Rating of 10 cat breeds that are most hypoallergenic for humans. Features of each breed with a photo.
The first thing that every allergic person should remember is a hypoallergenic cat and a non-allergenic cat are two different cats. "Hypo" is (lane. Greek) "less than." And non-allergenic is absolutely! Feel the difference? So non-allergenic cats do not exist. From the word at all!
It is rumored that cats are less allergenic than cats, and cats with dark hair are more allergenic than snow white. But these rumors are not confirmed by anything and every new research in this area refutes the previous one.
But here's a fact - hypoallergenic cats produce less protein Fel D1, which causes allergies, than other representatives of the cat world.
So what is this magic breed? Your attention TOP-10 hypoallergenic breeds of cats.
10 place - Balinese cat
Balinese cat. Sports and smart American is considered a semi-longhair type of Siamese cat. Balinese cats have been nicknamed for the obvious similarity with the dancers from the island of Bali - the same graceful gait and smoothness of the lines. This hypoallergenic cat is very sociable and loved by connoisseurs of feline beauty.
9th place - Oriental cat
Oriental cat. Another American got on the list of hypoallergenic murok. Initially, of course, the Orientals did not appear in America, but in Thailand. But it was American breeders who spent the time and effort to achieve official recognition by the world of these slender ones. The shorthair oriental breed cat, most likely, will not cause an allergy in the host, but immense love - easily. In response, she will amaze you with acumen and very appeasable temper.
8th place - Yavanez
Yavanez. No, this is not an Armenian breed, as one might guess from the name. Yavanez - this is a cat with hypoallergenic wool, come from, you will not believe America! Named after the island of Java, the Java cat has a luxurious and shiny coat and boasts amazingly beautiful shades of this very wool. 6 recognized monochrome colors, smoky yavanezi, tabby, shaded, tortoiseshell, torbie, silver, party-color and party-color of Siamese type, colors with medallions - it is impossible to resist this beauty! Well, the ability to allocate Fel D1 in small portions only adds to its charm.
7th place - Siberian cat
Siberian cat. This breed is a traditional Russian and, like everything traditionally Russian, it is rather mysterious. By the way, in Tyumen there is a square of Siberian cats, where there are 12 cast-iron sculptures of cats-phenomena. Hypoallergenic breeds of cats are usually distinguished by poor wool cover or even its absence, but that's exactly the Siberians who break stereotypes. They do not freeze, do not get wet, do not get nervous and do not cause allergies. This miracle cannot be explained, but 75% of allergy sufferers to Siberians have no painful reaction!
6 place - Likoi
Lykoi. Only thin aesthetes immediately see this being a beautiful prince, but most cats of this breed resemble ugly, very ugly ducklings. But this is only at first glance. Acquainted with the face closer, many note the hidden charm of these demonic kittens. Few people know that no one has brought out specially lykoi. On the contrary, experts dreamed of a new bare breed, but a kitten was born with balding hair all over his body and loudly declared himself to the world. By the way, the one who calls the faces a sphinx will be wrong - officially the faces belong to the domestic short-haired breeds.
"Kototvorony" do not have a luxurious fur coat, and the one that is, is devoid of undercoat. Perhaps it is precisely this that gave rise to the myth about the hypoallergenic nature of the breed.
5th place - Devon Rex
Devon Rex. Ears - butterfly wings, the soul - a huge ocean, wool ... Wool is not enough. But less wool - less Fel D1, it is logical. After all, these cats, which we see in the photo in the Devon-Rex catalogs, have neither theoretically nor practically any hair flying around the apartment, carrying insidious protein to all possible corners. Devon Rex owners reviews are also the most enthusiastic: Devons, de, and smart, and good, and in general, this is not a hypoallergenic cat, but a hypoallergenic cat-dog, which, on occasion, can even bring sneakers.
