There are many people who love cats, but cannot own one because of their allergic reaction to the protein in the cats’ saliva, skin and urine. If you’re one of the many who are allergic to cats, but are finding it difficult to not to own one, here is some helpful advice. There are seven types of cats that produce less allergens than the ones that give you the red scratchy eyes:
- The Balinese
- Oriental Shorthair
- Devon Rex
- Cornish Rex
The cats listed still produce allergens, but they’ll produce less than the cats not mentioned. Female cats produce less allergens than males, as do breeds with short coats. Of course, there’s much more to consider if you’re thinking about adopting a cat if you have allergies, and remember that pet ownership is a lifetime commitment. Think of this list as a way to get you started on your quest to find the cat that will not have you sneezing at every turn.