Gained from our years of experience, here are a few more helpful hints regarding food and water for your Kitten.
•In the past, we have not had success with the “Kitty Water Fountains” only because Bengals enjoy playing with moving water and more water ends up on the floor than coming from the spout! However, we have finally found a type of fountain that is more successful, than some. Look for a fountain that has both a charcoal filter and UV light sterilization. All cats like and require fresh water in clean dishes daily. Cats' systems are more sensitive than dogs' systems. Several day "old" water left sitting in a bowl on the floor can be contaminated with naturally occurring Giardia bacteria, which can make your Kitten or Cat sick. Loss of appetite, lethargy, and loose stools are the symptoms and would this would need to be treated by a Veterinarian.
•Our Cattery chooses to feed both no-grain, wet canned, Kitten food and cooked chicken with added supplements, as well as dry no-grain Kitten food and we recommend continuing with the high-grade food that we use and recommend for optimum health of your new Bengal Kitten. Pregnant Queens, Mothers with Kittens, and your new young Bengal Kitten all need extra nutrition and moisture for optimum health. We prefer to feed "Nutro's Natural Choice" no-grain Kitten and Cat formulas, as well as freshly cooked chicken with "Kitty Bloom" supplements. Check on the "Cat Health" page for more information regarding feeding your Kitten or Cat.
• Many Cats enjoy having "treats" in addition to their regular food. There are many varieties on the market and we choose organic real chicken/turkey or fish based treats for our Cats. Many of our Kitten owners have found that the freeze dried salmon is a favorite special treat. Bonita flakes are also a favorite of many of our Cats and Kittens. Check with us on availability, as we are a new dealer for the best Bonita Cat treats that we have found on the market! Just remember... these are special treats and not a large per cent of your Cats diet.
This recommended diet is our Cattery's personal choice for our Kittens and Cats and it is our opinion gained from many years of breeding. There are many types and brands of Cat food and the individual Kitten/Cat owner needs to make their own choice of product for feeding their Kitten or Cat. Please see our "Disclosure" page for further information. That being said, we do feel that with our years of experience, we have found some of the best methods and products on the market today. We do continuing education with our Feline Specialist Veterinarian to be able to not only keep our Cats and Kittens in the best of health, but also to be able to assist our Kitten and Cat Owners with our knowledge and experience.
However, if you do change your Kitten or Cats food, please remember to make the change very slowly over a week or so mixing a tiny portion of the new food with the existing food and increasing the amount every day, until the change is complete. Any Kitten or Cat can have some intestinal distress with immediate total food change and that can result in loose stools during the transition period.