Hypoallergenic Cats

Siberian & Neva Masquerade Cat

It is well known that Siberians are low allergen cats. No cat breed is truly hypoallergenic — all cats produce at least some allergens. Hypoallergenic cats are those that typically produce fewer allergens than «regular» cats. A protein (Fel D1) is the allergen in the cat’s saliva is what causes problems for allergy sufferers. Siberian cats produce less of this protein than others, making them hypoallergenic.

Several factors affect cats’ allergen production:
- Males produce more allergenic secretions than females
- Intact males produce more than neutered males
- Kittens produce fewer allergens than adults
- So, the best choice for people with cat allergies is spayed female.

We advice to spend some time with your future Siberian cat or a cat of this breed before you adopt a cat to see if your allergies remain in check.

Once you have a cat, there are steps you can take to minimize allergens:
- Frequent Baths and Brushing
- Wash Toys and Cat Bedding
- After touching your cat, wash your face and hands. Never touch your eyes or face before you’ve done so.