Are Siamese cats less allergenic?

No, Siamese cats are not less allergenic or hypoallergenic. Siamese cats are like any other domestic cat. They produce the allergen in their saliva which is deposited on their fur and which results in dander flying around the room containing the Fel D1 allergen which makes allergic people react in various ways from itchiness to runny eyes et cetera.

Modern Siamese
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Modern Siamese – Photo copyright Helmi Flick.

This cat allergen is not dependent on the cat being purebred or random bred despite what the internet might tell you.

There are tales of Siberian cats being hypoallergenic. Not true. Breeders like to promote their cats.

Cat allergen Fel D1

Cat allergen Fel D1

Useful links
Anxiety - reduce it
FULL Maine Coon guide - lots of pages
Children and cats - important

The so called hypoallergenic cats – Allerca cats – are not hypoallergenic, except the top of the range Allerca cat the Ashera GD is a Savannah F1 and these cats seem to cause less of an allergic reaction in people but we don’t have firm evidence of that.

Some people might say that their Siamese cat does not cause an allergic reaction whereas other cats do. That may be true and it may be because the individual cat rather than the breed is hypoallergenic. Or the person has got used the allergen and become desensitised.

Nothing more to say really. Do you disagree? If so please tell me why.

Conclusion: Siamese cats are not less allergenic. Link: Fel D1Ways to combat a cat allergyallergy may fade.

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Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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