Cat Ower Needs Advice!!

I love my binky so much, hes soo loving and cute, he is a fat boy Persian with a heart of gold<3
i never owned a cat before, previous to mr.bink i had 2 dogs for a short about of time, omg!!! What a horrible experience!!!
The only thing is i guess im sorta allergic to him :( , i dont itch at all just runny nose, watery eyes, but sometimes its unbearable to sleep, especially since hes always sleeping next to me or laying on me, what should i do? What can i take? I dont want to lose my buddy because of it :(
lveu90 lveu90
22-25, F
1 Response Jan 14, 2013

Oh, my friend you are in luck. For I too am extremely allergic to cats but what can I say? I LOVE KITTIES! So, anyways I found my love of cats when I first went to my friends house and I loved his tortiseshell kitty. But, I also found out I was allergic to cats. :C

I was devastated because I thought I would never be able to adopt a loving kitten. After days of researching online about others with our same problem, I understood that is wasn't totally the end of the word; that there are allergy meds you can take to reduce the symptoms.

BUT my parents would never let me buy meds that they did not know about, so I didn't know what to do. (Also the cons about the meds are that if you get used to taking them, you have to rely on them and no longer will be able to go without them)

So that ruled out, I didn't know what to do but hide my symptoms. I knew that I wouldn't let some allergies get between my love of animals. Now there that's my little story, so let me tell you about how it felt when I adopted Orion. (He is a handsome black and white tomcat and is 6 months old)

On the first day of adopting him, I had your exact same symptoms. I ignored most of them but the sneezing was impossible the hide. I almost cried when my parents found out I was allergic. Luckily my tiger dad was not going to accept that my body had an impurity. Ha! So for once we agreed and so life went on. It was very bad the first few weeks and I would sneeze out blood. I also really loved peanut butter at the time and it felt good on my throat. I don't know if it was the peanut butter or just my body getting used to Orion, my symptoms started to lessen. First my red eyes went away (over a week's time of course) and then my itchy skin. Then my runny nose and finally my sneezing.
I don't know exactly when but... it just went away! So I believe my body just got used to his hair and body. I like to think it as my body healing to withstand the attack of the allergy. Like the Wolverine in the X-MEN! Haha.

Right now I don't even get any symptoms and I feel... you know... normal! He is right here with me as Im typing this, next to my keyboard. But there is one thing, when I sleep with him(now and then) or take a nap with him, I usually wake up with a little itchy eyes. Very minor but if you rub them they get a little red so just let them be(oh and always wash your hands after touching your kitty).

So yea. That was my experience with cat allergy+love of cats. Moral of story is well... I don't know, I guess you just let your body get used to them and try out peanut butter if you sneeze.
Let your body get used to this in a natural way and make it permanent, it will also make your body more tolerant.

Also I recommend Ester-C. It is an OTC med and is just like a vitamin drop which builds up your immune system. So once you get used to him you can stop taking them, but they are very useful to have around.

As for the sleeping problems, just nap with him now and then. If you want to sleep with him then do that too now and then, but I think he should have a separate place where he sleeps because he'll understand your room is private.(Well unless you don't want it to be to him :D )
Just remember the essentials, way to litter-box,water,etc

You are not losing your baby because of a stupid allergy, I swear! Just give it patience and let your body naturally build a resistance.

So I hope this helps!(Sorry im only 14 :P)

And Im sure I don't have to tell you, but spend as much time as you can with Binky! They grow up so fast!

Kitty lover forever! :D

Sweet!!! Me n binky are doing our victory dance!! Lol!!