The Bengal is a large size cat breed that originated in United States. It typically weighs 8 to 15 pounds and has a short-length thick coat. There is also a medium-length coat variant of this cat breed known as the Cashmere. They are highly active and do not shed a lot. It is recommended to occasional grooming such as a weekly grooming session to keep the coat in good condition.
Common Health Conditions
- Hemolytic anemia occurs when a cat’s body begins to destroy red blood cells at a faster rate then it can product them. This condition can also be induced by medication
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (a form of heart disease) is when the heart or portions of the heart become enlarged and thicken, thus reducing the ability for the heart to pump blood effectively.
- Progressive retinal atrophy (a degenerative eye disease) where the photoreceptors of the eye begin to slowly degenerate over time leading to eventual full blindness in the cat typically by ages 3-5