ragdoll breed information
common health issues
The Ragdoll is a large, mellow cat breed whose name derives from its tendency to go limp and relaxed when picked up. They are a pointed breed (meaning that their coats are pointed) and will gaze lovingly at their owners with their crystal blue eyes.
Ragdolls are very laid back and are also very affectionate. Upon your arrival home at the end of the day, they will likely meet you at the door and follow you from room to room. Even if there are other cats in the house, Ragdolls crave human companionship and will probably choose to hang out with you instead of their own kind. Because they are a long-haired breed, they will require occasional grooming (which they enjoy) to avoid matting.
Although a mellow breed, Ragdolls, like all cat breeds, are still prone to hereditary and congenital conditions that can adversely affect their health – not to mention your family budget. Some of the conditions and illnesses Ragdolls are prone to include heart conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; kidney diseases such as polycystic kidney disease; and immune-mediated diseases such as neonatal isoerythrolysis.
Thankfully, Petplan pet insurance covers all hereditary and chronic conditions as standard. Which means if your Radgoll has the misfortune of inheriting more than just casual temperament, you’re covered.