Canadian vaccine against the cat allergen being trialled in the UK

Trials are taking place in the UK for a vaccine against the cat allergen

A Frenco-Canadian pharmaceutical company called Angany, based in Québec city, Canada, has been cleared to conduct human trials on a cat allergy vaccine in the UK. The vaccine is called ANG-101. They say that it is a “First in human, open-label and single site evaluation of the safety, allergenicity and immunogenicity of the new …

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Are perfumes toxic to cats?

Perfume toxic to cats?

More work is need by appropriately qualified scientists and veterinarians to answer the question in the title properly as there is a scarcity on information on this. But there is some available information on the internet and the general conclusion is that perfume can be toxic to cats. Certain perfumes containing allergens may cause …

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Increase in human allergies inc. asthma – reason? – children allergic to cats – spread of cat/dog allergen – environment – lifestyle

Allergens and allergies

A Guardian article online interests me because an allergy to cats affects around 10% of people (is this an underestimate?). The conclusion of the Guardian article is that more and more of us are suffering from allergies. Medicines are struggling to keep up. Theresa MacPhail completed a monumental task of looking at the development …

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Can I cuddle my cat if she has fleas?

Kitten with bad flea infestation

Well, sigh. Someone asked the question in the title and it is slightly strange because common sense applies. I think the answer is that you don’t want to cuddle your cat if they have a lot of visible fleas. The best thing to do is to remove the fleas first or asap. It isn’t …

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Methacrylate in nail polish is a potential hazard to cats

Methacrylate in gel nail polish is toxic and can harm humans. It may be a hazard to cats

I believe that this type of nail polish is a *potential* hazard to cats. I doubt whether there are any studies on it or any scientific papers supporting what I am saying here but logic dictates to me that if women are putting gel nail polish on their nails which contains methacrylate, a toxic …

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Common allergens affecting domestic cats and feline atopy (infographic)

Allergens affecting cats

Cats can be allergic to a variety of substances, but the most common allergens affecting domestic cats include: Food allergens: Some cats can develop an allergy to certain ingredients in their diet, such as chicken, beef, fish, dairy, or grains. Environmental allergens: Cats can also be allergic to environmental factors such as dust mites, …

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