Let’s just cut to the chase here: You do not have to give up your cat if you’re allergic. It may take time and commitment to make changes in your environment, but it can be done.
When someone is allergic to cats, the most common advice given by physicians is to get rid of the cat. Allergies are also one of the top five reasons why cats are returned to shelters. However, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, nearly 10 million people choose to share their homes with cats and dogs despite being allergic.
Depending on the severity of the allergy, symptoms can range from mild upper respiratory discomfort to a full blown anaphylactic shock reaction.
In a recent article for Answers.com, I provided tips on how you can live with cat allergies, ranging from environmental modifications to natural remedies. Click here to read the full article.
Do you have a cat allergy? How are you coping? Share your tips and tricks in a comment.