Russian Blue Pet Insurance

The most striking feature of a Russian Blue Cat is their double coat: the plush blue undercoat from which the breed gets its name is topped by an outer layer of shiny, silver-tipped guard hairs that give a lustrous, silvery sheen. They have emerald green eyes and are routine-loving, quiet cats. Affectionate, and clever, they develop strong bonds with their owners, especially those who shower them with attention and treats. They love playtime and you can even train them to appreciate a game of fetch. Because their short coat is dense, they’re not big shedders, though it is good to brush their coat once a week. Their lifespan is 13-17 years.

Prone illnesses include*

Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

The most commonly diagnosed cardiac disease in cats. Characterised by regional or diffuse thickening of the walls of the ventricle (the primary "pump" muscle of the heart) it leads to heart failure if not treated.


pressure is placed on the eye, causing inadequate fluid drainage in the eye. If the condition becomes chronic or persists without treatment, it will eventually cause permanent damage to the optic nerve, resulting in blindness.

Diabetes mellitus

The inability to produce enough insulin to balance blood sugar, or glucose, levels. A chronic condition which requires special diets and often daily medication.


Also called thyrotoxicosis, hyperthyroidism is caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones (known as T3 and T4) from an enlarged thyroid gland in a cat’s neck. This gland can often be felt by palpation and your vet will usually check your cat's thyroid at each visit.

*This information is for general purposes only. Pounce Pet Insurance offers different levels of cover. Terms, conditions, waiting periods, annual limits and exclusions apply. Refer to the applicable Product Disclosure Statement for details of Pounce Pet Insurance cover and exclusions.

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