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Allergy Awareness Week 22-28th April

22 April 2020
Allergy Awareness Week 22-28th April Are you allegic to cats? Perhaps you have a cat that is allergic to something?

Pin pointing an allergy can be very difficult unless you have an immediate reaction such as sneezing, itching, watering eyes, coughing of wheezing where you could sensibly assume you are allergic to cats. Allergies can present themselves in many different ways for both humans and cats, for a cat this may be more problematic as it could be something inside or outside of the home and take time to recognise what this is. 

Common allergies in cats can be due to fleas, dust mites, pollens or food which can be displayed as a loss of fur and sores, constant scratching and hiding away. Allergies are not just limited to these as all cats are different and can sometimes have a number of allergies, a condition known as atopy.

Allergy testing for cats can be requested by your vet, this is not always effective and can be a process of elimenation which can be very costly.

If you are thinking of adopting a cat but unsure if you are allergic to them visting someone who has a cat or an adoption centre may help you indicate whether you are allergic or not. For some people it can depend on the type of cat for example long or short haired cats.

Take a look at our video Cat care allergy

For more information on a range of Cat care essentials have a look at the Cat care guide