Hypoallergenic Cats or… Why are some people allergic to cats ?

by Dr. Deva Khalsa on June 23, 2011

The culprit responsible for people’s allergies to cats in a protein that’s found in the dander (tiny flakes of skin) and saliva of the cat. These proteins become microscopic airborne particles. Scientists named the protein FEL D-1.

No-one really understands why certain breeds of cats like the Devon Rex, Cornish Rex and Sphinx can be better tolerated by people with cat allergies than other cats. The Rex breeds have fine, short wavy hair and the Sphinx have almost no hair. I believe we can all agree that they still have skin and this would produce dander – furless or not!

At Deserving Pets we were curious if our vitamins – if given to cats, of course – would have any beneficial effect for people with cat allergies. We were surprised and very pleased with the results.

One story:

Mrs. X and her son were very allergic to their 2 cats. They kept them on the warm porch and visited often but they still had to take allergy medicine on a regular basis. Deserving Pets Vital Vities for cats came into the picture.

Mrs. X was used to cleaning up a mass of cat fur that would accumulate in the corner. After a few weeks, she noticed that there was little or no cat fur to clean up and that when she petted her cats their fur did not come off in a little fluffy pile. Their shedding had definitely decreased.

At the same time, Mrs. X noticed that she wasn’t refilling her allergy medicines and realized that she and her son had slowed, then stopped the pills altogether. Now the cats are coming into the house and – so far- no signs of allergies.


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