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The Right Food to Feed Ragdoll Cats And Kittens

Cat food can be classified into dry, moist, and half-moist foods. Everyone has their advantages, and Ragdolls need different types of food at different levels. Cats need whole milk and moist foods, while adults need more protein and dry foods. Pregnant ragdolls have special nutritional needs that change everything through pregnancy as well.

Ragdoll kittens should only breastfeed for the first four to five weeks. Cat milk contains all the nutrients needed for cat growth, including antibodies that help prevent disease. Breast milk is also passed to other antibodies produced by the mother to fight the disease.

More food needs to be provided after four to five weeks, as kittens need more nutrients to support their rapid growth. Delicious food should be easy to digest. Mix canned foods with warm water or cat milk substitutes until they are loose paste. NOT using regular cow's milk is too heavy for kittens and can cause digestion.

Dry food

After another four to five weeks, your kitten should be ready for dry food. To make the change easier, wet the dry food with a little warm water in the first few bites. It is also important to choose high quality supplements for dry foods and some good brands are Iams®, Science Diet®, and Nutro Kitten®. Feline Growth Diet Science is very popular among Ragdoll cats. Supplements can be provided twice daily by providing breakfast and evening meals. You can switch to adult food after about 12 months.

Selecting and preparing kittens

Ragdoll cats have fragile stomachs, so be careful when choosing cat food. Food should always be warm or slightly above room temperature. Discard all food left over for more than 30 minutes, especially in the summer. Bacteria grow quickly in warm, wet foods and may interfere with your cat's stomach, or even cause food poisoning. To stop wasting food, watch how many cats you eat at a time until you know how much to prepare for each meal.

Home flies can easily contaminate kittens, so make sure your dining area is as proof of flying as possible. Wash bowls daily with hot water, soap and replace with drinking water several times a day. Wash the bowl at the same time and refill with fresh water.

Regular meals can be provided occasionally, but do not make regular meals out of them. The cooked human food does not contain the nutrients needed for your kitten's growth. Generic cat foods from pet foods are better, but Stellarhart recommends high quality foods from specialized pet stores. Also, cats do not like the smell of plastic and metal containers, so use only a glass beverage.

Dry vs wet food

Dry foods are generally better for your Ragdoll, except at the feeding and delivery stages. They work your kitten chewing muscles and help keep your teeth white. Dried foods are made up of meat and vegetables, and can be dried or served dry. Serving them dry allows your cat to bite throughout the day, rather than eating one big meal at a time. Dry foods should contain about 9 to 10% moisture, 8% fat, and 30% protein.

Moisture contains 75% moisture and the same amount of fat and protein. Not all foods are moist either meat or fish, while others are a mix of meat and vegetables. The container should not be used for regular meals, as your cat may become addicted and refuse to eat other foods. Tin can treat small amounts of various foods usually all meat or fish. As with kittens, moist foods should be kept at room temperature before serving.

Semi-moist foods have about 35% water, 27% protein, and 7% fat. Most of them are well balanced, very tasty, and can be left to bite, but they break down faster than dry food.

Serve kittens

Sometimes cat treatment will not harm your kitten, but be careful not to fill it up so they can still eat normally. Treat should not provide more than 10% of your kitten's daily calorie intake. Look for hard chew treatments to help improve the health of your cat's teeth

B. Feeding Ragdoll Adults

Ragdolls are not very active, so they gain weight faster than other cats. Don't let them become obese giving them only 70 calories per kilogram of weight. Many people believe that a cat's favorite food is actually dangerous. Here are some of the most common cat food myths:


Fish may be good for cats, but they cannot meet all of their nutritional needs, and too much of the same nutrients can be harmful. Tuna is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which require vitamin E to break it. Too much tuna in your cat's diet can cause yellow fat (steatitis).


Milk is rich in water and carbohydrates, but many cats are lactose intolerant and have digestive problems a few hours after drinking milk. Regular cow's milk can cause diarrhea and loose stools, which can cause malnutrition and dehydration. If your cat likes milk, use a cat milk substitute.


Cats like the smell of catnip leaves, but they can cause short-term behavior changes. Catnip is a hallucinogen and may put your cat in danger. Some of the effects include rolling, rubbing, chasing a ghost, or just staring into space. Although not addictive, catnip has no place in your cat's diet.

Dog food

It may be easier to feed your cat and dog from the same dish, but it is not healthy for pets. Cats need more protein, taurine, preformed vitamin A, vitamin B complex, and arachidonic acid, which can be obtained from a diet of lean meat. This lack of nutrients can cause your cat to be seriously ill, and excessive doses can have the same effect on dogs.

Low ash foods

A popular belief among cat owners is that a low ash diet can help prevent urinary tract infections. But that's only partially true. Acid is not a single nutrient, but is actually a group of minerals including calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. Lower magnesium levels keep urine at normal, slightly acidic levels, but reducing other minerals has no effect.

Other foods to avoid

Alcoholic beverages.

Alcohol can be toxic and cause life-threatening complications.

Baby food.

Many baby foods contain onion powder, which can be harmful to blood.

Fish and meat.

Small fragments can be cut into the digestive tract and cause bleeding.

Caffeine (coffee, tea, chocolate).

Caffeine can affect the cat's heart and nervous system.

Extract of lime oil.

This can cause stomach upset and vomiting.


Animal fats can cause pancreatitis.

Do not eat your cat's cooking fat, or at least trim the fat first.

Wine and raisins.

It contains toxins that can harm the kidneys.

Human vitamins and iron supplements.

Excess iron can damage the liver, kidneys, and digestive tract.


The liver is safe in limited quantities, but excess can cause vitamin A toxicity.

Macadamia nuts.

The unknown toxin in macadamia can damage the muscles, digestive system, and nervous system.


Cannabis can cause vomiting, depression, and irregular heart rate.


Some mushrooms contain highly toxic substances that can affect various systems and even cause death.

Onions and garlic (powdered, cooked or raw).

It contains disulfides and sulfides, which can cause anemia. They are dangerous to both cats and dogs, but cats are more vulnerable.


Persimmon seeds can block intestines.

Potatoes, tomatoes and herbs.

This can damage the nervous system, digestion, and urinary tract. The leaves and stems may also be toxic.

Raw egg.

Raw eggs can damage your cat's hair and coat.


Salt and salty foods can cause electrolyte imbalance, a potentially deadly condition that affects the heart and nervous system.


Strings from nuts and other vegetables may not be digested, which can cause blockage.


Sugar is high in empty calories, which can lead to obesity, diabetes, and dental problems.

Doh yeast.

Yeast can grow in the stomach during digestion, causing it to break.

Once you've educated yourself on the unique needs of your ragdoll cat you will naturally know what is good or bad for your cat.


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