The Bengal cat was officially named in 1974 by Bill Engler. however, there are some who are unsure of the true origins of this breed’s name.
So the mystery continues…
Unfortunately, every type of purebred cat is susceptible to genetic and hereditary health issues. Including Bengal cats. Here is a list of potential health issues to keep an eye on as the owner of a Bengal cat.
- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (the most common heart disease in all domestic cats)
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency
Pet Insurance for Bengal Cats
These are the most popular companies based on coverage, price and customer satisfaction. These are the most important pet insurance coverage options you should have as the proud owner of a Bengal cat.
|✓ Accidents||✓ Illnesses|
|✓ X-Rays, Blood Tests, etc.||✓ Surgery|
|✓ Hereditary Conditions||✓ Hospitalization|
|✓ Congenital Conditions||✓ Prescription Medications|
|✓ Chronic Conditions||✓ Emergency Care|
|✓ Cancer||✓ Specialty Care|
|✓ Diagnostic Treatment||✓ Alternative Treatment|
|x Pre-Existing Conditions||x Preventative Care|
Note: There are no pet insurance companies that cover pre-existing conditions.
Learn More: Pet Health Insurance 101
How Much Does it Cost?
The short answer is that it depends.
As the owner of a Bengal cat the good news is that rates are low because they are a relatively healthy breed. Here are some sample rates across the country to give you an idea of what a plan might cost you.
|New York, New York||$28/month|
Sample prices only: standard coverage for three year-old Bengal cat