Brilliantbengal approved products and resources
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|Ferris Cat Wheel Help your kitty stay fit and enriched! This brand is the most study and is large enough for bengals. Avoid knock-offs, they break.|
|Litter Box in Box Most of our cats use a 24 in Frisco high sided box with a large Van Ness regular box nestled within. We sometimes put puppy pads between the boxes. This system reduces scatter and is easy to clean.|
|IRIS Top Entry Box Another good option to reduce tracking. Available on Amazon and on Chewy. Suitable for cats 6 months and up who tolerate closed-style boxes.|
|Pine Pellet Litter. Pine pellets scatter less than clay, are more eco-friendly, and cost less. Marketed as “horse bedding” at Tractor Supply / Southern States|
|Pet Beds Our cats prefer cat trees, but it’s nice to have bed options. Five Below beds are adequate, and can be replaced inexpensively.|
|Toys Our cat’s prefer simple toys such as this $1.50 Frisco Wire Teaser ,$4 Plastic Spring Toys, cheap wands. The best play experience involves you; engage kitty’s hunting instincts!|
|Homemade Cat Food Our cats prefer this recipe. It’s a nutritious, limited ingredient meal with oral health benefits (bone). Those without a grinder can but pet-intended pre-ground from Hare Today or TQDF (SVO chicken with bone and organs). Safe handling is essential. Carefully inspect meat for freshness. DO NOT USE PREGROUND RAW MEAT FROM THE GROCERY STORE as it is not safe to feed raw.|
|Shelf-Stable Food If you must, choose the best you can afford. Options include Stella and Chewys Carnivore Creations Chicken and Liver. We also like Koha Brand in Chicken, Turkey, or Rabbit. Available online. At Petsmart, Merrick Backcountry in Rabbit or Kitten. Please know that many bengals are intolerant of highly processed foods (including all kibble).|
|Probiotics Probiotics make for happier tummies and immune systems! Our favorite is Jarrow S. Boulardii + MOS. Sprinkle 1/3 capsule on food. We also rotate 1/4 tsp organic ground pumpkin seed in food. Both are human grade supplements available at Amazon.|
|“Grain free” Warning The FDA has linked many popular foods, to canine heart disease. We suggest food intended for “obligate carnivores,” meaning no peas, chickpeas, legumes, plant proteins, or potatoes. Small amounts of plain pumpkin are fine for cats with stool issues.|
|Kibble Kibble = cereal. A long-term all-kibble diet could lead to dehydration and may have implications for the digestive track, liver, and kidneys. We do not recommend any kibble.
|Pre-made Raw Primal Frozen Nuggets are available at independent pet stores and online. Some rave about Darwins raw meals. We do not feed freeze-dried products; they negate the main benefits of raw feeding: minimal processing and increased hydration.|
|Cat Trees Bengals adore cat trees; bengals are distant relatives of tree cats, after all. Buy any affordable tree that is not white. For younger kittens, buy a shorter tree or partly-assemble a taller tree (to avoid falls / stressing young joints.)|