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To the Rescue: Two Bathing Alternatives For Kitty Allergy Relief

I've definitely heard conflicting advice when it comes to dealing with cat allergies. While some recommend washing a pet to reduce the amount of allergens released into the air, others say that bathing will cause her to lick herself more . . . thus increasing the amount of allergy-causing saliva on her coat. Since coaxing a cat into a tub doesn't sound like fun no matter what, here are two other ways to combat this problem.
While having someone comb your pet frequently and properly dispose of the hair is a good way to limit the flying fur on your furniture, taking a damp micro fiber cloth and rubbing down the cat's coat can help get rid of visible dander and pick up stray hairs, too.

To hear of the product to apply straight to the coat,

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The solution Allerpet can be applied to a pet with a washcloth once a week (or more often) to cleanse the hair of saliva (Fel d1) and dander better than water alone. Any of you have tips for living with allergies and cats? I'd love to hear them in the comments below!

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Lyric69 Lyric69 7 years
I used to be highly allergic, but now I get allergy shots. The shots are basically injections of their dander at a very low volume, so you can build up an immunity. I've been getting the shots for a couple of years, and now I have no reaction to cats at all.
ShelleyHFan ShelleyHFan 8 years
So people with allergies can get cats? Or no?
minka minka 8 years
my boyfriend has horrible allergies and i have two cats so i deal with this problem constantly. i put a hepa filter in the bedroom and that has made the biggest difference. i also vacuum daily, including the couch. the best thing is to have the house be clean and brush the cats often. i've used allerpet a few times, but my cats hate it and always lick themselves after, which makes everything worse.
OrangeSugar OrangeSugar 8 years
The cat in this picture looks pissed...lol
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