By crazy cat lady - 03/12/2014 23:24 - United Kingdom - Coventry
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Benedryl ! You may be able to do something. Talk to an allergist before doing anything drastic.
Taking the right allergy meds will do wonders. I know a lady who is very allergic to cats and she has two of them. She just takes her allergy medication every day so she can be around them. It might seem like a pain to take pills every day but at least you wouldn't have to give up your poor kitty!
#44, you obviously don't have allergies. I've had severe allergies since I was 3. I would experience crippling migraines several times a week, sometimes causing me to throw up and pass out. Once I had a migraine so severe I honestly could not comprehend sights and sounds around me, I was effectively deaf and blind for a few hours until I threw up then went to bed (I was 10 years old when that happened). I am allergic to trees, grass, mold, dust, mildew, corn, soy, peanuts, and cat and dog dander to name a few. I started to get allergy shots every three weeks, three shots each time and was put on multiple pills a day. Now, at 21 years old, I have two cats and take Claritin "as needed." Allergy medicine has completely changed my life. Obviously this is an extreme case, but I felt it was important to inform you of how crippling and life threatening allergies can be. I'm so happy I'm free after years and years of treatment !
It? A pet owner should say he/she. Shame on you cuz u didnt know about your allergi
Are you really that stupid #3? Not everyone has been around cats enough to know whether or not they're allergic, and the personal pronoun is no big deal. As for OP, I found out long after getting my dog that I'm allergic. Try talking to your doctor about an oral or nasal allergy med (or even one of each) if you want to keep the cat. Otherwise, you may want to consider a more hypoallergenic pet if you still want a companion.
God #3 seriously? People can go forever not knowing they're allergic to something, I didn't know I was allergic to cats until I turned 14. And to OP my doctor said I could still have a cat if I got it as a kitten, I took allergy meds, and the cat was bathed frequently. I've had a cat this way for a while now and it seems to be working fine :)
Try bathing it at least once a week. It's generally the dead hair and skin (dander) that causes the allergies. A good oatmeal shampoo should help it may take a few weeks to Se a result. Good luck
Bathing is a great option cus the kitty is so young. It'll get used it and you'll be fine. You could end up with a cute kitty that likes to play in water, even. And if you need to, allergy meds will help with the rest. Good luck, OP. Sounds like you have a great pet, you just have to put in a little extra work for it.