Description of hypoallergenic breeds of cats - who causes less allergies and why
- 28 Jul 16:00
- Animal Care
Recently, people are increasingly poisoning life with various types of allergic reactions, especially in metropolitan areas with their inevitable environmental problems. Many animal lovers are forced to give up their dreams of creating a magic fluffy creature at home, because theallergy to cats is a fairly widespread phenomenon. But is this situation so bad? Let's try to figure out if there are hypoallergenic breeds of cats as far as they are safe for people who are allergic.
The main cause of cats allergy in some people is the ability of a cat's body to produce a special Fel D1 protein. This allergen is "charged" with the following cats:
Harmful allergen freely flies in the apartment along with the wool and, affiliated with the smallest dust particles, fills the air, deposits on clothing and on all surfaces..Getting into the airways of allergy, he can provoke serious malaise up to an asthmatic syndrome. In milder cases, allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis may occur. Thus, such cats that represent a smaller amount of Fel D1 protein than others may be hypoallergenic. Here are examples of such breeds.
Hypoallergenic breed of cats
Devon-rex - a charming cat, graceful, affectionate with a unique and short curly hair. Does not require special care for hair, hypoallergenic.
Cornish Rex is a flexible, slim cat with an elongated muscular body and long, thin paws. A small round head and crimped muzzle make it look like a sacred ancient Egyptian statue. A feature of the Cornish Rex wool is the lack of sponge hair. The wool is very short and soft, practically does not require care and does not cause allergies.
Bali - This breed is considered to be derived from Siamese. Indeed, these animals are similar in color, eye color and temperament. Balinese is different from Siamese longer and silky wool, a miniature body and sociable, gentle manner. In the secretions of her body contains much less protein Fel D1, so allergy can safely start at home pussy Bali breed.
Siberian cats , at first glance, can not be considered hypoallergenic - they have such a thick and long hair! However, the natural level of Fel D1 in them is quite low, so the allergy community of magnificent "Siberians" is in no way threatened. In addition, the cats of this breed are very beautiful, spectacular and have a calm and compliant character( we talked about it).
Javanese cats are distinguished by a beautiful elongated face, similar to the lion's shape. They have a distant resemblance to the pockets of the Siamese breed, they are mobile, playful and benevolent. The coat does not have a undercoat and does not require special care.
But the , a whipped sphinx, is, contrary to popular opinion, not hypoallergenic. So, they do not have wool, but the unlucky Fel D1 in large quantities is contained in the sebum, which is very intense in these cats. Therefore their epithelium is dangerous for people who are prone to allergic reactions.
A few tips for allergies
It should be noted that hypoallergenic animals do not exist in the full sense of the word, since the gel-protein Fel D1 is produced by all members of the cat family without exception. Therefore, we can only talk about the relative hypoallergenicity of individual breeds.
But even if your pet does not belong to the above-mentioned breeds or even bears the proud title of "nobleman" - do not despair. There are some interesting factors that determine the level of allergen in a cat's body. Cats of dark color are more allergens than light. Cats release more allergen than cats, while in castrated cats, this figure is lowered. Thus, if your family has allergies, and the desire to have the cat becomes unbearable - start a sterilized cats of light color.
In addition, regular care and maintenance of the hygiene of the wool, skin, ears and eyes of the pupil can significantly reduce its allergenicity.
Finally, allergy to cats has one mysterious property: it has been observed that some allergic patients eventually cease to react painfully to their "native" cat, whereas meeting with outsiders causes a complete set of painful symptoms. Truly, love heals and creates miracles!