Ragdoll Kitten Care:
Your Ragdoll kitten is being fed a nutritionally balanced diet, of Stella and Chewy's freez dried raw cat food.
We will provide you with feeding instructions and tips when you pick up your kitten, we can email you a copy as well.
We require that you feed your kitten Stella & Chewy's to your kitten for at least the 1st month.
We train our kittens at 4 weeks old, to use Littermaid corncob cat litter, in a litter box without the plastic bag liner. We order it from walmart.com.
Since the corncob litter is very light weight, you will need a sturdy box, so it does not tip over.
In a clean dry litter box, fill up with about 2 inches of Littermaid corncob cat litter. After 2-4 days of scooping, twice - as many times needed a day, empty out completely, wash, dry and fill up again.
We don't recommend adding new litter to used litter, If you do that the smell of ammonia will linger. Once it no longer clumps well and has changed color (from absorbing urine) that's when it's time to empty, wash, dry, and fill up again with fresh clean litter. Depending on the size of your litter box, a 10Lbs bag should last your kitten about a week.
If you wish to change litter type, please change over a 2 week period by adding the new litter to the old litter very slowly, gradually increasing the new litter and decreasing the old litter. Or have 2 litter boxes, one with the old litter and one with the new, remove the old once they start using the new.
We do not use nor recommend any type of clay litter for kittens for 2 reasons:
1) Kittens may eat the clay litter, and since it clumps and contains toxins it could cause serious issues.
2) Some kittens and cats are sensitive to the dust in the clay litter.
We have tried many natural cat litters, and like the Littermaid corncob cat litter best.
Your kitten has received 2 FVRCP vaccine, and will be due for the 3rd at 14-15 weeks old, the annual booster vaccine will be due 1 year from the date of the last kitten vaccine received. Rabies will be due at 16 weeks of age.
!!!!!! Never give your Ragdoll FIP vaccine (Feline Infectious Peritonitis vaccine) nor FeLV vaccine (Feline Leukemia vaccine), as they can be very harmful to Ragdolls.
When you arrive home, it would be best to confine your Ragdoll kitten to a small room such as a small bedroom or bathroom with his/her carrier, a bed, toy, litter box, and water while he/she gets accustomed to his/her new family. Please have the stella and chewy's freeze dried cat food on hand to feed 2-3 times per day, fresh water, and a litter box easy accessible. If you are able to, your Ragdoll kitten would love to sleep with you for the first few nights until he/she has settled in. Some people do not like to do this, but your Ragdoll kitten will love it and feel very secure. After a few days allow your Ragdoll kitten access to 1 new room at a time.
Please remember your kitten is in a new environment and any adjustments need time, patience and understanding of the occasional ‘slip ups’ that might occur. Please keep your litter box quite a ways from your kittens food.
We recommend clipping toenails every 10 days to 2 weeks, or as needed.
Your Ragdoll kitten will not need frequent bathings, but may need an occasional one. Please only use cat shampoos.
We use and recommend:
Fleas and Worming:
We use Strongid dewormer as a preventative treatment twice, at 4-5 weeks and again at 7-8 weeks old.
Revolution is not just a flea prevention, it also prevents internal parasites and heart worms.
When kittens are young you may want to watch the floor constantly when you walk as they will run between your legs often and you may step on them. We are always looking down when we walk.
Disinfectants containing phenols and cresols can be lethal to cats, they can absorb this substance through their paw pads. Please also be aware of the products you use in your bathrooms, kitchens , etc. We suggest washing your litter boxes on a weekly basis with regular chlorine bleach watered down.
Be aware of washers, dryers, dishwashers, freezer & fridge as they may climb in when you are not looking. Please look down when closing all doors, dishwashers, fridge, freezers, washer, dryer.
A lot of plants are poisonous to kittens, please research toxic and harmful plants to cats.
Please do not set mouse traps where your kitten can find them. Please keep all cleaners in a closed cabinet.
Watch when sitting down as your kitten may be covered up in a blanket and you may hurt him/her by accident. Watch window blinds and cords as they love to batt these with their paws and they may hurt themselves.
Watch glass items or vases on a coffee table.
Watch electric cords as kittens do try to play with these. You may want to tape these together.
Rubber bands, paper clips, thumb tacks, broken balloons, Christmas tree tinsel and other small articles are irresistible to kittens.
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