More people are allergic to cats than to any other animal. In fact, an estimated one in five people worldwide experiences allergy symptoms ranging from sneezing and itchy eyes to coughing, wheezing, and hives when exposed to cats. Many people mistakenly believe that their allergic response depends on how much fur the cat has. But studies have found that the amount of fur is irrelevant and that some of the most hypoallergenic cats actually have lush, long hair.
8 hypoallergenic cats for people with allergies
If you love cats but can’t stop sneezing when you’re around them, don’t despair! These breeds may be the answer to your problems.
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