In this article, we take a look at how often you should bathe your Bengal cat.
Bengal cats are famed worldwide for their stunning, striking appearance and beautiful coats.
It stands to reason, therefore, that your cat should get a bath from time to time.
Let’s find out what the truth is about bathing your Bengal cat.
Do You Need To Bathe Your Bengal?
The truth is that you don’t actually need to bathe your Bengal.
Because Bengals have short coats, they can generally do a very good job at keeping themselves clean.
Cats – in general – are very good at keeping themselves clean (especially when compared to their canine counterparts).
However, if you do want to bathe your Bengal cat to keep him/her fresh and clean, then follow the guidelines below.
Bathing Your Bengal Cat – How Frequently?
If you do want to bathe your Bengal, then you could look to bathe around once per month.
Too frequent bathing can cause skin issues. It also isn’t necessarily the most enjoyable process for your Bengal, so you don’t want to do it too often.
However, some owners do report that their Bengals are fine with being bathed fortnightly.
We do think that once a month is probably the best bet in the first instance, and then look to ‘scale up’ from there if appropriate.
If you are going to bathe your Bengal cat, then you’ll want to use a good pet shampoo too. Go here to check out our guide to the best shampoo for Bengal cats for more information.