Whites Farm Siberian Cats

ALLERGIES

Many people with cat allergies can handle the Siberian with no problem. The allergen for most people is a protein in the cat's saliva called Feld1. As they groom themselves, they spread the saliva over their coats. Feld1 is also present in the sebaceous glands (skin) and the anal glands, which explains sensitivity to litter boxes. There are two ways to test cats for their Feld1 levels by saliva sampling, or fur sampling. Each test has its own set of values.

Saliva Test Range for Adult Siberians is 0.25 to 16 mcg

    50% of Siberians saliva test below 2.5 mcg
    15% of Siberians saliva test below 1.0 mcg
    4% of non Siberians saliva test below 2.5 mcg
    0.25% of non Siberians saliva test below 1.0 mcg

Saliva Results for Siberians: 0.08 mcg - 27 mcg
    Extremely low: 0.2 - 1.0
    Very low: 1.0 - 1.7
    Low level: 1.7 - 2.5
    Medium Low: 2.5 - 4
    Normal / High: 4 - 16
    Very High: 16 - 27

Fur Test Range for Adult Siberians is 20mcg - 400 mcg
    50% of Siberians fur test below 120 mcg
    15% of Siberians fur test below 40 mcg
    4% of non Siberians test below 120 mcg
    4% of non Siberians test over 400 mcg

Fur Test Results for Siberians 7 mcg - 820 mcg
    Extremely low: 10 - 40
    Very low: 40 - 80
    Low level: 80 - 120
    Medium Low: 120 - 200
    Normal / High: 200 - 400
    Very High: 400 - 820

    Approximately 80% of those with a history of allergies to horses or rabbits, or food allergies to egg white or pork, or break out with hives around cats will still react to low Feld1 Siberians. These people are having secondary reactions to something other than Feld1.

    Therefore we urge anyone with cat allergies to visit and pet our cats for a while, before making the decision to buy one, in order to test for any reactions. We enjoy meeting people and the cats certainly enjoy the extra attention.

    Please understand that hypoallergenic means
    REDUCED ALLERGIC RESPONSE
    It does NOT mean
    NO ALLERGIC RESPONSE