The best way to reduce cat danger on your pet and in your home is to clean your pet thoroughly and frequently. This can be done by wiping it down with a wet rag or using commercial allergen-reducing wipes or shampoo.Continue Reading
When it comes to pet allergies, the dander is only part of the story. Dander becomes allergenic when proteins found in saliva dry on the cat's fur after it cleans itself. These proteins are distributed through the air on the dander. Cleaning your pet often reduces the level of both allergenic proteins and the dander that spreads them.
Use an allergen-reducing cleanser to help neutralize the proteins that lead to allergy symptoms. The cleanser comes as a wipe and in liquid form. Dampen your pet's coat down to the scalp with the solution, and allow it to dry. Repeat at least once a week.
It is also important to keep your home clean. Vacuum floors and furniture frequently to remove pet hair and dander.
Use an air-purifying machine to trap pet dander in the machine's filters to reduce the amount of dander circulating in the air.
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Unless the cat has a confirmed pedigree, it is unlikely pet owners can determine the breed exactly. However, the best way to identify breeds for a particular cat is looking at example pictures of possible breeds.Full Answer >
No veterinary professional recommends that a pet owner euthanize their own cat or dog, according to Pet MD. Not only should it not be attempted, but there may be legal repercussions involved. The biggest problems arise when untrained individuals attempt to utilize unproven or ill-informed euthanasia techniques. Worse, if the animal does not expire, the owner may face criminal charges of animal cruelty.Full Answer >
To find a lost cat, file a lost pet report, check local shelters, and ask neighbors if they have seen your pet. You should also advertise on bulletin boards and online.Full Answer >