Ragamuffins

Ragamuffins

Affectionate, Sociable, Easy going

The Ragamuffins have squarish muscular bodies with fluffy coats. They have long bodies with long tails. The Ragamuffin is fairly low maintenance but can be needy and demand attention at times as they are very attached to their families.

Ragamuffins

Health

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Lifetime Care

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Breed Profile

Height

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  • 10 – 15 inches

Weight

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  • 10 – 20 lbs.

Lifetime

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  • 12 – 16 years

Health Risk

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Polycystic kidney disease

What is it?:

Polycystic kidney disease is a condition where there is a formation of cysts on the kidney tissue. It is a genetically incurable disease in cats. Kidney failure can result if these sacs become too large and multiply over time, causing the organ to die.

% of cats affected

10%

Clinical signs

The symptoms of Polycystic kidney disease are:

  • Nausea
  • Your pet may drink more water than usual and even urinate more
  • Blood may be seen in the urine
  • Weakness and lethargy
  • Your pet may start losing weight
  • High blood pressure
  • Vomiting

Treatment

Polycystic kidney disease is not curable but can be treated to make sure the kidneys last for as long as possible. The cat may be given anti-inflammatory or other pain medications for the discomfort. The cysts that form on the kidney may also be drained occasionally for the temporary relief of your pets.

Average Vet Bill

$1000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $900

80% = $800

70% = $700

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Arthritis

What is it?

Arthritis is a condition that causes pain in the joints, which can make movement for the cat difficult. Arthritis is a progressive disease that cannot be cured but can be managed with proper treatment.

% Of cats affected

10%

Clinical signs

The clinical symptoms of this condition may include –

  • Stiffness in the legs
  • Limping
  • Hesitance to jump from surfaces
  • Your pet may be irritable
  • May sleep more often than usual
  • Lethargy
  • Reduction in activity
  • They may face difficulty using the litter box

Treatment

Arthritis is not a curable disease but there are multiple ways to treat it and help keep it in check. Pain medications may be given to the cat for discomfort. Acupuncture treatment is where needles are placed at specific points in the body to relieve pain and may be recommended. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed for treatment. Cold laser therapy is a painless therapy that can be given to cats that helps reduce pain and swelling. Joint supplements can also be injected to relieve the pain.

Average Vet Bill

$1000

Amount a Spot accident & illness plan would cover*


90% = $900

80% = $800

70% = $700

*Hypothetical reimbursement examples illustrate reimbursement of an eligible vet bill at the noted reimbursement rate, assuming the annual deductible had already been met.

Personality

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Friendly

The Ragamuffins are a very friendly-natured cat breed that gets along with all its family members.

Docile

They are docile and relaxed and love to be held and cuddled.

Playful

The Ragamuffins are very playful and love to play with toys. They typically will not spoil your furniture as they keep themselves busy with toys.

Lifetime Care

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Coat

Ragamuffins have long-haired coat that is soft, fluffy, and tangle resistant.

Colors

Ragamuffin coat colors are blue, brown, blonde, black, and white with tabby tortoiseshell and mink patterns on it.

Hypoallergenic

No

Grooming

The Ragamuffin does not have many grooming requirements. Their coat needs to be combed once or twice a week. Their nails also need trimming occasionally.

Training

They need to start training early on. They should be trained with treats and rewarded for good behavior. Clicker training can also be used to keep them motivated.

Ragamuffins: Introduction to the Breed

The Ragamuffin cats have a connection to the Ragdolls. According to legend, Josephine, a feral Turkish Angora with a solid white coat, was the first Ragamuffin. Longhairs with pointed patterns and mitted feet first appeared when the breed was created, they were called Cherubim. Longhairs without points and mites were called Miracle Ragdolls. It took some time for the name Ragamuffin to be coined.

Ragamuffins Cat Physical Characteristics:

  • Rounded head
  • Walnut-shaped eyes
  • Short heavy neck
  • Rounded medium ears

Ragamuffins Cat is best suited for pet owners:

  • Who wants an adoptable pet
  • Who wants a cuddle buddy
  • Who wants an affectionate pet
  • Who may have kids

Things to know before deciding to own Ragamuffin

  • The Ragamuffins may not need a lot of grooming, but they can shed a lot of hair. Your house may have cat hair wherever the Ragamuffin sets foot.
  • They are lap cats and love to be cuddled which is why they may not do well when left alone in isolation. They need attention.
  • They can be vocal at times and make their presence known.
  • They are only meant to be indoor pets, so if you are looking for a pet that accompanies you on adventures then they are not your pick.
  • They tend to be clingy and needy and may follow you around everywhere like a dog.
  • Are Ragamuffin cats high maintenance?

Are Ragamuffin cats playful?

The Ragamuffin is very active and friendly and is always up for a game. They love to cling to their owners and will do anything with them.

Are Ragamuffin cats intelligent?

Ragamuffins are very intelligent and can be similar to dogs. They can also be taught to play fetch or different tricks. They are affectionate and quick learners.

Conclusion

The Ragamuffin is a ball of fur that is extremely cuddly and affectionate. They can be clingy and a shadow of their owners. They are a laid-back cat breed so If you are looking for a pet that stretches back and relaxes right next to you then the Ragamuffin is just the right pick! They are also good with children and can be picked up and snuggled with them. They are also great at socializing and may also greet the guests at the door. They are perfect for a family who is not active or that is looking for a pet that is easygoing but also occasionally playful in nature.

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