I Am Allergic to Cats

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 198 People

    I Feel Like Hell Has Run Me Over.

    I hung out with some cats last night. They were really cute and I had to pet them. Why would I do something like that knowing that I am allergic to them? I find that animals like me a lot. And as soon as I sat down these 2 jumped up on my lap to play. I couldn't resist them. Well...
    JaceMartin JaceMartin
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 10, 2008

    I Only Like A Few Cats

    Cats really suck.  When I spend too long around cats I get itchy eyes, runny nose, and hives all over my body.  I also end up at the Emergency Room often if i try to handle them because I have an asthma attack.  I guess God has been looking out for me all these...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Apr 28, 2010

    But I Still Have One

    usually the more i'm around a particular ca the less they affect me, but they always affect me. Ander doesn't though, he has short grey hair and very VERY little dander, it's great, he's the hypoallergenic kitty. Though a couple of visitors have reacted to him, but most don't
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Nov 18, 2007

    Deathli Allegric

    i may be deathly allergic but i love cats theres something about them , but i am very allergic not even shots will help me
    cocoxoxo cocoxoxo
    18-21
    May 5, 2008

    I start coughing and sneezing.

    It sucks because cats are my favorite animal!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 10, 2015

    Very Allergic But

    I am soo allergic to everything it seems..I grew up on allergy shots and other medicine! But, I felt bad for my kids..so we have a cat and a dog in the house..so back to the living on medicine..but thankfully no shots!! The look of love my kids have for their pets is worth it...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis
    41-45, F
    Jul 30, 2011

    A Bad Decision and a Tragic End....

    It was a Cornish Rex.  A little hairless cat that was supposed to by hypoallergenic.  Makes sense, right?  Cute little guy, I got him from a breeder a 3 hour drive from where I lived.  To be extra careful I bought a $200 HEPA air filter and some anti-allergy...
    bioyah bioyah
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2008

    I Love Cat But Allergic To

    I'm very allegic to cat . my dad is veterinarian. i had cat around me when i was little living inside house  , i had terrible  asthma and  eczema all over my body and face .eyes nose problem when i was little . often i went into ICU .sad my dad did not care about me when i was...
    taralovesdogs taralovesdogs
    26-30, F
    Mar 6, 2012

    I love cats and kittens!

    They are so cuddly and cute but I can't be in a room with cats for more than 30 minutes or else I have problem breathing
    Lava234 Lava234
    18-21, F
    Aug 26, 2015

    I have the cutest cat!

    Just saved him from a bad home this past Sunday. Am I crazy since I know I'm allergic? I mean I have allergy medicine so it's not as bad as it could be if I wasn't taking anything. When he scratches me or bites me when playing soon after the arks are red and super itchy! And god...
    drafrombrooklyn drafrombrooklyn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2014

    Dang Allergies

    It makes me so frustrated that I am allergic to cats!  I aboslutely love cats!  They are the only animal that I react so crazily to with little exposure to them.  I will still watch my friend's and neighbor's cats for them if they leave town for a couple of days...
    RandomFortune RandomFortune
    26-30, F
    Jan 26, 2008

    But I Have to Stroke Them.

    I love animals in general but I really love it when cats purr and rub against you. They are just saying, I really like you, do you like me? How can you not stroke them? I get a rash then. It starts on my wrists and creeps up my arms and then my nose starts to run and I sneeze. It...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 25, 2007

    But I Love Cats!

    I can't live with a cat unless there is daily vacuuming of the furniture and carpeting. I love cats, and often I think about getting one some day, but it would require a lot of de-furring the house and I'd have to take a lot of allergy meds.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2009

    Sneezefest

    When I was a young teen my oldest sister who was in college said I could spend the night at her new place.I was so excited.We had a really nice day together then settled down to sleep.The room I was in had a door that didn't close well and apparently her cat liked to visit that...
    doneitagain doneitagain
    51-55, F
    Aug 14, 2012

    Cat History

    Well I grew up having pet cats. My first cat was rescued from dumb friend's league because they were going to put her to sleep and I couldn't bear to see that happen. Then when I was older thus beautiful long haired cat followed us home and became a part of the household. To my...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    May 18, 2011

    My Cats

    I always had cats all my life. Then as an adult I found out I was allergic. No I did not get rid of her but I did get a pretty yellow kitten lol. I think I would be so miserable without my cats. The young one hugs me when I am sad. They are just so affectionate. I love watching...
    Sadstar Sadstar
    31-35
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2008

    But I Still Like Them

    I had a pet cat back in middle and high school whom I adored completely. She was very sly and knew how to get around. She could stand her own whenever confronted by a dog or something else. She had kittens and there was one who was an almost absolute replica of her. There was...
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    Dec 11, 2012

    Ach-HOOO!!

