There is a tremendous amount of information about Siberians and their lower allergen levels, some of it accurate, some of it with numerous inaccuracies. We've been breeding for years and were among the first breeders to test our Kings and Queens as well as our kittens back in 2008. We know that we have the lowest allergen cats and we back it up with objective lab results.
Have you checked out www.kittentesting.com yet? If not, I recommend it highly. The information contained on the site is factual and with the science to back it up.
The ranges below were created by the KittenTesting.com team and we have found them to be reasonably applicable to the many folks who suffer with cat allergies that test with us, although we've also found that if there are any other allergies, it is only the very low and extremely low kittens who are then tolerated. Most of our kittens will be in the extremely low to very low range and tolerated by by those with mild to severe cat allergies.
If someone has significant cat and dog allergies, our experience is that there is a 50-75% chance of tolerating an extremely low allergen kitten, on the higher end of the range if the allergies are mild to moderate. If someone has significant allergies to rabbits, horses, guinea pigs or eggs in addition to a moderate to severe cat allergies, an extremely low allergen kitten may not be tolerated. And if there are seasonal allergies to grass, trees and ragweed, we find there is a tipping point where allergies to a kitten may be more significant during that season but otherwise well tolerated, so please consider how the overall allergies symptoms will be managed during those seasons.
Cat / Kitten Saliva Level Corresponding symptoms ©
Extra Low 0.1 - 1.0 mcg hives, swelling, severe sneezing, airway constriction
Very Low 1.0 -1.75 mcg itchy skin, light sneezing, severe runny nose, mild asthma
Low 1.75 - 2.5 mcg moderate symptoms, runny nose, eye irritation, coughing Medium 2.5 - 3.5 mcg mild cat allergies - eye irritation and stuffy nose
Normal 3.5 - 16 mcg not recommended for homes with cat allergies(
Information above is directly from www.kittentesting.com, our partner for testing Angara cats/kittens
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We are being exceptionally careful given the presence of coronavirus. We have created a new social-distancing testing protocol so that you can test safely in a dedicated 17 x 8.5 foot space, and are limiting appointments to sanitize in between visits. We will ask you to take your temperature just before you depart to visit us (please reschedule if elevated), that you have not been in known contact with anyone with the coronavirus within 14 days, and that you have no symptoms. We will have you wear a mask for much of the visit, removing it to be sure to experience the cat's/kitten's allergens during the first half of the visit. We will have hand sanitizer onsite. We appreciate your understanding as we work to be sure all of us stay healthy.