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asthma and cats

my wife and i both suffer from asthma and are wondering if we can have a cat and what breed of cat can we own


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Hi Harley

What you need is a Hypoallergenic breed. Hypoallergenic breeds produce less allergens than others, making them suitable for people with sensitivities. Some popular breeds include:

  • Siberian
  • Balinese
  • Bengal
  • Burmese
  • Colorpoint Shorthair
  • Cornish Rex
  • Devon Rex
  • Javanese
  • Ocicat
  • Oriental Shorthair
  • Russian Blue
  • Siamese
  • Sphynx

Even though these breeds are the safest, it's still best to double check with your breeder for the specifics.



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