I’m Allergic to Cats! Help!

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Many people have the misconception that if they are allergic to cats that it is the cat’s fur that they are allergic to. This is true to a point, except that it’s not the fur that people are allergic to, but rather the protein found in the dried saliva left behind after a cat has groomed him or herself, as well as the cat’s dander (minute flakes of skin) that it sheds under its coat.

This protein is known as feline saliva FEL D-1.

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