List and Photos of Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds


Most people with cat allergies react to Fel d1, a protein found on cat skin. Want to adopt a cat, but suffer from allergies? Maybe you’ve tried coping by taking antihistamines, and have a HEPA air filter in your home. You may have even heard the term “hypoallergenic pet” but not know it applies to cats.

There are no truly hypoallergenic cat breeds, but some breeds tend to be better tolerated by people with cat allergies. Some feline breeds exist that are considered low allergy or hypoallergenic cats. This is because they produce fewer allergens than others. Cats do produce pet dander, a common allergen, but the culprit for the estimated 10 percent of the population who are allergic to cats.
Best Cats for People Awith Allergies, The following are the breeds Petmd.com lists as the most hypoallergenic breeds.

#1 Siberian #2 Balinese #3 Bengal #4 Burmese #5 Colorpoint Shorthair
#6 Cornish Rex #7 Devon Rex #8 Javanese #9 Ocicat #10 Oriental Shorthair

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