It’s estimated that a whopping ten percent of Americans live with pet allergies. Cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies, a fact that can cause distress to allergic cat lovers. Many people want a feline friend in their life, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of their health. So they find themselves asking: Where can you find a hypoallergenic cat breed? Are Siamese cats hypoallergenic?
The answer is: It’s complicated.
“Hypoallergenic” isn’t the right term. Technically, no cats are completely hypoallergenic — even hairless ones! But the Siamese breed may be a good pick for allergy sufferers for a few reasons.
To understand the benefits of Siamese cats for people with cat allergies, it’s important to understand how cat allergies work.