10 Most hypoallergenic cats divided by breeds

If you’re a cat person who also happens to be allergic to cats, you’ve probably always thought you could never get a cat. So guess what: Some hypoallergenic cats (or cat breeds to be exact) may actually be a good fit for you. Over time you’ve probably noticed that your allergic reaction differs when exposed to different cats. That is because we’re not really allergic to the cats themselves, rather the allergens they produce in their saliva and skin when we’re exposed to it. Which they will then spread around your home, mostly by shedding fur (after licking themselves).

When all cats produce a certain amount of allergens, some cat breeds are considered low allergy cats, some would even call them hypoallergenic cats – it mostly depends on their fur and shedding habits. These cat breeds produce and distribute significantly fewer allergens than others, which means they can be a good fit for someone with mild allergies.

10 most hypoallergenic Cats

1. Sphynx

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2. Cornish Rex

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3. Burmese

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4. Korat

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5. Colorpoint Shorthair

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6. Siamese

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7. Balinese

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8. Ocicat

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9. Russian blue

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10. Bengal

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So these (sort of) hypoallergenic cats are beautiful and would make for amazing feline companions. But remember, no cat is completely allergen free, so it would be best to always check how you react to a specific cat before making a decision. If you already have a cat and are still suffering from allergies there are several things you can try to help manage the allergen situation such as installing air purifiers.

Related article: Are Sphynx cats really hypoallergenic?