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Avoid and meds: Avoiding cats and cat dander is the most important, but challenging since 50% of all households have pets. Antihistamines, nasal sprays and eye drops can decrease the symptoms after exposure to cat dander. The best long term treatment is allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) for long lasting relief even after allergy shots are stopped. ...Read more
Very few to humans: Most diseases infecting cats spread from cat to cat, not from cat to human. You're more likely to catch an infectious disease from the person standing in line with you at the grocery store than from a cat. Cats should not be thought of as vectors for disease transmission. Infectious diseases can only spread from cats to humans via direct contact with either the cat or its feces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps: If your kids are allergic to cats it would be the sensible thing to do. My children were allergic to cats so we kicked the cat outdoors. We let her sleep in the garage. Both the kids & the cat were unhappy at first. Ultimately the kids were healthier and the cat was happier living outdoors. ...Read more
Yes: Cat dander allergy can develop months or even years after having a cat or being exposed to other people's cats. It is not clear why this happens, but it is very common. ...Read more
It is dexamethazone: a steroid and is available in France and the Netherlands. Ask a veterinarian if it can be used in cats. ...Read more
That sounds like: some saddistic tendencies. If you are motivated to change these thoughts - consider psychological help. Please don't act on these urgest. ...Read more
My cats have brought fleas into the house quite a bit. Im workin on getting them undercontrol is there any health risk ?
My cat has started laying with me constantly over the past few months. She didn't used to do this. Could I be sick? I know cats can sense changes.
No: Exposure to cats does not cause pneumonia. However, many children develop allergies to cats. Exposure to cats for allergic children can cause skin rashes, itchy eyes, and runny noses with sneezing. Children with asthma and cat allergy may have increased asthma symptoms or even asthma attacks requiring urgent care when exposed to cats. Cat exposure includes visiting homes where cats live. ...Read more