World's First Allergy Free Cat Can Now Be Yours
Allergic to cats?
One third of the millions of people who are allergic to cats ignore doctors’ directions and keep one around anyway.
I admit to being one of those silly types, but I swear I just can’t get along without having a cat roaming around our abode. I suffer the consequences for sure. Some people who are afflicted with cat allergies get itchy or runny eyes, plugged up noses and may even be plagued with shortness of breath. I break out in hives all over my exposed areas. Our cat rubs up against my legs: bloop! bloop! bloop! You can almost instantly see the repugnant patches popping up all over the place.
With recent advances in genetic theraphy, scientist have been able to alter the proteins secreted by cats in their fur, salivary glands and skin that are the cause of most allergic reaction. Thanks to the company Allerca, Allergy affected cat lovers like me can now purchase the world’s first hypoallergenic cats!
Until these sneeze free cats hit the market early in 2007, cat allergy sufferers still only have three options. They can forgo cat parenthood altogether. (Not really much of an option for the true cat lovers out there.) They can keep kitty around but agonize through the aftermath. Or, they can devote time and money to drugs in an effort to keep the symptoms at bay. If these options don’t work for you, plan ahead now because the sneeze free cats have to be ordered in advance--- up to two years!
A no sneeze cat does not come cheap. (Although, Allerca does offer a convenient payment plan). For about $4000, the cost of many of the exotic cat breeds, you can have a twelve week old kitten delivered to a local veterinarian via a private jet courier ready to be picked up for a lifetime of cuddling and nuzzling. And you can do it now without drizzling the poor thing with your sprays of sneezes!
(Update: Unfortunately these allergy free cats are not available. The website featuring these cats and the company is no longer active. After the announcement of these allergy free cats, there was some controversy about whether these cats really were different from normal cats. )