|What causes allergies to cats? Allergy symptoms What breeds are hypoallergenic? Why are they more hypoallergenic? Coat colours and allergies|
Hypoallergenic breeds at a glance
The primary cause of allergies to cats is a glycoprotein known as Fel D1 which is produced by the sebaceous glands under the skin, and to a lesser degree is present in the cat’s saliva.
A cat is constantly shedding minute particles of dander (skin flakes) into the environment, and when he grooms, he transfers saliva onto the coat, which is then shed around the home producing allergies in those susceptible. Continue reading