Ragdoll Cat Breed Overview
Did You Know?
The name “Ragdoll” came about because in the early days of breeding, these kittens would go limp and relaxed when they were picked up and held.
Potential Health Issues for Ragdolls
Every purebred cat is susceptible to genetic and hereditary health issues. Ragdolls are no exception. And despite being a very healthy breed, accidents and illnesses do happen! Here is a list of potential health issues to keep an eye on as the owner of a Ragdoll.
- Heart Disease – $5,000 to $20,000
- Hip Dysplasia – $4,000 to $6,000
- Bladder Stones – $800 to $1,000
- Cancer – $5,000 to $20,000
- Cataracts – $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
- Cruciate Ligament Tear – $2,000 to $4,000
- Dental Issues – $250 to $1,500
Source: Cat Health Conditions
Top Pet Insurers
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What Coverage Do You Need?
These are the most important pet insurance coverage options you should have as the proud owner of a Ragdoll cat. All five pet insurance companies listed include standard coverage, which is what we recommend.
- Accident Coverage ✓
- Illness Coverage ✓
- Emergency Care ✓
- Hereditary Conditions ✓
- Cancer Coverage ✓
- Orthopedic Conditions ✓
- Prescription Meds ✓
- Wellness and Routine Care O
- Pre-Existing Conditions X
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Note: There are no pet insurance companies that cover pre-existing conditions.
How Much Does it Cost?
The short answer is that it depends. Here are some sample prices across the country to give you an idea of what a plan might cost you.
- New York, New York – $28/month
- Sacramento, California – $25/month
- Houston, Texas – $21/month
Note: Full coverage for three year-old Ragdoll cat