Feeding Your Ragdoll Cat

by Rob on March 2, 2013

Quality, premium cat foods have a balance of the nutrition needed for your cat to be healthy. If you add human foods to your Ragdoll’s diet you can upset the balance provided by your cat food.

Milk should never be used instead of water; milk does not add balance to your cat’s diet, and most cats are actually lactose intolerant. Feeding your cat milk can give your cat diarrhea, which you will have to deal with when it’s time to clean the litter box.

It is also not a good idea to feed your cat raw eggs. Eggs can contribute to a lack of biotin in your Ragdoll’s diet. This deficiency can cause skin and coat problems. It can even stunt your cat’s growth. Feeding your Ragdoll raw fish can also lead to dietary problems. Fish contribute to a lack of thiamine in your cat’s diet. Lack of thiamine can cause weakness, seizures, and a lack of appetite.

Feeding raw meat to your cat can introduce bacteria and parasites that can make your Ragdoll sick. If you feed your cat a quality premium cat food you will not have nutritional deficiencies. Table scraps do not provide the nutrition your cat needs. If you are unsure which premium food to feed your Ragdoll cat consult your veterinarian.

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jim treannie June 12, 2009 at 11:12 am

hi
we just adopted a 4 year old male ragdoll.he seems to want to eat all the time. he is 16lbs
should we keep his food dish full or just give him so much food a day.

thanks jim

catgirl September 4, 2010 at 7:26 am

We have a 17 lb ragdoll cat named Squash. We got him from the SPCA two years ago. When we first weighed him, he was overweight at twenty pounds.

The show “Cats 101″ recommends making one cup of food available per day. We put dry food in a Cat Food Silo, which makes the food available all day. However, instead of gaining weight, Squash actually lost two pounds in the first six months at our home and hasn’t put the weight back on since.

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