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
A Bengal cat looks like a traditional ordinary cat just as tigers, panthers and jaguars look like. It’s just that a quiet house pussy and, say, a leopard have a slightly different expression of their faces; and so, the Bengal cat, a creature, undoubtedly, a domestic one, managed to preserve exactly that arrogant and strict face, which happens only with large and free predators. Anyone who dares to look into the cold eyes of a Bengal and withstand his gaze can be convinced of this.
This can be seen on any photo of representatives of this breed.
The Bengal cat is one of the youngest cat breeds, and it was discovered in America. Just one American lady once thought: I wonder what will happen if we propose to her a perfectly ordinary domestic cat a beautiful Asian leopard cat? Oddly enough, the cat leopardich did not eat, but quite the contrary; and so a new breed was born. Continue reading