Sunday, 7 April 2013

The Best Diet For a Bengal Cat

Cats normally attain their moisture from their food and not so much from actually drinking instinctively so eating a purely dry food diet deprives them of this therefore it’s good for all cats to get a balanced diet of both dry and wet food. A premium food (like the kind you get from a Pet Store and not the grocery store), although more expensive does offer better ingredients and is a healthier option. Like the commercials on TV things like gluttons and meat by-products rank high up in the list of ingredients it’s probably not a great product to feed your cats, liken it to feeding them McDonald’s every night.

When entering the world of premium cat food you will come across multiple brands but also food for indoor cats, over weight cats, senior cats, kittens, hairball control, improve skin and coat and on and on.  A little research goes a long way to choosing what will work best for your cat, as well if you have to consider other cats in addition to your Bengal.

You don’t need to feed your Bengal a crazy diet, but you do need to be sure you choose a good healthy brand of food and give them a both wet and dry food.

Protecting Your Bengal From Loss

Keep your Bengal indoors. This keeps it safe from traffic and getting lost.

  • Keep an identity tag on the collar, with your phone number and area code. The area code is very important, as animal rescue centres will only try the number you have written on the tag. Don't put your name or the cat's name on the tag.

  • Microchip your pet. This is painless, and very effective. Ask your vet for details.

  • Keep open windows netted. Bengals, like any cats, are great escape artists.

  • Keep your Bengal in a travelling cage when travelling. Keep him faced away from onlookers; no cat likes to be stared at.

  • Teach your Bengal to come to its name.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Introduction To The Bengal


 The Bengal is a relatively new breed of cat which was first bred in the U.S.A and was originally created by crossing an Asian Leopard Cat with a domestic cat. The domestic Bengal derives its name from the Latin name of its wild ancestor, Felis Bengalensis (Asian Leopard Cat). Whilst the domestic Bengal is similar in appearance to the Asian Leopard cat, and its genetic makeup contains a contribution from that wild cat species, its temperament however is purely domestic. The goal in developing the domestic Bengal cat breed was to preserve a strong physical resemblance to its beautiful wild ancestor and at the same time the new domestic breed was designed to be a pleasant and trustworthy family companion. Therefore, the conformation of the Bengal is definitely reminiscent of its ancestors. The Bengal is a large, sleek and very muscular cat with its hind-quarters slightly higher than its shoulders with a thick tail that is carried low. The Bengal should be alert and affectionate and its wild appearance is enhanced by its distinctive spotted or marbled coat. The different coat patterns are either leopard spotted or marbled, on a background colour of brown, or sometimes white.There is no other breed of cat which displays the gold or pearl dusting effect (glitter) of the Bengal. Its pelt has a rich smooth feel of satin or silk. Even the voice of the Bengal is different from that of other domestic cats. They can coo and chirp, and like to jump and somersault. They also love to play with water. To sum up, the Bengal is self-assured, affectionate and playful, with the stunning looks of its wild ancestor.