Knit or sterilize?
Not all purebred Bengal cats and cats are suitable for further breeding. And we are not even talking about obvious defects in the exterior or problematic nature. In order not…

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Behavioral Features of Bengal Cats
The distinctive features of the character of Bengal cats and cats are due to their origin. As a result of interspecific crosses, this pet has not only a unique color…

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Pearl silver color of bengals
The silver variety of Bengal cats has become the second recognized after the classic brown standard in this young breed of domestic cat. The color silver - silver spotted (code…

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genetics

Hereditary blindness in bengal cats

Genetic blindness
is a disease that is common in many mammals. Some of its forms are considered congenital and appear immediately, while others develop with age. Gradually progressive blindness affects the outer surface of the retina. Specifically, this form of the disease is characteristic of Bengal cats. Doctors call this disease progressive retinal atrophy.

The disease affects photoreceptors. They register the incoming light flux on the retina. Photoreceptor cells begin to break down at the age of 8 weeks, and by about a year the animal completely loses sight. You can notice the signs of the disease in the period from 8 to 20 weeks.

SIGNS OF THE DISEASE
It is possible to detect hereditary blindness in a Bengal cat by external phenomena. Continue reading

Bengalis colors
The main difference that a Bengal cat boasts is its leopard color. This is a unique pattern on red hair, inherited from the wild ancestor of Prionailurus bengalensis. None of…

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About some new color subspecies
Snow color has a wide color range with the base close to white, light gray shades. These bengals are classified as links, mink, sepia. These are not albinos - how…

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Basic information on fertilization features leading to problems
As established by veterinary medicine, the stage of the reproductive cycle of a cat (estrus) occurs in a special way. The time of ovulation, that is, the exit of an…

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Characteristics of the unique breed of domestic Bengal cats
If you want to get an exotic, but completely domesticated pet, then a Bengal cat or cat is just what is ideal for this purpose. A pet of this breed…

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