Low allergen or “hypoallergenic” cats are known to produce fewer allergens than “regular” cats. Please note that when we say Hypoallergenic, we don’t mean that the Siberian is non-allergenic. There is no breed that is completely non-allergenic.
There is protein in the cat saliva called Fel D1. This protein causes the problems of allergies. When the cat clean herself by licking her fur, the allergen-laden spit dries and become airborne. It then start looking for a warm home in your sinuses. However, the fact is that some cat breeds produce less of this protein than others and that’s why we call them hypoallergenic.
The males cats produce more allergenic secretions than females.
Intact males produce more than neutered males.
It has been noticed that the dark cats tend to produce more than light-colored ones and no one knows why.
It’s also a fact that Kittens produce fewer allergens than adults.
We do recommend checking if you are allergic to cats. There are many allergy doctors who can provide you an advice.