4th place - Cornish Rex
Cornish Rex. A true Englishman from the county of Cornwall has distinctive features - fine quality wool with curls and not at all stiff. Cornish playful at any age. And yes, they are a little allergenic. Hypoallergenic cats Cornisha will be even more "less than" if they are often and regularly bathe. Then secretions are washed away from the skin of the curly hair, which are usually soaked with the coat of fluffy cats. Thus, the protein provocateur is in the drain hole, and not in your body.
3rd place - Peterbald
Peterbald The graceful and elegant cat peterburzhenka is smart and not conflict. Apparently, the progenitors of the breed, the Don Sphynx Afinogen Myth and the oriental cat Radma von Yagerhof, passed on to their descendants very intelligent genes and the ability to especially please their hosts with allergies. Though hairless, and the cat - purrs, "like a real" and also allows himself to love. “Bald Peter” in care is no different from all other bald ones - bathing once a week (and more often in summer) will reduce the risk of allergy to nothing.
2nd place - Don Sphynx
Don Sphynx. The modern descendant of half-found foundling Varvara (discovered in Rostov-on-Don in 1987) treats headaches and nervous disorders, helps with diseases of the musculoskeletal system, relieves muscle pain. And yes, hypoallergenic. Almost.
1st place - Canadian Sphynx
But in the first place by the ability to coexist with the most subtle human immune system is the Canadian Sphynx. For some reason, these cats, according to statistics, are the most hypoallergenic. Scientists still cannot explain why, among all balds, it was the Canadian who overtook both the Ukrainian Levkoy, and the Bambino, and his Don counterpart. Among all the "naked" breeds of the Canadian sphinx is considered the most ancient.
In conclusion, some more statistics. It turns out that up to 15% of Earth’s inhabitants are allergic to cats. At the same time, a third of them keep cats at home. It's a hint!
Truth and lie
Hypoallergenic cat breeds, of course, exist, but they are not very many. Therefore, the unauthorized expansion of this list allowed by unscrupulous breeders is a thirst for profit based on the ignorance of buyers.
It is extremely strange, for example, to hear from breeders that Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Siberian and Norwegian cats (with their increased “shaggy” and thick undercoat) rarely cause allergies.
Important! When choosing a pet (not a breed!), Know that it can be safe for one allergic person, but extremely dangerous for another.
Since unfavorable symptoms may not appear at the time of communication with the animal, but much later (after hours or days) - do not limit yourself to a minute acquaintance.
Ask the breeder for saliva or kitten wool to take to the clinic. Having tested your blood and these biomaterials, they will give a qualified conclusion about compatibility.
This is not at all wool, as is commonly believed, but different types of Fel D1 protein present in all physiological secretions of the caudate, including saliva, sweat, urine, sebum, seminal and vaginal fluids.
Allergen settles everywhere and hovers in the air, which has to breathe allergies, reacting to dangerous protein painful attacks. It is logical that hypoallergenic cats should produce Fel D1 in minimal doses that are not capable of significantly harming humans.
By the way children prone to allergies, it is better to take Rex, Sphynx, Burmese or Abyssinian catsalong with mikroallergennosti also sustainable psyche. They will not hurt the skin of the child, which will save him from a possible attack of allergies.
Looking for a non-allergenic mustache, pay attention to three key parameters:
It is still not entirely clear how pigmentation affects protein production, but felinologists have noticed that cats with light and white fur are less likely to provoke allergic manifestations than black, brown and dark blue ones.
It is interesting! Wool helps the allergen to scatter around the room, which means Scottish Fold, British and Exotic are guilty of allergies more often: they have thick fur, duplicated by a dense undercoat.
A loving pet becomes an elevated source of Fel D1, so castration / sterilization is unavoidable. If you are not able to encroach on the reproductive organs of an animal, stop choosing a cat: females require a partner several times a year, and cats are ready for fertilization all the time.
So, the most safe cat for allergies can be considered an earthen animal without fur cover or with a smooth white / light hair, devoid of undercoat.
This miracle of selection, of course, without competition: the microdose of the allocated Fel D1 allows these hairless mutants to be the best allies of allergies, ahead of close relatives - the Don Sphynx, Peterbald, the semi-official Bambino and the Ukrainian Left.
