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Russian Blue Cat: This Striking Robust Cat Could Be Your Companion for 15 to 20 Years

This breed is long-lived thanks to general good health and a lack of genetic problems. Some have even lived to 25 years. What's more, they are exceptionally devoted to their people, have fine bones, and firm muscles. But they do love food and will eat themselves into oblivion.

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  • The Russian Blue cat, sometimes called the Archangel Blue, is a naturally occurring breed that probably originated in the Archangel Isles in northern Russia
  • Russian Blues have a striking look with their plush, shimmering blue coat and beautifully shaped, vivid green eyes. Russians are medium-sized cats, but appear bigger due to their double coats
  • This breed is extremely affectionate and loyal to their humans, but is extra shy with strangers. Russians very much need a consistent and predictable daily routine — these kitties don’t handle change well
  • The Russian Blue is a genetically healthy breed, with an average lifespan of 15 to 20 years. These kitties do have a tendency to overeat, so it’s very important to feed measured, portion-controlled meals to avoid obesity and weight-related disease
  • If you’re considering a Russian Blue for your family, please check your local shelters and rescues first, along with Petfinder

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