the nasal corner of the eye is often accompanied with eye droppings, can be dipped in cotton wool 2% boric acid solution, gently wipe off.

       Siamese cat ear care, mainly to remove wax. The method is: disinfect the external auditory canal with 75% alcohol cotton ball, dip olive oil or edible vegetable oil with cotton stick, soak the dry earwax, and take out the earwax carefully with tweezers after it softens. Do not break the mucous membrane of ear canal to prevent infection and suppuration. Once the cat’s external auditory canal is infected and suppurated, it can be gently scrubbed with cotton stick dipped in hydrogen peroxide, and repeatedly scrubbed until there is no pus on the extracted cotton stick, and then the hydrogen peroxide in the ear canal will be dried with absorbent cotton. Scrub several times, the infection can be cured. If the cat’s earwax is too much and the cat shakes its head to scratch its ear, it should be treated by a veterinarian in time.

       Conservation and management of kittens

       Two to five months old kittens are in growth. More calories are necessary for fast growing kittens. A cat weighing 1 kg at 3-4 months after birth needs 130-250 calories per day, 100 calories after six months, and 80 calories for adult cats. In terms of nutrients, cats are basically carnivores, so they need more animal protein. In addition, if calcium intake is insufficient, it will lead to incomplete growth of bones, teeth and claws; when taurine is insufficient, it will cause blindness or heart muscle disease; and when vitamin A is insufficient, it will also cause visual impairment or skin condition deterioration, so we can consider giving more of these nutrients. The calcium requirement of young cats is 40% higher than that of adult cats.

       Because the development of young cats needs these kinds of nutrients, if you only feed cat meat, there will be malnutrition, but if you give the cat too much vitamin, it will cause poisoning symptoms. In the past, many cats were fed with leftovers, but at that time, cats could go out of the house to catch some small problems of insufficient nutrition.

       Today’s cats are kept indoors, so the owner of the cat should pay special attention to the maintenance. If there is no correct nutrition related knowledge, it is better not to make the cat’s food by himself. It is a good way to make the cat healthy and grow by feeding the cat feed produced by the factory. It is suggested that cat owners should choose different feeds to feed their cats according to their life cycle (infancy, adulthood, pregnancy, etc.).

       Finally, it should be noted that although the young cats eat a lot during the development stage, they basically control the amount of food they eat. For kittens, as long as they are willing to eat, it doesn’t matter how many meals they feed a day. There is no need to limit the number of times a day.

       Geriatric care

       In old age, old cats will lose their hearing, and some cats will gradually lose their hearing. The skin is thin and dry. The hair is severely depilated. The body becomes weak and the muscles atrophy. The fluid between the joints begins to dry out, causing inflammation and discomfort. The lens of the eyeball became turbid and slightly gray blue. The fur around the mouth, nose and ear turns white or yellow. Attention should be paid to the regular care of elderly cats and improvement of living conditions. Joint pain is a common disease of elderly pets. If it can’t exercise regularly, you can gently massage muscles or move joints of limbs for it when it is resting. Regular deworming

       Because some intestinal parasites (such as Ascaris lumbricoides) are ingested or transmitted by other organisms (such as fleas, mosquitoes, etc.), and the kittens in the same nest like to lick each other, so the young cats must be treated regularly. Adult cats can’t help but contact the secretions or excreta left by other dogs on the grass with their tongue when they make social guidance and go to meet friends by smell. In this way, they will be infected with parasites. Therefore, adult cats should be treated regularly.

       The common internal parasites include Ascaris lumbricoides, tapeworms, coccidia, hookworm, trichomonas, Giardia, scorchera and heartworm, etc. the external parasites are mainly Demodex, scabies, urticaria, fleas and lice.

       It is suggested that you should stop the interference of parasites on the growth and development of young cats from the age of 10 weeks and prevent the occurrence of parasitic enteritis. The choice of anthelmintic should be very scientific. It is not exactly the same as human’s anthelmintic, and the dose is not the same. Therefore, you should choose a regular pet hospital. Don’t let “quack doctor” affect the baby’s health.

       Sarcoptic cat ear acariasis: scabies is a contagious skin disease caused by Sarcoptes scabies, which has severe itching and eczema like changes in the skin. In cats, there is a highly infectious ear mite disease, which first shows symptoms from the head and auricle. It is caused by the ear mite, which is a kind of scabies.