Although all these breeds are also great for people with allergies.
A relatively young breed, registered in the 70s of the last century, appeared much later in our country.
Huge ears, an insightful look and a body slightly covered with curly hair - such is the real Devon. By purchasing a pet, you get three in one: a cat, a dog and a monkey. Devon Rex is able to bring items like a dog, climb on the highest furniture, like a monkey, and understand you as a true representative of the cat.
Bred in the USA. Incredibly elegant and attractive: bright blue eyes are shaded with light body fur and dark points on the ears, paws and tail.
A long, silky coat that does not have an undercoat gradually lengthens from head to tail. Low allergy of the breed is reinforced by its increased friendliness. These creatures do not tolerate loneliness and are very faithful to their master.
An excellent choice for allergies: cats of this breed will not mark the corners and sit on the dining table. Soft wool is devoid of guard hairs, and undercoat curls look like astrakhan fur.
The breed shows an even temper, but, giving its love and affection, requires increased attention from the owner. Cornish Rex are simple in content and have little sickness, but are notable for vigorous sexuality.
This native of the UK is a member of the Siamese-Oriental breed group. The cat is endowed with a long slender elongated body, strong muscles, but subtle bones. The head in the form of a wedge is equipped with disproportionately large ears, silky hair (without undercoat) fits tightly to the body.
Orientals are tied to the owner and love to be close to him, whatever he does. Sociable, playful and can pull the ball like a dog.
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It consists of several events:
- Wash the cat about once a week, using shampoos that reduce the effects of the allergen.
- Hairless cats wipe with special wipes.
- Short and long-haired copies must be combed every day. After the brush, collect the individual wool with a wet hand.
- Avoid dust collectors (woolen / plush rugs and houses), where allergens are concentrated.
- Buy a good quality tray filler, not forgetting to clean it daily.
Hypoallergenic cats easily go into the category of hyperallergenic, if you do not monitor their health. A sick animal spreads around itself a huge number of allergens spread:
- nasal discharge (with a cold),
- urine (for its incontinence),
- loose stools.
That is why it is necessary to give the cat a balanced feed, as well as to carry out prevention, including vaccination, getting rid of worms and external parasitic insects. It is advisable to visit a veterinarian once a year.
If you are prone to allergies, do not allow the tail to sleep on your bed, relax on your clothes and enter your closet / wardrobe. And further:
- Give preference to cotton or synthetic fabrics (wool accumulates allergens),
- keep the underwear and bedding in tightly closed plastic bags,
- stroked the cat - wash your face and hands with soap,
- do not touch your face (especially your mouth and eyes) after caressing the animal
- Air the dwelling and do wet cleaning more often.
If possible, purchase modern air purifiers in the apartment.
Cheating for profit
Until now, there are many authors on the World Wide Web who claim that they have found an absolutely non-allergenic breed of cats Allerca GD. Meanwhile, Allerk, who does not have a standard, is not registered anywhere, and is not recognized by any serious felinological organization.
Allerka is another scam of the American company Lifestyle Pets, the first scam of which was the cat Ashera. Breeder Simon Brody positioned his work as a super-allergenic cat. In 2008, the fraud was revealed: genetic tests proved that Asher’s vaunted is in fact known to all Savannah, which does not possess any hypoallergenic properties.
A year before the revelation of the "joke" with Ashera, employees of Lifestyle Pets launched a new project Allerca GD. Since 2007, the company has repeatedly been brought to court, as Allerca kittens purchased for fabulous money ($ 7,000) provoked allergic attacks along with other breeds.
Last thing. Even people with sensitive immune systems can live alongside cats. Based on the knowledge of hypoallergenic rocks, one should look for a kitten among them, with whom you can safely share your square meters for the next 15-20 years.
Why are cats allergic?
