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My mom is severely allergic to cats and I read that Siberian cats may cause fewer allergies in people. I want to adopt a cat because it is cheaper and the right thing to do. But these cats on petfinder.com are mixed bred and not purebred, so would the affects still be the same, or the level of Fel D1 in the cats saliva.

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Hi
as far as I am aware there is no such thing as a cat which will cause less allergies. I think i did hear that someone was trying to breed one, but as much as I disagree with that, if they did manage to do it the cats would probably cost thousands.


There are a few things that can be tried to reduce the allergic reaction and indeed my boyfriend is allergic to cats but we had a cat now for over 14 years and he is not affected by them any more as his immune system has become used to our cat.

here are a few other things that can be tried

Make sure your cat is regularly de-flea’d.
Groom your cat outside
Wipe the carpet down with a damp cloth after vacuuming
Try a pet shampoo that reduces the allergens, like PetalCleanse or Allerpet.
Consult your doctor who may be able to prescribe tablets to reduce the symptoms.

best wishes Kate  

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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