Many people are allergic to cats. It was once thought that these people were allergic only to dander and cat hair, however, it is now believed that these people might actually be allergic to protein particles that are found in various body fluids such as saliva, sweat (and yes, cats can sweat) and urine.
From my own personal experience, seeing my beloved cat experiencing an asthma attack is scary and confusing. After all, kitties regularly make horking noises when they cough up fur balls. How do you know the difference, why do felines get asthma in the first place, and what can you do to help her?
With fall quickly approaching, homes far and wide will be filled with smells of pumpkin, pine and cinnamon. Before mixing up a cinnamon spiced drink or baking cookies, it’s important to check, as with any recipe ingredient you’re unsure of, what spices could be harmful to your pets.
I suffer from allergies and mild asthma related to cat dander, dust mites, exercise, and cold, dry air. Though these allergies manifest relatively mildly as sniffling, tightness in the chest and reduced lung capacity, they play an active role in my active, cardio-infused existence. And, yes, working and living with cats makes it...