Are American Wirehair cats hypoallergenic?

American Wirehair

I am sorry to say that the American Wirehair is not hypoallergenic. ‘Hypoallergenic’ in respect of cat breeds means a breed that has a reduced effect on people who are allergic to cats. There is nothing in the reference books or anecdotally which encourages me to say that they are. This is a pretty …

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Are Siberian cats hypoallergenic?

Neva Masquarade

A diploma thesis: “Do hypoallergenic cats exist? – Secretion of Fel d1 in Neva Masquarade vs domestic cat breeds” by Julia Margareta Gertraud Satorina, concludes that the Neva Masquarade is hypoallergenic but that further research is required. The Neva Masquarade is a pointed Siberian cat, the result of crossbreeding between Siamese and Siberians in …

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Some individual cats are hypoallergenic for Fel d1

Mila - Siberian cat - photo copyright Helmi Flick

I’ve been reading the outline of a scientific study on whether hypoallergenic cats exist. I don’t have access to the full study but the scientists determined the level of production in normal and hypoallergenic cat breeds. They came to the conclusion that “hypoallergenic cats secrete and distribute less Fel d1 as compared to normal …

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The World’s Most Hypoallergenic Cat

When we describe a cat as “hypoallergenic” we do not mean that that cat is guaranteed to cause no allergic reaction in people because the word “hypoallergenic” refers to a sliding scale. The prefix “hypo” means “less than” so the most hypoallergenic cat is the cat that produces the least amount of the cat …

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