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.

Note: 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. Please understand that hypoallertgenic means REDUCED ALLERGIC RESPONSE. It does NOT mean NO ALLERGIC RESPONSE.

 

COVID-19 NOTICE: Because of COVID-19, we are deviating from our normal routine. We used to encourage people to visit and pet the kittens for a while to test for any allergic reactions, and then visit again to choose a kitten. However, because of COVID-19, this has become an unnecessary risk to take. As a result, you will not be able to visit. Instead, we offer a one-week trial period. If it does not work out for any reason whatsoever, we will take the kitten back and give you a full refund.

 

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