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The Best Cat Breeds for Allergic Cat Lovers

Updated on July 17, 2009

If the ordinary cat makes you sneeze try a hypoallergenic cat (price permitting)

if just hearing the word ''cat'' makes your nose feel suddenly itchy and your eyes full of tears, very likely you are one of those people allergic to cats. Bless you! You may be happy to hear today that the first batches of hypoallergenic cats have been produced and that they are happily living in sneezeless homes where allergic cat lovers can finally pet and cuddle them with the old day ''etchuus'' being now just a far distance memory.

Seems too good to be true? Well, no need to pinch your arm to check if you are dreaming as their generous price tag will take care of waking you up.

Simply think of the words Ashera, Jabari and Chakan. No these are not names of pricey designer handbags or perfumes, rather they are the names of hypoallergenic cat and dog breeds designed just for allergic cat lovers. These pets are scientifically proven to be hypoallergenic, happily allowing allergic cat lovers and cats to be friends again.

But how is this possible?

According to Allerca, Lifestyle Pets, the main trigger of cat allergies is attributed to a glycoprotein called Fel d 1. This protein is secreted by the cat's sebaceous glands and allergic cat owners tend to get in contact with this through the cat's skin or saliva. These proteins are released in the air and are found in particles significantly smaller than dust or pollen.

The great news for cat allergy sufferers is that naturally occurring genetic divergences (GD) appear not to harm the cats finally allowing deserved relief to allergic cat lovers.

Why Types of Cats are Hypoallergenic?

  • Allerca GD

The Allerca GD is a beautiful cat that comes in many colors. Cat lovers interested in this cat therefore would get to pick the cat's color. Their fur is mid length and easy to maintain with little shedding.These cats are based on the short hair breed and are medium sized cats. Their personality is very sweet an social and they make great family pets.

  • Chakan GD

This cat is more oriental looking and will be appreciated by allergic cat lovers that love Siamese. The Chakan is the result of Allerca cat breedings with Siamese cats. These cats have the typical seal point colorations of Siamese cats with creamy hues. They have almond shaped eyes with distinct gem blue colors.Their personality is very social and they are very smart.

  • Ashera GD

This is a very special cat, exhibiting the same hypoallergenic qualities along with a special twist: they are very rare cats with the look of mini leopards with some very interesting colors. They are pretty large cats weighing up to 25 pounds. Friendly and playful they surely make great companions.

Still sounds to be to good to be true? With a price tag starting average $5000-6000 dollars for the Allerca and up to $16,000 for the Ashera, you will certainly no longer worry about sneezing but perhaps worry about balancing your checkbook. However, just imagine the years spent with no itchy eyes and sneezes along with a fluffy loving cat and the price tag may be an old memory along with those long series of allergy attack ''etchuus''!

To learn more about hypoallergenic cats stay away from imitators and visit:

http://www.allerca.com/html/aboutallerca.html

Other lest costly allergy relief options

The Sneeze-Free Cat Owner: Allergy Management & Breed Selection for the Allergic Cat Lover
The Sneeze-Free Cat Owner: Allergy Management & Breed Selection for the Allergic Cat Lover

The Sneeze-Free Cat Owner is entirely devoted to helping cat lovers who suffer from pet-related allergies find an appropriate breed for their family. This unique guide features in-depth breed profiles that include grooming needs, personality traits, activity levels, and health issues for cats compatible with allergic owners.

 

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    • golffitnesshelp profile image

      golffitnesshelp 

      6 years ago from Manchester UK

      Hypoallergenic cats! That is good news as now everyone can have a cat, as long as they can afford that very hefty price tag!

    • lejonkung profile image

      lejonkung 

      7 years ago

      Great hub! voted up and awesome! I have some hubs about cats aswell, check them out if you want to!

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      Catherine 

      8 years ago

      I don't see much written about Russian Blues and low allergy, yet I am quite allergic, and originally got the breed because they were told to be low allergy. In fact I have never had a problem with my blues and allergies, but I do have trouble with most other cats...

    • Theophanes profile image

      Theophanes Avery 

      9 years ago from New England

      Siberians don't produce the protein in their saliva that causes most people to be allergic... At least some curly coated breeds are rumored to produce somewhat less protein in their saliva and if it's the actual hair that causes allerges there's several wonderful furless breeds to choose from... And there's a lot of controversy over Asheras just being Savannah crosses being waaaaay overpriced to people who don't know any better.

    • ChRiiStiOn profile image

      ChRiiStiOn 

      9 years ago from Cape Cod Mass

      is that a pic of a maine coon cat? My 2 month yr old cat looks EXACTLY like the cat in the picture! I wanted to post a picture of mine to show u the crazy likeness but i couldn't. (= nice hub tho!

    • alexadry profile imageAUTHOR

      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 

      9 years ago from USA

      The trouble is that the real allergens are not in the cat's hair but rather it's the cat's saliva the problem, specifically, the glyco-protein known as Fel d1. Therefore, naturally bred cats all have these potential allergy triggers. In order to create a truly hypoallergenic cat it must undergo genetic divergences -GD-.

      You can read more about this here

      http://www.messybeast.com/allergy.htm

    • Gypsy Willow profile image

      Gypsy Willow 

      9 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      What about the Devon and Cornish rex cats with a plush coat?

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