Dr. Jennifer Creed has more than 15 years of emergency veterinary medicine experience and more than five years of general practice experience. She most recently worked at Emergency Veterinary Services in Lisle, Illinois. Involved with the treatment and rescue of purebred cats, Dr. Jennifer Creed is especially attuned to the needs of ragdoll cats.
Typically a bigger cat with males reaching 20 pounds and females around 10 to 15 pounds, ragdolls are affectionate cats who tend to get along with people, including kids, and dogs. These cats reach full size when they turn four years old. Their striking blue eyes make them stand out, and they have a semi-longhaired coat that comes in six colors and four patterns.
According to the Aubrey Animal Medical Center, there are some signs ragdoll cat owners should pay attention to when caring for their pet. If the cat shows any of the following signs, the pet owner should take seek immediate medical care.
* Cloudiness or redness in the eyes
* Excessive scratching or shaking the head or ears
* Sudden hind leg weakness or paralysis
* Weakness or rapid breathing
* Inability to urinate or discolored urine