Care of the Bengal Cat

Bengali cat care

Periodic care


Each week it is advisable to check their ears as they can accumulate earwax that must be cleaned with cotton swabs moistened with an appropriate liquid that we will find in appropriate veterinary centers.


Nails should be cut frequently with special scissors for this. It is good to accustom them from very small to the cut of the nails. If the kitten is afraid to see the scissors it is better to cut the nails between two people, one to hold the kitten wrapped in a towel covering the head and the other person cutting the nails.


Some Bengali secrete a kind of fat under their chin. It is also cleaned with a cotton swab moistened in the same liquid that we use for the ears.

The tail of the male

Some males secrete a fat on the beginning of the tail. To clean this grease we will use a special shampoo for cats.


As a short-haired cat, the Bengali needs little care of the mantle. However, we will be attentive during the molt period in which they will need frequent brushing with a card.


The Bengali cat is very clean and always stays splendid. Anyway, we can bathe him from time to time, especially if he enjoys water. For his bath we will use special shampoo for cats. It is not advisable to use colonies since they can be toxic to the cat’s skin.

Bengali cat feeding

At each stage of the growth of Bengali we must provide a healthy diet.

From 1 to 2 months

Dry food and canned food for babies.

3 months a year

Dry food for puppies and canned food also for puppies.

From the year

Dry food of maintenance for adults and canned food.

If it is a neutered male or a sterilized female we must feed it with special feed for castrated cats, low in fat. Ifn the case of pregnant cats, during the gestation stage it is advisable to feed them with feed for puppies. In any case, it is convenient to provide fresh food to vary your diet. They can eat white fish, boiled chicken, raw rabbit. Needless to say, in case of diarrhea should be consulted as soon as possible to the veterinarian.


Vaccines are essential to maintain a good immune system

1st vaccine

Between 8 and 9 weeks: the first trivalent vaccine is administered. Discuss with the veterinarian that they should be inactivated with the virus.

2nd vaccine

Between 21 and 30 days after the first vaccine: the second dose of trivalent is administered.

The leukemia or chlamydia vaccine

It is not necessary if our kitten is going to stay at home or supervised garden trips.

It is only necessary when our pets will be in contact with street cats. In that case, it should be administered 15 days after the second trivalent vaccine and separately.

3rd vaccine

One year after the second vaccine the same trivalent vaccine will be given.

The Rabies vaccine

It is not compulsory if the cat remains in Spain. It will only be administered in the event that he travels abroad.

Exercise and other needs

The Bengali is a very active cat and needs to discharge all its energy. It is therefore important, especially in the puppy stage, to provide moments of playing and motivate him to exercise. They love to go for a walk if they get used to wearing a harness. They are also staunch lovers of hunting and finding all kinds of stuffed mice, balls, etc.

Finally, what our Bengali pet needs most is the love of its owners. They are animals that look for the people with whom they live and they themselves will ask for their portion of pampering that we can not ignore.