Do Ragdoll Cats Shed?
Originally published on Apr 11, 2015
This topic comes up pretty frequently through emails and on our Facebook page. And I have been watching Charlie shed like a maniac recently, so I decided to republish this post.
There is a myth out there that Ragdoll cats don’t shed. I have never experienced a non-shedding Ragdoll cat! They are long-haired cats, so of course they are going to shed and there is going to be a lot of hair because they are long haired!
Curious readers sometimes ask me, “How much do Ragdoll cats shed?” It’s a subjective question and there’s no way to quantify the amount Ragdoll cats shed. The amount they shed depends on:
- Where they live – the climate, temperature, humidity
- What they eat
- Their genes
- How often they are brushed
- What sort of health they are in
Please share your shedding experience with your Ragdolls by leaving a comment below. Also, be sure to include what you do to help with the quantity of cat hair.
We have a download-able ebook, Grooming the Fluff, that will help you learn about the best methods and tools to use to keep that cat hair at bay.
You might also be interested in reading our post about Best Vacuums for Ragdoll Cat Hair According to Ragdoll Cat Owners
Here’s a YouTube video of me brushing Caymus, a seal mitted Ragdoll cat, with the Shedmonster and the amount of hair that comes off of him.
You can buy the ShedMonster for $14.89.
I also love the Lilly Brush BFF for getting Ragdoll cat hair off of furniture and other fabrics.
You can buy the Lilly Brush BFF for $19.85.