Even low-allergen matings have considerable variations in Fel-D1 allergen. Families with moderate to severe cat allergies may want to consider purchasing a tested kitten, as many kittens are sold before 12 weeks of age, and before people begin to have allergic reactions.
There are hidden costs involved in testing kittens, including keeping them longer, holding kitten selection until after 12 weeks of age, and poor sales on kittens with normal allergen levels.
Because of the cost of multiple tests and lab fees, a few catteries in United States that are testing using old methods that we designed and released in 2002 for experimental use on adult cats only. These older tests have an high error rate over 40% in kittens and 20% in adult cats, with individual sample skewed as far as 600%. These error rates are so extreme that the tests are invalid.
We currently provide the only accurate testing method for saliva testing FEL D1 in kittens. If you have questions as to whether a cattery is licensed for testing, feel free to contact us.
Many catteries have offered testing in the past. Siberian catteries who have tested recently or are currently offering Fel d1 testing of kittens are listed below. Families may contact us for referrals to catteries actively offering testing.
Angara Siberians ~ Boston MA
Glorious Siberians ~ Vancouver, WA
Lundberg Siberians ~ Stayton, OR
Rozhenitsa Siberians ~ Roseburg, OR
Martin Siberians ~ Quebec City, QC CANADA
Sibericat Siberians ~ Port Hope, ON CANADA
Seacliffe Siberians ~ Auckland, NZ NEW ZEALAND