Posted by Sara
on January 07, 2000 at 14:46:58:
In Reply to: Cat Allergies posted by Glen Godier on December 22, 1999 at 19:44:23:
: We have recently taken in a beautiful stray cat but I have noticed that I soon find it hard to breathe after awhile. It's as though there is a weight on my chest and I cannot seem to take a full breath.
: I am fine after I leave the house - we started leaving the cat outside during the day but it's getting pretty cold up here now.
: I took some allergy pills (the over the counter stuff) and they seemed to work Ok if I took them far enough ahead of time but I don't want to be on drugs forever. Ideas? I do not want to have this cat die in the cold - we have tried the local humane society, placing ads, etc.
Have you tried a rinse called Allerpet? I have an allergy to my cat, runny nose and itchy eyes, that is what I use and I am fine. What you're allergic to is it's dandruff and/or it's saliva. You might want to try it and see what happens. You only have to wash the cat once every 10 days. Try it and see.Good Luck!!!