Is there a such thing as a non-shedding cat?

Bri BBri B Member Posts: 1,300
Everyone in our family is allergic to cat hair. We know there are hypoallergenic dogs, but are there hypoallergenic cats? Just wondering!

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  • Sandy NenningerSandy Nenninger PlainvilleMember Posts: 1,975
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    It is actually not the hair that most people are allergic to. it is the dander which is dried saliva from the cat grooming itself so even the hairless Sphynx cat may be a problem for people who are allergic. Siberian cats are supposed to be less of a problem for allergic people even though they have long hair and do shed. There is something different in their dander. If you wanted to try to get one though, i would advise to have your family spend some time with one first before committing to having one in your home.
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