       Symptoms and diagnosis: the disease is a contact infectious parasitic disease, so contact with sick cats, or sharing of combing and bathing tools between sick cats and healthy cats, as well as cross contact of breeders are the causes of the disease.

       Scabies mainly occurs in the head (bridge of the nose, orbit, auricle and root of the ear), sometimes it can also occur in the chest, under the abdomen, armpit, the inner thigh and the root of the tail, etc. when serious, it can affect the whole body. The cat is itchy and restless, scratching the affected part with the forelimb, biting the affected part with the mouth or rubbing the affected part on the surrounding objects. The affected part showed flushing, with rash, small nodules, subcutaneous thickening, formation of scales, often lack of hair. Severe scratching and gnawing can cause local infection, suppuration, external auditory canal inflammation and local bleeding. Acariasis caused by ear mites or small ear mites, first occurs in the ear, with severe itching. The affected cat constantly shakes its ear and shakes its head. The ear is often scratched and bleeding, and is infected with purulent mites, forming abscess type acariasis. In order to distinguish from alopecia and other diseases, it is better to scrape the skin scraps at the junction of the diseased and healthy parts of the cat, dissolve them with 10% caustic soda solution, and then observe the scabies under a low power microscope.

       The characteristics of the mite and the spread of the disease: the body of scabies is nearly round or oval, the back is convex, milky white or light yellow. The size of female mite was 0.3-0.5 ¡Á 0.25-0.4mm, and that of male was 0.2-0.3 ¡Á 0.15-0.2mm. The jaw body is short and located at the front end; the claws are pincerlike with small teeth at the tip, which are suitable for biting the cuticle of host skin. The whiskers are divided into three segments. No eyes and valves. On the back of the body, there are transverse wavy striations and rows of scaly spines. There are several pairs of rod-shaped setae and long bristles in the posterior half of the body. The abdomen is smooth with only a few setae and 4 pairs of feet. The foot is short and thick, divided into 5 segments, showing a conical shape. The distance between the first two pairs of feet and the last two pairs of feet is larger, and there are horny processes at the base of the feet. Both male and female mites have long stalked claw pads at the ends of the first two pairs of feet, which are called ambulacra, which are sensitive parts of sensation. The ends of the last two pairs of feet are different in male and female. The female has long setae, while the fourth pair of feet of male has suction pad. The ovipositing foramen of female mites are located in the front of the last two pairs of feet, showing a transverse fissure shape; the outer part of male mites is located slightly behind the fourth pair of feet. Both of them are located in the center of the posterior edge of the body.


       It is one of the most important preventive measures to keep the environment clean and utensils clean. Cats should not be allowed to go out at will, and the sick cats should be isolated and treated in time. It is necessary to comb and bathe cats on time, disinfect cat houses and cat utensils regularly, strengthen feeding management, and enhance cats’ physique and disease resistance. First of all, the affected part of the sick cat and its surrounding areas should be thoroughly sheared, soaked and washed with warm soapy water to remove dirt and scab. Then, 0.5% aqueous solution or ointment should be applied locally. When rubbing, the drug should penetrate into the skin. Repeat once every 5-7 days. Generally, it can be cured after 2-3 times. However, the surface area of animals should not be smeared more than 1 / 3 each time to prevent poisoning. 0.1% phoxim emulsion, 0.1% dimethacrylate solution and Mieshaling were effective. Siamese cats are elegant and lovely. How many owners can resist the temptation in their hearts and not touch and hold them? However, if you don’t have the right way to cuddle, you are vulnerable to Siamese cats. Siamese cats don’t want your cuddle or it’s uncomfortable for you to cuddle. It will run away or scratch you and then run away. How to hold Siamese cats correctly?

       first. Before holding Siamese cat, don’t suddenly reach out to catch it. The best way is to gently approach it before cuddling, and then gently stroke the cat to relax its vigilance, so that it feels very comfortable and safe.

       Second. After gently holding the Siamese cat and holding up the whole body, your hands should be in the shape of a cradle, so that the cat can lie comfortably in your arms.

       Third. In the process of cuddling, the Siamese cat’s paw should be placed in its own arms, and then the latter half of the body of the Siamese cat should be held firmly.

       Fourth. You can also put the relaxed Siamese cat’s paw on his shoulder, and then hold up the latter part of his body and hold it steadily. The most important thing is to let Siamese cats lie down comfortably without resistance. Most Siamese cats are happy to be held, but they don’t like to hold them too long. After a long cuddle, it will feel uncomfortable and run away.