AngelDust

TICA Registered Bengal Breeders

BENGAL CAT NUTRITION

FOOD TYPE:  Raw Complete Meals
We recommend feeding Bengals predominately a raw, balanced diet. The easiest way to do this is to feed the balanced meals that are delivered to you frozen from Purrform, Natures Menu, Natural Instinct or Nutriment. These are put into your freezer and you simply defrost what you need. The health benefits of feeding these to your Bengal are immense, and include:
  • Non-smelly, small stools
  • Good breath
  • A stronger immune system
  • Improved digestion
  • Increased energy levels
  • Dramatic decrease in feline diseases
  • Glossier, healthier coat
For those of you who wish to find out more about raw feeding, the following websites are very useful:
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FOOD TYPE:  Wet Food (tins & pouches)
If you wish to feed a mixture of wet food and raw complete meals, or just wet food, look for high quality brands that contain no grain or very little grain. It is greatly preferable to feed wet food over dry food as it has a much higher water content, significantly less carbohydrate and a higher protein content coming from animal sources, rather than plant sources. It’s higher water content helps keep urine at the correct pH level and helps flush the kidneys and bladder, avoiding many of the hydration problems encountered with dry kibble.

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FOOD TYPE:  Dry Food (biscuits & kibble)
If you feed any dry food to your Bengal make sure it is of a very high quality, with a high meat content and does not contain grain. There are some very good brands now sold in the UK such as Simpsons, Orijen, Acana, Thrive and Nutrivet Inne.

We do give small amounts of dry food to our Bengals, but not regularly, and we do understand that it can be very handy if you may be back late etc and need to leave something out for your cat to graze on. The reason we do not recommend a mostly raw diet for Bengals is because it has been linked to numerous health conditions in cats, including obesity, diabetes, vomiting, chronic diarrhea, high blood pressure, pancreatitis, asthma, skin and coat problems, bladder disease, kidney disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

Cats have a naturally low thirst drive as, naturally, most of their water is contained within their prey and dry food leaves them dehydrated, which is why dry cats are far more prone to urinary stones, bladder infections and kidney disease. Furthermore, many of the chemicals and preservatives used to give dry food a shelf life of 12 to 18 months, have not been thoroughly studied. Cats do not have the digestive enzymes necessary to digest the carbohydrate content in dry biscuits.

There are some vets that will tell you that cats get along just fine on dry diets. However, we would argue that there is a vast difference between surviving and thriving, a difference that can clearly be seen in our cats here at Angeldust.

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Contact Us

When enquiring about a bengal kitten, please tell us a bit about yourself and the home you can offer one of our bengal kittens, including who lives at home, working hours, children etc. This helps us find you the best kitten for your household, activity levels and circumstances. Leaving a mobile number will ensure a quicker reponse, usually the same day. Email only enquiries will usually be responded to within 48 hours.