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What should I feed my ragdoll cat?

Last Updated: 26th February, 2020

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Choosing the Best Food for RagdollCats
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Correspondingly, what health issues do Ragdoll cats have?

The Ragdoll is a relatively healthy breed with just a fewknown health issues:

  • Obesity.
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease.
  • Urinary tract issues, such as bladder stones.
  • Hairballs, due to a long coat.

Also, are Ragdoll cats prone to diarrhea? Some cat breeds such as Sphynx, Rex and Ragdoll,are more prone to particular digestive problems. Yourveterinarian may carry out tests to determine the exact cause ofyour cat's GI problem. If your cat is experiencing colitis,it may contain mucus and blood.

Consequently, why do Ragdoll cats go limp?

THEY'RE LAP CATS. In fact, the breed supposedly got its name becauseearly litters of the docile, friendly cat became limpand floppy like rag dolls when they were pickedup.

What is a ragdoll cat a mix of?

The Ragdoll is a pointed breed, which means thatthe body is lighter in color than the points (the face, legs, tailand ears). The Ragdoll cat is carefully bred to producelarge affectionate animals in three patterns, two with white(mitted and bi-color) and one with no white(colorpoint).

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