Breeds of hypoallergenic cats?
Question by Canine luver: Breeds of hypoallergenic cats?
I have a Siberian cat and I have her because I researched the hypoallergenic qualities and my mom decided that she’d trust me and actually go see the kittens to see if she was allergic.. She and I are both allergic to cats and we have NO allergies to our Siberian whatsoever!
I am wondering if there are other purebred cats with hypoallergenic qualities etc or cats that people have noticed they are not allergic to? (I know it varies with each individual but I’d love to know the possibilities so I could see if I’m not allergic and can adopt more cats!)
I’ve heard of allerca but those cats are usually about $ 7,000 and you can’t test it out first. I’m just wondering about normal purebred cats that aren’t genetically altered
Answer by robinbanks
Although there is no scientific proof, the Siberian and Russian Blue cat breeds are said to be naturally hypoallergenic. Other cat breeds like the Sphynx, LaPerm, Cornish Rex, and Devon Rex don’t have some of the normal layers of cat fur possessed by more common breeds. These breeds can sometimes be tolerated by people with only mild allergies to cats. However, the most common allergy is to the cat’s saliva rather than the fur, so for those people, even a hairless cat breed may not be the answer.
The Allerca Company announced in 2006 that they have been successful in breeding a line of hypoallergenic cats. Although there have been no studies reviewed on this claim, many people are already placing orders for hypoallergenic kittens. Felix Pets is another company who claims to be in the process of developing a hypoallergenic cat breed.
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