What to do if allergies prevent you from getting a cat? How to get all the joys of communicating with a cat - from gentle purring to affectionate hugs, and at the same time do without a stuffy nose and red eyes? Are there hypoallergenic cats that are safe for people who are prone to allergies? Let's find out. Cats are very clean creatures. They take care of themselves by licking their fur with their rough tongue. Cat saliva contains the protein Fed D1 - it causes allergies in some people. In addition to saliva, this protein is found in dandruff (dead skin cells) and wool. Dandruff is the most problematic: it can remain in the air for a long time (especially if the room is poorly ventilated), accumulate in upholstered furniture and carpets, in bed linen and on clothes. Of course, frequent and thorough cleaning of the house can alleviate the suffering of allergic cat owners, but this is not the place to start. And with the choice of the most hypoallergenic breed. To be honest, there are no absolutely hypoallergenic cat breeds - all cats wash in the same way and all cat's saliva contains Fed D1 protein - in one proportion or another. Therefore, the choice of an allergy sufferer is a cat with a minimum content of unpleasant protein in saliva and / or a minimum amount of dandruff secreted. And here they are, the best cats for allergy sufferers - meet! By the way, by clicking on the name of the breed you can read its detailed description and evaluate how this cat suits you in character!
Devon Rex These small-eared cats with short, curly hair hardly shed. In the ranking of 11 hypoallergenic animals, compiled by a group of American researchers and scientists, the Devon Rex takes an honorable second place.
Javanese cat She is "Yavana", she is "Balinese", she is "Oriental long-haired". These stunningly graceful cats do not have an undercoat, they almost do not shed. In the Allergen All-Star Pet Awards ranking, they are ranked fifth.
Neva Masquerade This breed is the closest relative of the Siberian cat. Therefore, everything said above about Siberians is also true for Neva masquerade cats. Sphinx These small-eared cats with short, curly hair hardly shed. In the ranking of 11 hypoallergenic animals, compiled by a group of American researchers and scientists, the Devon Rex takes an honorable second place. However, some people who are allergic to cats still experience it next to sphinxes, albeit to a lesser extent.