This unpleasant disease occurs due to the human reaction to the protein protein that is present in pets. Licking itself, the cat with the help of saliva and mucous secretions carries the enzyme throughout the house, transferring it to its owner too. And the cause of an allergic reaction is not at all cat's hair, as many mistakenly think, but a special protein contained in subcutaneous fat and animal saliva. This allergen is able to attach to even the smallest specks of dust, which then settle on surfaces and penetrate into the respiratory tract of a person, causing various diseases. The patient suffers from coughing, sneezing, skin itching and tearing. However, there are some nuances that are worth paying attention to.
- Cats secrete more irritating enzyme than cats.
- Little kittens practically do not secrete any allergens.
- The risk of an allergic reaction can be reduced by castration of the cat.
- The same applies to cats - the risk of allergy reduces sterilization.
- The lighter the pet's coat, the less it releases the allergen.
But not everyone has the same allergy. Some may have saliva, others may have urine and feces, some may have animal dander, etc. And it is impossible to know in advance whether the chosen kitten will cause an allergic reaction. And if you have a clear predisposition to allergens, then it is better to try to reduce the risk and get not a regular cat, but a hypoallergenic one. But will it not cause allergies?
Hypoallergenic breeds: true or false?
Immediately dot all the “i” - 100% non-allergenic cats do not exist. The word "hypo" from the Greek language is translated as "less than" - less, but not quite! That is, the breeds, which are called hypoallergenic, also pose a certain danger for allergy sufferers, but with the only difference that they produce less protein protein. Simply put, in the body of all cats and cats, without exception, there is a dangerous protein for allergy sufferers, but someone produces it more, and someone less. Accordingly, people who are prone to allergic reactions should pay attention to hypoallergenic breeds of cats. With proper care for your four-legged friend, you will have every chance that the allergy will not manifest at all, or will appear in insignificant quantities. What breeds are on the list of hypoallergenic and who is better to choose?
This smart beauty with thin fur and blue eyes was bred by American breeders by crossing Siamese breeds and is named after the island of Bali. This name was given to the cat thanks to Balinese dancers who are famous for their smoothness and grace. Representatives of this breed are simply called "Balinese", they are distinguished by their aristocratic appearance and sociable character. They are sweet, loyal, playful, sociable and very attached to the owner. Can not stand loneliness, and friendly playful character retain until old age.
Or just yavanez. These beauties got their name from the island of Java, and were born thanks to the interbreeding of Siamese and Himalayan breeds. Despite the fact that the fur of these creatures is long and fluffy, they are also included in this list. Отличительная черта данных животных – потрясающей красоты миндалевидные глаза чистого голубого цвета. Это достаточно требовательная порода, ей нужно постоянное внимания и всегда необходимо общение, поскольку одиночества она не терпит.Yavanez loves to be combed and have excellent hunting instincts.
Traditionally, the Russian kitty with a mysterious character and elegant wool. Differs in natural grace and some wild beauty, thanks to which it is very popular as a pet.
This breed is still a mystery for felinologists: why is a Siberian cat with so much wool hypoallergenic? However, it is. In addition, the character of the “Siberian woman” is universal - it can be either purely domestic or “walk by itself”. Plus - dedication to his master.
This breed is divided into two types: the Don Sphynx and the Canadian Sphynx. Due to the fact that both of them are completely devoid of wool, it is very easy to wash them, therefore, allergens are washed off faster. Representatives of both breeds are characterized by incredible endurance, their body is resistant to infections, they have strong immunity. Sphinxes are smart and nimble creatures that are easy to learn. They are friendly and sociable, although sometimes they are stubborn and touchy. Unusually loyal and faithful.
Also divided into two types of rocks: Devon Rex and Cornish Rex. They have short hair, only Devons have less wavy than Cornish. They are distinguished by their intelligence, their playful, appealing nature, their graceful posture, and such loyalty to their master, that they can even wear slippers. They are all day and night ready to stay close to the person, protecting him. The owners of the Rex even compare them with dogs - these little creatures are so loyal. Plus - they are very easy to wash, so that allergens are instantly washed away.
