Medical statistics show that allergic reactions after close contact with cats observed in 7% of the people.
But among them there are those who are very fond of these animals are not going to deny myself the pleasure to chat with them and want to have a house cat.
And it is quite possible, given that there are breeds that are considered hypoallergenic.
Why cats are allergic
Allergies generally awesome illness thatcan appear literally out of nowhere - yesterday it was not, and now it may appear to you like: pollen, house dust, cat hair. But in the case of allergies to cats is not the coat protein and the compound Fel D1, which contains the cat saliva.
Reduce the amount of harmful allergen protein can often bathing the cat regularly and wiping her litter and cat toys processing harmless detergents.
Given the maniacal cleanliness catsthe clock itself can lick understood that the allergen is present not only in the coat, but released to the air by evaporating with saliva. Therefore, even if you will not stroke your home darling hands, allergy symptoms in the form of conjunctivitis and swelling of the nasal mucous you will still be provided. But for cat lovers with allergies, there is a way out - you can choose a cat "hypoallergenic" breed.
In the saliva of cat-allergen protein is much more thancat saliva. In addition, cats have dark color, more allergenic than those with light hair and kittens less allergenic than adults.
By and large, dangerous protein is present inthe saliva of cats of any breed, but for some it is much less. Oddly enough, to those, for example, are long-haired cat breeds: Balinese and Siberian. The reason is that the protein content in their saliva are much lower than in other breeds. Experience shows that about 75% of allergy sufferers do not respond to the saliva, which is isolated representatives of these breeds.
In castrated cats saliva contains fewer Fel D1 protein than those who have not undergone such a penalty.
In cats, the Javanese and Oriental Shorthairrock no undercoat and very fine wool and not too thick, so it accumulates less dry cat saliva. A bit of wool and such breeds as the Devon Rex and Cornish Rex, it is they are so short and thin that even absorbs skin isolation, so these breeds need more frequent bathing, that allergy sufferers also good - clean cat hair is not identifies protein allergen.
And of course, the risk of allergy is almost not in dangerhairless Sphynx owners that wool does not have. But, like Rex, Sphynx require frequent cleaning to remove the sticky secretions and skin oils, ears they will also have to be washed frequently. But this is probably the most hypoallergenic breed.