Got Allergies? 10 Hypoallergenic Cats That Curb Sniffles and Sneezing

No more achoo or bless you with these low allergen picks!

By Catalina Barrios

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is full of decisions. I have always loved animals especially cats and dogs. They are among the cutest animals on Earth. Unfortunately, my son has allergies. I have always struggled to find animals that accommodate him and don’t result in itchy, water eyes, sneezes, and uncomfortable hives.

 So, if you have allergies but LOVE cats, how do you decide which cat is best?

I’ve done the research for you! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy this list of 10 hypoallergenic cats perfect for those who suffer from allergies.

Which one is your favorite? Make sure to check out #8 – you’ll learn that allergies aren’t caused by cat hair or fur!


Hypoallergenic cats are low-allergy cats because they produce fewer allergens than others. To clarify, allergens are substances that produce an allergic reaction. People are allergic to cats because of Fel d 1, a protein found in their saliva.


No cats are 100% hypoallergenic, since all cats produce even a very small amount of dander or shed. Hypoallergenic cats are prone to shed less and/or have less dander, reducing two major causes of cat allergies.

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