How To Combat a Cat Allergy (Without Getting Rid of Your Cat!)

Sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose…If someone in your home is diagnosed with a cat allergy – don’t feel like you immediately need to say goodbye to your beloved feline friend (or your allergic family member!). Follow these simple tips to help keep cat allergies at bay.

Contrary to popular belief, cat hair isn’t usually the problem. Dander, the proteins in cat saliva, urine, and skin cells, is more likely the culprit. These particles of dander can get lodged in the fibers of your carpet and furniture. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to combat these pesky proteins:


Vacuuming is one of the best ways to clear the air in your home – but in addition to sucking up dander particles, some vacuums spew out as much as they collect, sending those allergens right back into the air you’re breathing – and sometimes doing more harm than good!

Check out top-rated vacuums for people with pets, and consider a vacuum with a HEPA filter. Carpets can hold a ton of cat allergens, so in addition to regular vacuuming, have your carpet steam cleaned often.

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