Ask US Anything: Ragdoll Cat Lost, Aggressive 3-Year Old Male, Ragdoll Cat Matted Fur

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Our “Ask US Anything” is a series of posts on the site where I share the questions/concerns/ideas that readers have sent in and then the responses from our readers about those questions/concerns/ideas.

Ragdoll Cat Lost in Freezing Cold

Savannah wrote in, “Hi there, I’ve been following your page for a long time. My sweet flame point Ragdoll, Nouri, who is strictly an indoor cat got out of the house somehow and I cannot find him anywhere. I have tried everything. I live in Ontario Canada and the weather is below freezing. Nobody has seen him. Can Ragdolls survive in the cold?? I am so scared for him. Do you have any advice? 😞”

I posted her inquiry on Facebook to get a lot of ideas and help quickly:

**Update – Savannah did find her kitty 2 days later – she wrote, “I FOUND HIM! I sat in my car listening to the radio and saw him walking down the side walk! I walked towards him and he ran away, so I called his name and heard his tiny mews (he has a weird meow) and I coaxed him to me. I picked him up and carried him home ❤”


Aggressive 3-Year Old Male at Night

Alan wrote in, “I have a male and a female ragdoll, they r almost 3 years old but from a different litter. My male ragdoll during the night comes down the hallway with this awful meow sound and of course the female goes running towards him to see whats going on. Then the male always wants to attack her and tries to bite her neck. I have to get him off of her because I think he will hurt her even though they have a lot of fur. They play together and wash each other during the day but at night I don’t know why he is doing that. They have both been fixed when they were little, do u have any idea why my male cat is so aggressive at night?”

I posted his inquiry on our Facebook page for some ideas:

 


Ragdoll Cat Matted Fur

Ragdoll Cat Matted Fur

Kailyn wrote in, “Hello! I have a question about our sweet girl Ani, our 2 year old Ragdoll and was wondering if you could share in the Facebook group for thoughts? Also super interested to hear your thoughts as well!

Ani is our second Ragdoll. She is smaller than our big girl Snips, and her build and fur has always seemed different. At almost two years she is still almost entirely white despite being a seal mitted!

We brush them just about every day, but we just can’t seem to keep up with Ani’s mats and it has gotten worse the last couple months. I’ve attached a photo of one I clipped off from this morning. She has new, large mats everyday. Her fur seems much more fine and silky than our fluffy blue point, and her skin seems much more stretchy and sensitive. She is also our only cat that gets hair balls, not sure if there is any correlation. We’ve tried a variety of different brushes and combs, and clip them out when they are far from her skin. We also recently bought animal fur detangler to try.

She’s a very sensitive cat and I know she would hate going to a groomer, and as we are in Minnesota I don’t want to have to shave her. I’d love to hear any suggestions!”

I replied:

Hi Kailyn,

I posted this this morning for you – 

Please be sure to check it again in 24 hours.

I struggle with Charlie’s coat in the same way – but only during change of seasons – which we have right now going from winter to spring. So I just have to keep up on it more than I do the other months of the year.

You might also benefit from the tips and tricks on this page – Cat Matted Fur Tips and Tricks to Remove Cat Mats.

Please let me know if we can help further.

Thanks,
Jenny


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  1. Regarding the Lost (now found) cat in the freezing weather. I feel your pain. My Winston got out overnight. We live in Mexico next to a mountain with wild creatures just ready to eat him! Does anyone have experience with GPS Collars? Do you think that would help? He is an escape artist and ALWAYS tries to dart outside. It makes me a nervous wreck when he is out.

  2. SUPER PAWESOME & FABULOUS post, Jenny honey! Scary issue about the missing kitty…so glad she was found safe & sound! Great reference on the matted fur situation and I know the FB community will probably have some great input about THAT and the aggressive kitty behavior at night. I am clueless on both issues having no experience with either. 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love & purrs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3 <3 <3

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