If you suffer from a runny nose, itchy eyes or coughing, you may be allergic to cats. These allergies are caused by a protein called Fel d 1.
This protein can be found in a cat’s dander, saliva, urine and feces. Some people can be highly sensitive to it, triggering itchy and swollen skin symptoms.
Remove the Cat from the Bedroom
You may need to remove your cat from your bedroom if you suffer from allergies and you’re tired of waking up with itchy eyes, sneezing and runny noses. It’s a fact that cats shed their hair and dander all day and night, and it’s this dander that causes your allergies to flare up.
If you don’t want to remove your cat from the bedroom, there are some things you can do to keep them out of it. First, try putting tape that’s designed to prevent your cat from sharpening their claws on surfaces in the door or floor of the room.
Second, if your cat is old or not agile enough to get around the door, you can place a baby gate in it so that they cannot come into the room.
Keeping your cat out of the bedroom is one of the best ways to reduce cat allergies without medication. It may take some time for your pet to become accustomed to this change, but it’s well worth the effort in the long run.
Keep the Cat Indoors
Keeping cats indoors is becoming more and more popular as people seek to protect their animals from the dangers of the outside world. Keeping them indoors also helps prevent them from hurting and killing birds and other wildlife, which is one of the biggest problems that outdoor cats cause.
Having your cat stay indoors may be a difficult decision to make, but it is an important step in reducing the number of wild animals killed by cats each year.
If you decide to keep your cat indoors, it is important to make sure that they have plenty of things to do inside the house. They need to be able to exercise, scratch their fur and play.
It is also important to clean your house regularly so that allergens are not accumulated. This is especially true for upholstered furniture and rugs that trap dander. It is best to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and clean it frequently and thoroughly.
Clean Your House Regularly
If you suffer from cat allergies, the best way to reduce your symptoms is by cleaning regularly. When cats lick themselves, they release allergens called “Fel d1.” These proteins are airborne, making it easier to breathe in and cause irritation to your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs.
In addition to vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping your floors, clean furniture and window blinds. You can also use a HEPA filter on your vacuum to remove smaller particles of dander.
Keep high-traffic areas like the kitchen and bathrooms tidy and free of debris. Vacuuming these areas frequently is also important to prevent mold and mildew buildup.
Having consistent daily, weekly and monthly cleaning schedules will help you maintain a tidy home. Small daily tasks are easy to do, but they can make a big difference in keeping your house neat and clutter-free.
Keep the Cat Clean
Keeping your cat clean will help reduce the amount of allergens that are in your home. Cat hair and dander get everywhere, so be sure to vacuum frequently and keep rugs and carpets cleaned.
Bathing your cat on a regular basis can also prevent allergies. You can use a mild cat shampoo on their fur, but you should avoid using it on their ears and eyes because this can cause them to scratch their eyeballs or ears, which could lead to infection.
You can even wash their bedding with a hypoallergenic cleaning detergent to help eliminate the dust and other allergens that may be triggering an allergic reaction.
You can also try rubbing a pet-safe odor-control product onto the area where your cat has been sick, and wipe it down with a dry cloth. This will help neutralize the odor, and your cat won’t be tempted to mark that spot again. This is also a good way to deter your cat from peeing or pooping in other parts of the house, which can be dangerous for them and other household pets.