Bengal Cat Overview

 

Did You Know?

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…

 

Bengal Cat Health

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.

Condition Cost to Treat
Heart Disease $5,000 to $20,000
Hip Dysplasia $4,000 to $6,000
Bladder Stones $800 to $1,000
Cancer $5,000 to $20,000
Cataracts $2,000 to $3,000 per eye
Cruciate Ligament Tear $2,000 to $4,000
Dental Issues $250 to $1,500

 

Source: Cat Health Conditions

 

Top Pet Insurance for Bengal Cats

These are the most popular companies for Bengal cats based on coverage, price and customer satisfaction.

Full List: Best Pet Insurance

 

Coverage to Focus

These are the most important pet insurance coverage options you should have as the proud owner of a Bengal cat. All five pet insurance companies listed include standard coverage, which is what we recommend.

Coverage Standard
Accidents
Emergency Care
Illnesses
Cancer Coverage
Prescription Meds
Orthopedic Issues
Hereditary Conditions
Routine Care O
Pre-Existing Conditions

 

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.

Location Price
New York, New York $28/mo.
Sacramento, California $25/mo.
Houston, Texas $21/mo.

 

Note: Major Medical coverage for three year-old Bengal cat.

 

 

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