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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 10:13 pm 
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Not all bengals are non shedders or hypoallergenic. Only certain lines! they have to come from a family of that sort of coat. Some actually moult quite a lot and have really bad hairball problems.

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And I would advise anyone tempted to get a bengal for allergy reasons to spend a decent amount of time with their chosen breeder and cat first.

It worked for us but it really depends on the individual and their allergy. My OH IS still allergic to our bengal, but much less so than any other cat we've been in contact with. He still washes his hands after stroking her and I hoover a lot to reduce allergens building up around the house.

Unless you get one of those £3,000 genetically modified cats from America there's no perfect solution!


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TigerTea wrote:
Unless you get one of those £3,000 genetically modified cats from America there's no perfect solution!


And those have been proven to be false! I am from the States and read up about them, and there is a HUGE lawsuit going on about it.


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Our snow boy seems to have a hairball moment every other day and he is visibly shedding. I try to brush him 2 times a day but he is incredibly cleanly so I worry that he ingests more fur than I can possibly remove!

I've not looked into the hairball dry food varieties. Can anyone recommend one which would also be good for sensitive tummies?

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Sounds like we're quite lucky with Gus! We actually looked at Bengals because of their lower allergy risk. Gus's got the super soft pelt-type coat and hardly sheds a thing. Even after a bath in prep for a show, we rarely have more than about 10 strands of hair on his brush. I wasn't allergic to his mother or father, so figured we'd be pretty safe with him. One of the other kittens though (a stud boy the breeder had bought from another breeder only a few days before Gus was born) set me off something terrible - he has more of a domestic coat, is this likely to have anything to do with it?


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My breeder told me our bengal boy has a VERY tight, plush pelt, so does that have anything to do with the shedding aspect of it?


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ladybug wrote:
I thought Bengals did not shed hardly at all? This is interesting.


Yes, I thought this too and had a wonderful hair-free year with my first (brown spotted) bengal. Then I bought him a little (snow) brother and it all changed! From my (teeny) experience I would say that snows are not as hyper-allergenic or non-moulting as brown spotties!

Still love them both though :o


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i know im still new to bengals, i must say though my sonny has hardly shed at all. i come across cats quite alot and i see my self as fortunate.


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 Post subject: Re: Shedding / moulting
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:53 pm 
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I just got on this site to see why my kitten is shedding so much. hes about 7 months old now and i just picked him up and i swear had a cat shaped print on my black pants. its A LOT of fur but its healthy and soft and theres no patches. Hes also a snow so now im wondering if that has something to do with it....


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:14 am 
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I just got 2 nine month old bengals. They both didn't shed at all at the breeder or for a week after. They are shedding a little now though. I don't give them the same vitamins as the breeder but I do feed them the same thing, raw with a little vitamins. I'm going to add the same vitamin mix now and see if it makes a difference in shedding. They still shed a lot less than my Siamese cats did in the past.


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 Post subject: Re: Shedding / moulting
PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:55 am 
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Kai is 6 months old and barely sheds at all. He sheds ALOT when he gets suddenly stressed out, and it lasts as long as the stress so if he calms down immediately he stops shedding immediately.
However, I've noticed as its warming up he seems to be shedding a bit more. And by a "bit more", i mean still barely at all. I wouldn't mind if he shed once a year if it meant he was an almost non-shedder the rest of the year :) Its such a joy!!


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