Cat Breed Guide: Russian Blue

Posted on December 14, 2015 under Cat Articles

A Russian Blue cat with pet insurance from Pets Best.By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Russian Blue

Weight:  8-12lb

Points of conformation: Medium sized lithe body with long features.  Long straight nose with a flat profile. Wide-set somewhat hairless ears with rounded tips. Small compact round feet and long slender tail.

Coat: Very dense short plush double hair coat with silky texture and glossy finish

Color: Distinctive blue with grey tipping on hairs.

Grooming needs: Low shedding and low grooming need.

Origin: Russia

Behavior Traits: Athletic and playful.

Is a Russian Blue cat right for You?

The Russian Blue is known to have a ‘smiling’ demeanor and they are docile in nature. They get along well with other pets and children. Some have been known to be shy and aloof with strangers.  They are intelligent and love to jump and climb.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Russian Blue Cat

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Ear Infections  $140  $345
 Inflammatory Bowel  Disease  $1,572  $3,590
 Colitis  $240  $447
 Urinary Tract Infection  $187  $454

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