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5. Allerca Hypoallergenic Cats: Allerca Hypoallergenic cats come in different sizes and weights. These cats are said to be having distinctive lifestyle, and genetic patterns. Their price range is about $6,000.
A company named Allerca has earned notoriety for selling (at very high prices) cats who are purported to have been genetically engineered to be hypoallergenic. The company’s claims have been met with a bit of skepticism, but the cats are still for sale (if you have an extra $7,000 to $28,000 to spend). I don’t have much experience with these animals, so I’d be curious to hear the experiences of anyone who owns one. Genetically engineered hypoallergenic cats are a great idea in theory, but I have yet to see significant evidence that practice matches theory — at least for now.
If you're adopting a cat despite your cat allergies, make sure you have a backup plan if things don't work out. It also helps to consider a few other cat allergen facts. Short-haired and long-haired cats produce equal amounts of allergens and shed at roughly equal rates. Kittens produce fewer allergens than adults. Male cats produce more allergens than female cats, and intact males produce more than neutered males. For some unexplained reason, dark-colored cats produce more allergens than lighter cats. (That's one of the only rational reasons to avoid black cats.) If you've got cat allergies, a light-colored female cat may be your best bet. Some companies and breeders claim to have engineered hypoallergenic cats -- Allerca infamously announced one such creation in 2006 -- but scientists have yet to verify such claims. These designer cats often carry hefty price tags.What can you do when you are a cat or dog lover, but are extremely allergic to them? I guess you could accept your less-than-perfect immune system and settle with having a goldfish—or you could purchase a . A company called claims that they are able to breed hypoallergenic pets by selecting cats and dogs that have “naturally occurring genetic divergences” for breeding. This group of cats and dogs doesn’t produce the types of pet allergens (a total of four in cats and six in dogs) responsible for allergic reactions in humans. But with prices starting at $6,950, you might find you prefer owning a goldfish anyway.