Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

Below is a list of cat breeds that some cat allergy sufferers can tolerate, however it will vary from person to person and cat to cat.

Devon and Cornish Rex

Devon and Cornish Rex have a reduced number of hairs in their coat. This provides less surface area to trap allergenic proteins from the saliva or the skin. Rexes only have an undercoat and lose only a few of very fine hairs at a time therefore, do not shed hair like other cats.

Cornish Rex Cat

Spynx Cats

Sphynx cats are almost completely hairless but they do secrete the fel d1 protein.  Some allergy sufferers can tolerate Sphynx cats because there is less cat hair in the environment (fel d1 adheres to cat hair).

Sphynx Kitten

Balinese

 Often referred to as the “long-haired Siamese,” the Balinese looks like an unlikely candidate for a hypoallergenic cat. This cat is one of the few breeds that produces less of the Fel D1 protein than other cats, thus causing fewer allergic reactions in allergy sufferers.

Balinese Cat

Siberian

Like the Balinese, the Siberian has a moderately long coat, but still is hypoallergenic due to the lower-than-average enzyme levels in their saliva. Some claim that 75 percent of cat allergy sufferers have no reaction to the Siberian.

Siberian Cat

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