Would a ragdoll be a good match for someone with anxiety?
I suffer from anxiety and I am looking for an affectionate kitten. A breed who loves to snuggle and be held.
on Nov 21st 2013
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You don't need to pay $600 for a breed for that; you can find the love at a local shelter! Most will let you spend time with the kitties that you see and give you a chance to interact. Some will be shy, but plenty will come up to you and say "You are my human! Hear me purr and take me home to love!" That is how I got my first cat Pookie as an adult... she picked me, and I'm happy for it every day! Love your new friend with Greenies dental treats as well, which clean teeth and freshen breath! Kittens love to scratch and play, so it would probably be better for you to get a fixed pet closer to one year of age who has calmed down and is more snuggle-ready. ^_^
Pookie Face (in memory) answered on 11/28/13. Helpful? / 0
ABSOLUTELY. I suffer from depression, general anxiety, and social anxiety and my ragdoll (Jaspurr) makes me feel better every single day. He is so affectionate and his relaxed demeanor makes me calmer. I pick him every morning after I wake up and he begins to purr immediately. Even when I am having a panic attack or when I am feeling really depressed I swear he can tell because he will jump up by me and cuddle or he will follow me around until I calm down. Ragdolls are very sweet cats, they are extremely laid back, and they definitely love to be around their humans. I would recommend a ragdoll to anyone honestly, but especially someone who suffers from anxiety or depression like I do because I know how much better Jaspurr makes me feel. I hope this helps!
JasPurr answered on 11/21/14. Helpful? / 0