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Cats and allergies

Friday, September 3, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

cats-in-bed-2If your eyes get red and your nose runs when you’re around your cat, you’re not alone. Many cat owners like myself are allergic to their pets. There are some things you can do to minimize the effects.  Allergies shots may help you tolerate your cat better but they’re not your only option. You can also minimize the cat’s dander.  For starters, put your pillows and mattress in air tight covers and keep your house well vacuumed. Each day, ask someone else in the family to brush the cat and wipe her with a damp sponge. Your cat can also be bathe every two weeks with a mild shampoo.  If this is not enough, your vet may be able to recommend products that reduce the amount of dander and saliva.  You can find special wipes for your cat in the cat accessories area of your pet store.



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