Cat Breed Guide: Ragdoll

Posted on November 30, 2015 under Cat Topics

A Ragdoll cat with pet insurance from Pets Best.By Dr. Fiona, a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Ragdoll

Weight:  male 12-20; female 10-14

Points of conformation: This large cat has a heavy-set muscular build with medium sized head in a wedge shape.  They possess a full muzzle with medium to short nose and wide set ears. Paws are large and round and tail is long and bushy.

Coat: Semi-long hair coat is very fine and glossy and shorter around the head and forelimbs.  Some describe the coat as a single hair coat, whereas others describe it as possessing minimal undercoat.

Color: Pointed (chocolate, seal, lilac and blue), Van (pigmented mask, ears and tail), Mitted (white on forefeet, ruff, chin and hocks), and Bi-color.

Grooming needs: Low matting tendency, with low to moderate grooming needs.

Origin: California, United States

Behavior Traits: Docile and adaptable.

Is a Ragdoll cat right for You?

The Ragdoll got it’s name due to its placid and relaxed demeanor.  They are excellent pets and are quick learners, affectionate and quiet.  They are lap cats and have been selected for reduced hunting and fighting instincts.  They can be suited to apartment life.

Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Ragdoll Cat

According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives

Medical Issue  Average Claim Amount  Expensive Claim 
 Tracheitis  $83  $188
 Allergies  $327  $826
 Cystitis  $333  $679
 Ear Infections  $146  $382

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