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What is the Best Diet for a Siamese Cat?

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. November 14, 2016
What is the Best Diet for a Siamese Cat?

Animal file: Siamese

Do you have a Siamese cat? If you'd like your pet to stay healthy, proper nutrition is essential. By providing an appropriate diet you ensure that your cat can be active and happy all its life.

In general, Siamese cats are healthy pets and not very difficult to care for. Apart from basic veterinary care like following a vaccination schedule and regular check-ups, offering a proper diet is the best way to keep your Siamese cat in good health.

If you continue reading this article, AnimalWised will show you what is the best diet for a Siamese cat, together with some basic guidelines.

A Siamese cat's ideal weight

To start with, you should be aware that there are two types of Siamese cats:

  • Modern Siamese
  • Traditional Siamese (Thai)

The modern Siamese cat looks much slimmer and slender than its partner, the traditional Siamese or Thai cat. However, their weight is similar; both types usually weigh between 2 and 4.5 kilograms (4.5 to 9 lb).

To keep your Siamese cat in good health, we will analyse the three types of food suitable for Siamese cats: Dry feed, wet feed, and fresh food.

A balance between the three types of food is the optimal formula in order for your Siamese cat to keep its vitality and health. We will elaborate on the essential requirements and properties of each type of feed below.

What is the Best Diet for a Siamese Cat? - A Siamese cat's ideal weight

Dry feed for Siamese cats

Siamese cats require feed with different properties depending on their age:

  • When they are kittens they require feed with lots of fats and protein to promote growth. There are many dry feeds specifically for kittens, so you should always check the labels. Your vet will recommend two or three quality brand feeds that are suitable for your Siamese kitten. Calcium and vitamins should also be present in its feed.
  • When Siamese cats are adults they should eat a well-balanced feed, composed of around 25% protein, 40% fat, plus different percentages of fiber, vitamins and Omega-3 and 6.

    There are also several specific feeds for neutered cats, which are very important to prevent obesity.
  • Some feeds are appropriate for older cats, as they are not as high in protein and fat. As they no longer do as much physical activity, elderly Siamese cats don't require such large amounts of these nutritional elements. Take a look at our article on caring for older cats for more information.
What is the Best Diet for a Siamese Cat? - Dry feed for Siamese cats

Wet feed for Siamese cats

Wet feed usually comes in cans or other air-tight containers. Once opened, leftovers should be kept in the refrigerator.

This type of feed should contain a minimum of 35% protein. Its fat percentage should be between 15% and 25%, while carbohydrates should not exceed 5%. This type of feed must contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Similarly, a small percentage of taurine (slightly higher than 0.10%), is ideal. Essential trace elements like phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron and potassium must be present in the composition of this kind of wet feed. As always, check the labels.

It is not advised to overuse this type of food, as continuous consumption can cause plaque, bad breath and soft and smelly feces in your Siamese cat.

What is the Best Diet for a Siamese Cat? - Wet feed for Siamese cats

Homemade diet for Siamese cats

Homemade food should be used to complement a Siamese cat's diet. As in the case of most cats, the best diet for a Siamese cat consists of a mixture of dry food, wet food and fresh food provided through homemade meals.

The healthiest fresh food for your Siamese cat are slices of cooked ham and turkey. Siamese cats are crazy about them! Other suitable foods are chicken, turkey, salmon, cod and hake. These foods should never be served raw. You have to boil or grill them first. Remember to make sure that there are no bones in the fish.

It is good to plant some birdseed in a plant pot so that your Siamese cat can cleanse itself with the buds.

If you're interested in feline nutrition, take a look at our article on foods rich in taurine for cats.

What is the Best Diet for a Siamese Cat? - Homemade diet for Siamese cats

How to create a balanced diet

Ideally, your Siamese cat should eat a balanced, rich and varied diet. If necessary, your vet will prescribe you with vitamin supplements to cover any nutritional deficiencies they detect in your cat.

Cat malt is an ideal complement to give to your Siamese cat, as this will help it to remove ingested hair. Siamese cats lick themselves a lot - they are extremely clean - and this is a good way to prevent trichobezoars, that is, hairballs in the stomach.

Don't forget to regularly provide clean and fresh water as it is crucial for your Siamese cat's diet and health.

What is the Best Diet for a Siamese Cat? - How to create a balanced diet

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kayla Hill
i found my cat when she was just a few weeks old they never told me what breed she was but after research ifind she is simease lynx mix it says i was wondering what is the healthiest for her she has scars on her neck from itching and keeps pucking up her food
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Kayla,

You need to take this cat to the vet. We can't diagnose anything here, but the range of issues this cat might potentially be suffering from is broad. The scratching implies parasitical infestation, the puking could be an infection or gastrointestinal problem or it could even be psychological (more likely physiological). A vet will be able to carry out the proper tests and provide the right course of treatment. Good luck and we hope they feel better soon.
denise braithwaite
what name of dry cat food should I buy????for a Siamese cat?
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Denise

We recommend trying WELLNESS CORE or GOODLIFE

Regards
AnimalWised
Kiefer
Why should you not feed raw? Why does it need to be cooked?
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Kiefer

You shouldn’t feed your cat raw meats as they can contain bacteria that can cause food poisoning.

We hope this information helps!
denise braithwaite
I have a snowpaw Siamese cat Male he keeps throwing up what ia the best dry food to give him? I give iams for senitve digestive now I am giving him blue buffalo????
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Denise

It is important to find feed that has 25% protein, 40% fat, plus different percentages of fiber, vitamins and Omega-3 and 6 for adults Siamese cats.
“Wellness Core Natural Grain’’ or “GOODLIFE Adult Dry Cat Food’’ could be good options to try.
However, we suggest that if your cat is still showing signs of illness and nausea to go to your vet.

We hope this information helps!
Caroline Wormwood
My snowshoe Siamese, Ezra, is nine years old, and allergic to grain and sweet potato and pumpkin. He is overweight and does vomit frequently. Very sensitive stomach. I am feeding him Nature's Variety kibbles grain free. Sometimes, he just vomits usually four or five times, out of the blue, and is lethargic that day. Then is okay the next day or so. I really would rather feed him raw food but do not have time.
Unless their is a simple recipe. When he goes outside he is so cool because he stays in our yard but
the problem is he eats the grass then throws up violently severely times in a day and sometimes it is
white foam. Anyway open to any suggestions?
Amy McCready (AnimalWised editor)
Hi Caroline! I would suggest to try the Hills Z/D prescription diet. It has solved many cases of food allergies because it has low molecular weight proteins. It is quite pricey but worth it! Otherwise contact a company that prepare raw diets for cats (unsure where you are located but Google will help you out!)

Hope this helps :)

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