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Breeding healthy kittens is our first priority


We continuously research and read up on various health issues that are common to this breed. 

We also ensure that we breed with healthy Queens and Sires, by conducting PK-Def (Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency) testing and HCM (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) screening.  We also blood-type our breeding cats. Cats coming into our home are isolated until they are screened clear of any parasites.


Due to the advancement of medical testing - we are now also screening for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy) in our breeding cats to help ensure that we will not breed kittens that will go blind from this disease.


Hypertropic Cardiomyopathy

Please follow the links to various sites detailing HCM and why it's so important to make sure your kittens parents are screened every year.

Every breeding cat at AkeeraBengal has been screened for HCM and is HCM Negative! 

The scientists are very close to a genetic test for HCM.  We are so dedicated to eliminating this illness, that we have donated, and will continue to donate each year until we succeed ~ together!


If you would also like to help in the studies, funds can be sent via Paypal to:


Pawpeds - HCM Info


Vet Med - HCM

Cattington Post



FIV & Tri-Trich'm another title

Please follow the links to information on various sites which we conduct random testing on.


Feline Immunodeficiency Virus


Cornell - Health Resources - FIV

Wikipedia - Feline Immunodeficiency Virus




Wikipedia - Tritrichomonas Foetus

Pet Med - Digestive - Tritrichomonas

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Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency

Please follow the links to information on PK Deficiency - and how a small investment by the breeder can ensure this doesn't happen to your baby.

Every breeding cat is genetically screened for PK Deficiency for proper mating to help ensure healthy kittens.


Laboklin - Genetic Test




Herpes & FIP'm another title



Wikipedia - Rhinotracheitis


Feline Infectious Peritonitis


Cornell - FIP



ABCD (European)
Advisory Board on Cat Diseases
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Progressive Retinal Atrophy
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Feeding Raw?!?!

Raw food is the best food for your cats. It is a species appropriate diet.

We are considering an option to feed quail.

If you'd like to make your own, a recipe can be found by clicking on the Food Prep tab to the right.

Pet stores and veterinary offices are also seeing the benefits to raw feeding - some of which now also offer ready made raw food in it's frozen state at your local pet store.

Feeding your kitty raw chicken wings and tips will assist in keeping their teeth clean and healthy.

Please do not feed raw and kibble as that's when you'll find the most issues of gut flora imbalance.

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