Hypoallergenic Dogs and Cats

Choosing a lifelong, furry partner is a tough decision primarily for individuals that have sensitive illnesses; allergies are usually the main culprit. People can either be allergic to cats and dogs but it could also be the case that an allergy is developed to both cats and to dogs. A lifelong bond with a pet shouldn’t be challenging because of an allergy. If you have a new pet, their health will always be your biggest priority. The point being, however, that, you should never neglect your own health on that account. Here are few cats and dogs that belong to the list of hypoallergenic cat and dog breeds:

Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds

In humans, cat allergies are generally caused by a negative reaction to Fel d 1 (chain 1), a protein that is secreted through cats’ hair, skin, follicles, and for the most part, saliva. This means that cats can never be downright allergy-free, even the hairless ones. Here are some of the cat breeds whose production of Fel d 1 will have a gentler effect on allergic owners:

  • Siberian
  • Russian Blue
  • Devon Rex
  • Javanese
  • LaPerm

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Generally speaking, humans who are allergic to dogs usually endure their attacks with more dire repercussions. The dog-specific allergies are caused by Can f1 and Can f2 proteins which are present in your dog’s saliva, dander, skin, blood, and other fluids. Here are some of the common hypoallergenic dog breeds:

  • Havanese
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Basenji
  • Border Terrier
  • Irish Blue


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