A ragdoll’s moderately long coat has little undercoat, which means it’s less likely to tangle and shed, but that doesn’t mean cats don’t need brushing. comb twice a week with a stainless steel comb to remove dead hair that can cause tangles. be sure to comb the fur on the legs well, especially where the leg meets the body, where knots are most likely to form. a rubber curry brush will smooth the coat after combing and remove any remaining loose hairs. If you’re nice and don’t pull their hair, ragdolls will love the attention you give them during grooming time.
Note that seasonal changes, as well as hormonal fluctuations in undisturbed cats, can affect coat length. the fur will be at its peak in winter. Ragdolls that have been spayed or neutered will generally have lush fur year-round because they lack the hormonal fluctuations that occur in unaltered cats.
Check the tail for bits of poo stuck to the fur and clean it with a baby wipe. Bathe a ragdoll as needed, which can vary from every few weeks to every few months. if his coat feels greasy or his coat looks stringy, he needs a bath.
brush your teeth to prevent periodontal disease. daily dental hygiene is better, but weekly brushing is better than nothing. trim nails every two weeks. wipe the corners of the eyes with a soft, damp cloth to remove any discharge. use a separate area of the cloth for each eye so you don’t risk spreading any infection. check ears weekly. if they look dirty, wipe them down with a cotton ball or soft cloth dampened with a 50-50 mixture of cider vinegar and warm water. avoid using cotton swabs, which can damage the inside of the ear.
Keep the ragdoll’s litter box spotlessly clean. Cats are very particular about toilet hygiene, and a clean litter box will help keep their fur clean, too. speaking of litter boxes, a large cat like the ragdoll needs an oversized box to ensure it has plenty of room to turn around and squat.
Ragdolls often go through several growth spurts as they mature. these may continue from time to time until the cat is four years old. Don’t be fooled by the fat pad on the belly, which is a breed trait. until you are sure they have reached their adult size, make sure they always have enough food available to fuel their growth.
it’s a good idea to keep the cute ragdoll as an indoor cat only to protect him from attacks by dogs or coyotes, diseases carried by other cats, and other dangers outdoor cats face, such as hit by a car. ragdolls left outdoors are also at risk of being stolen by someone who would like to have such a beautiful cat without paying for it.