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10 BREEDS FOR ALLERGIC CAT LOVERS

Aug 30, 2018 02:00AM
1. Balinese

Sometimes called the “longhaired Siamese” for its luxurious coat, Balinese cats nevertheless produce less of the Fel d 1 protein than other breeds.

2. Russian Blue

Despite a short, double coat that is silky and plush to the touch, this cat also produces less Fel d 1 protein. They’re known for their loyalty and playful personality.

3. Bengal

Bengals’ uniquely fine fur requires less grooming than many others. Because they spend less time licking their fur, it contains less saliva and their dander is less likely to spread.

4. Devon Rex

The soft, short and curly coat of this playful breed—known for remaining “kittens at heart”—may normally include bare, furless patches. They shed less than many others.

5. Oriental Shorthair

The Oriental Shorthair encompasses more than 300 different colors and patterns, all with short, fine coats for minimal shedding. Regular grooming helps control dander.

6. Cornish Rex

Similar to the Devon Rex, but with a curly fur coat, the Cornish Rex has only a soft undercoat of down hair, compared with a typical three layers, including an undercoat, middle “awn” hair and outer guard hair, so they shed less.

7. Siberian

Some people love the look of this longhaired, shaggy-coated cat. They also produce less Fel d 1 protein than other breeds, even those with far less fur.

8. LaPerm

This cat’s unique curly coat may help reduce the spread of dander.

9. Sphynx

A hairless cat, the Sphynx has no fur to trap allergens from their saliva. However, the Fel d 1 protein will still be present.

10. Javanese

This breed has only a top coat, just one of the three typical layers of coats common to cats, which means less shedding and dander to spread around the home.

 

Reference: Paul Ciampanelli-collated research, Mom.me

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