10 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

10 Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

You’d love to have a cat but you, your spouse or kids are allergic to cats. No worries, you can still adopt a cat. You may have heard of “hypoallergenic” cats. That does not mean that they are all 100% allergen free. That just doesn’t exist. Perhaps, they are proven to reduce allergic reactions by a lot.


What makes them hypoallergenic? They are called hypoallergenic because they produce lower allergens than the more common cats we know. There is a protein in cat’s saliva called Fel D1. This protein is what usually makes an allergic person take antihistamines, sneeze, have itchy eyes or even have an asthma attack. But the following 10 cat breeds produce less of this protein than others, which makes them hypoallergenic. Now you can go try to convince your family members that there are actually some hypoallergenic cats out there!


 

ORIENTAL SHORTHAIR

Oriental Shorthairs are short haired and shed very little hair. 
ORIENTAL SHORTHAIR


CORNISH REX

Very good cat for allergy sufferers since they shed very little because they possess only the undercoat layer called the down hair. 
CORNISH REX


 

SPHYNX

This breed of cat is hairless. Therefore, they have no hair to trap the allergens in their saliva. 
SPHYNX


 

RUSSIAN BLUE

This is suprisingly a hypoallergenic cat. Even though he has some fur, he is still short haired. This breed is famous for his blue/grey coloured coat that makes his coat shiny. RUSSIAN BLUE


 

BENGAL

What makes this breed hypoallergenic is not that it produces less of the protein that makes people allergic to cats, but it is their coats that make them hypoallergenic. Their coats require less maintenance, for that reason, their coats aren’t charged with as much saliva. 
BENGAL


 

BALINESE

This cat breed produces less of the Fel D1 protein in his saliva, which makes him a good candidate for allergy sufferers. 
BALINESE


 

 

SIBERIAN

This is a great option for cat lovers who really prefer a long-haired cat. 
SIBERIAN


 

DEVON REX

Same family as the Cornish Rex, the Devon breed has less hair and shorter fur than the Cornish Rex. 
DEVON REX


 

JAVANESE

Javanese cats only have one of the three layers of coat that regular cats have, similar to the cornish and devon rexes. The difference is that this cat breed only has the top layer of coat that most cats have instead of the down hair. 
JAVANESE


 

LAPERM

Laperms shed a lot less than most cat breeds because of their curly textured coat. 
LAPERM

 

 


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Hi..Great blog!! so much info..Glad to see you are putting the Canadian prices on Remedies now…You are certainly helping animals…Thank you..


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