Meet the Applehead Siamese cat—the descendant of the royalty
The Applehead Siamese cat is a fun, friendly, and clever feline that will easily fit in with your family. While they are affectionate and cuddly, they can be high maintenance. They crave human attention, and they will do what they can to get it.
Learning about the Applehead Siamese cat’s physical and psychological characteristics will help you determine whether the breed would be the right fit for your household and take proper care of this adorable kitty. Read our article to find out about the breed’s appearance, temperament, common health issues, and dietary requirements!
Applehead Siamese cat appearance
I’ll show you bulky and stocky. You just wait!
Refer to the table below to see the physical characteristics of these felines:
Applehead Siamese cat size
Applehead Siamese cats can weigh anywhere from 2.5 kg to 6 kg once they reach maturity (around 12 months). Consult the table below to find out more about the growth and development milestones of Applehead Siamese cats:
Females weigh between 3 and 5 kg, while males can weigh up to 6.8 kg
Applehead Siamese cat personality
I’ll just lie here, and you pet me.
Source: Alex Meier
In general, Applehead Siamese cats are:
- Great family pets
- Prone to anxiety
- Good with other animals
- Easy to train
Are Applehead Siamese cats family-friendly?
Appleheads are fantastic companions and will be happy to play with all family members. They love to be in the company of their humans and will do anything to get their attention. They are an active breed, so they enjoy playing. When Appleheads want to relax, they will gladly do it in your lap.
These kitties are great with kids. As long as your children don’t cause them any pain, your friendly feline will tolerate any activity.
Applehead Siamese cats—issues with anxiety
The main downside of the breed is that they are prone to anxiety. Appleheads can get overly attached to their human parents and get lonely and depressed if left alone for long periods of time. In this case, you could encounter some behavioural problems, such as lethargy and biting or other forms of aggression. If your schedule keeps you out of home for longer than eight hours a day, Applehead Siamese might not be the cat for you.
Are Applehead Siamese cats good with other pets?
Sure, sure. I love him. Mostly when he sleeps.
Source: Sharon McCutcheon
If you have a cat-friendly dog, your Applehead won't have issues socialising with them. These felines also enjoy the company of other cats. It is a good idea to have another pet to keep your Siamese company. Being needy for attention, they will most certainly enjoy it and won't feel lonely when you're away.
How easy is it to train an Applehead Siamese cat?
Since they are intelligent, Appleheads are easy to train. Besides making your life easier, training is a perfect opportunity to ensure your cat gets the cognitive stimulation that they require.
Housetraining and teaching your feline to use a litter box will be effortless, and they will be happy to learn a few tricks, such as sitting on command or giving you a high-five. The most effective way to teach them good manners is the reward system. Use healthy treats to reward good behaviour.
Since these felines are friendly, they will perceive the time you spend training them as playtime. It will be a fantastic bonding opportunity.
Applehead Siamese cat life expectancy
The average life expectancy of this breed is between 10 and 14 years (some Appleheads can live up to 25 years!). To increase your cat’s life expectancy, you should keep them on a tasty and healthy diet so they stay fit and healthy.
Applehead Siamese cat health issues you should be aware of
Siamese cats are prone to certain health issues, but most of these problems can be prevented or managed with a healthy diet. The most common illnesses you should be aware of are:
- Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
- Liver problems
Progressive retinal atrophy
PRA is a common genetic disease in Siamese cats, and Appleheads are no exception.
Source: Felix Mittermeier
This congenital disease almost always ends with blindness. The degenerative gene is passed from generation to generation, and breeders typically do genetic analysis to see if a cat carries the gene.
As the illness progresses, the cells responsible for light reception deteriorate, and the cat loses their vision. Cats with progressive retinal atrophy suffer from night blindness at the beginning and typically lose sight entirely within four years.
Siamese cats seem to be more susceptible to asthma than other breeds. The common symptoms include:
- Difficulty breathing
Corticosteroids can help when the cat starts experiencing symptoms. Bronchodilators are also an option, but they are typically used in the case of an emergency.
You should also try to figure out what causes asthma attacks and try to eliminate the triggers. The most common culprits include:
- Cigarette smoke
- Scented laundry detergent
Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. It leads to many other issues that cause pain and digestive problems. If left untreated, this condition can be life-threatening.
