My boyfriend and I decided to adopt a cat a year and a half ago; and in spite of the fact that I have allergies, living with a cat hasn’t appeared to affect them too poor. However, the trick to living with a pet while maintaining your allergies at bay requires a tiny bit of work. As an example, cats have a reputation for shedding hair.
Even if you have a short haired cat, short haired cats are no different than long haired cats; they both shed. Shedding can be made worse by the fact that lots of homes and apartments are created with wall to wall carpets. Not only is carpets a nightmare for anyone who have allergies, but if you throw pets to the mix, it can drive you mad. The first step to cutting back on allergies while having a pet comes down to dressing.
As humans, daily, the majority of us brush our hair. By doing this, we’re maintaining our hair healthy and free of tangles, etc.. Well, the same goes for your pet. Although you might not have to brush your pet’s fur daily, certainly brushing your pet’s coat every few days to once a week can help to cut back on the quantity of pet dander (the thing that’s making your allergies respond ) in your dwelling.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not your dog or cat’s hair that’s the problem. Rather, it’s the dander- the substance that’s on their skin under their hair that’s often aggravating to people who suffer with allergies. So as to cut down on that, you might want to think about giving your pet a normal bath. If your pet is finicky about bathing, be certain you invite a friend over to help you wash your pet or enlist the support of a spouse. If you don’t wish to be bothered with it at all and do not mind spending a bit of money, you can always take your pet to be groomed at a local pet shop or by your own vet.
Vacuums will become your very best buddy if you suffer from allergies. This is why it’s so incredibly important to be certain you take some time to actually research a fantastic vacuum. The vacuum should have a terrific reputation for it’s power and ability to suck up things out of a carpet or hard surface. Because pets shed and are most likely going to be rolling around in your carpeting, you want to be certain whatever vacuum you choose to purchase will be up to the challenge of eliminating as much of the dirt, dander and other allergens from your home environment.
Also, you want to be certain the vacuum you buy has a hepa filter. Hepa filters are special sorts of filters which filter out dander and other allergens, thus making your home a cleaner place to live. When vacuuming, be certain you time it so you do it when you’re preparing to leave somewhere. While your vacuum could be sucking up a great deal of things, bear in mind it is also stirring up quite a lot of dust in addition to whatever else is on your carpet. Therefore, it’s ideal to wear a mask when vacuuming and then be ready to quickly vacate the premises after the vacuum is turned off and put away.