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kitkat via CatKB.com
October 26th 06, 03:07 AM
Ironically I have two cats and I'm somewhat allergic - winters can be tough
since I can't open the windows.

but my mother is an entirely different level. last weekend she came into our
house and within 10 minutes she broke into hives and her eyes were swelling
are somewhat allergic to cats in order to make their visit more tolerable?

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kitkat via CatKB.com
October 26th 06, 03:09 AM
sorry for some reason part of my question got deleted - I want to know what
allergy medicine is best to offer guests that are allergic to cats.

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vividkid
October 26th 06, 03:06 PM
kitkat via CatKB.com wrote:
> sorry for some reason part of my question got deleted - I want to know what
> allergy medicine is best to offer guests that are allergic to cats.
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Hello,

I don't really know what medicine is best for guests, since I wouldn't
want to give someone anything, then find out they were allergic to some
ingredient in the drug, and be worse off than when I started. My
guests who know they have allergies to cats usually take something
before coming over. If your mom just discovered she is allergic, she
may want to discuss with her doctor.

But, you can try to reduce the amount of allergens in your home to
minimize the effects. There are shampoos that supposedly remove the
dander from the cat. I haven't tried these yet, so I can't tell you
how well that works. What I do do in my home, though, is use pet
release carpet stuff when I vacuum (a powder by Arm & Hammer). Vacuum
often, and then spray Allergen reducer Febreze on anything fabric (test
per label instructions, of course). This seems to help, but I don't
think it would remove the problem altogether.

meeee
October 27th 06, 11:58 AM
I',m not sure what your vacuums are like over there, but is Oz we have a Vax
Petvac which is designed to decrease allergy symptoms.It's going to be my
next vacuum cleaner definitely!!
Just googled it; a Us/Uk website by the look, so it should be available to
you; not a bad price for this kind of thing either!!
http://www.edirectory.co.uk/pf/880/mia/d/vax+6140+pet+vac+carpet+washer/pid/1523260
Have a look...
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> kitkat via CatKB.com wrote:
>> sorry for some reason part of my question got deleted - I want to know
>> what
>> allergy medicine is best to offer guests that are allergic to cats.
>>
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> Hello,
>
> I don't really know what medicine is best for guests, since I wouldn't
> want to give someone anything, then find out they were allergic to some
> ingredient in the drug, and be worse off than when I started. My
> guests who know they have allergies to cats usually take something
> before coming over. If your mom just discovered she is allergic, she
> may want to discuss with her doctor.
>
> But, you can try to reduce the amount of allergens in your home to
> minimize the effects. There are shampoos that supposedly remove the
> dander from the cat. I haven't tried these yet, so I can't tell you
> how well that works. What I do do in my home, though, is use pet
> release carpet stuff when I vacuum (a powder by Arm & Hammer). Vacuum
> often, and then spray Allergen reducer Febreze on anything fabric (test
> per label instructions, of course). This seems to help, but I don't
> think it would remove the problem altogether.
>

vividkid
October 27th 06, 02:35 PM
meeee wrote:
> I',m not sure what your vacuums are like over there, but is Oz we have a Vax
> Petvac which is designed to decrease allergy symptoms.It's going to be my
> next vacuum cleaner definitely!!
> Just googled it; a Us/Uk website by the look, so it should be available to
> you; not a bad price for this kind of thing either!!
> http://www.edirectory.co.uk/pf/880/mia/d/vax+6140+pet+vac+carpet+washer/pid/1523260
> Have a look...

Hmm..looks interesting, but save for the occasional hairball, I rarely
have "pet stains" to clean up and I already have a rug cleaner. NOT
something I would do every time I vacuum! :) The Pet Release stuff I
use is a rug freshener and it also makes the hair and dander
"demagnetize" from the carpet fibers and much easier to suck up. The
Febreze is because 1) I LOVE the smell of that stuff and 2) it does
help reduce allergens with repeated use. Downside: it can be expensive
as I have rugs throughout, along with curtains, upholstery, etc. BTW,
that Petvac looks like our Wet/Dry Shopvac with different
paint/stickers. I already have 2 of those (a big one and a small one -
saves quarters instead of going to commercial machine to vacuum my car).