Even low-allergen matings have considerable variations in Fel-D1 allergen, and can produce full normal allergen level kittens. Families with moderate to severe cat allergies should consider purchasing a kitten with tested low-allergen levels.

Kittens begin to produce Fel d1 allergen in noticible levels between 12-13 weeks.  Levels will continue to increase until 16 weeks of age.  Most kittens are sold before allergen levels have leveled off.  Families with moderate to severe allergies should not purchase an un-tested kitten younger than 13 weeks, and should always spend time with the kitten prior to taking it home.  

Along with the costs of multiple samples, there are hidden costs involved in testing kittens. These include keeping kittens longer than normal, waiting until the kittens are 14 weeks of age before allowing kitten selection, and poor sales on kittens with normal allergen levels. 

Because of the cost of multiple tests and lab fees, quite a few Siberian catteries in United States are testing using old methods that we designed in 2002 for experimental use on adult cats only.  We stopped using those tests, as the error rate exceeds 40% in kittens and 20% in adult cats.   

We provide the only accurate test method for saliva testing FEL D1 in kittens.  If you have questions as to whether a cattery is licensed and registered with us, please contact us.

Many catteries have offered testing in the past. Siberian catteries who are both currently offering Fel-d1 testing of kittens and who have tested a littter of kittens within the past year are listed below.

Angara Siberians ~ Boston MA

Glorious Siberians ~ Vancouver, WA

Lundberg Siberians ~ Stayton, OR

Rozhenitsa Siberians ~ Roseburg, OR

SiberLove Siberians ~ Roseburg, OR

Martin Siberians ~ Quebec City, QC      CANADA

Sibericat Siberians ~ Port Hope, ON     CANADA

Te© Meredith Lundberg 2005
Lundberg Siberians