What should you feed a Bengal cat? This question is asked by most new Bengal cat owners. Since cats are carnivorous, feeding them cat food high in protein is a must. To understand the dietary demands of a Bengal cat we must look back at its ancestral past where we find the Asian leopard cats.
These Asian Leopard Cats had a diet consisting mainly of protein based foods such as birds, lizards, and insects. Currently, most commercial cat foods contain less meat and more carbohydrates such as corn, rice, and soy. If your Bengal’s diet consists mostly of low-grade commercial foods, one can expect some health issues later on.
A great supplement to a Bengal cat’s diet is raw meat provided that the meat is fresh and not processed. You can make your own Bengal cat food or buy quality commercial cat foods. Most importantly, make sure that protein is about 50%-80% of your cat’s diet leaving room for fiber and vitamins. Please check with your local Vet about optimizing your cat’s diet.