Incredibly elegant, even elegant creation, a real aristocrat-Petersburger. These cats have a calm character, they are intelligent, friendly and non-conflicting. One can say about this breed that it allows itself to be loved; it treats the host favorably, although it does not like being without it - it is always somewhere nearby. But it also requires a lot of care, as it often sweats in the summer and constantly freezes in the winter. Therefore, Peterbald should be bathed once a week and warmly worn during the cold season.
A stunningly beautiful creature that resembles a small leopard rather than a cat. This breed was bred quite recently, and experts say that they have received a non-allergenic cat (that is, 100% non-allergenic), but this fact has not yet been confirmed. Ushers are playful creatures with very intelligent eyes and a large body, they adore small children and are always ready to be near the owner. And the unusual leopard color makes this breed, perhaps, the most original in the whole world.
This is a truly amazing breed, it is distinguished by an unusual exotic appearance, so that representatives of these breeds are called "werewolves". These animals appeared as a result of the crossing of an American Shorthair cat and a sphinx. And by chance, no one took them out on purpose. The look of the face is truly unusual: large “demonic” eyes, a wary look and a naked body with tufts of wool. But this is only visually, in fact, behind the outward unattractiveness there are incredibly cute, charming, friendly and faithful creatures.
We reviewed the TOP 8 cats that are on the list of hypoallergenic, and which one to choose as a pet is a matter of taste and individual preferences. The choice will always help the Internet, where you can find the names of hypoallergenic cat breeds with photos. But remember that not one of them can not be 100% non-allergenic, but with proper care, you will significantly reduce the risk of disease.
What causes allergies to cats in humans?
It's a shame when such a handsome man becomes a source of allergies
You adore cats, but never rejoice, being among them. Your cough starts, your nose starts up, your eyes turn red and itchy, you sneeze, and a rash appears on your body. Unfortunately, this is a signal that leads to the conclusion that you suffer from allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, an average of 10% of people suffer from allergies to pets, and this reaction occurs more than twice as often in dogs as in dogs.
Allergies to cats are caused by a protein known as Fel d 1, which is found in cat's saliva and on the skin. When a cat cares for itself, the protein remains on its “fur coat”. The protein is very sticky and easily settles on the surface that your pet rubs.
Fel d 1 is very light and light. Therefore, it remains in the air for many hours. Therefore, the person breathes it easily. The immune system of some people reacts as if attacked by a protein. It causes coughing, wheezing and rashes.
Such a British Shorthair cat produces more Fel d 1 than, for example, a white Persian.
Interestingly, cats with a dark color produce less protein than their lighter counterparts.. Kittens also produce less allergens than adult cats. However, even if you decide to try your luck by taking a cat that includes all of the above characteristics (kitten, female, sterilized, dark color), there is no guarantee that you will not have a reaction because they still produce protein. , more or less, to which you are allergic.
13 best hypoallergenic breeds
It is important to note that hypoallergenic cats do not have to be bald, because allergens are in saliva and on the skin, and not on wool.
Here is a list of breeds that are proven to cause less allergic reactions in humans.
Despite their long coat, Siberian cats are safe for allergy sufferers.
Siberian cats come from Russia, have a long and thick coat. They are affectionate, loyal and playful. Siberians are also famous for their jumping skills.
Despite the long shaggy wool, they managed to surprise many, becoming one of the best options for allergy sufferers - due to the fact that they produce less Fel d 1 protein.
Option for lovers of exotic
Meet the stately Bengalese domestic cat that looks like it just came from the jungle. Bengal is the result of breeding of Asian hybrids of leopard cats. It is therefore not surprising that they look more like a leopard or an ocelot than a domestic cat.
In Bengalis bright orange or light brown "coat" and white bellies. They have a short coat with fine fur. Bengal cats spend less time caring for their fur. This means that less saliva remains there, making them an excellent choice for people suffering from allergies.
Despite the harsh view, Burmese cats are very playful
Burmese cat originally from Thailand. She is extremely playful and affectionate. Burmese have outstanding vocal and short hair with thick fur, which is not as active as in other breeds. Accordingly, Burmese cats produce less allergens.
