I’m Allergic to Cats! Help!


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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