Animal file: Ragdoll
The ragdoll cat is a new breed product of a series of crosses between different breeds of cats. The result is a strong cat that can reach 9 kg, with semi-long hair, silent, extremely gentle and affectionate with its owners, patient with children, clean and with a peculiarity that explains its nickname ragdoll (doll of rag).
This characteristic is that when he is picked up he instantly loosens his muscles. It is a very adorable cat and appreciated by many people.
At AnimalWised we will tell you the best way to bathing your ragdoll cat. ¡Keep reading!You may also be interested in: Bathing a Persian cat step by step Index
- Getting used to contact with water.
- Accustom the cat to the drying process
- Cat brushing
- The Ragdoll Cat Adult Bath
- The summer bath
Getting used to contact with water.
The ragdoll cat is a very clean pet on its own, therefore it will not be necessary to bathe it too often.
We will start to bathe him, or rather wet him, when he is a puppy. It is very important that you get used to the warm water, the bathing environment, and the experience is pleasant. At the beginning we will only wet it with warm / hot water for a couple of minutes without applying any shampoo..
Accustom the cat to the drying process
Let us have the towel and the dryer handy before starting the bath. When we dry the cat, two things are very important: Do not burn it with an excessive temperature of the air and not frighten it with noise, or directing the air flow to sensitive areas: eyes, muzzle, and inside of the ears.
There are silent dryers for pets in stores.
The brushing process of the ragdoll cat is the most important for the health and well-being of your pet. By brushing, which must be done a couple of times a week at a minimum, you will remove dead cat hair and prevent ingestion by licking it when grooming.
In this simple way you will avoid the annoying trichobezoars (hairballs in the digestive system), which cause so much fatigue and discomfort to cats.
The Ragdoll Cat Adult Bath
Once the cat is adult and has gradually become accustomed to the bathing process and all its liturgy, it will be time to apply a special shampoo for felines.
There are different brands and prices in pet stores. Avoid those that contain parabens, as they tend to be the worst quality and most chemical. Be careful not to soap his eyes or the inside of his ears. After rinsing it, dry the cat very well.
The summer bath
During the summer slightly increase the frequency of bathing, as well as brushing since your cat will lose more hair than usual to withstand the heat. Brushing can be very short, from 2 to 5 minutes, but it will be optimal to practice it daily. In this way you will control if your ragdoll cat has parasites.
It is not common for ragdoll cats to get fleas, as they are not adventurous. But sunbathing next to a pot, or if you also have a dog, it may be the case.
For this reason, when you bathe them, use shampoos with integrated insect repellants, or use the pipettes with these products. In this way you will protect your ragdoll cat from fleas, ticks and dangerous mosquito bites..
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