Dust Allergy and How to Treat It
Dust allergies are year-round problems that require consistent maintenance to keep them from getting out of hand. Feline dust allergies are uncomfortable and make your cat itch all over.
However, with proper treatment and prevention measures, your cat’s dust allergy symptoms are easily alleviated and controlled.
Treat Dust Allergy
Just like humans, cats suffer from allergies, too. Types of feline allergies include flea, food, contact and airborne allergies. Cats can even suffer from the common airborne dust allergy.
Replace your heating/cooling system air filters with HEPA air filters. Also, place air purifiers throughout your home to further remove dust and dust mites from the air in home.
Regularly (at least once a week) bathe your cat using an anti-allergy shampoo such as Itch Stop Shampoo to reduce itching caused by dust allergies.
See your veterinarian about placing your cat on allergy medications. Your veterinarian can prescribe topical and oral antihistamines and steroids as well as allergy shots to relieve symptoms of dust allergies.
Feed your cat a diet of high quality cat food and administer fatty acid supplements to your cat, as doing so prevents dietary deficiencies that may further aggravate itchy skin conditions.
Vacuum your home with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter to remove dust and other allergens from your carpets and furniture.
Get Rid of Cat Dander on Furniture, Cabinets, and Floors
For those with allergies to cats, contact with cat dander can cause sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing, itchy eyes and hives.
The dander, or skin flakes, can get all over your furniture, cabinets and floors. Clean up the dander to help reduce allergy symptoms while living with a cat.