There is a myth that hairless cat breeds are all hypoallergenic. Yes, hairless cat breeds have less hair than their long haired counterparts, but it is possible that a cat's skin will also lead to allergic reactions in humans. The problem is that the allergen is actually a protein which is commonly known as dander. Yes, cats without hair will not be able to spread this dander around as much, but they still have it. Some longhair cats don't produce much of this protein, some even less than their hairless cousins. However, it is true that generally, hairless cats are better for people with mild allergies.
More important is remembering that they need different care. They may not need to be brushed in the same way as other cats, but their lack of hair means they have other considerations. The main one is protecting their skin from the elements. Hairless cats may need to have a coat on when it is particularly cold. If it is summer, they will need some protection if they are going to spend any time in the sun. Read more to find out about completely hairless cats such as the Sphynx and other Rex breeds which have only a little hair in places.

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