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A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home [Kindle Edition]

Jenny Dean
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Book Description

What if you knew what to expect and prepare for before you even picked up your Ragdoll kitten? Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to kitten proof your home? Or what about what to buy at the pet store in anticipation for your little one’s arrival? How about vet visits and cat health insurance? There’s a lot to consider and prepare for. A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home is a comprehensive guide that covers every aspect of kitten care a new owner needs to know.

Here's a peek inside:
Chapter 1: Kitten-Proofing and Preparing Your Home and “Safe” Room
Chapter 2: First Days with Your Kitten and Things to Watch Out For
Chapter 3: Ragdoll Kitten's Diet, Food and Water Bowls, Treats
Chapter 4: Recommended Scratchers, Toys and Beds
Chapter 5: Carriers and Your First Vet Visits
Chapter 6: Nail Trimming and Grooming
Chapter 7: Litter Box
Chapter 8: Dental Care – Teeth Brushing
Conclusion: Maintaining a Healthy Ragdoll Cat
BONUS: How to Introduce Your New Ragdoll Kitten to a Resident Cat
BONUS: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home Checklist
BONUS: Questions to ask Ragdoll Breeders

Carefully researched, this guide is a fast and enjoyable read with lots of photos and recommendations for the Ragdoll Kitten owner.

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

It took me several years to gather the information for A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home.  I spent hours upon hours talking to breeders, Ragdoll cat owners as well as vets about what were best practices, etc.

In late 2004, my parents adopted two Ragdoll kittens from Kentucky when our family's Rags was 15 years old.  We hadn't had a kitten for 15 years and moreover, we had never had a multiple cat household.  We did have a multiple pet household - always a German Shepherd dog and a Ragdoll cat.

It was important for us to not only upset Rags, the 15-year old, but also to welcome, Caymus and Murphy, the kittens.  We wanted to understand how to make it all work.  So I asked breeders, vets and also fellow Ragdoll cat owners through my website (an informational website about Ragdoll cats) about best practices for introduction as well as food options, etc.  Because of the research and approach, everything went well with introductions.  The breeder had recommended two kittens because if we only got one, then the one would always bug Rags. Whereas if we got two, then they would play with each other and leave Rags alone. 

After Rags passed away in March 2009, I became more serious about looking for my first kittens, Charlie and Trigg.  Since I had just said good-bye to a 19.5 year old cat, I knew that my two juvenile delinquents would be totally different, but it wasn't until after they were home that I realized how very different it would be!

I wrote and published, A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home, two years after the death of my dear, Rags. 

Much of what I experienced taking care of all of them (5 Ragdoll cats) is what I talk about in this book. 

The generosity of Ragdoll breeders who I have communicated with either via phone, in person or through e-mail over the past 10 years should not go unnoticed, their generosity of spirit, unending love for the breed and their attention to the breed have in part made this possible. 

In particular, I want to give a huge thank you to Peg Nelson of Meriwidoz Ragdolls (retired), Jeanette Gogan-Olivier of Angelight Ragdolls, Andra Schroeder of Little Apple Ragdolls, Debbie Le-Strange of GUYSNDOLLS Ragdolls, Melissa Keefer of Pretty Kitty Ragdolls, who helped give me additional information that I could add to this ebook. 

My vet, KC Cat Clinic, a feline specialty practice, has also been instrumental in helping me gain knowledge about overall cat health, well being and care.

I hope you enjoy reading A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home as much as I enjoyed writing it.

From the Back Cover

Thinking about getting a Ragdoll? Want an easy-to-read, yet an in-depth guide to preparing in taking your little one home? Jenny Dean's A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide: Bringing Your Ragdoll Kitten Home is an essential guide to owning a Ragdoll kitten. This eBook is broken down into easy chapters, and Jenny writes as if she is there with you to take you there through the various steps.

This eBook will give you more confidence and awareness as a cat owner. Make the right decisions on what products to use and on the health of the cat. You'll also enjoy the invaluable rearing recommendations, Internet links and practical product reviews. Find out how to avoid the truly un-Ragdoll worthy products and much more!

Product Details

  • File Size: 3979 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Publisher: (March 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VMODK6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,646 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ebook for Ragdoll newbies December 5, 2012
By halend
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The perfect reading material for the new Ragdoll owner. It is quite short, but has all the information needed to kick start your new life with a Ragdoll kitten.
If you buy one of these wonderful cats, this ebook is a must have!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Jenny Dean has created the total package of what an E-Book should be. A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide is easy to read and entertaining, simple to search and contains unexpected content. It not only tells, but shows what the new kitten owner needs to know. There are links to videos, products, and the information presented is from real life experiences, not repeated from other cat books. There are many quick, simple tips that can be used with Ragdolls and Maine Coons. Any large cat has different needs and Jenny addresses these in her book.

The book is well priced for the value. Purchasing it before you bring your kitten home will help you make good choices as you shop to get ready.

I'd suggest that breeders may wish to include a copy when they sell a kitten. It would save them a lot of time answering phone calls and emails from concerned new kitten parents. Well worth the small investment.

This is an excellent resource for people purchasing a new Ragdoll Kitten, people who already own one and want new ideas, and anyone interested in the breed. Yes, Ragdoll Kittens are different from other cats. You have to meet one to truly understand, but Jenny does a great job explaining the breed.

