There are not too many known facts of the origins of the Russian Blue, but it is most likely that it actually originates from Russia. However, its further development and breeding took place mostly in Scandinavian Countries and Great Britain. Rumor has it that this breed was the favorite of Queen Victoria of England, which is no wonder when you think of this cat’s beauty and sweet personality.
Russian Blue cats are generally shy, gentle quiet and a bit reserved. Owners of this type of cat will often notice that it is not likely to mingle when there are guests in the house, but they rather stay on the side and usually choose not to socialize. However, when it comes to their behavior with the owner, these cats are sweet, friendly and very loyal. They enjoy cuddling and spending time with their owner, and they will often follow their favorite person through the house and even climb on his head or shoulder. Just like most kittens, they enjoy playing while they are young, but many of them stay playful even when they grow up. They do like playing with their owners, but they are capable of entertaining themselves as well, which is very good for them if the owners spend a lot of time out of the house.
These cats are elegant, muscular and lean, with large ears and yellowish or green eyes set wide apart. The color of their fur is grey with white tips, which makes them look as if they were silver-colored and glistening. They have short, thick double coat, very soft and plush in texture. Their coat should be groomed once or twice a week, in order to remove dead hair and distribute the oils all over their skin. These cats are best to be kept indoors, because this way they will be saved from the diseases spread by outdoor cats, as well as from the attacks of dogs. Since they look very elegant and beautiful, there are even chances that someone steals them, because a Russian Blue kitten costs between $400 and $700.
Life span of Russian Blue cats is ten to fifteen years, and both pedigreed and mixed-breed cats are generally healthy. However, they have voracious appetite, and the owners need to make sure to feed them regularly, but not to give them too much food, because they can end up with lots of excess weight. Their dental hygiene should be well kept in order to prevent tooth decay, and their litter box should be as clean as possible at all times, because they are very picky and take care of their hygiene.
Russian Blue cats get along well with other pets (even dogs) and with small children, which is why they are suitable for families with toddlers. There are plenty of breeders of Russian Blue cats, as well as rescue groups and shelters from which you can adopt a kitten of this kind. You can find plenty of information online, on blogs such as Your 4 Pets Guide and other sources, in order to choose the ideal cat for you and to learn how to properly take care of it.
Your 4 Pets Guide is a blog that is dedicated to pet owners. The main goal of this blog is to teach people how to properly care for their pets. People who don’t have a pet can learn a lot about having one, so if they decide to get a pet they will have easier time with it. This specific article will focus on dog care.
Having a pet is not totally easy because you have a living being you are raising. To properly take care of your pet, in this case dog, you must know what they eat and how much they eat at each point of their life. Puppies that are between 8 and 12 months old will require 4 meals per day to satiate their needs. Older puppies (3 to 6 months old) require 3 meals per day. Once your dog reaches 1 year then you can feed them only once a day (larger dogs should be fed twice a day, but those meals should be smaller).
Best food for your dog is dog food because it contains everything a dog needs. Avoid feeding your dog with people food, especially fast food. This may cause vitamin imbalance and other problems to the dog.
Exercise is important for dogs, and if you have a dog and you don’t take him out for exercise then you are not a good dog owner. Exercise does many things to a dog, it helps him burn calories, stimulate them and keep them healthy. Dogs get bored if they lay down all day which results in destructive behavior. If you want your dog calm in the house then you should take him out and let him dig, chase and chew until he gets tired.
In order to reduce the shedding of dog’s hair you should brush him frequently. Whenever you do that, check whether there are any fleas or ticks on the dog. When it comes down to bathing it can be done several times a year, dog doesn’t need bathing on a regular basis as we humans do.
Don’t try to lift your dog by grabbing him by his front legs or his neck (as it can be done with cats). Dogs should be lifted by placing one or both of your arms under his chest.
No matter whether you keep the fog in the house or in the backyard, he needs warm and quite place where he can sleep and rest. Having a blanket that will keep him away from wind or drafts is a must. Dog should always have water available, and if you let him in the backyard be sure that there is some shade he can use to hide from the Sun. If it is cold outside a dog should have access to dry and covered shelter.
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