Friday, July 05, 2013

Preventing Cat Allergies

Allergies to cats or any other warm blooded animal can’t be prevented, but you can certainly lessen the symptoms you experience.

Cats like all other warm-blooded animals shed dead skin flakes known as dander.  These invisible flakes contain a protein that is one of the most potent allergens known in the form of fel-d1.

For whatever reason, if your body is sensitive to this irritant you will need to take certain precautions to lessen the frequency and intensity of flare-ups.

Limiting the number of cats you live with will help.  Keeping them properly groomed and fed so that their skin is healthy and does not shed more than normal will help a lot too. 

Vacuuming often is a good way to pick up particles that often have the sticky dander stuck to them.  And depending on how allergic you are and how strong you are, you can make your bedroom off-limits.

If your cat goes all over the house and you have central air and heat, then the air will probably go to one return and circulate again throughout the house.  That means the air all over your house will contain dander.

The best way to deal with airborne dander is to filter the air with a purifier that contains multiple sets of particles filters.  The HEPA or high efficiency particle arresting filter is particularly effective at removing microscopic size particles such as dander even down to .3 microns in size.

Having this type of filtration be continuous means that the dander level is never allowed to increase to a level that would cause flare-ups.

24 hour filtration is an effective yet non-invasive solution to the problem.  It eliminates the problem rather than having you wait to treat the symptoms that result.

The Cat Dander Air Purifier has a canister of 4 filters including a HEPA that won’t prevent cat allergies, but will certainly go a long way towards minimizing the symptoms allergies can cause.

Take good care,

Debbie Davis, President

(800) 997-2989

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