I would like to draw your attention to one very relevant and interesting topic – allergy to cats, and in particular, to consider the issue of hypoallergenic Maine Coon cats.
Allergy to cats is a paradoxical phenomenon in which our body reacts to the presence of extremely cute and attractive creatures in the environment. What should those who suffer from this unpleasant condition do, but at the same time cannot imagine their life without a cat?
Medical science has several approaches to solving this problem. One of them is the introduction of drugs that reduce the body’s reaction to allergens. However, as a rule, this is a temporary solution that does not solve the problem completely.
For many years, researchers and biologists have been involved in studying the issue of cat allergy. In recent years, the Maine Coon breed has attracted particular interest in this area. Many fans of these cats dream of having them at home, but are afraid of allergies.
To date, there are several studies that indicate the possible hypoallergenic nature of maine coon. One of them was conducted by a group of scientists in Scandinavia, and its results were very encouraging. Researchers claim that the Maine Coon breed has a special protein in its coat – FEL D 1, which is one of the main causes of allergic reactions in humans. However, in the Maine Coon, the concentration of this protein is an order of magnitude lower than in other cat breeds. Thus, there is a definite possibility that people with cat allergies may not experience a reaction to Maine coons.
However, despite the results of such studies, each case of allergy is different. No cat breed can be guaranteed to be hypoallergenic. Some people may have an allergic reaction to Maine Coons, while others may find this breed to be safe.
Therefore, before deciding on the purchase of a cat, it is recommended to conduct an individual allergy test and consult an allergist. He will be able to assess your reaction to allergens and give useful recommendations.
I hope that this information will be useful for you and will help you make a decision about the possibility of keeping a Maine Coon cat. And don’t forget that loving and caring for a cat can surpass any negative reactions of the body.
With best wishes.
Maine Coon Cattery “Fire Stone”