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Bengal cat: ideal nutrition
Bengal cat: ideal nutrition

The Bengal cat has the appearance of a small leopard, being a cross between the leopard cat and other domestic breeds. This cat has a strong predator instinct as well as some physical characteristics for which it requires greater attention for its feeding. Here is the ideal diet for the Bengal cat.

Because we have to be careful with food


The Bengal cat is a fairly recent breed, recognized in the nineties.

The right diet for these cats is a bit particular compared to other breeds.

Bengal cats they erected a shorter gastrointestinal tract than normal and this characteristic makes them more sensitive to some foods.

In fact, the main problem of this feline is the inability to digest or metabolize particularly complex foods.

For these reasons, the Bengal cat tends to suffer from diarrhea and other tummy upsets caused by improper nutrition.

What can they eat


Bengal cats they cannot eat too rich foods such as fatty ones, in particular dairy products and derivatives.

Being carnivorous cats, a great complement to a Bengal cat's diet is raw meat (white or red).

However, the latter must be of first choice, fresh, unprocessed and lean.

Adult Bengal cats, who have never eaten raw meat in their life, will rarely like it. For this it is best to start at an early age.

In order to avoid any problems for your Bengal cat, be sure to handle the meat with the same precautions you would use for yourself.

Therefore, give your cat a product that has been manufactured according to strict hygienic criteria.

If the meat is frozen, after 48 hours defrosting the meat can no longer be eaten.


Finally, leftover food, if it remains for more than an hour at room temperature, it must be thrown away.

You can also buy quality commercial cat food, as well as kibble.

The diet of the Bengal cat must be well balanced, protein must make up 50% - 80% of your diet, leaving room for fiber and vitamins.

In any case, before choosing the menu for your cat, we recommend that you always ask your veterinarian about how to best balance the food.