Birthday Gifts for Pets
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Birthday Gifts for Pets

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our beautiful dog’s ninth birthday. I can’t believe we’ve had our sweet canine companion for so many years. To commemorate this special occasion, my spouse and I shopped for the perfect birthday gift. We decided to purchase a nice red collar for our dog. Our dog’s old collar was faded and dirty. Her new, red collar looked amazing next to her sleek black fur. After placing her new collar on her, our dog looked ready to take some memorable pictures. On this blog, I hope you will discover some of the best practical gifts to buy for your pets. Enjoy!

Birthday Gifts for Pets

Is A Ragdoll Cat Right For You?

Madison Adams

Ragdoll cats are a beautiful, large breed that is well-known for being gentle, loving, and flopping like a ragdoll when picked up. They have beautiful white coats that have a variety of patterns such as bicolor, mitted, or lynx point. If you are interested in getting a kitten for your family, you may be wondering if a Ragdoll is right for you; read on to learn more about this breed to see if it works for your lifestyle.

How Much Do They Cost?

Ragdolls tend to be on the more expensive side from $400 to $2,500+; so you may have to save up for the initial adoption costs. Because Ragdolls are a popular breed, they get scooped up fairly quickly at shelters. Shelter costs may be less than a breeder, but there's no guarantee that you will find a Ragdoll quickly. While getting your cat from a breeder may be more expensive, the great advantage is that breeders tend to have cats that meet breed standards.   

What Kind of Household Do They Work In?

Ragdoll cats were bred to be indoor cats so they can work for apartments or larger houses. If you want to let your cat outside, it's important to use a leash, catio, stroller, or other supervised methods. Some breeders may not let you adopt a Ragdoll if the cat is going to be outside on its own since unsupervised cats can be in danger from vehicles, wild animals, and parasites.

Ragdolls work with all sorts of family members and are great with young children since they are gentle and sociable. They love their people! Because these cats are sociable, they don't like to be left alone all day. If you have to work or go to school most of the day, then it may be better to adopt two cats so that there is less likelihood of separation anxiety.

These breeds are low shedders, but they aren't hypoallergenic, so they don't work well for people with allergies.

What Are Their Health Concerns?

The good news is that Ragdoll cats are a relatively hardy breed. They can be prone to urinary tract infections and kidney disease like other cats, but you can mitigate these issues with regular vet appointments and a good diet. These cats are naturally large and can be prone to obesity, so you should ask your vet about exercise needs and food portions to avoid this issue.

What Are Their Grooming Needs?

These cats need to be brushed a few times a week. They meticulously groom themselves, so you will only need to bathe them if they get incredibly dirty from mud or playing outside. Because these cats are incredibly docile, grooming isn't a pain—many cats may love to be brushed out!

If a Ragdoll sounds like it would be a good fit for your family, reach out to a pet supplier for more information about Ragdoll kittens for sale.