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Name: AnimalLuvr
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We have two cats at home and all was fine and dandy. Recently though my five year old son seems to be sneezing a lot around them. I am worried that he is allergic to the cats. Any tips on how to keep the fur down in the house to reduce his symptoms?
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Name: LKJ | Date: Jun 22nd, 2005 2:55 PM
If your son is actually allergic to the cats, it's most likely the dander that's the cause, not the furr itself. They sell sprays in the petstore that supposedly reduces the amount of dander that is released from the animal. I have never tried this so I do not know how well it works. You should get you son tested to see what the real cause is. It might be something else. If it's the cats, you have to consider how bad the allergies are for your son. Is the sneezing uncontrollabe and could it get worse? It can develop into asthma but then it can stay at sneezing and runny eyes. Can you control it by sectioning off the house so the cats are not in his bedroom etc. Growing up with allergies myself I know how hard it can be, however my allergies were so bad that I couln't go near anything with furr. Now, I have two dogs and two cats and feel nothing so things are possible, it's just a matter of figuring out the problem and how to deal with it. See your pediatrician and ask for your son to be tested. 

Name: Lisa | Date: Apr 9th, 2006 10:51 PM
Run the vacuum every day and buy an air cleaner.Kmart sells them for $150. Its kind of expensive but it works great on keeping your house dust free and there are no filters to replace you just pull it out wipe it down and push it back in place. Also brush your cat at least twice a week and give it a bath every 3 months.Keep your sons room clean and the cat out of it. If the cats been on his bed ,wash all bedding. 

Name: mossy | Date: Apr 9th, 2006 11:23 PM
shave the bastards 

Name: bladerunnerx16 | Date: Aug 9th, 2006 4:14 PM
Get a vacuum with a hepa filter my nephews allergic 2 my dogs and it helps keep the dust/dander down so he dosent sneeze. 

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