People around the world love and cherish cats for many different reasons. For the most part, it is merely because they make lovable companions that bring us joy, comfort, and we adore their characteristics as they go about daily life. For some people, however, they offer much more than just being adorable. They provide the owner with proven health & well-being benefits and are great to love and own if you work or have a busy schedule as they are self-sufficient, and will be waiting at home to snuggle with you when you get back.
Many Ragdoll Cat owners praise just how much playing or cuddling with their Ragdolls can improve their mood or mindset. So it’s easy to see that having this loyal companion roaming your house can be a great benefit to your overall lifestyle. Ragdolls have such tremendous & playful personalities, so it’s plain to see how easy it is for them to brighten your day!
Aside from all the benefits of owning a Cat or a Ragdoll Cat, there are several people around the world that have a stumbling block to owning or wanting to own a Ragdoll or any breed of Cat. This is caused by there suspected allergy to Cats. If someone is aware of this allergy or has actively been around Cats, they might have noticed some of the symptoms and will make an effort to ensure in the future they try there best to stay away.
However, in some cases, people who have not noticed there Cat allergies will only find out once they own or already own a Cat. At which point they have already fallen in love with having the Cat in their home so as you can imagine it can be a stressful time and decision to consider for the owner on whether to choose to live with the symptoms, dealing with them the best you can or making the heartbreaking choice to find your Cat a new loving home.
What Can Cause Cat Allergies? (Important things to know!)
It is a widespread belief that someone’s Cat allergies are brought on by being near a cat’s fur; this is not entirely the cause of the reaction. The allergens that people most react to come from the dead skin or dander that has fallen off the cat and can be found anywhere they actively roam, usually within the carpet or couch where they like to sleep and play.
The number of allergens can also increase due to cats self-grooming habits. When a cat grooms itself, allergens can also be found within the salivary glands or traces of urine, so when the cat is grooming it can actively be increasing the number of allergens that can cause complications and symptoms for someone suffering from cat allergies.
Usual Symptoms Of Cat Allergies (What to look for?)
Symptoms for cat allergies can sometimes depend on how allergic they are, or how much exposure they are having to the allergens that can cause them issues. The usual symptoms for an allergic reaction to cats usually include sneezing, wheeziness, a runny or blocked/stuffy nose and irritation or redness around the eyes. In some cases, rashes can appear in the face, neck and chest, and if you have asthma this c, an also be caused or brought on for you.
If you show any of these symptoms when you are near cats, it could be likely that you have a cat allergy, its always best to seek help from a medical professional on the best way to deal with these symptoms. Prevention in most cases is usually a better option than looking for a cure, which is why if you show signs or have cat allergies your best option is to ensure you avoid and lower your exposure to allergens that can cause your symptoms.
If you believe you have cat allergies and currently own a cat, there are things you can do to reduce your exposure to cat allergens. By thoroughly cleaning regularly the areas of your home that the cat resides, this will help reduce the number of allergens found within your home in the form of dead skin or dander. It’s important to know that if you wash your hands after stroking the cat, this can also reduce your risk of showing symptoms. Regularly bathing or grooming your cat and restricting its movement in areas such as your bedroom can also reduce the number of allergens found within the carpet or in the air.
Do all breeds of Cats Cause Allergies?
Its popular belief that there are a few cat breeds considered to be hypoallergenic. Cats that are believed to be hypoallergenic typically produce fewer allergens in there saliva and sebaceous glands which means if they are grooming themselves or wandering around the house, they are leaving less dander or fur that can contain the allergens and have less of an effect on anyone suffering from cat allergies.
For example, two breeds of the cat which are considered hypoallergenic are Balinese and Siberian cats. They are very popular among cat owners who have cat allergies or have family members suffering from the symptoms. Of course, there are many other breeds of cats which appear to be hypoallergenic. However this cannot be guaranteed due to the nature of how the allergens are produced, and it relies on the environment in which the cat is living, and also the person who may be affected or have an allergic reaction.
The first thing you should know before looking to adopt any breed of cat is how to deal with and prevent the symptoms. Some cat owners report that even with a cat that is not considered hypoallergenic they can reduce any issues caused by cat allergies only by keeping in constant check with there cats health, grooming, and also by ensuring the environment they live in is cleaned regularly.
Are Ragdolls Hypoallergenic? (Yes / NO?)
Ragdoll cats are simply the most loving, adorable and caring cat breed you can own. However, due to their grooming habits, long fur and allergens found within saliva. The answer to are Ragdolls hypoallergenic is no; Ragdoll Cats are not hypoallergenic. While this may be an issue for some, many people around the world own Ragdoll cats despite minor symptoms relating to cat allergies.
Of course, suffering from cat allergies is not ideal; however, if you learn and research ways in which to improve your ability to deal with the allergens any cat may produce. This will help you still own and manage your cats living environment effectively and ensure you both have a good quality of life.
If you are looking to adopt or own and you and ragdoll cat have never owned one before, we would highly recommend seeking out friends or family that already own cats and experiencing them first hand to see if you show any sign of being allergic to cats. Alternatively, you can talk to breeders or places in which you can adopt Ragdolls and seek advice on how to deal with cat allergies if they arise.