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Hypoallergenic Kittens CFA and TICA Registered

Although Siberian cats are known for their hypoallergenic quality, it is still important to be knowledgeable about this breed and how you can manage allergies. Read the following information about feline allergens. A not-for-profit association of breeders, (Siberian Research Inc), was founded in 2005 to study allergen levels and genetic diseases in the Siberian breed. As of March 2010, fur and saliva samples from over 300 Siberians have been submitted for analysis, many directly from a veterinarian. Salivary Fel d1 allergen levels in Siberians ranged from 0.08-27 µg per ml of saliva, while fur levels ranged from 5-1300 µg. 


The high-end of these ranges is consistent with results from prior studies, though the low end is below expected results. 

All Siberians tested were found to produce some Fel d1, with the highest levels being found in Siberians that have silver coloured fur. About half of Siberians were found to have Fel d1 levels lower than other breeds, while under twenty percent would be considered very low. Within the low group, males and females had comparable allergen levels.


 

Hypoallergenic

Hypoallergenic, meaning "below normal" or "slightly" allergenic, was a term first used in a cosmetics campaign in 1953. It is used to describe items that cause or are claimed to cause fewer allergic reactions. Hypoallergenic pets still produce allergens, but because of their coat type, absence of fur, or absence of a gene that produces a certain protein, they typically produce fewer allergens than others of the same species. People with severe allergies and asthma may still be affected by a hypoallergenic pet. There is NO such thing as a non allergic cat  "There are no scientifically validated studies to show that any particular breed of cat, whether it's Siberian or anything else, is 'hypoallergenic,'" says Martin Chapman, PhD. He's the president of Indoor Biotechnologies, an allergy testing company that provides the kits for most of the world's studies on allergen exposure. 


Strategies to reduce exposure.

Remove your pet from the bedroom. You spend from one-third to one-half of your time there. Keep the bedroom door       closed and clean the bedroom aggressively. You might consider using a HEPA air cleaner in your bedroom
Animal allergens are sticky. So you must remove the animal's favorite furniture, remove wall-to-wall carpet and scrub the walls and woodwork. Keep surfaces throughout the home clean and uncluttered. Bare floors and walls are best.

If you must have carpet, select one with a low pile and steam clean it frequently. Better yet, use throw rugs and wash them in hot water. 

Wear a dust mask to vacuum. Vacuum cleaners stir up allergens that have settled on carpet and make allergies worse. 
Use a vacuum with a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter if possible. 

Change your clothes after prolonged exposure with an animal. 

Forced-air heating and air-conditioning can spread allergens through the house. Cover bedroom vents with dense filtering material like cheesecloth. 

Adding an air cleaner combined with a HEPA filter to central heating and air conditioning can help remove pet allergens from the air. Use an air cleaner at least four hours per day. Another type of air cleaner that has an electrostatic filter will remove particles the size of animal allergens from the air. No air cleaner or filter will remove allergens stuck to surfaces, though. 

Washing the pet every week may reduce airborne allergens, but is of questionable value in reducing a person's symptoms. 

Have someone without a pet allergy brush the pet outside to remove dander as well as clean the litter box or cage. 

Talk to your allergist about options for medicine or immunotherapy

Below, Dr.Oz talks about Siberians and their hypo-allergenic qualities. 

Watch the short video clip by clicking on the link Check out this video about cat allergies by Dr Oz!

Taigamoon Products Recommendation List.

After taking care for our Siberian cats though the years, we developed a list of products that drastically facilitate the daily  care of Siberian cats owned by our Special Needs adopters.


 
 

Cattery Allergy Settings  

We gladly invite you to meet us to see our beautiful cats at one of the organized public cat shows or we can arrange a meeting at our place for a "hand on allergy testing" with our adult Siberian cats. We currently offering Visitation/Allergy settings every Sundays afternoons between the time: 2PM-4PM. All viewings are By Appointment Only to ensure we have the time to answer all your questions. The allergy settings fee of $50 must be paid in advance. For security reason we also kindly ask you to fill out the Visitation Form