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Feeding you​r Ragdoll

     Feeding Ragdoll cats and kittens is like feeding any cat and is important to have a good food for the health and happiness of your pet. It is crucial to ensure that your cat gets a proper balance of nutrients in order to ensure optimal immunity, healthy fur and skin, and proper growth till maturity. Ragdoll kittens have delicate stomachs, so we have taken extra care in choosing your kitten’s food. Ragdoll cats need a diverse diet, high in proteins and vitamins. They need specific sources of meat and ingredients must specify what animal and what organ the meat comes from. A goal is to come close to zero empty calories as possible. Poor quality food will be much less satisfying for your cat, which will make it eat more, thus taking in unnecessary ingredients into their body, such as empty grains and fillers. This can lead to health problems overtime. Breeders and owners frequently report being amazed by how much food their Ragdoll cat can put away without gaining weight. They are also very vocal and will tell you when they need more. Having the best food possible is one of the most important things you will do for your Ragdoll.

What we do...

We personally feed our cats and kittens mostly wet (canned food) and free feed dry kibble. We give wet food in the morning and evening. 

Ideally kittens would get a midday portion of wet food (if possible), since they are growing rapidly.

Why Feed Wet Food?

First, your modern house cat evolved from desert cats, and this has left them with a low-level thirst drive. Even if your cat is very thirsty, they'll probably never gorge themselves at a bowl of water like a dog might. Another reason hydration is so important in your cat's diet? Your domestic feline isn’t hunting high-moisture prey like their ancestors did. So, for many cats, it's important that they get some of that necessary moisture from their diet—and of course, dry cat food doesn’t have it. The benefits of feline hydration are crucial to your cat’s vitality and wellbeing. Water is essential for helping your cat’s kidneys clean out impurities. Without enough water, that process can break down, possibly leading to bacterial infections and the formation of crystals in the urine, which, if left untreated, can prove fatal. Wet food is great for all cats but is especially great for male cats due to their increased risk of developing a urinary obstruction. Obstructions are incredibly painful, and extremely life-threatening if not taken care of immediately, so any steps that you can take to prevent it from happening in the first place — like giving your cat wet food — is highly recommended. Instead of using wet food as a "treat" or as a supplement to your cat's dry food, it should really be the other way around.

How Long Can You Leave Wet Food Out?

Once opened, canned food has a shelf-life of 24 hours and must be stored in the refrigerator. If your cat does not finish their wet food, it should be properly stored in the refrigerator or discarded. Leaving canned food out for longer than a few hours can run the risk of contamination and cause gastrointestinal upset. The reality is, it'll probably be left out longer than that. It depends a lot on the heat and humidity in your home, but 4-5 hours left out would be ok. Depending on your home setup, and the amount of time you'll be away from home, you may even want to try freezing your cat’s food and leaving it out so that by the time they're ready to eat it, it will have thawed out. 

How to get the dry food we use (online only)

Simply "click" the link below 

1.Go to

2.The page will read at the top meet Maura Maxwell your Field Rep

3.Click on products

4.Click on cat food

5.Click on your type of food All Life Stages OR Grain Free All Life Stages

(Keep in mind you will get better prices if you have your order auto shipped to you) 

How to get the wet food we use

It can be found at most pet food stores or online (I typically order from Amazon).

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