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Bengal cat: information about health


In principle, the Bengal is a very robust cat that is not too susceptible to diseases. However, your owners should keep a few things in mind to keep their house tiger as healthy as possible. What health risks is the Bengal cat prone to? - Image: Shutterstock / Shvaygert Ekaterina

The greatest danger to a Bengal's health is probably her thirst for adventure and her curiosity. Anyone who has a representative of this lively, playful cat breed at home should therefore be particularly responsible in making the apartment safe for cats. Anything that can hurt the cat should be placed out of its reach - and their joy in climbing should also be taken into account.

Possible dangers and health risks

When preparing the house and garden for the Bengal, a few other safety precautions should be taken in addition to removing sources of danger. For example, it makes sense to have a special tilt protection on the tilt window that can save talented climbers from life-threatening injuries such as the tilt window syndrome. If the cat is to be a free-litter, it is important to make garden ponds, swimming pools and rain barrels cat-safe, for example with a board that can be passed over in an emergency. Most representatives of this breed are water lovers. As a freelancer, it can also be that the friendly but dominant Bengal is involved in fights with other members of the breed a little more often than calmer house tigers and that she gets bruises from it.

Beware of poisoning: the Bengal is susceptible

As robust as the Bengal is, it is susceptible to bacteria in the feed. Therefore, make sure to always serve her food fresh and throw away anything that does not eat up, especially in summer. In general, you should always keep a good eye on them: If there are signs of poisoning, you should quickly visit a veterinarian.

In addition, you should be careful about setting up poisonous plants within reach of the cat, or leaving food that can harm the cat. It can never be ruled out that the Bengal will try to be amicable because their curiosity ensures that nothing is missed.

Regular visits to the vet and animal welfare

Regular visits to the veterinarian are important in order to have the four-legged friends checked out and to take preventive measures against possible health risks. Talk to your veterinarian about what vaccinations he thinks makes sense and check your favorite's fur regularly for parasites. Healthy food and a watchful eye for changes in fur, skin, weight and general health are of course equally important.

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The housing conditions also play an important role in the health of the Bengal cat. To feel good, she needs a lot of space, variety, employment and movement. If she lacks it, she suffers, can show behavioral problems and get sick.