Saturday, October 8, 2016
Don't Let your Pet Allergies keep you from adopting a feline friend
According to WebMD, roughly 10 percent of people in the United States suffer from pet allergies. Cats cause allergies twice as often as dogs, simply by being cats. Their tendency to groom themselves spreads their saliva, which, like urine and pet dander, carries proteins that cause sneezing, rashes and other symptoms in some people. This doesn’t mean people with allergies can’t adopt furry, purring companions. It just means putting in a bit more work. That work starts with the selection of the right cat. Cats with lighter coats tend to produce fewer allergens than dark-coated cats. Females tend to produce fewer allergens than males, especially if the males aren’t neutered. Cats with longer coats are usually a better choice because all that fur keeps many of the allergens close to the skin.