We Guarantee The Genetic Health of Our Cats

Our kitten contract outlines the details of our health guarantee including the 5-year guarantee against genetic disease.

Our Intention:

Bringing home your furrever friend is a joyous occasion.

We hope that you will bond easily with your kitten/cat & that the bond will be long lasting. 

 

It is important that we strive to produce healthy cats -

not just for the precious life of the cat but also out of respect for the family members who love them.

Producing healthy Ragdoll cats that confirm to breed standard 

is how we promote this amazing breed. 

Healthy  Cats

Our breeding cats are given exams & screenings as needed to confirm their health,

and their ability to produce healthy kittens.

 

We also believe in routine dental cleanings,

and hope that you will provide preventative dental care throughout the life of your kitten/cat. 

The parents of our kittens are tested for genetic diseases.

Click here to see some of the genetic diseases we test for.

Click here to see the genetic test results for each of our breeding cats. 

 Healthy  Cattery

We have enlisted the help of a DVM feline specialist

 to design a cattery health & sanitation protocol to optimize health.

Stress Prevention

The prevention of undue stress is imperative to health.

This is especially true for felines.

 We can not stress this point enough

(pun intended).  

We provide a stimulating environment for our cats in our home. 

Our cats are apart of our family.

They are not caged.

Our kitties are routinely groomed & receive human affection daily.

In consideration for stress reduction in our kittens, we provide

helpful techniques to promote a smooth transition to their new homes.

(details found in kitten's take home packet)

 

Ragdolls are super social! 

These cats are best suited for households where human companionship is plentiful.

If you will be leaving your kitten/cat alone at home often, this may not be the right breed

for you to adopt. 

I do recommend adopting 2 kittens from the same litter. 

We will offer a $200 discount 

if two sibling kittens that are adopted together. 

 

See Adoption Information for more on multiple kitten discounts. 
 

Kittens

Before your kitten comes home they will have been examined by a licensed DVM for their wellness exams.

They will have had their kitten series vaccines, parasite check, & de-wormings.

They are also spayed and neutered.

Our kittens are fed high quality foods & are raised in a clean, stimulating environment with appropriate socialization. Our kittens & cats are 

socialized to a family full of human, children, and our dog, Flori. Gentle handling begins at the "Critical period" of 2 - 7 weeks. old.

At this time the kittens our housed in a clear gated pen in one of our our common living spaces.

They are exposed to the sites, sounds, and frequent interactions with all family members.

At 8 weeks of age and over, our kittens our transferred to the "big kitten room" where they have the plenty of natural light,

climbers, toys, puzzles, beds, and mama by their side. 

Our kittens live as a family with their mama until 14 weeks of age. The American Association of Feline Practitioners

recommends that kittens remain with their litter mates and mother until 14 weeks of age. This is an evidence based best practice for the 

prevention of unwanted cat behaviors such as play aggression, inter-cat aggression, inappropriate elimination, etc. Kittens learn

how to be cats by observing mama and interacting with her and their litter mates.

Allowing kittens to remain with their mother promotes a

state of wellbeing, and inner confidence that follows them into their new families post adoption.  

We do not take shortcuts in the health and care of our animals,

and it is expected that adopters will continue this level of care. 

As part of the adoption contract ,

you will be required to have your kitten seen by a licensed DVM within 72 hours.

You are required to have this appointment scheduled with a DVM 

before picking up your kitten.

The kitten health guarantee is detailed in the kitten Adoption contract.

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We test for 43 genetic conditions, blood type, and carrier traits to ensure the health of our Ragdolls.

 We Use Optimal Selection Feline for genetic testing

Here are some of the diseases that are included in the genetic report for each of our cats: 

Included Health Tests:

Acute Intermittent Porphyria (Variant 1), Acute Intermittent Porphyria (Variant 2), Acute Intermittent Porphyria (Variant 3), Acute Intermittent Porphyria (Variant 4), Acute Intermittent Porphyria (Variant 5), Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome, Burmese Head Defect, Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (Discovered in Persian cats), Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, Congenital Erythropoietic Porphyria, Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome, Cystinuria Type 1A, Cystinuria Type B (Variant 1), Cystinuria Type B (Variant 2), Cystinuria Type B (Variant 3), Dihydropyrimidinase Deficiency, Earfold and Osteochondrodysplasia, (Discovered in the Scottish Fold), Factor XII Deficiency (Variant 1), Factor XII Deficiency (Variant 2), Familial Episodic Hypokalaemic Polymyopathy (Discovered in Burmese), Glutaric Aciduria Type II, Glycogen Storage Disease, GM1 Gangliosidosis, GM2 Gangliosidosis, GM2 Gangliosidosis, type II,  (Discovered in Burmese cats), GM2 Gangliosidosis, type II (Discovered in domestic shorthair cats), GM2 Gangliosidosis, type II (Discovered in japanese domestic cats), Hemophilia B (Variant 1), Hemophilia B (Variant 2), Hyperoxaluria type II, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Discovered in Maine Coon), Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (Discovered in Ragdoll), Hypotrichosis (Discovered in Sacred Birman), Lipoprotein Lipase Deficiency, Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I, Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (G1558A variant) , Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (T1427C variant), Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII, Mucopolysaccharidosis VII, Multidrug Resistance 1, Myotonia, Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rdAc-PRA), Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in Bengal cats), Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Discovered in Persian cats), Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency, Sphingomyelinosis (Variant 1), Sphingomyelinosis (Variant 2), Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Vitamin D-Dependent Rickets