List of Hypoallergenic Cat Breeds


An estimated 10% of people have some sort of pet allergy. With cat allergies twice as common as dog allergies, we’ve followed up our Hypoallergenic Dogs List with one for Cat Lovers!

We specialize in hypoallergenic bedding so we can confidently match our allergy-prone customers with mattresses, pillows, toppers, and mattress pads that will give them a more restful and irritant-free sleep.

What causes cat allergies anyway?

Most cat allergies have been linked to a protein found in feline saliva called FEL D 1. Every cat produces this protein (even hairless cats), and when it binds with the LPS and MD2 molecules it activates a TLR4 response. This response manifests itself as the runny nose, itchy/watery eyes, etc. usually associated with cat allergies.

What does hypoallergenic actually mean?

Dictionary.com defines hypoallergenic as, “designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances.

Misconceptions about this word have created problems for humane societies all around the world. Don’t assume that adopting a hypoallergenic pet means that you won’t have an allergic reaction; there is still a very real possibility of a flare up!

Experts recommend visiting with a specific animal multiple times before proceeding with the adoption. This helps to determine how you’ll react to the pet before bringing it home.

Which breeds are considered hypoallergenic?

BreedHypoallergenic Features
BalineseLess Fel d 1 protein production
BengalLess Fel d 1 protein production
BurmeseLess Fel d 1 protein production
Colorpoint ShorthairLess Fel d 1 protein production
Cornish RexLess Fel d 1 protein production
Devon RexLess Fel d 1 protein production
JavaneseLess Fel d 1 protein production
OcicatMinimal Shedding, Less Fel d 1 protein production
Oriental ShorthairLess Fel d 1 protein production
Russian BlueLess Fel d 1 protein production
SiameseLess Fel d 1 protein production
Siberian Less Fel d 1 protein production
Sphynx Minimal Shedding, Less Fel d 1 protein production

Additional Information to Consider

  • Male cats produce more allergenic secretions than females and spayed/neutered males.
  • Dark-colored cats tend to produce more of the Fel d 1 protein.
  • Kittens produce fewer allergens than adult cats.

Advice for Handling Cat Allergies

  • Remove/reduce the amount of soft surfaces in the home. Choose hardwood over carpet, get easy-to-clean furniture, and if you still have that shag rug from the 70’s… toss it.
  • Keep the pet out of the bedroom. As much as you might love sleeping with your furry friend, the bedroom is where people spend most of their time, so reducing allergens in this room is key.
  • Get a HEPA filter for your home. These have been shown to reduce the amount of allergens in the air.
  • Stay tidy! Do a thorough cleaning of the house and cat toys on a weekly basis. If you are vacuuming, wear a dust mask to reduce the inhalation of allergens kicked up from the cleaning process.
  • Heating and A/C can spread allergens throughout the house, so cover the vents with a filtering material (e.g. cheesecloth).
  • Have someone without an allergy brush the cat outside of the home, and have them take care of the litter box as well!
  • Bathe your cat! This one is still debated. There is some thought that bathing your cat could reduce the number of allergens on its fur. There is also some thought that bathing your cat could increase the number of cat scratches on your body.
  • Talk to your doctor about options for combatting your allergies!

 

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Night & Day K-Series/P-Series

Spices Bed Rails

Dual System Headboards • Works with both K-Series and P-Series Rails •
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K-Series   P-Series
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New “Dual System Headboards”

We are in the process of changing many of our headboards to be both “K Series” and “P Series” capable. The headboards will have both sets of holes for using either way. The new headboards will be marked “Dual System Headboard” on the boxes. This process will take time for all sizes and finishes to be available and will be gradual, as the new versions come in and the old version get depleted. We are telling you now so that you can be aware of what the “Dual System Headboard” terminology means when you see it on the box or in our catalog. The list of headboards that will be switched to the new “Dual System” are listed below. Of course, you will need to order the correct rails and footboards depending on whether the customer wants “K” or “P” Series. The new “K Series” height allows for the use of the bigger bunk bed drawers and/or trundle and “K Series” footboards already have the privacy panel built in. We are also making the Folding Footboard Bench Footboard “Dual System”. If you need one of the new items to be “Dual System” (for “K Series”), you will need to specifically request it until all old versions are gone, to make sure you get the new version.

Spices Bed Rails & Accessories Compatibility

  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Dual-System Headboard   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Blackpepper Bed Dual-System tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
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  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Chameleon Bed Dual-System
Nutmeg Bed Dual-System
Rosemary Dual-System
Solstice Bed Dual-System
Tamarind Bed Dual-System
Folding Footboard Bench Dual-System Footboard tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
 
  K-Series Rails P-Series Rails
Other Spices Headboards   Matching Accessories   Matching Accessories
Basic Footboard (P-Series) To form a Basic Bed cross   tick
  • Footboard Panel
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Coriander Bed cross   tick
  • P-Series Basic Footboard
  • Footboard Panel
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
Saffron Bed
Thyme Bed
Laurel Bed cross   tick
  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
K-Series Basic Footboard To form a Basic Bed tick
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
cross  
Jasmine Bed tick
  • K-Series Basic Footboard
  • Folding Footboard Bench
  • Cinnamon Drawers
  • Cinnamon Trundle Bed
cross  
Sandpiper Bed
Vanilla Bed
Ginger Captain’s Bed tick
  • Rolling Bucket Drawers
  • Captain’s Trundle Bed
cross  
Carmel Bed cross Note: Carmel Bed has its own matching rails.

  • Premium Collection Futon Drawers
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