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The Friendly Floppy Ragdoll Cat Hardcover – January 27, 2012
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From the Author
Chapter One The Remarkable Ragdoll Ragdoll-flop ▪ temperament ▪ personality ▪ size ▪ appearance ▪ breed standard
Chapter Two Colors and Patterns seal ▪ chocolate ▪ blue ▪ lilac/frost ▪ red/flame ▪ cream ▪ silver ▪ sepia ▪ cinnamon ▪ black ▪ white ▪ fawn ▪ smoke ▪ colorpoint ▪ bicolor ▪ van ▪ lynx ▪ tortie ▪ torbie ▪ self-color/ solid ▪ mismark ▪ color changes from young to adult ▪ registries
Chapter Three Ragdoll or RagaMuffin, What’s the Difference? comparing these two similar breeds
Chapter Four The Mysterious Beginning Ann Baker and the foundation cats for the Ragdoll breed; Raggedy Ann Daddy Warbucks, Raggedy Ann Fugianna and Raggedy Ann Buckwheat ▪ other breeds like the Honey Bear, Cherubim, Baby Dolls, Doll Babies, Birman, Burmese, Balinese, Persian and RagaMuffin ▪ the light and dark side ▪ pointed and solids ▪ breed start ▪ introduction to the UK ▪ influential breeders in gaining recognition in the cat fancy ▪ registries today
Chapter Five Finding and Choosing Your Ragdoll list of questions to ask a breeder before you purchase your Ragdoll ▪ where to find your Ragdoll ▪ pricing ▪ contracts ▪ visiting a cattery ▪ cat shows ▪ two photo series showing the first few months of Ragdoll kitten growth
Chapter Six Bringing Your Ragdoll Home preparation for bringing your Ragdoll home ▪ what to have on hand ▪ introducing your new Ragdoll to your home and existing pets ▪ tips to ease the transition
Chapter Seven My Furbabies author’s personal story of finding her Ragdoll wannabe rescues ▪ things she did, and things she would do differently
Chapter Eight Toys and Trees what to look for in cat trees ▪ toys ▪ scratchers ▪ scratching post ▪ perches ▪ training your cat
Chapter Nine Grooming and Cleaning self grooming ▪ over grooming ▪ desensitizing ▪ teeth cleaning ▪ brushes ▪ combs ▪ bathing ▪ mats ▪ drying ▪ trimming and shaving ▪ preventing hairballs ▪ shedding ▪ nail care ▪ hair removal ▪ floor care and clean-up
Chapter Ten Food ingredients ▪ feeding raw food ▪ bowls ▪ water fountains ▪ food standards ▪ safety ▪ recalls
Chapter Eleven Dangers and Emergencies help lines ▪ poisons or toxic food, plants, yard, garage and household dangers ▪ evacuations ▪ emergency and first aid kit lists ▪ cat-proofing ▪ deterrents ▪ having your cat outside ▪ collar, leash, stroller and enclosures ▪ microchips ▪ what to do if your cat is lost
Chapter Twelve Litter and Litter Boxes types of litter ▪ litter boxes ▪ location and quantity of litter boxes ▪ cleaning boxes ▪ pregnant women and toxoplasmosis ▪ floor care after a mishap ▪ inappropriate elimination
Chapter Thirteen No-No's— Deterring Unwanted Behavior distraction ▪ deterrents ▪ discipline ▪ biting ▪ aggression ▪ scratching ▪ plant eating ▪ cats on kitchen counters ▪ territorial issues ▪ understanding your cats behavior ▪ felines not getting along ▪ behavioral issues ▪ spraying
Chapter Fourteen Your Ragdoll and Travel boarding ▪ pet sitters ▪ separation anxiety ▪ traveling with your cat ▪ pet friendly hotels
Chapter Fifteen Feline Traits and Characteristics the senses: sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste along with that sixth sense cats seem to have ▪ why cats do what they do ▪ whiskers and tongues ▪ kneading ▪ purring ▪ scent marking ▪ mood clues ▪ righting reflex ▪ blood types ▪ why having a pet is good for you
Chapter Sixteen Veterinarians and Vaccinations vaccination guidelines ▪ form of vaccine: live, modified live, killed, recombinant, adjuvant and non-adjuvant ▪ what to look for in choosing a vet ▪ traditional and alternative medicine ▪ cat years ▪ visiting the vet ▪ vaccine associated or injection site sarcomas ▪ surgery
Chapter Seventeen Feline Health, Illness and Diseases dental ▪ temperature ▪ weight ▪ medication ▪ pilling ▪ allergies ▪ DNA and PCR testing ▪ vomiting ▪ hairballs ▪ diarrhea ▪ constipation ▪ cats anal glands ▪ parasites: fleas, ticks, worms ▪ infections and viruses ▪ asthma ▪ colds, cat flu and upper respiratory infection URI’s ▪ feline herpes FHV-1 ▪ viral rhinotracheitis FVR ▪ feline infectious peritonitis FIP ▪ feline enteric coronavirus FECV ▪ feline panleukopenia FPV ▪ feline immunodeficiency virus FIV ▪ feline leukemia virus FeLV ▪ urinary issues and feline lower urinary tract disease FLUTD ▪ stones and crystals ▪ diabetes ▪ pancreatitis ▪ liver disease ▪ hypertension/blood pressure ▪ thyroid disease ▪ hypertrophic cardiomyopathy HCM ▪ polycystic kidney disease PKD ▪ kidney disease, chronic renal failure CRF and acute renal failure ARF ▪ cancer ▪ seizures ▪ arthritis ▪ old age
Chapter Eighteen Saying Goodbye hospice ▪ euthanasia ▪ grief ▪ in memory ▪ planning for your cats future if you are no longer able to care for it
Resources and References
Glossary including abbreviations
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This book is a must for anyone who loves the breed or who is interested in the breed, you will be able to see and learn all you need to know about the Ragdoll.
Well done Kimberly and thank you for putting such a wonderful book out there for all to have.