My SO and I have recently moved in together. She has one cat - long haired. Her friend is moving and asked her to take an additional cat for about a month - this cat is also long haired. Her cat is all of 2-3 pounds. The other cat is about 18 pounds!
I’m dyin’ over here. I don’t think the small cat would bother me that much but the two together are killer.
I get congested and wheeze. I’m being put on Advair for the wheezing and am taking Allegra for the congestion. We vacuum daily and the cats are not allowed in our bedroom, near clothes, blankets, etc.
(Now, I don’t know if it is just me associating my reaction so strongly with the cats that I can’t see past them…but sheesh, what’s so great about cats?? I don’t think I’ll try that line of reasoning with my SO.)
Anyway - anyone else have some suggestions? Is this going to boil down to me getting allergy shots? Anything else I can do that will help?
Also - My SO says I’m allergic to the dander - I say it is the saliva. I thought it was dog dander that was a problem for folks and cat saliva…am I wrong?