The Ragdoll cat is a great breed of cat, better known for its easy to live and fluffy character. They have long, thick fur coats and marks that look like a Siamese. Taking care of your Ragdoll cat should involve a regular diet and a grooming schedule, with regular visits to the vet for exams and vaccinations. If you take good care of your Ragdoll cat, they will be healthy, happy, and a better active pet for you to enjoy.
Fresh food and water is an absolute necessity for your ragdoll. It is recommended that you always have a bowl filled with dry food available for your cat, as well as a bowl of clean water. Moist food is probably not needed on a daily basis, but it really is up to you, and what your Ragdoll prefers. You may need to experiment with different brands and flavors of moist food. It can provide additional nutrients and add variety to the diet of your ragdoll. Usually kittens should have a special food formula, in order to check with your local veterinarian or pet shop, if you are not sure.
You should try to clean the bowl of water a day, and the food bowl as much as possible to avoid the germs and bacteria of the Constitution.
Ragdoll coats can vary in thickness type and hair. The average ragdoll hair is quite thick and very soft to the touch. The length of the fur can be medium to long.
They usually do a good job of grooming themselves, and do not require excessive brushing. It is a good idea to brush them energetically a couple of times a week to prevent pigtails from fur. The other reason for brushing on a regular schedule, is if you manage to find a knot in shape, you can easily brush it before it becomes out of control.
Ragdolls tend to enjoy grooming and make it easy for you to sweep!
Swimming is not really necessary if regular grooming is performed. It may be advantageous to give your Ragdoll a bath a couple of times a year, to clean the diaper so really dirty or if they got into something that can only be brushed on.
Make sure that you use a shampoo and conditioner that is specially formulated for cats, as regular human products can be dangerous for your ragdoll.
Declawing a cat is a controversial subject, and that brings a lot of different opinions. Usually do not ablate the claws of a ragdoll less it will help with the safety within the household, especially with children. Cutting the claws can be done on a regular basis to avoid damaging your furniture or other objects in the house, so if this is your only reason for removing the cat’s claws, your decision should be carefully assessed as it is irreversible.
Keep in mind that if a ragdoll cat is declawed, it should be limited in its exposure to the outside world. Without claws before, a ragdoll does not have much of a defense against other animals or threats that it might encounter.
Litter should be kept in a rather secluded area to allow privacy, but not on how difficult it is to access for cleaning. Usually a laundry room or another spare is a good location.
Digging the inside of the box at least once a day, and replacing it makes the litter weekly. If you have more than one cat, then it may be necessary to clean the box twice a day, morning and evening for example.
There are many different brands and types of rubbish out there, it is just a matter of preference. The main thing is to find something that your cat will use, is easy to keep clean and affordable for your budget.
You should take your ragdoll to a veterinarian on a regular basis depending on what they recommend. You want to get shots of vaccination and other treatments that will keep your cat healthy and safe.
There may be special considerations if your Ragdoll spends more time outdoors, such as pest control and greater susceptibility to the disease. Be sure to discuss this with your veterinarian and develop a plan that makes sense. While you are with the veterinarian, you should discuss the topic of how to stop a cat from spraying in the house.