Are your friends and family allergic to your cat? Do you find yourself willing to date someone with deep-seated psychological issues as long as they don't have cat allergies? If you sneeze so often that people don't even bother saying "Bless you" anymore then this is the article for you! Here are some ways to improve the situation -- without having to send your cat away.

Itchy eyes, itchy noses and sneezing are often the first sign when the immune system identifies an otherwise harmless substance as a threat and then attacks with a ferocity far greater than required. You’ll be happy to learn most people tend to build up a tolerance to the allergens found in a cat’s dander and saliva, and there are specific medical regimens allergic people can follow. But if one of your loved ones is allergic to cats and they are not helped by medication, what can you do? Other than replacing your loved ones (this is not usually recommended). Here are some ways to reduce the effects of allergens in your home.

Clear the air. A central air cleaner (as well as filters on the vents themselves) can help prevent cat dander from circulating through the house. An air purifier is a great weapon against allergens. It will help remove impurities from the environment and although more expensive, a commercial purifier usually works better than a regular one.

Dusting as often as possible will keep dander (as well as dust mites and other allergens) to a minimum. Replacing wall-to-wall carpets with wood floors will make it easier to remove dander. Use vacuums equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter or double bags. However, it's still a good idea to dust or vacuum when the person with allergies is not at home.

Create a “Kitty Apartment”! If needed share your home with your cat by creating a fun cat playroom or jungle gym! You can restrict the cat to a certain section of the house that you can creatively design. And remember a BIG HELP for allergy suffers is to keep  he cat out of the bedroom at all times.

Routinely brushing the cat will reduce the amount of fur  (and thus dander) floating in the air. Or you may be interested in  having us give your kitty a stylish Lion Cut here at the hospital

 Give kitty a quick "sponge bath" regularly with pet wipes, which can be purchased at any pet store. This will keep your kitty much cleaner than her existing method of tongue to fur. Cleaning your cat consistently like this will remove extra hair and dander to assist in your full routine of eliminating the allergy barrier between you and your pet. And remember regular hair removal also helps your cat out too by decreasing hairballs!

Keep your kitty indoors. It's important to note that people who suffer from cat allergies usually experience multiple allergies, such as pollens and molds that can travel indoors on your cat.