Best Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds (Part I) - lilfurball.com

Best Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds (Part I)


Do you want a pet cat but you have certain allergies to them? Try the following best hypoallergenic cat breeds in the market. These cat breeds won’t cause any complications with your sinus as they are hypoallergenic. This means that they do not contain any allergy triggers that may cause your body to react negatively. You do not have to worry about getting allergic reactions for their hair or from the proteins they secrete through their skin. It is also ideal to spend more and more time with your cat of choice before fully adopting it to give your body some time to adjust and for you to develop some level of immunity.

Sphynx

Best Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds (Part I)
Best Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds (Part I)

Sphynx cats are popular for their bare skin and lack of hair. Their hairless look makes them so unique and outstanding. The absence of hair also means that their epidermis lacks an extra layer which means that this type of cat requires more care than usual. This is a hypoallergenic cat because it has no hair so there isn’t any fur that can irritate your respiratory system. They also do not get their saliva stuck on their skin because they do not have hair so you do not have to worry about getting allergic reactions from their saliva.

Cornish Rex

Did you know that the typical cat hair is made of three layers? These three layers sufficiently protect them from harmful elements and from the cold. The special thing about the Cornish rex breed is that it only has the bottommost layer. The undercoat is their only fur layer. It is not that soft and fluffy but it also means that these cats have less hair to shed. That is what makes them hypoallergenic. It is also convenient because you do not have to clean up excess fur every now and then.

Devon Rex

Best Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds (Part I)
Best Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds (Part I)

As the name implies, this cat breed has some similarities to the aforementioned cat breed. The Devon Rex likewise has only the bottommost undercoat compared to the other cats that have three layers of fur. That means that this sheds way less often and with less hair. The hair of this cat breed is actually sparser than the Cornish rex which makes this the more hypoallergenic option.

Oriental Shorthair

This breed of cat is specifically domestic and its genetic lineage is quite close to Siamese cats. One could notice that its body shape and head are very similar to Siamese cats. The primary difference is the range of colors and patterns among Oriental shorthairs. The reason why these cats are great hypoallergenic options is already implied in their name – they have fur that is composed of short strands which lessen the chances of shedding and inducing an allergic reaction. If you really want to contain the hair strands of the oriental shorthair, you can simply brush through its coat every now and then. That is also a great bonding activity between you and your cat.

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