White Bengal Cat BENGAL CAT HEALTH

BENGAL CAT HEALTH

How to Maintain good health in Bengal cats.

To promote Bengal cat’s health, it must be provided with a conducive environment for its growth irrespective of them being pets or breeders in a breeding program. All Bengal cats have similar needs to maintain good health.

  • A good diet
  • A good, clean and accommodating environment
  • Sunlight access
  • Time for play and movements
  • Good human interactions
  • Reduced stress sources.

Prevent Diseases, viruses and Parasites.

In order to keep the Bengal cat health, health issues such as diseases, viruses, and intestinal parasites have to be prevented. Like all breed of cats Bengals have certain weaknesses with respect to their health. Example include the HCM which is the heart problem and affects many Bengals and other breeds worldwide. This disease often results in the death of the cat. This problem is hereditary and can only be avoided if breeders test their cats before breeding.

Breeders have to test their cats for hereditary and viral health problems. This helps prevent these diseases during the lifespan of the Bengal cat.

If a Bengal cat is adopted, these test would not be required unless the kitten falls ill so it is important to get kittens from reputable breeders.

Health is a priority and as thus we ensure that all our kittens come with a complete health guarantee

We are proud that our cattery was able to test negative for the diseases and parasites below;

  • HCM (heart)
    FiV/ FeLV (immunodeficiency/leukemia)
    PK-deficiency (anemia)
    PRA-b (progressive retinal atrophy of the eyes)
    Trichomonas (intestinal parasites)
    Giardia (intestinal parasites)
    Coccidiosis (intestinal parasites)

The test are quite expensive. There is also a lack of knowledge and that’s the reason for most of the Bengal cats breeders lack of tests.