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What do you think the chances of my son being allergic to cats

we found out my 10 month old son was allergic to the dog we got for x-mas so we had to find her a new home we were thinking about adopting 2 older cats there 12 years old but we dont want to if he will be allergic to cats anyone know what the chances are that he would be

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Haileysmommy107

Asked by Haileysmommy107 at 11:30 AM on Mar. 27, 2009 in Pets

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  • Well, there are a couple different ways to find out. You can have a full allergy panel (blood work) done that includes other common dander allergies, you can take him to the humane society or pound and have him around a cat for a little bit and see if he reacts, try a family member or friends house that has cats.

    And as far as the dog is concerned, there is a chance that he will grow out of it. My girlfriends daughter was allergic to cats they realized at about 2 months, and now that she is 2 years she doesn't react anymore to them and they are shopping for a kitten.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 11:35 AM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • I would take him to a friends house that has a cat and let him pet, touch and play with it.... I volunteer for a cageless cat shelter in my area and the first time i brought my oldest boy with me within 5 minutes of walking into the place he had a runny and stuffed up nose... minor allergy. But i have 2 cats and a dog and he doesnt have that problem at home.. So my son is only allergic to cats when there are more that 75 in a room...lol
    itsokmomshere

    Answer by itsokmomshere at 12:52 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • Both good answers. I though of the same things. Yo
    MommaM2

    Answer by MommaM2 at 2:05 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

  • I think the chances are high. Skin dander is the worst for causing allergies.
    lifeasinoit

    Answer by lifeasinoit at 6:06 PM on Mar. 27, 2009

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