Feeding:

We feed our Ragdoll kittens Royal Canin Kitten dry food with fresh, filtered water. The kittens are also fed Royal Canin kitten and Weruva Cats in the Kitchen chicken canned food. If you wish to change the wet food in your kitten’s diet, you should introduce the new food by feeding a small amount and increasing it gradually over the course of a week.

You should also change dry food gradually over a two-week period.

Please purchase one bag of Royal Canin Kitten dry and a few cans of canned food before picking up your kitten.

Litter:

Kittens are trained to use the litter box starting at four weeks of age.  We use Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Clumping Cat Litter, which is available on Chewy and Amazon. We do not use plastic bag liners in the boxes.

If you wish to change litter type, please introduce the new litter slowly over a two-week period.

Vaccinations:

Your kitten will have received two FVRCP vaccines and two de-worming's by 12-weeks of age.  Some veterinarians recommend that kittens receive three FVRCP vaccines, but we have found that two vaccines are all that is necessary.  Your kitten will need to get the rabies vaccine at 4-6 months of age.  Your cat will be due for their annual FVRCP vaccine one year from the date of the last vaccine.

Please do not vaccinate your Ragdoll for FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) or FeLV (Felline Leukemia), which can be harmful to them.  Your veterinarian may recommend them, but please let them know that Ragdoll cats are sensitive to these vaccines.

Arriving Home:

The first few days at a new home may be difficult for the kitten and their new family.  It’s a good idea to confine your Ragdoll kitten to a small room or space in your home until they get used to the people, noises and odors in their new home.  Please have dry food, fresh water and a litter box accessible for the kitten.  After a few days, gradually introduce the kitten to new rooms.

Grooming:

Ragdoll cats are wonderful groomers and don’t require a lot of grooming.  However, combing and brushing your cat’s hair once a week is a great way to bond with them.

You can also clip their nails every two weeks if you wish.

Scratching:

Our kittens are trained to use a scratching post.  We recommend having scratching posts or scratching pads available for your kitten to use.

Safety:

Ragdoll kittens love being around humans so you should be mindful that they may walk or run in front of you at times.  It’s helpful to keep an eye on the floor and keep an eye out for them.

It’s also important to keep an eye out for your Ragdoll kitten in washers, dryers, dishwashers and appliances that they can climb in when you aren’t looking.

Please be careful with cleaning products and disinfectants as they can be absorbed through your kitten’s paw pads.