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Articles from Current News Publications - Allergies

• Is the domestic cat allergen Fel d 1 a toxic defence to keep predators away?

2/7/2020  "About one in ten people are allergic to domestic cats. This is because of a protein, the allergen Fel d 1, in their saliva which is deposited on their fur, which dries and floats off into the environment as cat dander. It’s a remarkably problematic aspects of our relationship with domestic cats." - PoC

• Pets also can suffer from allergies and allergic reactions

2/3/2020  "Since we’ve opened some dialog regarding your pet’s nutrition, we should also discuss allergies since a good number of animals suffer from them. Just like humans, pets can also develop allergic reactions to food or things they come in contact with in their environment. There are allergy tests using analysis of blood, saliva or hair; but their accuracy is not really proven." - The Daily Journal

• Dr. Fox: Itchy cats: don't give anti-flea treatment first

2/2/2020  "Too many people apply anti-flea pesticides to their cats and dogs as soon as they see them scratching. That can make the animals ill, or even kill them, and may not have been warranted in the first place. There are other reasons why animals start to scratch themselves and lick and groom excessively." - 

• The 8 best cats for people with allergies

1/3/2020  "If you're an animal lover that suffers from pet allergies, you're not alone. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, as many as three out of every ten people in the U.S. suffer from pet allergies. Of those, allergic reactions to cats are some of the most common. In fact, it’s estimated that cat allergies are about twice as common as those caused by dogs." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

• Worried That Your Furry Friend Has Allergies? Here's What to Watch For, And How to Help

12/28/2019  "It started one day when I thought my dog was drooling on me. "Gross, Dakota," I said as I got up to wipe my arm. But then, as I sat back down next to my Siberian husky, I realized that it wasn't drool, but was her nose that was dripping, like she had a cold." - Popsugar

• Signs of allergy symptoms in dogs, cats

12/9/2019  VIDEO: "With the warmer weather approaching, it’s common for your dog (and sometimes cat) to suffer from allergies. The sooner you become aware of allergy symptoms, the sooner you can take action! First, look out for head shaking, paw licking, and excessive scratching around the flanks. The goal is to get your pet to the doctor BEFORE secondary skin infections set in." - NewsChannel20

• Worried That Your Furry Friend Has Allergies? Here's What to Watch For, And How to Help

12/5/2019  "It started one day when I thought my dog was drooling on me."Gross, Dakota, I said as I got up to wipe my arm. But then, as I sat back down next to my Siberian husky, I realized that it wasn't drool, but was her nose that was dripping, like she had a cold. I made a mental note to pay extra close attention to her during the next day or so to see if she was, in fact, not feeling well or if it was just a fluke." - Popsugar

• Dr. Fox: Cat has troubling allergies

11/24/2019  "Dear Dr. Fox: My cat Moxie is a 4-year-old neutered, flea-free indoor cat. At age 6 months, he began to chew and scratch and lose hair. After a diet change, which made no difference, a blood test found him allergic to wool, cotton, grass and people. For more than a year, I gave him shots for the allergies, and he also received steroid shots as necessary during that time. The allergy shots made no difference, and were difficult to give." - Journal Now

• Researchers Say Vaccine Given To Cats Could Help Allergic People From Reacting

11/15/2019  "Christiane Panis is so allergic to cats that she usually wears a mask when she combs her cat’s fur. “When I cough, it’s terrible. Day and night for six months. It’s unbearable,” Panis said. She considers the cat a beloved family member and rejected suggestions she give the cat away because of her allergies. Now, Swiss researchers say they’ve developed a vaccine given to cats that could stop allergies in people." -  3CBS Philly

• Scientists create vaccine aimed at ending cat allergies

11/15/2019  VIDEO: "Cat allergies could soon be a thing of the past. Researchers say a medical breakthrough that involves a vaccine given to cats could actually keep allergic people from sneezing. Swiss researchers say they've developed a vaccine given to cats that could stop allergies in people." - WGME

• Allergic to cats? New food may help you both: Pet Connection

10/23/2019  "Q: I heard about a new food for cats that will reduce human allergies to them. Is that really available?    A: The short answer is that a product like that is in the works and may be available within the year. That’s huge for people who love cats but are allergic to them, as well as for cats in shelters who need homes." - GoErie.com

