ALLERGIES & SHEDDING

Siberian cats have been described as being hypo-allergenic.  Biologically what this means is that the Fel D1 allergen level of this breed of cats is lower than the average cat’s allergen level.  Each cat has a different Fel D1 level.  The higher the level of Fel D1 the more likely an allergy sufferer is to react adversely. There is no link in Siberians between color, gender and allergen levels. All of our pairings are between two low allergen level Siberians and therefore we have low allergen level kittens.

Every person is different and every Siberian contains a different (although low) allergen level than the next. My husband and one of my 4 year old twins are very allergic to regular cats, but both have no allergic reactions to our Siberian cats or their kittens. Studies have shown that 80% of people with cat allergies have little or no reaction to the Siberian breed. The people that fall in the 20% range that do have an allergic reaction are usually those with severe allergies to cats and those with complications to asthma. My husband has both allergies and asthma and has had no issues with our cats.

Siberian cats molt once or twice a year. The first molt is at the end of winter. The winter molt is instigated not by a change in temperature but by a change in day length. Many Siberians will experience a less intense “mini- molt ” at the end of the summer season, unlike other cats which will experience a “heavy molt” more than twice a year.
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