Hypoallergenic cat breeds

Hi everyone!

Advice on the best hypoallergenic cat breeds and if they are truly 100% hypoallergenic for people with allergies?

– Liv

Hi Liv,

No cat breed is truly 100% hypoallergenic. However, there are some breeds that produce less “dander” (shedding of fur and skin) and protein than others:

These include: Siberian, Russian Blue, Bengal, Burmese, and Sphynx

There are also some steps you can take to try and reduce your allergic reaction to cats:

  • Grooming on a daily basis can help reduce the amount of fur they shed and is also a good bonding experience.

  • Daily hoovering to pick up external allergens.

  • Air purifiers can help reduce floating allergens

I hope this helps!

Veterinary Consultant at Katkin


I’m actually allergic to cats and so arranged a cat sitting for 45 minutes with some Siberian kittens. We ended up getting two boys who are now 1.5 years old. I’ve been completely fine and wouldn’t be without them now!

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