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Old 02-23-2010, 12:05 AM   #21
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Huh. I'd heard of Bengals, but I never realized that they were one of the lower-allergen breeds.
they are? I just thought they were cool enough to suffer with.
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Obviously not starving :-D

Also, 4th night in the row the cat decided to curl up next to the turbo for night time. She must really love those things.
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My kitty (no, he does not like you!):

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Joe you need an Ocicat, they don't have an undercoat so no allergies. They are Hepa approved

When I had mine it came on United airlines from LA to San Jose in a kitty carrier. Meanest SoB I ever owned, I sent it back 4 months later and found out it had to be put down. :(

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Joe you need an Ocicat, they don't have an undercoat so no allergies. They are Hepa approved

When I had mine it came on United airlines from LA to San Jose in a kitty carrier. Meanest SoB I ever owned, I sent it back 4 months later and found out it had to be put down. :(

this isn't entirely true. the allegens from a cat are from their saliva and the sebaceous glands.
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this isn't entirely true. the allegens from a cat are from their saliva and the sebaceous glands.
It is, in fact, 100% untrue.

The most common allergen produced by cats is a protein molecule called Fel d 1. This protein exists (as Mach said) in the saliva, and in the glands of the skin which produce the oily sebum. Because of cats' obsessive self-grooming regimen, large quantities of the protein are transferred to the coat from the saliva, which is most likely from whenst came this business about dander, undercoat, etc. Even a hairless cat produces Fel d 1 in their skin, transfers more of it to their coat from their saliva, and then sheds it onto damn near everything they come into contact with. So do Rexes, Ocicats, and every other member of F. silvestris catus.

The best you can do is to seek out breeds which are known to produce levels of Fel d 1 which are significantly lower than the norm. Such breeds include the Russian blue and the Siberian cat, despite the fact that the latter has an amazingly rich, thick, three-layered coat.
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Thats the kind of cat you feed live food.
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