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Dealing with cat allergies

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by stupha, Jul 9, 2009.


  1. stupha

    stupha PetForums Newbie

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    After having grown up with beween 1 and four cats most of my childhood, in adulthood I unfortunately developed allergies to most cats. I have managed to use the usual treatments available without any real problems, but would love to find more natural ways to keep the allergic reactions at bay.

    Does anyone have any tips on natural remedies or prouducts that they have tried (successfully or otherwise)?
     
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    kittykat PetForums VIP

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    I've never heard of anything natural helping with cat allergies :confused:
    I'm a strong believer in prescription drugs :D lol
     
  3. claire484

    claire484 PetForums Junior

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    stupha PetForums Newbie

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    Oh now that's interesting. Unfortunately for me (and I didn't clarify this in my question) I don't have any cats, but I do sometimes have contact with them sometimes in my work. So I'm guessing an approach like "I'll come around to draw/photograph your cat but can you please put some of this on him first?" might not be good ;)

    I'm going to take a close look at this, thank you for the link.
     
  5. claire484

    claire484 PetForums Junior

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    Lol, I can see how that might be a problem!
    Have you thought about things like the balm you can put on your nostrils (forgotten what it's called now) it's meant to treat hayfever but the idea is it stops you breathing the allergens in so it could be helpful for a pet allergy I guess?
     
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    Elmstar PetForums VIP

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    LOL.

    You definitely wouldn't get in our house, for a start by the time we'd rounded up all of the cats most of the day would have gone :D

    Do you work from photographs?
     
  7. stupha

    stupha PetForums Newbie

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    I hadn't thought of that, I'll look into it, thanks.

    Lol!
    Yes, mostly work from photographs, as much due to georgaphy and the cost/time of travelling around as anthing else. Though sometimes available photos are just too poor quality to use (I have been asked to work from vague, fuzzy blobs more than once!).
     
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