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Feature February 2019 Issue

A Truly Hypoallergenic Cat?

Thereís no surefire solution, but certain steps may dampen the allergic reactions.

A Truly Hypoallergenic Cat?

You can't guarantee a cat won't cause allergic symptoms, but there's much you can do to lessen the possibility.

You love your cat and let him get up close even though having him around makes your eyes water, your nose run, or your throat scratchy. Youíre not alone. About 10 percent of the U.S. population has a pet allergy, with twice as many people allergic to cats as to dogs, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. With an estimated 47 million cat-owning households in the U.S., thatís a lot of discomfort endured in the name of feline love.

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