Give up dream to rescue cats or give up your partner?

Partnership under stress over one being allergic to cats and the other wanting to rescue cats

The title is simplified but this is another story about friendships or partnerships becoming stressed over the domestic cat. In a previous post I mentioned the stresses that can happen between long established friends if one allows their cat outside unsupervised and the other doesn’t believe in that type of cat caregiving. In this …

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Are American Wirehair cats hypoallergenic?

American Wirehair

I am sorry to say that the American Wirehair is not hypoallergenic. ‘Hypoallergenic’ in respect of cat breeds means a breed that has a reduced effect on people who are allergic to cats. There is nothing in the reference books or anecdotally which encourages me to say that they are. This is a pretty …

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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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Hair Loss in Cats

Cat with a large area of hair loss that could be due to hyperthyroidism

Photo by General Wesc Hair loss in cats is often a frightening sight for pet owners who might immediately rush their companion to their veterinarian for a diagnosis. When it comes to the domestic cat, there are many conditions and diseases causing hair loss. Some instances are quite normal, while other hair loss in …

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When a child, Kloé Kardashian was incorrectly told she was allergic to cats by her mom

Kloe with dog

The Sun newspaper has an article about Khloé Kardashian wanting to get a new dog or cat after her split from “cheating baby daddy Tristan Thompson”! She wants a new dog when she moves into her new home. Khloé has set her heart on getting a dog but her daughter True has set HER …

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Allergy to cats VERSUS mild common cold symptoms

Injection to cure allergy to cats

Depending on the severity, there might be a subtle difference between the symptoms due to an allergy to your cat compared to the symptoms of a mild common cold, a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract in humans. It might, therefore, be difficult to tell the difference. Some people might be allergic to …

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Domestic cats allergic to overly-processed foods?

Cat allegies can be caused by processed foods

Are some domestic cat’s suffering from undiagnosed allergies because they are allergic to overly-processed pet food? Allergies and domestic cats are a bit of a mystery. There are so many potential allergens in the home which can cause an allergic reaction in a cat which is why they are difficult to pin down. They …

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Yvie Jones says that a cat allergy gave her hives. Is she sure?

Yvie Jones covered in hives caused by a cat allergy

NEWS AND VIEWS (COMMENT): Yvie Jones says that she was cat sitting, looking after a kitten whose name is Audrey. Within 24 hours the 47-year-old Australian television personality, was covered in hives. She posted a colourful picture of her hives on her Instagram page…covered in words. She says that she used a filter to …

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