Other ways you can live with cat allergies:
Hofve suggests using non-toxic anti-allergy shampoos or wipes designed especially for cats. Adding some Omega-3 fatty acids to a cat’s diet can might also help. Before trying these, consult your veterinarian.
In the event that your cat has allergies caused from any food you have provided, this allergen can sometimes take time before your cat can become fully back to normal.
The sad news is that there is no cure for allergies in dogs and cats. There are, however, ways to decrease allergen exposure and to address allergy symptoms in pets. If steroids do not relieve your pet's symptoms, including itching, look for causes that have not been eliminated: fleas, lice, mites, ringworm, and food allergies caused by flavored treats or flavored medications.Yucca is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps the immune system function normally. It helps resolve symptoms without side effects common with steroids. Yucca should be given daily for allergies. , a concentrated liquid medication is a powerful product that is safe for cats and dogs with allergies. It can also be given in your pet's food or applied directly to areas of itching skin. Do you or a loved one have cat allergy symptoms? Is your baby allergic to cats? Wait, don’t throw the cat out with the bath water!Move over, Rover. Cats are the most popular pet in America. Not only are felines found in a whopping one-third of households, but cats are also the leading cause of pet allergies in the U.S.
Contrary to popular belief, fur does not actually cause cat allergies. It is cat dander and saliva that trigger symptoms. Within seconds to minutes of exposure sneezing may start, followed by a sudden runny nose, even itchy, watery eyes. The longer you are exposed, the worse your symptoms usually get, including ongoing nasal stuffiness, sinus pressure over the eyes or in the cheeks and an itchy throat. But it’s not all bad news - if you enjoy spending time around cats, talk with your doctor. Treatment can help relieve allergy symptoms and might help you enjoy Fluffy’s company for years to come. So, avoiding cats altogether is the best way to minimize symptoms; but even then there are no guarantees. There are eighty-five million cats in U.S. homes and nearly as many strays. So just being out in public may expose you to enough cat allergens to develop an allergy and trigger symptoms. I’m not a pediatrician and I’m not telling you to absolutely ignore what your pediatric dermatologist tells you. However, I have long been bothered by some dermatologists attitude towards cats because I have seen many cat owners with allergies to cats and fairly severe cat allergy symptoms learn to live very comfortably with their pets.