Ragdoll Cats & Kittens, Southampton New York

Ragdoll Information

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Kittens come registered with TICA, with a contract and shots/deworming. We provide a 2 year guarantee against fatal genetic defects. Each kitten will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving and ready to go at 15-16 weeks of age, according to each individual’s personal development.

Kitten Care

We recently made the switch to the ancestral diet and feed our cats and kittens Instinct Raw. Felines are obligate carnivores, who require a protein-rich diet. We prefer gluten-free diets, which aid not only their digestion, but also their renal, pancreatic and dental health. Cats that have meat to eat are satisfied kitties! The raw diet is easy to digest, prevents gingivitis and reduces stool amounts. Cats and kittens utilize most of the raw diet, whereas the majority of even quality canned products usually end up in the litter box. The raw diet created a huge difference in our cats and kittens, they are happier, brighter and healthier! Raw is also very easy to prepare, just defrost and serve! It is safe and easy to store in the freezer.

We also provide play areas and cat trees for our cats, to save our furniture and drapes! We recommend new pet owners allow their kittens to scratch on a quality cat tree or scratching post that can withstand the strength and weight of a full-grown Ragdoll adult. It is a great investment! When shopping for a new piece of cat furniture, ask if it can support a 20 lb cat! Keep their size and girth in consideration as well, nothing is more pathetic than a big Raggie trying to ooch it’s way onto the top platform of a tiny cat tree LOL!

Providing plenty of cat toys, even simple ones like rolled up foil paper, will give your Raggie necessary exercise and play! Radgolls love to play, and usually crave social interaction with humans and other animals. Plenty of exercise and venting energy will allow your pet to become more contented and less destructive while you are out of the house. Never leave feather toys, string toys, or rubber bands around an unattended cat or kitten! Avoid anything that can harm your cat, that can be ingested or become a potential airway obstruction! Anything that can fit whole into a cat’s mouth or be swallowed should be avoided.

 

Grooming your new kitten

Ragdolls have very soft bunny-like coat, which requires relatively little attention. We use a ‘small pet’ pin brush, with soft pins, and a greyhound comb on our cats. Grooming once or twice a week is adequate, cats enjoy the attention and bonding you share while brushing them! Bathing helps all cats keep sparkling clean, starting young helps them get used to the process. Don’t forget to trim their nails a day or two beforehand!

I use a small fingerbrush or a 4×4 gauze pad (wrapped around my finger) to brush my cats’ teeth. Granted some cats don’t like this process and choose to forego the fingerbrush lol! Keeping your cat’s teeth tartar free can avoid discomfort, dental disease and save money in the long run. Annual teeth cleaning cost at the vet’s office can run from $200-$400! There is also a link between dental plaque and coronary artery disease in both cats and humans. Since switching to the raw diet, we’ve had hardly any tartar in our cats!

Some kitties, like people, are more prone to wax build up in their ears. You can clean your cat’s ears with a soft dry cotton ball, soft toilet tissue or 4×4 gauze, swiping very gently around the outer edges of the cat’s ear (the pinna). Do not use any cleaning fluids, lotions or water in your cat’s ear, which can lead to infection.

 

Some plants are dangerous to cats!
http://www.tica.org/public/health/potentially_poisonous_plants.pdf