You may know someone who loves cats but is, unfortunately, allergic to them. You may even be that cat lover. Well, all hope is not lost!
There are types of hypoallergenic or low allergy cats. Although these cats aren’t 100 percent allergy free and still produce pet dander, they may produce less dander and Fel d 1, a protein found in cat saliva. Fel d 1 is what about 10 percent of the population who are allergic to cats suffer from. With a bit of care and maintenance, you can own your own hypoallergenic cat!
Here are 9 of the best hypoallergenic cats:
Though the Siberian is a long-haired beauty, they produce less of the Fel d 1 protein in their saliva which means fewer allergies!
Like the Siberian, this kitty produces less Fel d 1 in their saliva, causing less of an allergic reaction to cat allergy suffers.
These cats have fine fur that requires less grooming and they tend to lick themselves less often, therefore, the Fel d 1 protein isn’t as present. This also means less dander gets thrown around.
4. Cornish Rex
The Cornish Rex has shorter and less fur which makes them a good cat for cat allergy suffers. But they do require frequent baths to clean off the oil from their skin.
5. Devon Rex
Similar to the Cornish Rex, the Devon Rex has short fur that won’t gather lots of pet dander. However, they do need their paws and ears cleaned to prevent oil build-ups.
The Javanese has medium length fur but no undercoat and fur that won’t mat, which means fewer allergens and dander to trap.
7. Oriental Shorthair
The Oriental Shorthair is known to be hypoallergenic but it’s still good practice to keep them clean and groomed!
8. Russian Blue
The Russian Blue is a beautiful cat that produces less of the Fel d 1 protein in their saliva. They also have a plush fur coat making them really soft to pet!
Because the Sphynx doesn’t have fur they typically don’t carry any allergens with it but they do require frequent baths to clean their skin of built-up oils. Their ears also require attention and cleaning.
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