Do you suffer wheezing, sneezing, watery eyes and itchy eyes and arms around your cat?
For me, these allergy symptoms are a small price to pay for the company of my cats – although some mornings when I wake with a heavy head and red eyes I wonder!
Cat allergies are not caused by cat hair as most of us assume. They are caused by
a protein found in cat saliva, urine and skin cells, or dander. The immune systems of people with allergies mistake this harmless protein for a dangerous invader like a virus or bacteria and mount a full scale attack on it.
Here are some tips for minimising our allergy symptoms without giving up our cats.