Allergic reactions to cats are not triggered by the cat’s hair or fur. The allergen is actually a type of protein (Fel D1) that abounds in cat saliva. During grooming, cats lick themselves and in the process saliva is deposited. Once the saliva dries up and flakes off, dander becomes airborne and/or deposited on surfaces where cats spend a good deal of time in.
If you or any member of the family is allergic to these protein allergens, here some steps to lessen contamination inside the household:
· Give your kitty a weekly bath and wipe his hair coat using pet wipes in between baths. Make sure to include your pet’s face and ears when bathing or wiping off your kitty.
· If your cat is amenable to having his hair coat vacuumed, do it regularly to get rid of loose fur and dander become they fall off to the floor or become airborne.
Be sure to bring your kitty to a veterinarian for regular check-ups. Click on this link for more pet care information.
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