Sometimes brushing a cat regularly is enough to prevent cat mats from forming and comb out any mild ones. It’s good to establish brushing habits as early as possible in a kitty’s life before it gets harder for them to become accustomed to it.
How do you quantify how much a cat sheds? Ragdolls shed a similar amount to any other mid- to long-haired cat, such as American Bobtails, or breeds such as Siberians which have a triple coat.
Unsurprisingly, Sphynx cats shed the least amount of hair. They aren’t actually bald, despite their look and reputation, but their coat is extremely fine and thin.
You can’t stop your ragdoll from shedding completely. What you can do is work to reduce the amount they shed, so that you aren’t constantly having to clean your clothes and furniture of cat hair.
Because ragdolls don’t have an undercoat they don’t tend to produce much dander. Grooming your cat effectively won’t just remove shed fur but can also remove the dander before it’s deposited around the home.