Like all cats, Bengals do have health problems and some can be inherited. Run, from any breeder that does not offer any health guarantees on kittens.
The main health issues are progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), pyruvate kinase deficiency (PK Def), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and cataracts.
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is hereditary and causes progressive blindness in Bengals. There are no treatments for it.
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a heart disease that is the most common in cats. This disease enlarges the heart muscle (hypertrophy). Like PRA, it is hereditary.
Pyruvate kinase deficiency (PK Def) is another inherited disease that causes anaemia in Bengals.
Cataracts can develop in old age but are also sometimes inherited. They can be surgically removed in some cases.
Our Bengal breeders have been tested and are free from any of them.