The Oriental Longhair is a close cousin to the Siamese cat, with a different coat colour. They are affectionate, active, and love to play- a cat tree or perch to roam and jump around on would satisfy their needs to jump and roam around. They are very intelligent, and known to bond to their owners and other cats in the family. They are vocal kitties, and have a long and elegant Siamese-style body with a triangle shaped head and ears, and a long and silky coat.
Common Health Conditions
- The Oriental Longhair’s jaw bones make them susceptible to periodontal disease, which can be avoided with good dental care. Daily brushing has been shown to be very beneficial as well as regular dental cleanings from the vet.
- Oriental Longhairs do require more attention and don’t like to be left alone for long periods of time as they can develop separation anxiety.
- Heartworm in cats is a serious and potentially fatal disease that is caused by foot long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected dogs and cats. The heartworm can cause severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body.