We buy a cat

We buy a cat – a guide

Each purebred cat should come from a breed registered in one of the 9 international cat felinological organizations. A cat that leaves our breed must be at least 12 weeks old. It is very important, since a younger kitten should not be separated from its mother.

Before a cat is introduced to a new home, it must be vaccinated and dewormed twice. Kittens leaving our breed must be microchipped.

The new owner of the cat gets a sale and purchase agreement. Also, the female cats get a medical record book or possibly a passport in case of a sale of a cat abroad, a pedigree and a layette. Anyone who decides to buy a cat “on the laps” should take into account the fact that the cat, which has not been intended for breeding, must be made unable to reproduce. The cat’s new owner is informed about the cat’s eating habits, customs and favorite games.

Transporting a cat

Transporting a cat – a guide

Any change of the environment for a cat is a stress factor, as is the journey, which is inevitable.

You need to prepare a carrier before the trip. You can line the interior with a hygienic pad that will protect them against possible “mishaps” and will make the inside of the transporter more comfortable for the cat. It is necessary to secure it with the seat belts, so that the transporter does not move in the car while driving.

If the trip is long, you should take breaks to feed and water your cat. You need to remember that we never open the door of the carrier when the door or windows in the car are open as this may cause the cat to run away.

When the trip is over, the cat needs time to get used to new surroundings. You should give it as much time as it needs.

Ragdoll diseases

Ragdoll diseases – a guide

One of the most common diseases of ragdolls is flocking with hair balls. To prevent the occurrence of flocking, the cat should be groomed regularly and it should be given a hairball formula as a preventive measure. The flocking with a hairball can even result in the death of a cat due to a blockage in the intestines. Sometimes ragdolls suffer from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Our breed is free from those diseases.

Another ailment that ragdoll can develop is a chronic gingivitis and periodontitis. Regular dental care is essential for this reason.

Ragdolls are predisposed to the occurrence of bladder stones, so once a year you need to carry out urine, blood and if necessary ultrasound tests. A Ragdoll should undergo thorough examinations at least once a year in order to early detect possible health problems.

Feeding Ragdolls

Feeding Ragdolls – a guide

Cats are carnivores and it is meat that should be the basis of their diet. An important role plays adequate dry food and fresh water, which should be available to the cat at all times and without any limitations. Additionally, we provide the cat with wet food or meat once a day. The best meat makes lean veal, beef, lamb and rabbit or poultry. Pork meat should be strictly avoided. When the cat reaches the age of one year we feed it with food suitable for an adult one.

After castration and sterilization, we feed them with food for the castrated and sterilized. You need to choose choose dry food, which do not contain cereals because they cause allergies and food intolerance and diarrhea. You need to remember not to abruptly change your cat’s food. You need to always mix it with the previous one, which was used, so that the change occurs gradually. It should be administered in small amounts and in a step by step routine, otherwise diarrhea may occur.

As a preventive measure, the cat should be given a hairball paste, thanks to which we will avoid formation of hair balls, the so-called hairballs in the stomach and digestive tract.

Ragdoll care

Ragdoll care – guide

The ragdolls’ hair coat is very soft when you feel it and requires a lot of attention. The cat needs to be groomed at least once a week or more often. To do it properly you need to use a formula, which facilitates detangling and prevents hair from tangling.

You need to remember not to miss the hairs between its fingers. Regular claw trimming needs to be included for permanent care activities. It has to be done at least once a month.

Ragdolls have a predisposition to gingivitis, so you should check the gums from time to time whether the cat’s gums are not flushed. As a preventive measure, you can use dental pastes that are available in veterinary offices.