Particularly cat dander may be a lot if your cat has ticks, skin infection, fleas, parasites, or feeding on a poor diet. You might see your cat scratching due to dry skin flakes and also emits a bad smell.
Cat Dander Can Cause Allergic Reactions
Without a doubt, if your cat is used to staying on the furniture, your bed can leave the dander there leading you to constant sneezing and have allergic reactions.
An air purifier can help purify the air in the home to filter the dander if your cat is making you sneeze.
You can know you are allergic to your pet when you experience watery eyes, sneeze, and stuffed nose, have rashes when near your feline friend.
Not only, do air purifiers remove the particles causing allergies but also get rid of pet smell.
Try to put the air purifier in the common areas that you stay in for long to remove the allergens and reduce the discomfort.
Older and overweight cats may not be able to groom themselves and may leave a lot of dander in the room. Sweep, mop then use an air purifier to clear every dust particle and loose dander left in the room.
Limit Pet Access
It might be hard to keep your cat from your favourite areas, like the living room, bedroom as cats love our company.
Most times you will see your cat getting comfortable on your seat or bed relaxing when not on their cat tower.
You can try using a pet gate that a cat cannot sneak in easily the bars should be narrowly spaced.
Dander easily collects in the fabric of bedding, curtains, rugs, and pillows and tries to make the bedroom a no gone zone for your cat.
Use Decongestion/Nasal Sprays.
When your cat scratches, moves, or shakes the tiny skin flecks that are shed take to the air and cling to dust particles in your home for a long time.
Moreover, these flecks can settle on your seats, curtains, surfaces, and cause the sneezing, watery eyes, itchiness, and stuffed nose.
One can use decongestion or nasal sprays that can be bought over the counter. Using them often can have a negative effect on you if used for long hence I would recommend the use of herbal remedies.
Antihistamine for instance, diphenhydramine, Claritin, and Zyrtec can assist the cat owner a lot when having an allergic reaction to dander.
Although, with side effects one can opt for home remedies especially if you are usually near your cat daily.
Home remedies can be milder and will not give you drowsiness or headaches.
Importantly a home remedy can be used alongside the antihistamine.
Carpet collects a lot of dander and might be a problem and if the allergy is severe, you can opt for hard flooring. Particularly, it is easy to clean with water and soap and remove all dander on the floor.
Dander can accumulate in between the seat cushion and regular brushing and steam cleaning remove anything that can make you sneeze, have a stuffed nose and itch.
For the floor and surfaces mopping and wiping with water and soap will remove the loss particles that sweeping and brushing will not get rid of.
As you clean your home and bedding remember to clean your cats’ bed, kennel, cat tower, toys as often as possible.
Subsequently after doing the house cleaning remember the cause too. Clean, bathe and groom your cat. Trim the nails, give your feline friend a bath when necessary, brush the coat regularly to remove loose fur.
Remove Dander By Brushing Cat Regularly
You can use the services of a professional groomer or do bathing weekly at home in a secluded place preferably outdoor. You can use a cat shampoo that is gentle on your cat’s skin and remove dead skin.
After bathing your cat get a shower and remove your clothes. Besides, this you do to avoid any contact with dander that could be in your clothes, or hair after having contact with your cat. This will assist as you will not distribute the dander to other areas of your home.
Regular grooming will help remove excess fur from your cat’s body. Nonetheless you can also wipe them with hypo-allergic wipes as cats do not like water and might avoid bathing.
Get a cat brush for brushing during grooming. In addition use a DE shedding tool weekly to remove hairballs, when the cat is shedding fur.
Feed High-Quality Food
Healthy skin can be attributed to healthy feeding, buy your cat high-quality food to improve her overall health. As the saying goes you are what you eat and it also applies to our pets.
A poor diet will lead to health issues, parasites, and bad skin. Unquestionably, feed your cat a diet that provides all the nutrients leading to a glossy and shiny coat, good eyesight, healthy body with no diseases. Supplement with fish oils especially, omega 3 and 6 which reduce dander shedding, improve coat, skin and give cat strong joints
Consult your vet if your cat skin is dry, or dander isn’t reducing or her health body is weak as it could be a bigger underlying health issue that needs treatment.