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Size: Large
Lifespan: Long (12 to 15+ years)
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Although this breed has existed in Russia since ancient times, the Siberian cat has only been in the Untied States since 1990. Since its arrival, this sweet, even-tempered cat, while relatively uncommon, has proven to be a great family pet. And, if cat allergies are a concern in your household, it's important to know that the Siberian, though long-haired, is thought to be hypoallergenic! This large, muscular cat also loves hugs and affection, and has no problem showing love in return. And, while relatively active and energetic, the Siberian cat does not need round-the-clock attention and adapts well to its surroundings.

General Care

The Siberian's long, luxurious coat (which helped them survive harsh Siberian winters) requires less grooming and maintenance then most other long-haired breeds. They still need to be brushed consistently; however, the Siberian takes care of a great deal of its grooming on its own. They are also considered to be one of the healthiest cats, with no known health problems specific to their breeds. However, it's important to monitor your pet's health, so check with your veterinarian with any questions you have about your cat, and be sure to keep up with regular vaccinations.

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