Q: Siamese cats for people with allergies?
November 11, 2008 | By Rhonda T. | 6 answers | Expired: 2135 days ago
Has anyone had experience with siamese cats? Can people with allergies tolerate siamese?
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Nov 25, 2008
The allergy tends to be to the dander put off by the animal (be it cat, dog, horse etc). All animals create dander - it's basically dead cells. Depending on how extreme the allergy is, perhaps due to the short hair of a siamese, it would be easier to bathe it and reduce the dander; although it could increase it at the same time, if the animal is sensitive to the soap used and dry skin results from it. Antihistamines are good though. A suggestion for people who are allergic is if they're adamant about getting the critter they're allergic to, then perhaps it would be a good idea to spend some time with it before they go in for the permanent investment. Cats are 9-20 year investments depending on age and care at least....time, money, and emotional investments.
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Nov 11, 2008
The Cornish Rex is a potential choice for a minority people who are allergic to cats. While no naturally bred cat can be truly hypoallergenic, Cornish Rex (and Devon Rex) do not aggravate allergies in some people with cat allergies. Allergic people are encouraged to visit a breeder to determine their own tolerance for the breed.
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