    I didn't used to be allergic to cats.  It came later on in life.  I actually used to have a cat when I was younger and it had no effect on me.  One time I was at a friend of mine's house and I couldn't stop sneezing for the life of me.  My eyes started...
    sexypink18 sexypink18
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2008

    Well I think so My mother has three cats,

    and the cats like me (or hate me, because they know I'm allergic to them) either way, there is ALWAYS a cat by my side. Fluffy, a Maine coon cat LOVES TO SIT ON YOUT FACE AND LICK YOU (On the face). My eyes start to water and they get so puffy my eyes start to close in their...
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2013

    I Am Allergic to Cats.  I...

    I am allergic to cats.  It's one of the great ironies of life since I love cats, I have four of them. It's not a severe allergy, I think if I hadn't spent my life around cats my allergy would be worse.  I think sometimes the universe likes to have a little joke on us...
    DarkPhoenix DarkPhoenix
    31-35, F
    Sep 27, 2007

    I think cats are cute

    but I'm allergic to them :(
    clumsystupidgirl17 clumsystupidgirl17
    16-17, F
    Jul 10, 2015

    I'm Very Allergic...

    ...yet I own six cats.  And I couldn't ever give them up.  I take medicine, so it's really not that bad.  No matter how allergic I am I will always love and have cats, because they're just the best animal ever. :D
    Jaggie Jaggie
    22-25
    1 Response Aug 28, 2007

    they make my eyes itch,

    but I have two cats and one Is about to have kittens! yay! can't wait.....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 29, 2015

    I'm Pretty Sure

    when i was younger, i knew many people with cats. i played with my friends' kitties on a regular basis and never had any problems. then, one night 2 years ago, i spent the night at my friend's house, where there are three cats. no sooner did i get there that my eyes got...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    Dec 20, 2008

    Only Some

    I can handle short hair cats just fine but I am allergic to long hair. I am only sometimes allergic to short hair i guess it just depends. I honestly don't understand stand it. I know very odd.
    peacelover927 peacelover927
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2013

    One Big Itch

    That's what I became for a while, just one big itch.  I even got some stuff from the doc, but it didn't do much for me.  But, I'm getting ahead of myself, again. I like animals, I always have.  Now, this is where I'm supposed to put in something on the order of, I...
    darknight darknight
    46-50, M
    Aug 5, 2008

    I Am Allergic To My Cats

    I had the most wonderful lovable two cats that were a big part of my life and heart.  I became severly allergic to them in 2006 and I had to go in the hospital for two weeks because of that.  When I got out of the hospital I got set up in a new apartment free of cat...
    Nancyann59 Nancyann59
    51-55, F
    3 Responses May 7, 2010

    She Can Make My Eyes Itch and Nose Run...

    but to be able to cuddle and relax with my cat Pantera at the end of a long day makes it all worthwhile.    
    museofallsoup museofallsoup
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2009

    No Cat For Me

    I wasn't allergic when I had a cat many years ago, it must have happened some time after she was gone? It really suckz to be allergic, I would really love to keep a cat or two - I can only watch them from afar on youtube... there I'm a big fan of Maru and Simonscat ^.^
    NekoGummy NekoGummy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2013

    It Really Sucks..

    because cats are my favorite animal!! <3  i have a deep love for all animals but ive just always had a thing for cats (when i was really little, my favorite animal ever period was a black panther lol then i found out theyre actually just cheetehs or whatever *shrugs...
    foamborn foamborn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2010

    I Am Allergic.

    I have always been allergic to cat hair ever since I was young. I had to go over to my grandma's house with her ten cats! I walk in there and immediately start sneezing, my eyes are red and puffy and my nose was all stuffed up! Don't get me wrong, I love cats. They are gentile...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2007

    Only slightly. I get itchy watery eyes,

    my nose itches and I sometimes sneeze. Not to mention I get that itch feeling. And as luck would have it there's a cat next to me!
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    I Hate It!!!

    I sneeze, a lot, and my eyes get really, really itchy and uncomfortable!! It sucks, a lot. Considering one of ym bestfriends has a cat, and I'm around them some time. I like cats a lot too, just I'm allergic!! D:
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420
    18-21, F
    Nov 28, 2009
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