• After A Year Of Severe Allergies, Cat Finally Finds Relief By Moving To Arizona

10/25/2019  CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES:  "For anyone with medical issues related to the weather, we can simply go to the nearest pharmacy and pick up medication. If one doesn’t work, we have an array to choose from so that we can comfortably settle back into life. But for one cat suffering from severe allergies in North Carolina, it took more than a year to find relief from her environment!" - Cole and Marmalade

Parasites: Worms

• The best dewormer for cats

11/6/2019  "There are countless excellent things about having a cat in your life, but dealing with worm infestations isn't one of them. However, if you routinely administer dewormers for cats, you can head off any worm-related problems before they arise." - Chicago Tribune

• Europeans do not deworm their cats often enough

11/6/2019  "Europeans are recommended to administer monthly deworming pills to dogs and cats under the European Scientific Council Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) advice. They ascertained that people dewormed their cats 2.2 times per year on average. This is clearly well short of once a month. They also ascertained that 54% of cats fell into the highest risk group in terms of the risk of acquiring a worm infestation. Incidentally, 93% of dogs also fell into the highest risk group. The conclusion is that improved treatment compliance is required in order to reduce the zoonotic (transference of a disease from animal to human and vice versa) risk to humans and to improve cat and dog health" - PoC

Parasites: Fleas & Ticks

• How do indoor cats get fleas?

12/22/2019  "Let’s suppose that there are absolutely no fleas in your home and your cat is a full-time indoor cat and is entirely flea-free. It is the perfect situation for a cat owner concerned with the damnable cat flea." - PoC

• How do I put an end to my cats fleas?

10/19/2019  "Fleas can be difficult to manage, and in centrally heated homes they can be a year-round problem. For every flea you see on your cat there can be 20 more in your home and thousands of eggs and larvae living in carpets, furniture and bedding! To successfully rid yourself of fleas, you’ll need to treat your pet and home. Vacuum every room, wash any pet bedding and apply a household spray to carpets and soft furnishings." - The Mail

• Super Efficient Natural Way to Repel Cat Fleas on Your Cats: No Chemicals Needed!

10/18/2019  "Haze and I have been blessed with not having any flea issues. However, I received tons of email asking for cat flea solution. So, after doing lots of research, I’m finally here to give you another brilliant idea and advice! I have given you guys The Homemade Flea Powder Recipe days ago. However, that’s not the only way to repel fleas on your lovely cat. As one of nature’s real superfoods, THIS SUPER EFFICIENT MATERIAL can help all sorts of pets. - Cats of Everywhere

• How to Get Rid of Fleas on Your Cats Naturally Using Homemade Flea Powder

10/14/2019   "Living in a low humidity region like Southern California has positive and negative sides. We can have nearby beaches and great weather all year. But do you know who else enjoys the endless sunny days with us? Fleas! Lots of them." "Today I’m giving you my homemade flea powder recipe. This flea powder will work to get rid of a pretty major flea infestation in your home and on your cats. The good news is that we don’t have to use any toxic chemicals ever again to dismiss fleas around us." - Maine Coon Cat

Parasite Avoidance

• Homeopathic Remedy for Repelling Mosquitoes!

11/4/2018  "Through my studies of homeopathy I have learned that there is a remedy to preventing mosquito bites in humans & as well as pets." "I am advising you of this for everybody that is so concerned about Heart Worm and also always needing to spray Natural products to keep fleas ticks & "mosquitoes" off your outdoor pets.  This will not work for fleas & ticks, but at least it can help keep mosquitoes from biting." - Mary Marseglia   Read more here  [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]

• Homeopathic Remedy to Repel Fleas & Ticks!

11/4/2018  "Repel and control fleas on dogs and cats naturally using the homeopathic nosode, Psorinum 30c. It is totally natural, economical, non-toxic (to kids, pets and the environment) and can safely be given to a dog or cat for fleas, humans, even farm animals & wild life. Even better, it makes attacks by ticks more difficult; this helps the pet to fight more effectively against tick diseases or Lyme disease in dogs." - Mary Marseglia   Read more here  [you will be asked to log into Facebook to read this article]

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