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Is it possible to be more allergic to long-haired cats than short-haired?


I've been keeping my friend's cat, who has really, really long hair. I know that outdoor allergens are bad right now, but I have been experiencing worse than usual allergies, including violent sneezing! I've read that it's not the pet dander that people are allergic to, but something in the saliva? Is that true? If that's the case, long-haired cats have a lot more hair to spread that saliva on. What say the animal experts out there? Dr. Mark? alexdry?

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    Vicki L Hodges (Victoria Lynn) 4 years ago

    She grooms her long hair all the time. I can prove that with the huge hairballs she coughs up!

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    Vicki L Hodges (Victoria Lynn) 4 years ago

    Wow, that is interesting, Effer. I wonder what about the cats makes people allergic. Blow out of the litter box--you're funny!!!!

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