Can I ask a quick question regarding allergies?
When people are allergic to cat, they are allergic to a specific protein in the dander that produces an allergic reaction, right?
This is what I always thought, what I was told, wht I knew. I also always thought that Persians/Himalayans do not carry this protein in their dander that produces the allergic reaction. As far as I know this is the only breed like that.
Now, is there something else you can be allergic to? I know long hair bothers some people but they aren't actually allergic to the FUR itself, right?
We always told people that at the shelter I worked at and most people didn't know that.
My dad was HIGHLY allergic, break out in hives and turn on the runny nose faucet allergic
I told my mom this when she wanted a cat and they got a Himalayan. My dad had absolutely no reaction.
Was this a coincedence? Was I misinformed? Is there something else you can actually have an allergic reaction to in cats? Is my theory true most of the time but not always?