- Jan 16, 2011
People who are allergic to cats are sometimes under the mistaken belief that allergies originate in the cat's fur. In reality it is a reaction to a protein called “Fel d 1” found in feline saliva. Researchers estimate that 2/3 of people who are allergic to cats have it stem from this protein in cat’s saliva which is then passed on to the cat's fur when the cat cleans itself. This protein gets transferred from the saliva to the dander and fur, especially around the cat's face and butt where we often see them cleaning the most. So Lairians, this is why even Sphynx are not hypoallergenic.
Happy Friday Lairians!