* Animal allergies can put a real dampener on a relationship with a pet-loving partner
* These anti-allergy products allow you to overcome a cat dander-filled environment
* Spend the night at your partner’s house and keep breathing at the same time
Living with an animal allergy can sometimes feel like a cruel curse. This is especially true when you have a partner who loves cute (and furry) animals and owns cats or dogs. A cat allergy is no indication that your love for them is any less, but it does mean living together or sleeping over is going to be a challenge. The persistent sneezing, red raw eyes, a runny nose and trouble breathing that result from being around a cat or dog create a living situation that’s downright uncomfortable.
We don’t suggest asking your partner to part ways with their beloved pet so instead, take a look through this selection of anti-allergy products and turn your nightmare into a sneeze-free dream.
1. Allerpet Cat Dander Remover
These damp wipes are a simple way to lower dander levels in your home. Simply wipe them over your cat’s fur to remove excess dander. At the same time, the wipes will condition your cat’s fur and skin. Allerpet Cat Dander Remover has been shown to reduce dander levels in your home by up to 50% with weekly usage and can be used on kittens over 10 weeks old. Plus, these wipes are also safe for use on rabbits, rats and all other small, furry animals.
2. AtEase Accents Deshedding Hair Brush
Help ensure your cat is dropping as little hair as possible by grooming with this AtEase Accents Deshedding Hair Brush. Less hair around your home means that there are less allergens present to trigger any reactions. As an added benefit, this brush helps stimulate blood flow to your pet’s skin as well as natural oils, resulting in a beautiful, shiny coat for your cat.
3. Burt’s Bees for Cats Dander Reducing Wipes
Burt’s Bees Wipes for cats are made with 97% all-natural ingredients, including aloe vera and colloidal oat flour. Plus, each of the 50 dander-reducing wipes are free from parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. Burt’s Bees has thankfully produced a wipe that is good for your cat and your home. When swiped over your pet’s fur, this product prevents any excess dander from spreading around your home.
4. Muryobao Mask
The idea of wearing a mask to prevent your cat allergies from making you miserable may feel a little extreme. However, with close to 100% success at preventing dust, odors, pollen and gases from reaching your airways, this Muryobao Mask may provide you with the freedom and relief you’ve been looking for. The easy-to-use mask can be adjusted for a snug fit and comes in a choice of 9 different colors.
5. Penn Plax VacGroom
Turn your vacuum into a cat grooming and cleaning device with the Penn Plax VacGroom. Simply attach the kit to the circular intake channel of your vacuum and use the interchangeable combs to remove excess hair, fleas and dander. You can also use this pet-specific device to carefully and thoroughly clean your home’s upholstery. The 46-inch hose also allows you to keep the noisy vacuum far away from your pet. This way, you reduce the likelihood that your skittish cat will try to flee the grooming session.
6. Pat Your Pet Grooming Gloves
These Pat Your Pet Grooming Gloves make removing excess hair from your pet easy. Simply put on the gloves and work you hands over your animal like you are petting it. The built-in finger nubs remove excess fur and tangles while also providing your pet with an enjoyable experience. In addition, the gloves feature a velcro strap to ensure they don’t slide off during use.
7. Allersearch ADMS Anti-Allergy Spray
The Allersearch ADMS Anti-Allergy Spray works to kill allergens from dust mites, pet dander, pollen and mold on contact. Carpeting, upholstery, car interiors and bedding all benefit from this oxidizing compound. Simply spray it on whatever surface needs to be treated and vacuum it up a few hours to a couple of days later. This Allersearch spray is non-staining and safe for all people and pets.
8. Claritin RediTabs
If grooming the cat and cleaning every surface in the house doesn’t work, it’s time to try some medicine. Claritin RediTabs provide fast-acting allergy relief that lasts for 24 hours. Furthermore, these tablets simply melt in your mouth and don’t cause drowsiness. Remember that it’s best to take anti-allergy medication a couple of hours before exposure to your significant other’s cat or any cat dander.