Pancreatitis is associated with the following diseases:
- Chronic intestinal disease
- Liver or gallbladder disease
HCM is the most common cardiac disease in felines. It's a condition that causes the thickening of the muscular walls of a cat's heart, which leads to decreased efficiency of the heart.
If a cat shows no symptoms, they can live for years with slightly compromised heart function. The disease should be kept under control with adequate therapy and food containing omega-3 fatty acids.
Applehead Siamese cats are prone to several liver diseases, as follows:
- Liver shunts
- Bacterial infections
- Inflammatory liver disease
Symptoms to watch out for are:
Feline obesity is a common problem that affects about 60% of cats and poses a serious health risk for felines. It can trigger many other health issues, including:
- Weakened immune system
- Endocrine and metabolic disorders
- Cardiovascular disease
The good news is that you can manage your cat’s weight with adequate portions of well-balanced food.
Diabetes is a chronic disease, and obese cats are at a much higher risk of suffering from it. Diabetic cats have a continually high blood glucose concentration due to insulin resistance or inadequate insulin response.
A proper diet and exercise regimen can help prevent diabetes or keep it under control if your cat is already suffering from this illness.
Adequate diet for an Applehead Siamese cat
Nutrition plays a vital role in keeping felines healthy. All cats have similar dietary needs and need the following nutrients to live healthily:
- Animal protein from lean meat or fish (at least 50%)
- Animal fat (not more than 20%)
The best you can do for your feline is to feed them a high-protein diet.
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Why not plant protein?
Meat is the only source of essential amino acids, such as taurine, cats need for:
- Good muscle tone
- Healthy skin and coat
- Normal organ function
Plant-based diets are not a good substitute. A cat’s digestive system is not designed to process plants, which means that they won’t benefit much from eating fruits and veggies and might even experience gastrointestinal issues. If the cat food contains the following ingredients, skip it:
- Grains, such as rice, wheat, soya, corn, sweetcorn
- Vegetables, including peas, beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli
- Additives, artificial food colouring, taste enhancers, sugar, and sodium
- Dairy (even lactose-free milk should be avoided)
With so many different cat food options available—e.g. wet, dry, semi-moist, and raw—choosing the right product can be tricky. Whatever food type you go for, you should pick cat food that contains high percentages of:
Feeding your cat a high-protein diet with meat or fish as the primary ingredient will help you prevent:
- Digestion problems, such as diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting, or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Weight issues
- Food allergies, commonly manifested by increased shedding, loss of fur in patches, and other skin problems
Why is animal fat necessary?
Even fussy cats love the taste of animal fat, which is essential because the best food in the world won't do anything if your cat won't eat it. Besides making the food irresistible, animal fat will help hydrate the skin and keep your Applehead’s fur luscious. Fat also plays an essential role in all metabolic processes and promotes healthy digestion.
Keeping your Applehead Siamese healthy and happy with Untamed
Untamed will help you keep your Applehead Siamese cat healthy, active, and happy!
This is gonna be good!
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Every Untamed meal is designed to keep felines fit and energetic while preserving the delicious taste cats will love. All our recipes are:
- High in protein—Every Untamed tin contains more than 60% meat, which is double the amount of protein you find in most commercial cat food products. We steer clear of common allergens and only use the highest-quality ingredients
- Formulated by vets—Whether you have a kitten, fully-grown, or a senior Siamese, vet-formulated recipes ensure your feline companion gets the right amount of protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins in each tin of our tasty jelly or gravy dishes
- Picky eater approved—Thanks to the slow steaming, we make sure all the essential nutrients are locked in while preserving the taste felines love. You won't have to worry about your cat disliking wet food—they will go crazy for Untamed recipes!
- Kind to the environment—We are dedicated to minimising our environmental footprint as much as possible. All our packaging is fully recyclable, and we strive to keep our supply chain carbon-neutral. We also source all our ingredients from cruelty-free suppliers
Try Untamed and ensure your Applehead gets the best nutrition!
Getting Untamed delivered to your door
Monthly deliveries of high-quality cat food, anyone?
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All it takes are three simple steps to get your first Untamed trial pack delivered right at your door:
- Tell us about your Applehead
- Select the meal plan
- Place the order
Your job is done. Leave it to us to keep you stocked up on healthy meals for your Applehead Siamese cat by delivering you a fresh batch every month.
Check out the positive effects cat parents who switched their furry friends to Untamed have reported:
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