What is the Difference Between a RagaMuffin Cat and a Ragdoll Cat?

Differences between the RagaMuffin Cat and Ragdoll Cat

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Many pet owners get confused about the difference between RagaMuffins and Ragdolls cats.  The fact that the names are so similar adds to the confusion.  There are also pet owners that have not heard of RagaMuffin cats.  The RagaMuffin cat breed grew out of the Ragdoll breed.  The Ragdoll breed was developed by Ann Baker in the 1960s.  Anne developed the Miracle Ragdolls, the IRCA Ragdolls, and the Honey Bears.  To develop these breeds, domestic longhairs, Persians, Birman, and Angora breeds were used.  These different lines of cats were known as the Cherubim Cats.  The Cherubim Cats were registered in the International Ragdoll Cat Association (IRCA)  IRCA was a registry formed by Anne Baker.  However, the breed that is considered related to the RagaMuffin (more…)

Losing Your RagaMuffin

ragamuffin catLosing Your RagaMuffin

Losing your RagaMuffin one day is inevitable.  One day your beloved RagaMuffin will cross over to the Rainbow Bridge.  For most of us, our RagaMuffins are not just pets.  They are family members that are very easy to fall in love with.  Many of us feel we can communicate with them because they are such smart animals.  Language is not necessary.  Communication with our RagaMuffins through the connection we have is all that is (more…)

COVID-19 and Felines

Cats and COVID-19

Cats and COVID-19

Coronaviruses are viruses that can cause several symptoms.  These include difficulty breathing, a runny nose, cough, sore throat, and fever.  There are also additional less common symptoms, such as digestive issues including nausea and diarrhea.  Some cases of coronavirus are mild and others can be more severe, causing pneumonia and often the need for a ventilator.

 

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Blood Group of Cats

Why is Knowing the Blood Group of Your RagaMuffin Kittens Important to Breeders?

Some breeders may not be aware of the implications of the blood types of their breeding cats.  The blood type has no effect at all on a pet cat, but it is important knowledge to have with respect to your breeding cats.

There are three blood groups is cats.  There is blood group A, blood group B and blood group AB (rare).  Blood type A is a dominant type and blood group B is recessive.  Each cat gets one gene for blood type from its sire and one from its dam.  In order for a cat to be blood type B, it must receive a blood type b gene from each of its parents.  If a cat gets a blood type A gene from one parent and a blood type b gene from the other parent, because the A gene is dominant, the cat’s blood group will be A. (more…)