The Best Cats for People with Allergies

Siamese Cat sleeping on table

Think you cannot have a feline friend because of your allergies? Think again! There are breeds of cats that are known to be low-allergy, and they make great pets for people with allergies. If you are looking for the perfect allergy-friendly cat, check out this list of the best cats for people with allergies. You may be surprised at how many options there are!


These beautiful felines are highly social, making them extremely enjoyable companions that thrive on human interaction. Moreover, Siamese have short coats that do not shed much, which makes them ideal choices for those who are sensitive to allergens. Whether you are looking for a fun-loving companion or simply want to minimize your exposure to dander and fur, a Siamese cat is sure to be the perfect fit.


The Balinese cat is nearly identical to the Siamese breed in most regards, except for its long coat and full plume tail. These felines also have soft coats that do not shed much - which makes them perfect companions! They are especially good with children because of their friendly dispositions; it is no wonder this particular type has become so popular over time (you can enjoy all those cuddly moments without worrying about hairballs).

Cornish Rex

Cornish Rex cats are a rare breed of a furry friend. They have short, wavy coats that do not shed much so they are less likely to trigger allergies in people who suffer from sensitive skin or asthma and can be playful as well! If you want an affectionate pet for your allergy prone family members, this is one option worth considering.

Devon Rex

Devon Rex cats are a relatively new breed, having first been introduced in the 1960s. Like Cornish Rex cats, they are characterized by their short, wavy coats and friendly dispositions. They are also good for people with allergies because they do not shed much. They are also known for their large ears and expressive faces. These playful and affectionate animals make wonderful companions.

Selkirk Rex

These kitties are one of the best cat breeds for people with allergies because they have minimal shedding, and their coats are less likely to trigger reactions. Selkirk Rex cats are also known for their friendly and affectionate personalities. These cats are gentle and loving, and they make great companions for people of all ages.

It is an excellent choice for families who want their pets to be low energy but still cute! With its wavy coat and calming nature, this breed seems perfect in almost any environment. Brushing these guys every week or two will keep allergens at bay.


Abyssinian cats are one of the most beautiful breeds of cat - and their striking green eyes are certainly a big part of that. But they are not just a pretty face! These cats are also known for their curious, playful nature, and they make wonderful companions.

One of the best things about Abyssinian cats is that they are lower on the Fel d1 production levels. So, if you have always wanted to have a cat but have sensitive allergies, this may be the perfect breed for you. Just be prepared for lots of cuddles and plenty of playful antics - your new Abyssinian friend will definitely keep you on your toes!


Sphynx cats are often referred to as "hairless". These curious and affectionate cats look bald, but they do have a fine downy fuzz that feels like suede when stroked. Like all breeds of cats, sphinxes produce dander; however, if you bathe them frequently with Health Extension shampoo for dogs and cats to remove excess oil from their skin, the dander can be minimalized. They are also very social creatures that love to be around people, so they make excellent companions!


The Oriental cat is a cross between several cat breeds, including the American Shorthair and Siamese. These athletic cats are moderate shedders that require brushing about twice per week to keep their coats in good shape. They make great companions and are typically good with children and other pets.


The Javanese is a unique breed of cat that results from crossing Siamese and Balinese cats. This languorous, long-haired feline has no undercoat meaning they do not shed much nor do their allergens contain any fur dander, which can work well for people who suffer mild allergies when compared to other breeds in this category.


Siberian cats are known for their soft, fluffy coats and loving natures. They do not shed much and have lower levels of the allergenic protein, Fel d 1, in comparison to other breeds, making them a good option for those with allergies. While they do have thick fur and do not tend to mat or tangle very easily in comparison with other breeds, weekly brushing will still help keep their coat looking good!

So, if you are looking for a cat that may be a better fit for your allergies, consider one of the breeds listed above. All of these cats are good options for people with mild to moderate allergies.

Whichever of these cat breeds you decide to welcome into your home, it is important to do plenty of research beforehand to make sure they are a good fit for your family and lifestyle. With the right cat, you can enjoy all the benefits of pet ownership without having to worry about triggering your allergies.

Remember to stock up with Health Extension Pet Food and Snugarooz toys for your new family member.

Have you had any experience with any of these breeds? Let us know in the comments below!

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