From an allergy to cats suffers a huge number of people. Scientists have proved that there are hypoallergenic breeds of pets that do not cause discomfort in their owners.
According to the established stereotype, many believe that such a cat must be without wool.
However, in the list of hypoallergenic breeds there are quite fluffy representatives.
The cause of allergies to cats
The main cause of allergy to cats is a substance,Which is called "glycoprotein." It is produced by the sebaceous glands of the animal and spreads through the air, getting into the respiratory organs of man. Healthy people do not react to this process, but for allergy sufferers, glycoprotein causes a lot of suffering.
Even if you have a hippoallergenic cat, try to ventilate the apartment more often and bathe your pet. Try to limit the contact of the animal with your clothes.
Scientists have tried for many yearsTo prove whether there are breeds of cats that can be considered hypoallergenic. An unequivocal answer to this question has not yet been given by scientific research. However, there is a list of varieties of cats that, due to certain properties of wool, practically do not cause allergies. It is noteworthy that cats are less allergenic than cats.
"Bald" cats for allergy sufferers
Not every owner can start a bald cat. Such animals have quite an exotic appearance and require special care for themselves. However, for allergy sufferers, they are a chance to have a four-legged pet at home.
There are special wet wipes and air fresheners, which reduce the number of allergens. These funds are worth buying, even if you have a hypoallergenic cat.
Hypoallergenic bald cats include the Sphynx breed. Such animals are completely devoid of wool and produce a minimal amount of glycoprotein.
Hypoallergenic cats with short hair
There are breeds of cats that also do not causeAllergy, but with a less exotic appearance, such as sphinxes. A vivid example is the "rex". The Devon Rex breed, for example, has a distinctive feature in the form of a short wavy or even curly hair. In addition, these cats not only do not cause allergies, but very rarely molt. They do not require special care and are not distinguished by their finicky character.
Russian blue cat is also suitable forAllergies. She has short hair, and looks very pretty. Animals are quite well-nourished and have a beautiful velvet shade of wool. Outwardly they resemble plush toys.
The Javanese cat also has a muscular appearance and short hair without an undercoat. Like the Russian blue, it is optimally suited for living together with allergies.
Fluffy hypoallergenic cat
The brightest representative of fluffy hypoallergenic cats is the Siberian breed. The wool of these animals is long, but they practically do not excrete the hormone that causes allergies.
Balinese cats, often called"Long-haired Siamese", also have thick and fluffy hair, but the enzyme that causes allergies, they secrete in a minimal amount. Outwardly this breed does not correspond at all with the characteristic "hypoallergenic".