Types of Hypoallergenic Cats
Inside of how cats appear cute in the outside there is a fact that cat produce a substance that may cause allergic for some people. This substance is protein FelD1 that is produced under the skin that may jump to environment when cats shed their fur. This substance is actually harmless for those who have strong immune system but it is may cause some problem for those who has some immune problems.
Cat allergic is not a severe disease as it may cause only a light symptom such as:- Coughing and wheezing
- Hives or a rash on the chest and face
- Red, itchy eyes
- Redness of the skin where a cat has scratched, bitten or licked
- Runny, itchy, stuffy nose
Although all cats produce protein FelD1 under their skin, some type of cats produces less harmful substance which mean it is relatively saver for people with cats allergic. But keep in in mind that this cats still produce the allergen so the severances of the symptoms may be vary depending on how our body respond to the allergen.
BalineseAs Siamese cat is well known as a strong and healthy cat that has less genes problem, this breed is also known as hypoallergenic cat. It is relatively saver for those who have cat allergic.
JavaneseJavanese cat is also derived from Siamese. This long-haired cat is also a good choice for hypoallergenic cats. It is playful yet friendly cat.
Cornish RexIf your choice is short-haired cat then you may come to Cornish rex. This cat requires super low grooming need as it has short hair. The plus point is how it is a clean cat that don’t shed and don’t give any discharge in your house.
Another nominee of hypoallergenic cat is Siberian. It is long-haired cat with strong hunting instinct so it is really active and playful. You can own it with no worry of being allergic.