Breed Guide: Bengal
Posted on October 13, 2014 under Cat Articles
Dr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Bengal
Weight: female 10-15 lb, male 10-22 lb
Points of conformation: Large cat with small head and short ears. Broad muzzle with pronounced whisker pads. Long limbs and thick tail.
Coat: Short, dense and soft coat.
Color: Usually tabby with marbled or spotted patterns.
Grooming needs: Low
Behavior Traits: Athletic and outgoing and highly energetic.
Is a Bengal cat right for You?
The Bengal is a cross between the Asian Leopard cat and the Domestic Shorthair, originally bred by researchers to explore natural resistances to Feline Leukemia Virus. The early breeds were not easy to tame, but have been selected progressively for their temperament. They tend to be dog-like and will fetch and tolerate being walked on a leash. They are considered a very vocal cat and can have an unusual meow.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Bengal
According to the number of cat insurance claims Pets Best receives
|Medical Issue||Average Claim Amount||Most Expensive Claim|
|Oral Resorptive Lesion||$528||$923|
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