Does anyone know of any decent products out there that help minimize cat dander? Someone told me about a product that works great but they can't remember the name. I guess it's something you add to their water and it has the name paws in it. When I tried to search for it I came up with nothing. Anyone have any info???
I don't know the product but to keep my Miane Coon from flaking I shower him once a month with a cocoanut oatmeal shampoo, blow dry, and brush out well. After wards I Vacuum where I brushed and where he generally hangs out.
Works well for us...but I'm also the only person I know that showers her cat. =]
Ok I just read the other day in a book things to help if you are allergic to cat dander.
First the allergy has nothing to do with the fur. A substance called Fel D1, found in cat saliva and urine and deposited on the skin and fur when a cat grooms, is the source of the problem. This allergen becomes part of whats commonly called Dander-flakes of skin, secretions and saliva that a cat spreads wherever he wanders and that becomes air borne as he's petted, jumps or shakes.
1. talk to a doctor about medication.
2. compromise. Make a cat free bedroom so the suffer can sleep there so no flare ups while sleeping.
3. keep the house clean. Change any carpeted floorings to tile or hardwood if possible. Give the person with allergies a break from dusting and vacuuming. Use a vacuum with a fulter and damp cleaning cloths to keep dander from becoming airborne. Also change a/c and heating filters to HEPA air filters.
4.keep pet clean.Studies show that rinsing cat once a week in clear water can reduce dander levels.
I heard that the ionic breeze was really good at keeping the dander down, we were going to buy one if my father inlaw comes to visit, cuz he's deathly allergic, and with 3 sibes, and 2 cats here that wouldn't be a nice visit hehehe.