New Bengal Kitten/Cat Home Care
My Bengal kittens are fed wet food twice daily. The wet food they are given varies due to availability. The ones I’ve been trying to keep on hand are Purina One High Protein Grain Free Pate Variety, Purina One Healthy Kitten chicken & Salmon Pate, Weruva Chicken and pumpkin dinner grain free, and Tiny Tiger grain free variety flavors pate and chunks in extra gravy on hand. I also leave out Purina Pro Plan Kitten Chicken and Egg formula grain free dry food all day every day. I use Stella and Chewy’s Freeze dried Raw Chicken as treats (Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels). The Bengal kitten should be kept on only these foods for at least the first few months in their new home and any food transition after that should be done very slow. My adult Bengal cats are fed the same wet food and instead of the dry kitten food, they get Purina One True Instinct grain free.
For Bengal kittens/cats going to new homes, I recommend keeping powdered pumpkin on hand to mix in the wet food if the kitten should develop diarrhea. With the stress of moving to a new home it is possible for the digestive system to be stressed.
Fresh water should be available at all times. It is important to use filtered water (water without minerals).
For treats I use Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken and pawTree pawTreats Freeze Dried Chicken, Apples & Kale.
The litter I use is pine pellet bedding that can be bought at farm supply stores such as Tractor Supply. I highly recommend using some cat litter attractant such as Fresh Step Litter Box Attractant while your new kitten is getting used to his/her new home.
When bringing your new Bengal kitten home it is best to use the same food, treats and litter he/she is used to until he is settled in (a few months). If switching to a different food or litter, it’s best to switch slowly by mixing some new into usual products and slowly increase to the new over a week or weeks.
The pawTree food and treats can be purchased from this link:
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The Purina Pro Plan Kitten grain free wet and Purina Pro Plan Kitten dry, Tiny Tiger grain free canned food, Weruva, Purina canned and Stella and Chewy freeze dried chicken treats are available from Chewy.com
Purina One high protein grain free canned, both Purina dry foods above, Stella & Chewys, and Weruva can also be purchased from Amazon.
The above foods can also be found at other pet stores but I wanted to list the two I usually use for automatic shipment which gives you the opportunity to save some money.
I send a few days supply of food as well as a kitten blanket and a few favorite toys with your new bengal kitten.
Your bengal kitten is eligible to receive one month of Trupanion pet insurance for free as long as you activate the free trial within 24 hours before or after the go-home date. Unfortunately NY State does not allow for NY residents to participate in the free trial.
For pickup, you will need a pet carrier with enough room to put a small travel litter pan in with the kitten/cat if the trip to your home is more than an hour. I recommend hard style carrier with both top and front entry. Bengal kitten/cats are very intelligent and can learn to unzip soft sided carriers very easily.
Please give your new bengal kitten/cat ample time to acclimate to his/her new home. It is best to confine the kitten/cat to a smaller area for the first week so they can find the litter box easily and not get overwhelmed. It is recommended to always have one extra litter box available for each additional cat. For example if you have one cat, you should have 2 litter boxes and if you have 2 cats you should have 3 litter boxes etc.
Slow introduction to other pets in the house is the best. I recommend waiting at least a week before having the new bengal cat/kitten meet existing pets. The meeting should only take place after your new bengal kitten has seen your veterinarian to confirm their health. This gives the new bengal kitten/cat a chance to acclimate to the new home and be more comfortable before meeting housemates.
You will have my email and cell number to be able to ask questions that may come up and aren’t already answered here.