People who are allergic to hair, commonly called dander, likely don’t enjoy being around cats. However, what they really are allergic to are the proteins found in cats’ hair, saliva and urine. Hypoallergenic cats usually are suitable for people with hair allergies.
By choosing a cat among hypoallergenic cat breeds, you can reduce the amount of wheezing, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. Allergy-free cats are largely free of allergens, but not totally free. They simply produce less dander than other breeds.
To reduce your allergic reaction to cats, groom your feline friend regularly and wash her toys once a week. You also should often vacuum your floors and consider installing an air filter in your home.
Some of the best cats for people with allergies include the Balinese-Javanese, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Siberian, and Sphynx.
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