There is a connection between Siamese cats and Royal Canin Gastro Intestinal Fiber Response formula. Or there should be!
My research indicates that this specialist cat food is effective although it is expensive.You can read Kathy’s comment in response to an article on megacolon. Her cat, Buddy, was suffering badly with constipation and was on meds until he was put on this cat food, which incidentally is not a prescription cat food. Buddy in not Siamese by the way. You can buy it on Amazon for example.
My research also tells me that it “aids in the management of fiber responsive colitis and associated diarrhea”.
However, it also effectively treats constipation caused by megacolon. Megacolon is the stretching of the wall of the large intestine (the colon). The cause seems to a ‘muscular problem’ and the fecal material building up inside the colon – a self generating exacerbating condition. Although in about 60% of cases there is no known cause.
Middle-aged, short haired cats are most commonly affected by megacolon. It is also interesting to note that about 12% of cases are Siamese cats. There is no indication from my literature whether this means traditional or modern Siamese cats. There is a difference in breeding and breeding affects a cat’s anatomy and his health.
So, if 12% of Siamese cats suffer from megacolon to varying degrees and have constipation, the cat’s caretaker should consider a long term diet (with vet’s agreement) of Royal Canin Gastro Intestinal Fiber Response formula dry cat food. The official title of the food is, I believe:
Royal Canin Gastrointestinal Fiber Response HF™ Dry Cat Food
Perhaps Siamese cat ‘owners’ should be aware of this if not already.
Modern Siamese cats are fine cats but they have a disproportionate number of inherited diseases associated with breeding.
Note: It is considered unwise by a number of cat food experts to solely feed your cat with dry cat food. Some variety would seem sensible.
Reference: Book 1