Colorpoint shorthair affectionate and energetic
The colorpoint shorthair was originally bred as a cross breed between Siamese and American Shorthair. This was done in order to diversify the Siamese colors, but in the end the breeders successfully brought out 16 point colors.
Shorthair colorpoint is an extrovert, affectionate and playful cat with almond-shaped eyes and thin paws. Their soft coat is known to cause a less intense allergic reaction.
So that the short-haired Oriental does not provoke an allergy, he needs special care.
Oriental shorthair cat is similar to Siamese. They usually have green almond-shaped eyes, large ears, a lean muscular body, and a triangular head shape.
Oriental Shorthair is playful, sociable and smart. They also love to show off their athletic prowess and enjoy sitting in high places. Oriental shorthair have a short thin hair, which, as a rule, less shedding. However, they require frequent care in order to make the most of their hypoallergenic nature.
It is impossible to take the eyes away from Russian blue cats
Russian blue cats are also known as the Arkhangelsk blue and are famous for their amazing beauty. They are loyal and playful. They have short, dense coat and bright green or blue eyes.
Russian blue produces less protein Fel d 1, so people with allergies take them better.
Amazing beauty and no allergies
Siamese cats will amaze you with their beauty: blue almond-shaped eyes, thin muscular body and big ears. They are smart, social and playful.
No wool - no allergens
Sphynx is the most famous bald cat and has a beautiful downy coat that looks like suede. Sphynx is very affectionate, intelligent and loves to explore.
Being bald, the sphinx needs constant care to get rid of excess oil on the skin. In combination with the fact that they do not have wool to keep allergens, regular care makes them even more hypoallergenic.
Tips for minimizing allergens in cats
If for financial or other reasons you cannot take a hypoallergenic cat, do not despair. There are tips you can use to minimize contact with your pet's allergic protein. They also apply to hypoallergenic cats. Proper care will help minimize the release of Fel d 1 protein.
Take care of your pet regularly.
The more thorough the care, the less protein remains on the skin of the cat.
Increase the frequency of baths for your cat - this will significantly help reduce the protein on his skin. Bathe the cat once a month, using shampoo, which will advise the vet. Regular brushing will also help reduce dandruff.
As the allergen settles everywhere, keep your carpets, floors, and furniture clean. Your home should remain as fur free as possible.
Wash your hands after contact with the cat.
Hand hygiene when dealing with a cat is very important
Always make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after contact with the cat. Every time you snuggle up to him, take a shower before you go to bed. This ensures that you do not bring an allergen into the bedroom.
Wash cat toys and bedding regularly
Do this once a week to minimize allergens in your home. Cleanliness is the key to a peaceful and allergy-free life with your favorite four-legged friends.
Hypoallergenic cats are a great relief and a real find for people who want to have a four-legged pet, but have some health limitations. Choose a cute breed from our list and enjoy the cat company.
Are there any?
When choosing hypoallergenic cats, it is necessary to take into account that such pathological reactions of the human body are manifested not only on wool, but also on the secretions of animal skin, including fatty ones.
Mostly allergic reactions manifest themselves to specific proteins that are secreted in the body of neutered cats (these are Fel D1 and Fel D4 proteins).
In general, it is never possible to say for sure whether an allergy to a particular cat of a particular breed will develop. It depends on a whole complex of factors, including:
- wool color (light wool is less likely to cause allergies),
- sex of the animal.
In any case, a 100% allergen-free cat is a rarity, since allergenic proteins are produced in the body of representatives of any breed.
But there are animals that are artificially bred, and in their bodies the content of such substances is minimized or these proteins are completely absent. They are not really allergenic animals, but they are very expensive and are rare (for example, artificial breed allergy).
Statistics says that cats develop allergies much less frequently than cats.
