What Can I Do to Control My Cat Allergies
We have several cats but we know that cat allergies can be very serious for many people. We have quite a few friends that are allergic to cats but they can still come over to the house and enjoy a nice evening.
On of the most important things to do is keep the cat out of the bedroom. This is your safe room and needs to be as clean as possible. Keep the door closed.
The first thing we do is keep the furniture and floors as free of cat hair as possible and with 3 cats that can be a chore. I use the furniture brush on the chairs and couch and the floor brush on the floors. The couch the cats hang out on the most has a cover that we take off and wash about one a month. We also was the little throw rugs they like to sleep on in the wash with Demite or Allerwash every week.
After we clean we spray everything down with Allersearch ADMS anti-allergen spray. It does a great job of neutralizing the dander from the cats. The other thing we have started doing is putting the ADMS spray on a rag and wipe down the walls every so often. You only have to spray thing down with the ADMS every 4 to 5 weeks. The ADS anti-allergen spray last up to 3 months. Just be careful, the tannic acid can discolor some white fabrics.
Since I'm not brave enough to bathe the cats I will put the Allerpet for cats on them. It also does a great job of getting rid of the cat dander. They don't seem to mind getting petted even though the rag is a little damp. Do this about every 2 weeks.
Keep the litter box clean and the area it is in.
We also run HEPA air cleaners in the bedrooms. They not only filter out the cat dander but they also trap all the other allergens floating around the room. Last but not least we keep a good filter in the AC. The AC can spread cat dander all over the house.
I know it seems like a lot of work but your cat is like a family member. Several months ago we had some friends from NY stop by and after about 3 hours they saw a cat walk into the living room. They were amazed because they are both very allergic to cats but did not have any problems while they were there.
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