Okay, i have asked until that time about hypoallergenic cats and if nearby is cheaper ones. my sister really wants one, and SHE is not allergic to cats. She lives within an appartment and her BOYFRIEND is allergic to cats. He does not live with her but is repeatedly over her house. Any hypoallergenic cats that are not 23907598256$$$$. and yes, I KNOW that there is no such piece as a REAL hypoallergenic cat! i want to get it for her for xmas, and she know, and she WILL KEEP IT!! We have have a cat in days gone by (it died and age 16) and she loved it. and are short fured cats similar to the "hypoallergenic" ones?? because again, she is not allergic to cats! and she certainly does not want a balding one! thankssss!
Answers: Hi there...People beside mild allergies to cats can benefit from Benadryl, Allegra, Singulair, Clairitin, Zyrtec other similar antihistamines. One may work better than one another if your sister's boyfriend is willing to experiment to see which works best. If the allergy is more severe neither a cat born in need the Fel D1 protein (see more info below) or the anti-histamines has be successful.

I would like to share some supportive information we administer to people who suffer from cat allergies as several are unaware that "all" cats regardless of breed or if long, short or no coat breed of cats can cause allergies. Any vet can confirm this reality.

Older books on cats and cat care usually blame the allergy on cat fur e.g. breathing within small particles of the fur itself. Some blame it specifically on the cat’s guard hair (the long hairs inside the cat’s coat) and may recommend keeping a breed which lacks these guard hairs e.g. Devon/Cornish Rex or the balding Sphynx. Referring to these breeds as hypoallergenic or allergen-free is incorrect as It is not the hair which cause the allergic reaction.

The actual culprit appears to be a glycoprotein, Fel d1 which is secreted by the sebaceous glands and is the major cat allergen. This allergen is found within the fur, pelt, saliva, serum, urine, mucous, salivary glands, and hair roots of the cat. The prime sources of the allergen, however, are the skin and saliva.

When a cat grooms/washes itself, saliva is deposited on its fur (or skin in the armour of hairless cats). The saliva dries into dust (dander or dandruff) which is released airborne when a cat scratch or moves and when humans stroke or brush a cat. Fel d1.

All cats groom themselves, even those which lack guard hair or which lack quill altogether (e.g. Sphynx). The dust forms on all types of cat fleece or directly on the cat’s skin if it lacks fur. Hairless Sphynx cats produce dandruff directly on their skin and though they produce less of it than furred cats, they can still produce adequate to trigger an allergic reaction. An allergy occur when the body over-reacts to a substance (allergen) and produces excessive amounts of histamine. Excessive histamine production leads to the irritating symptoms associated near cat-allergy - itchy eyes, sneezing, skin rash etc.

Although Fel d1 is the protein most recurrently associated with allergies, humans are immensely variable and in attendance will be some people who develop allergies to other stealthy proteins. Some people are unbothered by Siamese cats, but allergic to other cats and some people hold reported whose cat alergy is only triggered by manly cats (even if the cats are neutered).

Anyhow, please consider reading the following website literature to learn more roughly the Fel d1 protein and how it affects allergies in humans.


Here's a video (located on the webpage on the right side) by a veterinarian in the order of the allergen Fel d1 and how it affects cat allergy sufferers. It's an organization who is is selectively breeding cats in need the Fel d1 protein to make available for Dutch auction for those who who suffer allergies but would like to own a cat: http://www.allerca.com/

Additionally, some race find they are not allergic to kittens when they get them, however when the cats become adults they develop more allergies as a result.
First of adjectives, people can be allergic to any cat, some cats or adjectives cats. It has to do beside their dander...I know I am allergic. Some long hair cats label my allergy appear, some short hair, some receding. If her boyfriemd is allergic WHY would she want a cat and take the arbitrariness to make and hold him feeling horrible. I can be sick if it is on someones clothes.

Please re-think this..Unless she doesn't thinking he's allergic. I think you should see how allergic he is. He may be allergic to adjectives cats.
we have an aby...she's deeply short-haired & no one seem to be bothered by her dander. 'hairless' cats (sphynxes) are not actually shiny on top, btw, they have a exceptionally short downy nap & are really adorable! i held a little 'blue' masculine kitten at a cat show recently & have all to do NOT to buy him on the spot! he be so warm -- similar to a wiggly, hot watter bottle & was wearing a bit sweater/sock thingy. they are very hypoallergenic -- but, yes, are costly...the beyond doubt adorable little kitten i held was selling for $1,200.

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