Allergy And Hairless Cats Information


Allergy And Hairless Cats Information

If you’ve been reading about hairless cats and/or allergies, you have to admit that there are a lot of misconceptions floating around. Allergies and hairless cats don’t have to be scary or unnatural. In fact, many cats with allergies and hair loss still look and act great.

Many cats with allergies and hair loss still look and act great. Of course, the worst thing about this type of condition is that you know that the hair has gone. Although you cannot see your cat’s fur, it’s not going anywhere. The bottom line is that the last thing you want is to treat your pet, only to find out later that it is already having problems.

Allergens And Allergy Levels

Allergy And Hairless Cats Information
Allergy And Hairless Cats Information

As mentioned above, you can avoid this problem by keeping the allergens and allergy levels low in your home. Cats with allergies and hair loss do not need an extreme change in diet to make them feel better. Remember, allergies are the result of an allergic reaction.

You may also be wondering if you should use some sort of allergen medication on your cat to help with allergic skin conditions, like a flea collar? Using an over-the-counter treatment for hair loss or allergies will not affect your cat’s health, however. In fact, it might be harmful.

There are a lot of allergic reaction products available on the market today, and there are a few companies that swear by their products, but remember that allergy treatment products can be very harsh on cats with allergies and hair loss. They are for use in cats with very sensitive skin and/or respiratory system. These products are designed for the comfort of humans.

Allergen Treatment For Allergic Reactions

Use your best judgment when choosing an allergen treatment for allergic reactions. A flea collar is an example of an over-the-counter treatment that might cause some short-term relief. Flea collars prevent a cat from scratching a dermatitis rash, but they may not be right for all cats with allergies.

Allergies and hair loss also may be caused by bad grooming habits. A hairless cat is not going to scratch your furniture because it’s annoyed by a flea infestation. He or she might be scratching because he or she does not feel safe.

Having a low-maintenance home means you don’t have to make up for the lack of hair by providing a daily bath or grooming session. And grooming should be done only after an allergy or hay fever attack. You should keep the hair dry and soft until the allergies are gone.

Do not use chemical shampoos on cats with allergies and allergic skin rashes. They may be killing the good bacteria in the hair follicles, which is what keeps the scalp clean. It could take several weeks for this to happen.

Treating Hairless Cats With Allergies And Allergic Skin Conditions

Allergy And Hairless Cats Information
Allergy And Hairless Cats Information

Treating hairless cats with allergies and allergic skin conditions is not as scary as it sounds. No special products or prescriptions are required. Pet stores carry products with allergen control agents and shampooing.

As with most allergic reaction products, hairless cats can go for a week or so without washing their fur. Since hairless cats are not stressed out by allergy or rash treatments, they generally can go for much longer periods without washing. Just remember to keep the hair dry and the coat soft.

So you really don’t have to worry too much about clothes and accessories that provide comfort for other animals.

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