We had agreed to never have them again because thier son tortured and killed my cat. This content has not been reviewed within the past year and may not represent Web MD's most up-to-date information.
Her name was Mandy, and she was a fluffy, white Bischon Frise. I made up a song for her whenever I would give her treats. Mandy and I only got into one fight in our years together. My dad decided to have her put down when I was a freshman in college. The truth is: I’m not ready to get attached to another animal — dog or cat. I prefer small to medium dogs with a high fluff to face ratio, but not those toy dogs or ones that look like mini ponies. I can smell the litter box even if you have it hidden away. After my third visit, the doctor asked if I had been sharing a pillow with a cat. The takeaway here is that forever in my psyche, pink eye-like symptoms, cat allergies and a boyfriend I need to dump are all rolled together into one neat pellet of associative discomfort. As if to reinforce my discomfort, a few years ago, I went on a series of dates with guys that all had cats.
With a little preparation, you should be able to go anywhere without ending up with itchy, red eyes, a tickly throat, sneezing or even shortness of breath -- all of which happen when people allergic to cats encounter cat dander.
Cat dander is more than just cat hair; it's skin cells, saliva and other proteins that can cause your body to release histamine, an immune system protein that's ultimately to blame for your miserable symptoms.
I say "allergic" cause he doesn't puff up to the point of being allergic, but his nose does get stuffed up, and apparently he got a rash on his legs and feet after leaving my house yesterday. allergy pills can help feel better temporarely but unfortunately, the allergy can not go away using medication.
Is there anything that can be done to make him less sensitive to the allergic reactions? I also think vacuuming alot and washing my blankets on a regular basis might help. Guys know prior that I am a vet tech and I have two cats.