Bengal Cat Health

Being pedigree animals (we know their parentage & controlled selected breeding) as oppose to moggies (Domestic Short or Domestic long Haired cats) we can make an accurate guestimation of commonly inheriatable species or breed susceptible  diseases.

A bit like we humans do when the Dr asks you ‘Does anyone in your family have asthma?’ for example… So there are tests that we can do to screen our breeding stock so we can plan our mating better to breed healthier animals or culled (desex & pet home animals that aren’t suitable to be used in the breeding program).

We screen our breeding stock using the latest in Veterinary Medicine & Genetic testing in an aim to produce healthy disease free cats that will live long & healthy lives. We are fortunate that the area of Veterinary Science is always developing new tests & ways to identify screening for disease.

Colour Testing

We send samples off to UC Davis, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory for testing our breeding stock.

Click on link

https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/cat/

Bengal Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA – b)

We send samples off to UC Davis, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory for testing our breeding stock.

Click on link

https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/cat/BengalPRA.php

Erythrocyte Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PK Deficiency) in felines

We send samples off to UC Davis, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Genetics Laboratory for testing our breeding stock.

Click on link

https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services/pkdeficiency.php

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) – Ultrasound by a Cardiologist.

We work along side other breeders of Bengal & Burmese cats. We organise a group of cats between us & take our cats to SASH (Small Animal Specialist Hospital) to Dr Rita Singh BSc, BVMS (hons), Dip Vet Clin Stud, FACVSc, Dip ACVIM (Cardiology) (click on her name to bring up the link…. http://sashvets.com/staff/dr-rita-singh/)

More info can be found on Bengals Illustrated Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

http://www.bengalsillustrated.com/1950/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-hcm/

Routine Veterinary Care

Our Cats for prophylactic & emergency care goes to Irrawang & Thornton Veterinary Hospitals http://www.myvets.vet/