Yes, the average lifespan of a Ragdoll cat is 9-15 years, but this extends far more than that. It’s important to keep in mind that the age of 10 is an important hump in a cat’s life and that most Ragdolls do get past it and live longer than that.
There are plenty of things that can leave a great mark on the body of a cat and either expand their life or shorten it. The good news is that you can actually control many of these.
It is difficult to pinpoint whether tomcats or female cats (mollies) live longer because each gender is exposed to certain factors that might influence their lifespan. Male cats are territorial and when they are in heat, they often fight other males to get to the females.
Acute diseases have a rapid onset and development. Most of the time, they seem to appear out of nowhere and acting fast is absolutely crucial.
Due to genetic factors, Ragdoll cats are prone to developing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.