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I am looking for a hypoallergenic cst such as a balinese or siberian.Where can I find one? I adore cats but am miserably
on May 12th 2012
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Just a note that there are no truly 100% hypoallergenic cats. Humans are not allergic to the fur, they are allergic to an antigen in the cat's saliva. Siberians supposedly produce less of the antigen, but it's still there and can still cause allergic reaction. It all depends on the human's level of sensitivity. You may still need to take allergy pills/shots.
Good quality purebreds can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars, but they can also be found in shelters and rescue groups. Please consider adoption - millions of cats are euthanized every year because homes can't be found for them. Check Petfinder.org for purebred cats available for adoption in your area.
Monster answered on 5/14/12. Helpful? / 0
As posted, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic cat. Siberians and Russian Blue cats are proven to produce lower amounts of the allergens. However, Balinese cats produce regular amounts of allergens. There are products that claim to reduce cat allergies - Allerpet/C being one of them and having air filters and a vacuum with a hepa filter will help.
Also, very rarely do pedigree cats end up in shelters. Even if you find a listing for one, the breed can only be confirmed by knowing it's pedigree. So, if you need a specific cat breed, then you'll need to search for a breeder. This can be done by doing a internet search or looking at cat associations (like CFA or TICA) for breeder listings.
Rainey answered on 5/14/12. Helpful? / 0
there is really no hypoallergenic cats. but i can give you this tip. it is a proven fact that people who have cat allergys, and lives with a cat for a little while, they will build up an immunity to the dander. also dont let people fool you with saying the hairless cats are hypoallergenic. people are allergic to the oils on there skin, and there hard to take care of. they need to be bathed weeky.
baby&titan answered on 5/15/12. Helpful? / 0