In Asia, there was a time when the Asian Leopard Cat made it to the endangered species list, but now they are out in the wild still thriving. At home, there is a domesticated, smaller version of the Asian Leopard - the Bengal cat. These are great household pets that need a lot of nurturing and caring by their humans. To learn a few things about Bengal cat health problems is to know what to do in case our little leopard gets sickly at home.
Bengals are naturally playful and they love water. They are sneaky and smart and have a very keen sense of smell. These cats have the appeal of its wild animal predecessor and the qualities of a domestic pet. Like any other animals, Bengals are prone to some health problems that may be caused by food poisoning.
This breed of cats is easily affected by any food with bacteria or fungi. The usual symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, upset stomach, and fever. A Bengal cat could die immediately from this so it is important that you go to the vet at once for treatment.
Like dogs and other cats, the Bengal cat could easily be tempted to eat chocolates. But this is really bad for their health. Chocolate has bad effects on cats. It could cause vomiting, seizure, hyperactivity, heavy breathing, and weakness. It is stressful enough to worry about Bengal cat health problems, what if the cat just dies because of chocolate? That is more frustrating and even more emotionally stressful.
You will need to bring your pet to the vet at the sign of the symptoms mentioned if you suspect that it has eaten some chocolates.