Scottish Folds/Straights are not considered hypoallergenic. Hypoallergenic Scottish folds/straights are those that produce fewer allergens than other cats, which can be beneficial for people with allergies. However, the presence of allergens varies not only between breeds but also among individual cats within the same breed.

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The primary source of cat allergens is proteins found in a cat's skin cells, saliva, and urine. Scottish Folds/Straights, like most other cat breeds, produce these allergens. While some people with allergies may find that certain breeds or individual cats trigger fewer allergic reactions, it's important to note that there is no truly hypoallergenic cat breed.

If you or someone in your household has allergies to cats, there are steps you can take to manage allergens:

  • Regular Grooming: Regular grooming, such as brushing and bathing, can help reduce the amount of loose fur and dander in the environment.  
  • Allergy-Reducing Products: There are products available that can help reduce allergens in your home, such as air purifiers with HEPA filters and special sprays designed to neutralize allergens. 
  • Frequent Cleaning: Regular cleaning of your home, including vacuuming with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter, can help minimize allergens.
  • Designated Pet-Free Zones: Designate certain areas of your home as pet-free zones to provide allergy sufferers with spaces where they can find relief. 
  • Consult an Allergist: If you or a family member has allergies, consider consulting an allergist to determine the best strategies for managing allergies while living with a cat.

Keep in mind that allergies can be complex and vary from person to person. Spending time with a Scottish Fold/Straight or any other cat breed before bringing one into your home can help you gauge the level of allergic reaction you or your family may experience.

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