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L'allergie aux chats : plus fréquente qu'on ne le pense.

Allergy to cats

Eternuements, mucus, skin irritation and irritation of the eyes are synonyms of allergies.

According to the University of Valence, between 15 and 30% of the population suffer from chat allergies. But what is it that makes us allergic to our dear friends? Despite what we believe, ce ne sont pas les poils. The majority of people who are allergic to chat rooms are allergic to the protéine Fel d 1 present on their skin, which is released by the pellicles, and that the chats are released on their bodies when they lie down.

If you are planning to bring a new member of your family into your family, or if you are starting to notice certain symptoms, here are a few routines to put into practice to mitigate the effects:

  1. Lavage du chat.

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Lavez-le ! There are no counter-indications, except if you don't like it. A daily bath in warm water to take care of your skin and a good soak can help us to fight allergies and, moreover, keep the hair of our chats shiny and clean. In addition, over time, the chats get used to it and some even end up loving the bath.

  1. Products for allergy.


Lotions are available to counteract the effects of coat allergies. They are applied every week with a lint on the coat. They are a good series of lessons where you can strengthen your bond with your animal. Consult your veterinarian and he will advise you.

  1. La litière, plus propre que jamais.


Some people who are allergic to chats are also allergic to the urine of these animals. In this case, one option is to use natural bentonite agglomerating lithiums such as those of the MyCAT range (with hyperlite). The main advantage of these lithiums is that the mineral forms a bubble when it comes into contact with the liquid, inhibiting humidity and bad smells. With these lithiums, we can rid ourselves daily of the substances that annoy us, and at the same time keep our chats clean and healthy.

  1. Lavez-vous les mains.

After cleaning your chat, you should wash your hands with water and soap. This simple advice, which we often follow, will avoid direct contact with your nose and eyes.

  1. Prevent chat from entering your room.


Finies les siestes dans le lit et les parties de cache-cache dans l'armoire. The covers, the earflaps and the cushions remove the poils of our chat, which in turn contain the pellicles. Il en est de même avec les vêtements dans les armoires. Par ailleurs, nous apprécierons de ne pas avoir à enlever les poils que le chat laisse sur nos vêtements.

  1. L'hygiène de la maison : au quotidien.

Clean the carpet from cat hair with a brush at home. The man cleans the dirty carpet and puts the fur of the animals first. Premium photo

The absence of dust, dust and dust mites in the house will help to reduce the symptoms. Regular vacuuming, opening windows to ventilate and removing carpets will help to reduce allergies.

  1. Consult your allergist.

There are treatments that reduce the effects of chat allergies and make them go away. Visit your doctor and tell him or her everything.

  1. Races de chats sans poils.


Even if these chats are not hypoallergenic, since they produce pellicles anyway, the fact that the pellicles are not removed in the house reduces the exposure to this allergen.

Quand bien même les symptômes seraient plus graves, n'abandonnez pas votre chat dans la rue. 4.4% (Fondation Affinity) chats are abandoned because of their owners' allergies. Don't forget that domestic chats are not used to chasing and living on the streets. Before putting it out on the street, we encourage you to put all the above advice into practice or to find it a new responsible home.

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