List of the best breeds for allergies with photos
Even choosing among the least allergenic breeds, you can’t be completely sure that allergy does not manifest. It happens that some breeds are hypoallergenic for some people and cause terrible itching and nasal congestion in others.
In this regard, it is recommended to get acquainted with the future pet in advance, after spending a few days with him, and in parallel it is necessary to take a sample of his blood and samples of the kitten's saliva and hair. This will allow you to understand how a person’s immunity reacts to samples of a particular pet.
Of course, buying an animal “on the bird” market, one cannot count on such a “test drive” - this is more common for large nurseries, where they sell expensive breeds of cats.
But there are breeds of cats that cause allergies only in extreme cases and only with serious problems with the immune system in humans. These types include:
- Shorthair oriental. Slender graceful animal with short hair, which does not climb during shedding. The cat has a peculiar appearance, which some find repulsive, but in the soul it is very cute and kind animals.
Javanese. According to statistics, this is the most non-allergenic cat that has a thin coat.
An animal does not have an undercoat, so a molt passes without loss of a large amount of hair, and those that remain on carpets and upholstered furniture do not cause allergic reactions in humans. Another advantage of this breed is extremely high intelligence: such cats are easily accustomed to the tray and claws.
Devon Rex. Cats with wavy short hair that does not fall out during periods of molting.
Siberian. Despite the fact that this is a long-haired breed, hairs do not cause allergic reactions.
Also, such animals are characterized by low production of protein-allergens, therefore, Siberian cats are recommended to get people with hypersensitivity to allergens.
Peterbald. As the name implies, this cat has no wool. Externally, the animal looks like another hypoallergenic breed - the sphinx.
Such a cat at first glance is easily confused with Siamese, but despite the fact that these are related breeds, Balinese belong to the category of the most non-allergenic, since neither their wool nor their body excites the histamine centers of the human body, therefore allergic reactions to such animals are not arises.
Cornish Rex. Shorthair breed of small size.
These cats have an undercoat, but it does not fall out during shedding and mostly remains on the body of the animal, as the hairs of the undercoat are curly and therefore cling to each other. During such periods, the animal must be regularly combed.
Ashera. Cat with leopard color.
The animal's hair is short and practically does not fall out. The breed was bred artificially: for this, for many generations, only individuals were crossed, which, according to test results, isolated the minimum amount of the allergen protein.
Separately in the category of non-allergenic cats are distinguished sphinxes.
One of the species of this breed is the Canadian sphinx, which has no wool, and in its saliva does not contain allergic proteins. Another species of the breed is the Don Sphynx. On the body of these animals there are small hairs, but they are not able to provoke allergic reactions in humans.
Allerka - not only beautiful, but also very expensive breed of cats. The only scientifically proven hypoallergenic breed.
The number of secreted enzymes that cause allergies in such a breed is significantly reduced by long-term selection.
What kind of pet care is needed to minimize the effect of allergens?
Even the most hypoallergenic cats can sometimes cause allergic reactions if they are not provided with appropriate care. Keeping your pet clean is not that hard - just stick with it. the following recommendations:
- A large number of allergens are contained in the urine of cats, so you need to constantly clean the animal's tray and use a filler that immediately absorbs the liquid.
If a cat walks into an empty tray, it will definitely bring a small amount of urine on its paws, and this is sometimes enough for the development of allergies, especially in sensitive people.
It is necessary to wean from such a habit by any means, including the use of physical force, because it is not only not hygienic, but also dangerous for allergy sufferers: in the process of eating food, the cat's secretions and wool particles that trigger allergic reactions can get into the human body.
If, while following all the recommendations, it was not possible to avoid allergy symptoms, then you should visit a doctor so that he prescribes anti-allergenic (antihistamine) drugs in order to take timely measures to restore health.
Специалистами доказано, что шерсть животных – это далеко не главная причина развития аллергии. В основном такие патологические процессы вызывают органические выделения, поэтому при выборе кошки необходимо обращать внимание не только на длину шерстяного покрова, а на комплекс факторов, которые в совокупности могут вызывать аллергические реакции у человека.