What is a Ragdoll Cat?
A ragdoll cat is a breed of domestic cats known for their fluffy fur and laid back personalities. This breed has been around since the 1960s and was actually bred to be ‘docile.’ They are also recognized by their bright blue eyes, large size, and tendency to go limp when picked up (hence the name). Ragdolls have become increasingly popular over the years due to their docile nature and striking appearance.
Are Ragdoll Cats Hypoallergenic?
The short answer is no, ragdoll cats are not hypoallergenic. While some people claim that this particular breed produces fewer allergens than other breeds, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to support this statement. Allergies can be caused by multiple factors including dander or saliva from cats, as well as certain proteins found in their urine or feces. Since ragdolls produce all of these substances like any other cat would, they cannot be considered hypoallergenic. However, it’s important to note that individuals may react differently depending on how sensitive they are to pet allergens so it’s possible for someone with an allergy to find that living with a ragdoll causes them fewer reactions than another type of cat might cause them.
Can Allergy Sufferers Live With a Ragdoll Cat?
Yes! If you suffer from allergies but still want to experience the joys of owning a pet cat then you can certainly look into getting yourself a ragdoll kitten – as long as your doctor approves first! There are some simple steps you can take in order reduce exposure such as regularly grooming your pet (brushing off loose hair) and ensuring proper ventilation throughout your home (with air purifiers). Additionally, if at all possible try spending time with different varieties of cats before deciding on which one works best for you – while researching specific breeds will give you knowledge about each particular type’s traits and tendencies it won’t tell you whether or not an individual animal will cause less allergic reactions in your own body since sensitivities vary from person-to-person.
Ultimately only testing out different breeds will let know what type works best for YOU specifically when handling allergies – so don’t let fear stop from experiencing cuddles with an adorable feline friend!