If you suffer from dander allergies, chances are getting a cat hasn’t been your first priority. However, by choosing hypoallergenic cats, you will likely breathe easier and have less risk of sneezing and watery eyes, yet enjoy the pleasures of pet ownership. Cats for people with allergies are largely free of allergens. However, that doesn’t mean they are completely allergy-free.
People are most allergic to the saliva cats produce and the dander found in their coats. Because no breed is completely hypoallergenic, allergy-free cats still shed and produce saliva, but much less than other breeds.
In order to avoid or lower allergic reactions to cats, your cat should be groomed regularly. You also should vacuum your home often, wash her toys once a week, and consider installing an air filter.
Popular hypoallergenic cat breeds include the Balinese-Javanese, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Siberian, and Sphynx. Interested in finding a cat that fits your lifestyle? Whether it is hypoallergenic, short hair, or long hair, see what breed may make a good companion with our breed selector tool. Whatever cat you decide to add to your family, he or she deserves the best. Discover which cat food meets their nutritional needs.