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Caring for Ragdolls

Ragdolls cats are sweet with long silky fur that makes them stand out among other breeds. To make it more appealing, they are well-known pets around the globe. They are known to be intelligent, calm, friendly, and gentle.

To make it more appealing, they have gorgeous eyes and colorful coats. However, like any pet, Ragdoll needs attention and proper care; otherwise, the cat might not live up to its full potential.


Make sure you feed your Ragdoll at least 3 times per day. A good amount would be 1/4 of a cup twice a day. You can add it a little more if a 1/4 cup doesn’t seem enough! Feed it with high-quality food, and don’t give it too much because obesity is common with this breed.

Alternate between wet and dry, but make sure it eats the whole meal of wet food before giving the next one, so cats don’t get sick of it.  This is one of the most important tips on how to care for a ragdoll cat.  

Giving attention

Spend a lot of time playing with your kitty because they enjoy being around you! Ragdolls are very affectionate and love attention. They need a lot of care to become friendly, loving, and well-behaved family pets.

Don’t forget about their healthy instincts, so let them outside only when the cat is allowed to go out! The best way to spend quality time with your Ragdoll is by doing it indoors or taking short walks around the area.

Training and exercises

This breed loves to be trained using treats as motivation. Make sure your kitty knows its name from early days by repeating it often, offer toys for playtime, and don’t forget about belly rubs!

You can also try using a clicker to make training more fun and engaging. Keep the training sessions short but quite frequent; this way, your Ragdoll will quickly pick up new tricks and habits.

Vet checks

Your cat should be checked by a veterinarian once per year if possible. A proper checkup will provide you with blood tests results that will prevent any future diseases or illnesses that might attack your cat’s body!

And of course, if something is wrong, the treatment would cost less than treating deadly illness later on when it becomes severe and costs much more than regular checkups, so don’t neglect them!

Provide toys

Ragdolls are very playful. Provide your feline with plenty of toys to play around with, but make sure you keep an eye on it because Ragdoll might get aggressive when playing and could cause damage to items, humans or pets! It’s also a good opportunity for your cat to exercise and stay active without going out.

Health care provision

Ragdolls need regular checkups to ensure that they’re well like every living being. If you notice anything unusual about your pet, such as discoloration in the fur or change in behavior, don’t hesitate to contact a vet immediately!

Also, provide them with all medical supplies such as bandages, creams, and shampoos so you can easily give them first aid and treat minor issues your pet might have!

Keep your Ragdoll indoors

Ragdolls are very affectionate and love being around humans, so it would be cruel to keep them outdoors. They need attention, love, care, and a warm environment just like dogs!

Keeping them outside will also expose your pet to chilly air, which will cause discomfort and health problems. It’s not natural for cats to stay outdoors either because they’ll feel lonely without their owners! Cats are social animals, so make sure you give them enough company by taking short walks or playing with them indoors.

Keeping your Ragdoll safe around other pets

Since this breed is very friendly and gets along well with other pets, make sure you bring yours safely inside the house. Ragdolls can be a bit slow in reacting to other pets or people, so don’t leave it outside without supervision because another pet might attack your cat and injure it.

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