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What are some good cat breeds for people with allergies?

My dad wants to get us a new kitten, since are old cat who was a rescue past away. We all have asma and we also have a maltese-mix.

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Perhaps a Rex or a Sphynx. You have to bathe them regularly, though and keep them out of direct sun.

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That is helpful, but I just meant a cat that no one would die. Our last cat might have been an american shorthair, but it was never confirmed.
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Wow that rally helps thx
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A Bengal cat is so cute :) and they hardly smell or anything like that. So I think you should be fine. But they don't go well with beginner cat owners.

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Mexican Hairless & Sphynx breeds are good. But they also need extra care. Very sensitive skin & health issues. Funny as heck looking, too.

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That's not funny. At all.
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Have either of you ever seen these two breeds? If not, trust me - they're pretty funny looking. Not to say they're not loveable or affectionate. Just sayin' - they look like creatures from another planet. Ask anyone who has seen one.
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Actually I have seen them both on Animal Planet, there's a show called "Too Cute" and there's an episode with them in it.
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i think you can get them at a pet store
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A pig
They don't have fur,therefore no dander, they are smarter, and have the ability to learn behavior.

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pigs are livestock and as such cannot be had in certain residential areas
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Actually cats are smarter than pigs.
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Who would bring a pig into their house?
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'Cause people are weird.
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why think pig when it says cat?
I agree with fire97
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I rest my case.
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I want a cat, I eat pigs. Just had ribs, won't want to scare the poor little thing D=. Besides, my dad wants a CAT. Learn to read.
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lmao.
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Don't get a cat if you're allergic.

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Im not allergic. I have allergies.
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Aren't they they same?
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as someone who is allergic to cats, if you get one either young enough to teach them to not be afraid of water or adopt one who is already fine with water and bathe them on a regular basis, I have found that every two weeks works best for me, then my allergies don't react. ALSO, make sure to clip the cat's toenails every two weeks to keep junk from accumulating in the nail, also keeps the nails from being like needles, this helps as well.

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Non-allergenic Siberian Cats

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I do not believe there are non allergenic cats. There was a man who sold these apparently non allergic cats and ppl actually bought them for around seven grand. Later to find out they were bought BY the salesman from a regular cat breeder that was not allergenic. Is there really such a thing?
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Note the allergy is NOT the cat but the DANDER from self-licking-cleaning. So the best cat to own is a DOG...Sorry

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*see my answer below*
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short haired cat

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buy a portugese water dog they are hypo allergenic

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sphynx i have one and its a hairless breed. they seem like a lot of work but they aren't . but they are a bit on the expensive side

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There are things you can do to a cat such a brushing constantly (outside or in the bathtub where your father won't come in), bathing constantly, grooming the cat, (Trimming it's whiskers, claws, etc). But if these don't work for you, then a sphynx. They are hairless cats, (you may want to look them up), but they are quite lovable. Hope this helped!

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dont get a cat if ur allergic but if you really want one get one anyway

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sphinx's are AWESOME!

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Well if a dog is an option try portuguese water dogs they're hypoallergenic there for they wouldn't trigger allergies but since you would like a cat the sphinx is the best optional the have minimal hair meaning minimal allergies for you! Hope this helps!

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Why are there DOG breeds listed?
statistically, Black cats and intact (non-neutered) males cause more re-actions despite the idea that people are reacting to a chemical in the cats saliva. with that logic, cats that groom themselves more often than others would have that position, and cats with less hair would cause less reactions.

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nyan cat

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What is that?
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IT'S A FREAKING MEME!
all caps because it annoys me.
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Calm down dude, It was just a question.
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I wish XD
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uhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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A rag doll cat are hypo-allergenic but are expensive. But if you have asthma those are the best kind to have.

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I love rag dolls, but the meow A LOT.
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a hairless cat
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a dog

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If your allergies are very bad, you should not have a cat. However, I will say that my youngest daughter has cat allergies and she generally does fine with our cat. But there are some things you have to do: vacuum your house regularly and use a good HEPA filter on your vacuum; do NOT let the cat into the bedrooms of anyone with allergies; don't put your face into the cat's fur; keep the cat bathed/groomed. All of this will help a lot. Also, our cat is an indoor/outdoor cat so he spends at least half the day outside, which helps a lot to keep down the amount of cat hair and dander in our house. It has been found that people have less severe reactions to cats that are light-colored, so look for a cat that is white or yellow. Finally, we have also found that over time our daughter has gotten more used to the cat and her reactions to it are much less frequent.

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Good advice right here. Thumbs up.
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Thanks :)
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American Short Hair. (They don't shed as much and create less dander than other breeds)

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um there are no cats that people can be allergies soz

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i developed allergies after having a cat for 8 years! I bought a sphynx cat about a year ago and he is the best thing ever! I have to bathe him, clean his ears,and trim his nails about twice a week. but he is worth it. They get cold, so ifyou plan on having one, plan on a heater or sweaters for them :) but all in all, I wouldnt trade him for the world...oh! and, they are quite expensive.... but again, totally worth it!

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My allergist told me that a pedigree Persian has HAIR not fur but they HAVE to be groomed. I also have asthma. so it may be pricey to keep and they live 18-20 years. Good luck!

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Have you considered seeking the advise of a good M.D. and not the recommendations in cyber space. If I wanted advice that would effect my health, I'd ask my doctor not the buzz out there. Some people may have had favorable results with specific breeds of cats but your Doctor will know exactly what you can tolerate after testing and treat you accordingly if you're within a specific tolerance level. Then again, he may say "no way". Try your Doctor for advice, not the computer community...And what about your father, apparently you're not old enough to make a decision to bring a pet into the house, I'm sure he's aware of your allergic reaction to felines. If he's not, bring him up to speed. Good Luck!

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You might inquire to a motel/hotel expert, such as a trade organization. The hospitality industry has dealt with people who have allergies to cats, since often rooms occupied by cats have had special treatment.

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well i think it is mostly the hair on a cat that makes a person allergic so get a cat with no hair like the Ukrainian Levkoy, the Bambino, the Peterbald, the Donskoy, the Sphynx, and the Elf Cat

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Cat allergies are commonly linked to their saliva and their urine. Its not the hair specifically, as the saliva on the hair from grooming themselves.
Best advice is NOT to get a cat.
If you do, you have to clean every day and keep up with the liter box, and vacuuming. Keep bedroom doors shut all the time so it doesn't spread cat hair or have accidents peeing in the bedrooms .
You can get allergy shots for cat allergens! Go see a allergy/asthma specialist. I'm allergic myself, and my allergy specialist doctor recommended allergy shots. It really worked for me and now my allergies went from severe symptoms to tolerable mild symptoms around cats.
I am also interested in what breeds of cats are less shedding and which ones are better for allergies. I know someone that gets severe rashes and eczema from a cat allergy. They're crazy enough to want to get a new cat.

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A good Cat eating Dog named DOWN BOY.(If you have allergies, I would not feel you should own any cat. The danger of a reaction is not something that you should take chances with.Find out the causes of your allergies first and correct the problem and then ask the question. Besides the cost of a kitty is not much but the medical portion is greater and can even in some cases contribute you to EXPIRE!!!!!!!!!! is the cat that necessary ?

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Are you sure the asthma is caused by cat fur? I have that too but cat fur doesn't bother me. I think it's the same with all cats. If cat fur bothers you then all cat fur bothers you, but you can talk to an allergist about it. My sister in law is allergic to cats but have a cat they feed outdoors and don't allow in the house. Can you get a nice cat house for outdoors?

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Uhh... would a short haired cat help?

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I recommend Devon Rex kitties or cats they have very little to no Dander.

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