Specifically formulated for cats… and the people who are allergic to their cats.
Their doctors know it, too. As David B. Avner and his colleagues at the University of Virginia remarked in a recent study, "Despite the obvious health risks (including asthma), it has been estimated that one-third of the persons in the United States who are allergic to cats live with at least one cat in the house." That's about 2 million noses, which is nothing to sneeze at.
For people who love cats, allergy can pose an awful choice. In some people it can produce sneezing, running eyes and perpetual stuffed noses. In others, the effects can be much stronger, sometimes even leading to dangerous asthma attacks.
Recommended by Allergists for people allergic to their cats.
Allerpet/C Solution for Cat Allergies
Allerpet/c and Allerpet/d are solutions for people who are allergic to cats and dogs, respectively. Both solutions gently remove allergens from the coat of pets to reduce allergic reactions to them. They are non-irritating and non-toxic to your pet, and may be safely used to reduce dander and saliva from their skin and coat. Contact your veterinarian prior to trying Allerpet Solutions on your pet.Before using Allerpet Cat Dander Remover for the first time, and periodically thereafter, comb your cat thoroughly to remove as much loose fur as possible.Use Allerpet Cat Dander Remover to gently cleanse the fur of Fel d1 (potent cat dander found in saliva, dead skin, and sebaceous gland secretions), urine residue and hitchhiking outdoor allergens - all of which can trigger allergic reactions to cats. Allerpet is recommended by allergists and veterinarians and has been scientifically proven to reduce dander. Allerpet is non-irritating and non-toxic and may be safely used on cats of all breeds and any age, including kittens beginning at 10 weeks.BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the quantity anddistribution of the major cat allergen, Fel d 1, on cats and to evaluate the efficacyof washing, both in removing allergen from the cat and reducing airborne allergen levels. METHODS: Airborne samples were collected on four glass fiber filters in a 30m3 room, before and 3 hours after serial washing of eight cats (45-minutesampling at 18 L/min for each filter). Aliquots of hair and bath water were alsocollected and assayed for Fel d 1 content. RESULTS: Extracting cat hair with tap water or pet shampoo for 3 minutesremoved mean levels of 191 and 245 microg of Fel d 1 per gram of hair, respectively;the quantity of allergen on samples of cat hair ranged from 1 microg/gm to more than1770 microg/gm. The highest concentration of allergen was found on hair from theneck. Estimates of the total Fel d 1 on the cat, based on shaving the whole cat,ranged from 3 to 142 mg (mean = 67 mg). Washing cats reduced airborne allergen 3hours later. Washing three cats at weekly intervals for 5 weeks in a veterinarian'soffice produced a mean decrease of 44% in airborne Fel d 1 (n=15, p CONCLUSIONS: Cats carry large quantities of Fel d 1, only a small proportionof which (approximately 0.002%/hr) becomes airborne. Washing cats by immersionwill remove significant allergen from the cat and can reduce the quantity of Fel d 1becoming airborne. However, the decrease is not maintained at 1 week.