Being allergic to cats is pretty widespread. In fact, according to, “Between 15 and 30 percent of people with allergies are allergic to pets, and feline allergic reactions are twice as common as dog allergic reactions.” Growing up, I usually wanted an indoor feline, and much as my mom liked cats, she would never let me. She too is severely allergic to anything feline. The tiniest cat hair can set her off with coughing, red eyes, runny nose, and all. For cat lovers, this allergy might be very unpleasant physically and emotionally. So if you’re not ready to give up your lovable, furry pet, here are some ideas from to help make your life more comfortable. Get more information here: The info about feline allergy .

No kitties in the bedroom

First, you should keep in mind that you are not really allergic to feline hair. Actually, according to Krishna McCoy, M.S., “The offensive allergen is a protein shed from a cat's skin or hair and also contained in its saliva and urine.” To put as much distance between yourself and this protein as possible, keep kitty outside when you can, and out of your bedroom whenever you cannot. Really, this ought to prevent the worst of your allergy symptoms.

Keep your house tidy

You should also keep your house as uncluttered as you can to cut back the number of surfaces where the hairs could stick and be missed during cleaning. Solid surface floors, like wood or linoleum, are better than carpet since the hair will stick much more readily to carpet fibers.

The feline impact

A lot of people will even worry that having a cat while their children are young will increase the kids’ chances of getting a cat allergy when they get older. Not so, according to a recent European study of 6,300 adults. They found, “Adults adopting felines were 40% less likely to become allergic if they’d had one as a kid.”

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