Ragdoll Cat Cost – How Much Does a Ragdoll Cat Cost to Keep?

| August 9, 2015 | 7 Comments

Ragdoll Cat CaymusRagdoll Cat Cost – How Much Does a Ragdoll Cat Cost to Keep?

In addition to the price of a Ragdoll cat, one of the other questions I get frequently through e-mail is the average monthly or yearly cost of a Ragdoll cat.

The price of a Ragdoll cat is covered on this page – Ragdoll Cat Price – which is literally the amount you paid for the kitten or adult cat.

However, the monthly or yearly amount required to keep a Ragdoll cat is quite different.

A Ragdoll cat cost really includes:

  1. Food
  2. Litter
  3. Vet Visits
  4. Flea Control, etc.
  5. Unexpected Expenses
  6. Cat Health Insurance
  7. Did I forget something?

A kitten is usually more expensive because of vaccinations and what not.  A cat can still be expensive because of food, litter, vet bills, etc.

Do you have an idea of what you spend on or budget for your kitty every year?  If you can include in the comments a breakdown of what you spend and also maybe say if you feed dry food, wet food or raw food (as the costs of those vary considerably), maybe where you live, the type of litter you use, the age of your cat, the health of your cat, etc.  You can break it down by the month or the year.

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. plmcat says:

    i figured i spend about 5000 dollars a year on my 3 cats. that may be a low figure. if they have to go to the vet then it’s more. i don’t regularly take my cats to the vet because they are always pushing pills and food and vaccinations on me. get sick of it. any animal is expensive to keep. they require care just like kids. good thing they don’t go to college.. lol.

  2. Sheila Brown-Blei says:

    Mew Mew uses only the finest in litter and the most advanced automatic litter box and her own bathroom (stashed in my bedroom). So that is the most expensive thing. I suppose she would poop anywhere I set up, but I am totally lazy.

    Mew Mew eats well, and since I changed her dry food to a better brand, $8.00 a bag, and she gets a small can of wet food a day, she has less knots in her long hair.

    She is an indoor only cat, therefore no vet visits. No fleas, no contact with other cats. She is, however, next to my cable bill, my most expensive outlay. Oh well. I am just an old lady with a cat.

  3. Patti Johnson says:

    Great post, Jenny! Hmmmmm. Let’s see now….

    Miss Pink Sugarbelle is almost 3 years old now (she’ll be 3 on Oct 7th) and in very good health.

    All costs below are annual estimates based on what we spent last year:

    1. Food (wet, incl dry treats) $600
    2. Litter $225
    3. Vet Visits: $75.00
    4. Flea Control, etc.. $0.00
    5. Unexpected Expenses: $100.00
    6. Cat Health Insurance: $0.00
    7. Fun Schtuff (toys, catnip, etc…): $100

    GRAND TOTAL OF ANNUAL EXPENSES/BUDGET: $1100

    We live in Lawrence, Kansas (USA). Miss Pink Sugarbelle uses Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Ultra Clumping Cat Litter. 🙂 <3

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle

  4. Christy says:

    $1,700 Food
    72 Litter
    0 Vet Visits
    0 Flea Control, etc.
    500 Unexpected Expenses (mostly as a result of Floppycats.com product reviews!)
    0 Cat Health Insurance
    0 Did I forget something? (I hope not!)
    $2,272 Well, that’s shocking!

  5. Maureen Bailey says:

    I have two cats (one Ragdoll and one Siamese, 2 years old and 1 year old)

    Vet: approximately $80-100/year for vaccinations
    Litter: $100/year
    Food: $846/year
    Unexpected expenses: varies per year… Last year, it was around $2500 because we had a couple of visits to the emergency vet for one of them eating chocolate and needing a stomach pump, and one having stones. So far, this year is just thinks like new porcelain bowls.
    Toys: around $50 a year

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