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The world's first specially-bred hypoallergenic cats have gone on sale in the United States.

US biotech firm Allerca says it has managed to selectively breed them by reducing a certain type of protein that triggers allergic reactions.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5375900.stm

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Wow 3+ grand for a kitten. Cute little things, but pricey..

I am glad I am not allergic to cats cause my cat is my best friend.

:luv: and I cat sit other people's cats too.


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My wife is allergic to most cat breeds, asthma like reactions. We did some research and found the Siberian breed was a possible solution. FArr less than $3000.00 We have had Bella now since MArch and all went well. Bit of a reraction at first, but after a short while the slight sniffles went away. Possible solution for other allergy suffers.


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but antihistimines after long time use can become useless, and can also cause health problems.

I thought the hairless cat was hypoallergenic? That's only about $1200 or $1500! Creepy looking, but cheaper than the hairy ones! ;)


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but antihistimines after long time use can become useless, and can also cause health problems.

I thought the hairless cat was hypoallergenic? That's only about $1200 or $1500! Creepy looking, but cheaper than the hairy ones! ;)

I only use them occasionally; I have three cats and I'm mildly allergic. I would guess people who are severely allergic would be SOL. :unsure:


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I'm highly allergic to cats...I am now taking allergy shots, and I don't trust any breed :no:


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Those alllergy shots do not always work either. My ex wife was allergic to cats. She took the allergy shots, didnt help. I bathed the cats weekly with a special shampoo that made things a bit better. So far soo good with our Siberian. My wifes brothewr is allergic to cats as well and he has more of a reaction than my wife, but again not near as bad as with other cats


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7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

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Andrew Weil said LSD helped him loose his cat allergies. When he was tripping out he held a cat in his lap and was cured.


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Andrew Weil said LSD helped him loose his cat allergies. When he was tripping out he held a cat in his lap and was cured.

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no, but maybe after would be fine :whistle:


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I've been an allergy nurse for 10 years. Yes, hair can be an irritant, but it's actually the dander/flaking of the skin that people react too. I've even seen people get hospitalized when a cat licks them since cats love to lick themselves and has their dander all over their tongue. I'm HIGHLY allergic to cats. If I go into a home where there was/is a cat, I can pretty much plan on a trip to the ER and a day off from work. It sucks. I've also been on allergy shots for 10 years for this and it hasn't helped my cat allergy out much at all. Other allergies are good though :thumbs:

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now...if they could somehow genetically engineer a cat that had a GOOD attitude, i might consider buying one!

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