Many cat lovers would like to adopt cats. However, they are allergic to some allergens which might be transmitted from cats. The allergens that are present from non-allergenic cats are called “dander” and the protein which is called Fel D1, is actually visible in the saliva of the cats.
The good news is that there are a few hypoallergenic cats that you can adopt out there, cats which produce less few allergens than the other cat breeds.
Mom.me and Pet MD shared the following hypoallergenic cats that you can freely adopt without having to take antihistamines:
Balinese is also referred to as “longhaired Siamese.” This cat produces a lot less Fel D1 protein that is the main cause of allergy. This means the fur of Balinese cat carries less of the allergens.
2. Russian Blue
If you really love cats but you are allergic, you may adopt a Russian Blue cat which also produces less glycoprotein Fel D1 just like the Balinese.
The fur of the Bengal cats also contains less allergen-rich saliva because they have fine pelts. Bengal cats seldom shed so their dander does not spread much.
4. Oriental Shorthair
Oriental Shorthair cat has fine coats which shed rarely. Cat owners do not complain too much of allergy with Oriental Shorthair. On the other hand, it is still advisable to groom their hair from time to time to prevent the dander from spreading.
This is a unique cat because it has a beautiful curly coat. This reduces the allergic reaction for cat lovers. It also sheds a lot less and keeps the dander from spreading around because of its curly coat.
Siberian cats are well known for their shaggy fur. So, you wouldn’t think that these cats are hypoallergenic. On the other hand, just like the Russian Blues and Balinese cats, they produce quite a bit less Fel D1 than other cats.
You maybe be considering getting a Sphynx cat, thinking that since they have no fur they produce no dander. This is not a fact. Remember, the allergies to cats are triggered by a protein called Fel d1, not cat hair itself. However, Sphynx cats don’t seem to agitate a person’s allergies too much. They indeed are good candidates for people who have allergies.