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When some people go choose dogs to keep as pets, there are some who love cats. There are so many types of cats and one such cat is the Russian Blue cat. There are many reasons for you to bring one home. Russian blue cats are known for their dense, soft, and durable coat. Some owners love to have cats but due to allergen issues, they will avoid them. For such owners, this cat is really a perfect one as it produces only a lower level of allergen when compared to other car breeds. So if you plan to bring one home, then know a few things that you should consider. 

What do they look like?

Russian Blue

They have unique and remarkable features. This cat has a long and slender double coat, large ears, a straight nose, fine bones, and a broad forehead. It appears to be larger than it is with a triangular-shaped head. Russian blue cats are famous for their natural smile and brilliant green eyes. Moreover, they are strong and muscular with thick fur hiding their neck and shoulders. Their long legs help them to run at a high speed. 

The personality of Russian blue cats 

Russian blue is sweet-tempered and loyal. And you can find her following her owner everywhere and moreover she will treat the owner at the front door. This cat is known to get attached to one pet parent but she will be affectionate with her whole family. She is a social cat while also loves to be alone and seek a private and quiet place to sleep. When you have a large gathering at home, they might hide. 

This cat will demand love and attention from the family. They want a lot of playtime after having a long day of napping. So give them some toys to fetch and enjoy playing with.

The History of Russian blue cats

Russian blue cats were originated in North Russia and were known formerly as Archangel cats cause they came off ships from Russia’s Archangel island. It was mainly preferred by the Russian czars and royals and believed that it was descended from them. 

Russian blue cats

It made its first appearance in 1875, at London’s crystal palace and by 1912 it was given its own classification and was introduced to the United States in the early 1900s. After world war II the breed took the hearts of the pets and started to gain popularity from the 1960s. 

How to take care of Russian Blue cats?

Grooming

This cat has a short, dense, and plush coat that is easy to take care of. So it needs only minimum grooming as it does not shed much hair. So brush your cat occasionally to keep the coat silky and softer. To maintain their coats brush 1 to 2 times per week using a medium to the small toothed metal comb. 

Trimming 

It is important to trim your cat’s nails every 10 days to 2 weeks to avoid breaking and splitting. Find a quiet and free area of the house to trim their nails, or else they will get distracted by animals or sounds. The Russian blue has clear nails that make it easier to see the pink vein. Clip the nail just below the pink vein and make sure you do not clip their vein. 

Clean the litter box

If the litter box is not clean they will not enter it. So you should scoop out the feces daily and change the litter box fully at least twice a week. Russian Blue is extra concerned about hygiene so you need to clean it more frequently. Place it in a quiet space to reduce odors in your living space and make sure that the cat is able to access it at all times. 

Check the ears

Russian blue pets

Check the ears weekly for any wax build-up or other health issues. If you notice any, place some olive oil on a Q-tip and swab out the ear. Check for redness or swelling, black or yellow discharge, odors, or hearing loss. If you find them contact your vet. 

Check the eyes

Get into a habit of doing a quick eye exam to identify any potential health issues. Make sure that they look clear and bright and the area around the cats’ pupils should be white. Roll the eyelid with your thumb and make sure that appears pink in color and not red or white. Use a damp cotton ball to remove any crust or gunk. 

Brush your cat’s teeth

Brush its teeth once per week and contact your vet to find out the toothpaste and brush. Gently brush the teeth slowly over time and make them comfortable. 

Food and water

Take care of cats

Feed it two times a day. They will try to trick their owners to overfeed. But when you overfeed it can cause obesity leading to problems. Stick to a scheduled feeding and monitor the intake of the food. Feed them grain-free, dry cat food, and foods that are protein-rich. Avoid giving them too many treats. 

Provide them with enough water and it should be available for your cat at all times. You can get a pet fountain from the store because cats love to drink water that is running or moving or place multiple water bowls and change the water daily. 

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