|Why are you allergic ?|
All pictures Darling Isis
Cat saliva and
cat hair are strong allergens. Fel
D1 is a glycoprotein present in saliva and fur.
It spreads when the cat grooms himself
minutes later, the allergic has red eyes, asthma and hay fever
seems males are prone to make more people allergic to then than females
and most people are immune to being
permanent contact with cats is also preferable to occasional meetins.
|What can we do ?|
easiest solution is not to have a cat ! But
most of allergics are unable to get rid of their beloved feline.
symptoms are weak, some medicines can be usefull, but are not a
You can try a desensitization treatment, but results are not always satisfactory. It usually only works if you have occasional contact with cats.
This cat does not provoke allergies but this breed does need special care and consideration such as helping him keep his coat clean, and keeping him warm. And you have to like this strange cat. If you are interested, here are some links :
Description du Sphynx (French)
The Cornish Rex has the undercoat that is curly and sweet. This coat does not cause allergies. Many Cornish Rex owners confirm this fact. BUT current research does not prove that all people who have allergies can live with a Cornish Rex. Don't get them confused with a Devon Rex, a Silkirk Rex or a Germand Rex, because those breeds have different coats. However, some people with allergies are able to also live with these different breeds of Rex's without to much trouble. ADVICE : visit some catteries and talk to breeders to get more information and sit with the kittens in the cattery to judge your allergic reactions before you buy one and bring it home.