What feline creatures have been called both an unnatural nightmare kind of cat as well as a living, breathing work of art that shuns a display shelf in favor of a lap? It’s the Siamese easily the world’s most recognizable breed of cat! Siamese are one of the oldest of the cat breeds, described as early as 1350 in manuscripts surviving from Siam. A perennial favorite at cat shows, Siamese have unique personalities that match their one of a kind coloration. Join us for a trip back in time as well as a little science lesson as we describe what to many people represents the ultimate in feline beauty. And, direct from the source at the Veterinary News Network, a brief overview of diseases that we can get from our pets. Understanding these zoonotic diseases and how to prevent them is an important part of pet ownership.