Three reasons to get pet insurance for Ragdolls
Ragdolls are amazing family cats that are great for first-time pet parents. They're known for being inquisitive, affectionate and loving – as well as super chilled. They also boast big blue eyes and a lovely, soft fur coat. But all cat breeds are vulnerable to certain health issues so Ragdolls would benefit from having a great pet insurance plan to ensure they have the best quality of life an dyou don't have to foot some sizeable vet bills.
Here are three conditions common in Ragdolls.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
One of the most common problems Ragdolls face is a UTI – a condition that can be extremely uncomfortable and cause intense pain. This can be a reoccurring problem in some cats, meaning multiple courses of antibiotics. Although a single prescription may not break the bank, constantly needing to go to the vet will soon add up. If your Ragdoll looks like they are experiencing discomfort, this could be why.
For big chunks of the day, cats are found sleeping or cleaning themselves. Ragdolls are no exception. Cleanliness is next to godliness but this grooming can cause digestive problems later down the line, with hairballs getting stuck in their digestive systems. This can cause vomiting and frequent gagging, which will cause further problems. These digestive issues could cost more than $1,000 to treat. Pet insurance should cover most of the bill, though.
Polycystic Kidney Disease
This is an hereditary disease that is very common in Ragdolls. It occurs when cysts develop in the kidneys and gradually get larger over time. Treating Kidney problems can cost up $7,000, especially in more severe cases. Some of the main symptoms include weight loss, high water intake and weakness. A great way to help guard against this disease is getting your cat spayed/neutered.