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Hypoallergenic pets: breeds for pet-hair allergy sufferers

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These cats and dogs are known to cause fewer reactions in allergy-prone people

Around 12 million Brits are allergic to things we find at home, and for 45% of these people, pets such as cats and dogs are the main trigger of an allergic reaction. But don’t think this means you can’t experience the joy of owning a pet. While no cat or dog is 100% hypoallergenic, some are less likely to bring on an attack of sneezing and sniffling than others.

Here’s our selection of 10 breeds that are known to shed less hair or produce fewer allergy-inducing proteins. And while you never know how you’ll react until you come into contact with their fur, it’s a good place to start…

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