Cats & Allergies

Cats & Allergies: either you're allergic to cats or your cat has an allergy this section is dedicated to any issue related to cats & allergies.

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September 25, 2008 | By cynthia w. | 4

I noticed some of the outside kitties are sneezing and some of their eyelids are a little red. Do they get outdoor allergies like we do? would benedryl help?

ethel02

September 25, 2008

A: The outside kitties should be at a Vet, sounds like more than allergies, if your they should not be outside, if not yours call SPCA yu are not doing them a favor by leaving them out there to continue to breed, unless you know they have all been spaye… more ›

July 19, 2008 | By Sally B. | 4

Every year around this time my cat gets sneezy and coughs a little. Her vet said it is probably allergies. She is the first cat I have had with this problem. Has anyone else had cats with allergies and does anyone know of any home remedies I can us… more ›

Sally B.
Anonymous
anonymous

July 19, 2008

A: Cecil my snowshoe has allergies as well. He wheezes this time of year with them and sneezes. It's awful. The vet put him on some meds and it seems to help. I also found keeping my windows shut and the central air on all the time helps him alot. It ke… more ›

January 17, 2009 | By Pegskits | 7

My cat keeps pulling his hair out along his tail and along his spine. The vet has been giving him cortizone shots, but said we cannot keep giving it to him every six weeks. He said the only food that would be completely allergy free for cats is fis… more ›

Anonymous
anonymous

January 18, 2009

A: Our cats and dog were all but bald, had severe skin rashs etc. All due to food allergies. After much research we discovered and also with the advice of the UGA vet school we went to Dick Van Pattons Natural Balance. It has NO fillers. He even has a a… more ›

December 11, 2008 | By Sonja J. | 6

My husband wants to try getting shots for his pet allergies - has anyone else had experience with this? Do they work well? He's allergic to both cats and dogs. We currently have two cats we take care of, but can't have the cats in our home because… more ›

Paige
Watsrname

December 11, 2008

A: my step dad is extremely allergic to cats. He has been getting allergy shots for a few years now. He no longer has a problem around cats. We have seven in our household.

February 5, 2009 | By Charles K. | 3

I am allergic to cats. If they scratch me I swell up and they make it hard for me to breathe. My eyes tear up. I want to be able to visit my friends and family members with cats and not be sick the whole time. I take Clearatin-D and it takes care… more ›

Charles  K.
shelby d.
Shelby359

February 5, 2009

A: Zyrtec is the rest over the counter for cats. Also, put in allergy eye drops right before you go in. It will really help.

January 19, 2009 | By Lruder | 8

I have 5 cats, but only one with food allergies and would like a general food for all--no grains.

Lruder
Sheltervt
sheltervt

January 20, 2009

A: completely grain free? Merrick B.G. (Before Grain), Innova Evo, Wellness Core, Orijen, all are great. Although not entirely grain free, I would also put Blue Buffalo Wilderness in that group, as I think it's optimal nutrition and extra supplements … more ›

November 11, 2008 | By Rhonda T. | 6

Has anyone had experience with siamese cats? Can people with allergies tolerate siamese?

Rhonda T.
SchnauzerFan
SchnauzerFan

November 17, 2008

A: I am allergic to cats - all cats, including the siamese. For me, it doesn't matter the type of cat, I'm allergic to them all. I think it likely depends on the person involved, as people have different allergies and levels of reactions.

News

May 6, 2010 | By Mary T. | 20

If April showers bring May flowers, then the combination of the two mean a climbing heat index. While pets are eager to get outside as much as possible in warmer climates, the sunny weather is not without some perils for both cats and dogs. more ›

Warm Weather Safety Tips: How to Keep Your Pets Safe in the Sun

March 16, 2010 | By Mary T. | 36

Springtime is just around the corner, but the gentle season could prove to be not so kind to curious pets and unknowing pet owners. A host of risks present themselves to dogs, cats and other companion animals, and pet parents should be a… more ›

Springtime Pet Safety Tips: How Owners Can Avoid Risks of the Season

Blogs

January 18, 2009 | By Sgtjonboy | 0

I've read it's not the cat's fur that causes allergies. It's a protein (FEL D1) in the cat's saliva. When a cat grooms itself, it deposits this protein on its fur (and the protein then may be transferred to upholstery and carpets). Some cats have le… more ›

January 12, 2009 | By Edward Robin | 0

I just learned that a good friend is allergic to their three cats. At first, he was pretty dismissive and thought it was a lingering cold. But after going to an allergist, he learned that he is allergic to most flora and cats! He has had cats in h… more ›

January 2, 2009 | By Wpras | 0

One of the most common reasons people give up their pets to shelters is an animal allergy. It really does not have to be this way, most allergic people can live happily with cats and dogs when they clean their house good and get some help from medic… more ›

October 6, 2008 | By Ivette D. | 1

From Mercia Tapping Naturally, if we were sane and rational about our allergies, we would stay away from anything that makes us sick. Many of us, however, are not sane and rational about pets, especially our cats. Although cat allergy symptoms… more ›

August 12, 2008 | By Michele G. | 8

I have always been more of a "dog person", but I love cats too. I have been owned by several cats over the years with no problems. Yesterday I went to a cat rescue. It is a licensed, non-profit rescue ran out of a three bedroom hom… more ›

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