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Allergic to cats? It’s your fault! — 4 Comments

  1. It’s still possible in some areas to get a referral from your GP to an allergy clinic where you can have a series of tests done to establish exactly what your allergy is to. Then it’s often possible to have follow up where tiny, diluted amounts of the allergin are put on your skin in increasing amounts over a period of time, this teaches the body’s immune system to gradually ignore the allergen.

    This kind of exposure therapy got a bad name back in the 80s because it was delivered via GP clinics and they weren’t really equipped to do it safely. A few people had serious anaphylactic reactions and eventually the service was dropped. But it is still available, just through properly equipped hospital clinics

    I think it would be much better for people to be cured of their allergy than burdening the cat with yet another treatment.

  2. Yes it is worth millions – and it might save millions of cats although I suppose many of those handed in to shelters with the ‘allergy (all of a sudden)’ excuse will just have to find another excuse.

    However I have heard many times stories of people who really want a cat but can’t because of this issue – so it would be nice. If the percentage of people wit this problem is that high it could mean alot of new homes for cats – I hope so. The next step of course will be trying to make it known to the general public. A TV commercial would be the best I suppose.

  3. I hope there is soon a treatment for allergy to cats then it will be one less excuse people can use to relinquish their unwanted cat, although I suppose they will think up another excuse instead.
    Yes it’s peoples faults, everything is, but many find it much easier to blame cats.

    • I thought the argument was neat because people see the cat as causing the cat allergy when in fact humans contribute more to the cause of the cat allergy than cats.

      If there is a simple “cure” it would be very beneficial for the cat I feel.

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