Firesale for cats: $3,950 each

If you or your child are allergic to cats, there might just be a bargain for you! ALLERCA Inc., says it has managed to breed the world's first hypoallergenic cats and is selling them for $3,950 each! People who are allergic to cats and buy one of these will not experience sneezing, red and itchy eyes or asthma -- except in very acute cases. The company says that as soon as the news got out people rushed to place orders and now there is a waiting list. According to the BBC, the company tested thousands of cats, looking for those tiny few that do not have glycoprotein Fel d1. Glycoprotein Fel d1 is what triggers allergic reactions in humans -- it can be found in the fur, pelt, saliva, serum, urine, mucous, salivary glands, and hair roots of the cat. On finding a decent number of cats that did not carry glycoprotein Fel d1, the scientists selectively bred them. The kittens of these selectively chosen cats do not produce human allergic reactions -- they are hypoallergenic cats. The company says its cats are friendly, playful and affectionate, and are available in several coat colors and patterns. The coat is "medium-long, with low maintenance and minimal shedding."

At $3,950 per pop, I'm sure you can convince your child to have another pet rather than a cat. The fact the company has a waiting list for the cats suggested that the old saying about suckers being born every minute remains valid.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.