Reasonable prevention is always easier and cheaper compared to treatment, not to mention the suffering of the pet. In addition to mandatory vaccinations, a Bengal cat needs to be given complex specific vaccinations against the most common cat infections. It is easy for owners who really love their tails to adhere to the following rules:
– give only high-quality fresh food, whether it is industrial or natural feed; do not experiment too often with dishes unfamiliar to the cat; do not change the diet drastically;
– drink purified water, changing it in a bowl several times a day;
– fight against parasites – once a quarter to carry out deworming, even if the animal is completely domestic, because households can bring fleas from the street;
– monitor the change in the state of the animal – as soon as the pet “suddenly” began to behave differently, eats badly or drinks too much, the condition of the coat worsens – you need to see a veterinarian. Continue reading
Not all owners have to deal with the situation that a Bengal cat is often sick for a long time. Most of the pets of this elite breed, who visited the veterinarian on time for the necessary vaccinations, live a long and happy life. Nevertheless, it is better to know in advance about what health problems may arise in order to recognize the disease in a timely manner, in the early stages, without allowing it to grow to the size of a catastrophe that threatens the life of a pet.
On the general health status of Bengalis
I immediately want to debunk the widespread myth that purebred representatives of domestic cats are characterized by very weak immunity, that they often get sick, dying from problems, who are not threatening anything with street and outbred animals. On the contrary, breeders in the selection take healthy, that is, strong, hardy, not burdened by poor heredity and genetic anomalies of individuals. So the proverb “heals like a cat” extends to the Bengal purebred breed. But there is another factor: because of the small population of this particular type of cats, breeding is problematic. Continue reading
Like all thoroughbred cats, Bengalis are divided into classes. The higher the class of the animal, the more expensive it is. If you buy a kitten in a trusted cattery, then you definitely get all the information about it and its characteristics, so you know exactly what you can count on.
So, let’s start from the very top of the “class ladder”.
TOP SHOW CLASS
This is an ideal choice for those owners who plan not only to participate in exhibitions, but also to win prizes. A “Bengali” in this category must be 3 months old or more. It should be evaluated by licensed experts. The “portfolio” of such a pet must have certificates of prestigious exhibitions, competitions and awards. Continue reading
Domestic bengals in adulthood have an impressive size: males of the breed can reach 8 kg, and females – 6 kg. The height of a large animal at the withers is 40 cm, and the total body length with a tail is approximately 90 cm. The elongated body with amazing flexibility makes the representatives of the Bengal breed graceful, which is one of the differences from other purebred feline pets.
Naturally, females differ in appearance and physical characteristics from males. The difference in weight, and, accordingly, in other parameters, is immediately noticeable. A junior cat who has reached puberty, which is 8-9 months, is almost twice as large as a cat. Paws and tail are more powerful.
Given the goal – the creation of a pet having external and physical data of small animals living in the natural environment, special standards for the breed were developed. Continue reading
The breed of domestic cats with wild leopard color is naturally endowed with a strong and large body, sinewy paws with sharp claws of a forest predator, and powerful jaws. Therefore, the standard sizes, as well as the weight of Bengal cats and cats, in many respects differ from the parameters of other types of tamed representatives of the cat family in the world. At the same time, bengals combine predatory grace and, thanks to the work of breeders, the lively and affectionate nature of the pet. This allows you to successfully maintain the breed in normal household conditions, without causing any inconvenience to the animal, or the owner and household. During the breeding and development of the breed, the main emphasis by the author of a unique project, J. Millan, was on the outward similarity of domestic bengals with Asian forest ancestors. In the description of the appearance of the bengals, in addition to the famous spotty color and wool with glitter (shining like Bengal lights), it is indicated that they are quite muscular cats with a strong skeleton, characterized by the ability to jump high, climb objects with agile movements, and attack from ambush with lightning speed. Continue reading