I recommend purchasing this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book November 7, 2012
By Susie
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I just got 2 ragdoll kittens and this book had great information. The author also has a corresponding website that I read all of the time. It also has great information. Very happy with this purchase. I would highly recommend for anyone purchasing a ragdoll.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Jenny and I exchanged Ragdoll books. This was the first ebook I've ever read. To those of you who haven't read one yet (which I am guessing will be very few of you) you can read it on a computer and do not need a tablet. It's like a cross between a book and a blog with clickable links. I liked Jenny's honest and personal experience stories from the 5 Ragdolls in her life. I love the picture of her with Rags, the cat that prompted her website. I appreciated the reasons behind the questions to ask a breeder, the products that were tested and reviewed, and the info about her mom's custom kitty door. I found the book to offer more than the title implied. This isn't just a book for new kitty owners, although it does cover that. I learned of new products for my two Ragdoll wannabes. The book complements her website and her Yahoo! group very nicely. I'm happy to have added to it my "Ragdoll Bookshelf"
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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"This eBook taught us so much regarding what to expect and how to prepare our home for our first Ragdoll kitten - without it, we would've made serious mistakes that could've damaged our relationship with our kitten! After two flights in cargo and 12 hours of travel, we just wanted to cuddle her up, but she needed to be comfortable and come out of her carrier in her own time.

Even more helpful was the advice on introducing 2 cats to each other - 3 weeks later, we brought home our Bengal kitten - a polar-opposite personality-wise! We followed the eBook's instructions and now we have two happy, well-adjusted kittens that are best friends, with no territory or jealousy issues. The eBook applies to ALL kittens and cats, not Ragdolls exclusively!

THANK YOU Jenny for all your help and guidance in bringing home our new family members!" - Sharon L
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ragdoll October 29, 2012
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This book has beren very informative on the Ragdoll breed. It has give me some great sggestions on grooming and keeping them busy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ragdoll kitten care guide October 28, 2012
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I recommend this to all new ragdoll parents, and other kitty parents as well. Helpful advice and available online. She includes tons of links to helpful products and additional info. Also good section on food and treats. years of experience will help you not have to find things out through trial and error.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!! A Comprehensive Guide-Insightful and Easy Read March 25, 2012
By Anson
Format:Kindle Edition
This guide was an easy, enjoyable read and given that my initial interest in the topic was minimal, my 'highly recommended' reviews should be enticing for future readers. I can't say that I have always had an affinity or even an interest in cats. A good friend adores cats and through the course of our friendship, several cats have come in and out of her life, which really were some of my first experiences with cats, specifically Ragdolls. This friendship and her great affection for Ragdolls is what precipitated my interest and how I came across this book. All of the qualities of which I associated with cats (secretive, unloyal, muted) were proven wrong by my experiences with Ragdolls and I loved the book because it not only provided insight into the breed regarding caretaking and nutrition (the basics of pet care) but behavior patterns, idiosyncrasies and advice that only a true lover of the breed could offer. The author's great love for Ragdolls is apparent throughout the book, seen not only in the extensive research done in the development of the book as well as the time investment made in testing out products to identify the best options available on the market. The author walks you through the entire process of important questions to ask breeders to how to prepare your house for the new addition to your family to the ongoing care needed. One of the common mistakes pet owners tend to make is the belief that 'cats are cats'. Each breed is distinct and this book provides a comprehensive, meaningful overview of Ragdolls. It is a must read not only for Ragdoll aficionados but anyone with an interest in cats. Who knows, the book may even convert a friend/family/spouse to a 'cat liker' as it did for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great guide!
I'm impatiently waiting for my first baby boy ragdoll in a few months! I loved how thorough Jenny's guide is with introducing the kitten to it's new home and her suggestions for... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Loquat Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A Great Introduction to Kitten Care
Published 1 month ago by Ernest J. Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good book, if your getting a ragdoll. Lots of good information about Ragdolls!
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Boyer
5.0 out of 5 stars A Ragdoll Kitten Care Guide
Excellent book even for those of use adopting a Ragdoll older than a Kitten!
My Ragdoll I adopted from my Oregon Friends Of Animal Shelters who had rescued her from a High... Read more
Published 1 month ago by K. Roth
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative book. This will definitely help me prepare ...
Very informative book. This will definitely help me prepare for my new Ragdoll kitten that I am expecting this winter. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Susan Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good tips including the importance of a safe room which ...
This book was very helpful. I read it before I got my kitten from the breeder. Lots of good tips including the importance of a safe room which I did not know before reading.
Published 1 month ago by S. Watson
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved your suggestions
I loved your suggestions. I have followed most
Of the suggestions and they have worked quite
We have a new 5 month old male and he is
Not the shy type... Read more
Published 1 month ago by peggy Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely helpful book!
This is a great book with a lot of helpful information. I didn't have a device to purchase the e-book (which would have been much better). Read more
Published 2 months ago by KLK
5.0 out of 5 stars A Special Book For This Breed.
Ragdoll cats are very specific in their likes and dislikes. They have their own charm inasmuch as they may sometimes seem like a dog in a cat suit with regard to their... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Alice M. Grove
1.0 out of 5 stars It is not a very good guide, it pretty much tell you that if ...
Not exactly what I was expecting. It is not a very good guide, it pretty much tell you that if something goes wrong, take the kitten to the vet. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Belinda Vargas
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Jenny Dean lives and works in Kansas City, where she was also born and raised. Jenny enjoys writing books about things she is passionate about like cats and couponing.

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