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14 photos of cats in action

By: Laura Moss on July 5, 2013, 9:33 a.m.
person holding sphinx cat

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Cat allergies are usually a result of the Fel d 1 glycoprotein, which is present in cat saliva and skin excretions. Although Sphynx cats aren't hypoallergenic, they may be better for people with cat allergies simply because they don’t deposit allergen-laden hair.