A recent client called in tears as she took home an adorable new kitty. She started sneezing and was getting sinus infections, itchy eyes, a runny nose and her doctor said it was from her cat. There was no way she was giving up her little ball of fur who made her so happy.
She bought allergy meds and the symptoms subsided a little. Her vet, Veterinary Specialists of Connecticut, recommended she contact us.
We speak with many people who have pet allergies. Most pet owners are allergic to the dander on their cats.
Why people are allergic to cats?
– They are allergic to the particles cats pick up that stick to their fur like pollen, dust, dust mites – Dander – the dead skin cells that come off your cat. The protein in cat saliva is also a culprit.
How can you get rid of the dander? Is there a solution to help with your cat allergies?
Putting your cat on an every 4-6 week bath and brush schedule while your family does a deep clean for 6 months, will make a huge difference in the proteins you are allergic to.
Kitty needs to be bathed at least twice then blown dry using a high power dryer to unstick proteins on the fur.
Wiping down all surfaces will also need to be done including walls, fan blades and shampooing carpets.
This process will significantly slow down, if not stop, the menacing allergy proteins. Combined with bathing and cleaning, you’ll noticed an improvement in the health of the person who is afflicted by allergies.
A groomed cat is a happy cat. A groomed cat makes for a happy and healthy family.