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Can you be allergic

Anonymous
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To one cat but not another?

We recently got a long haired kitten and since then I have had what I thought was sinus issues or a head cold going on.
We already had a short haired cat before.
The dates just seem to line up lol
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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gypsy_rose
by Kandy on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Kinda....people tend to be more sensitive to long hair cats.
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mackiebugsmom
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Yes, my bil is allergic to long haired animals but fine with short hair..
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AleaKat
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Yes they can carry more pet dander than the shorter haired cats. I'm the same way.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:29 AM
Well crap.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:29 AM
Thanks ladies lol
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:30 AM
Longer hair = more dander :( sorry momma
wickedfiress
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Yep. It all depends on how much dander the particular animal sheds.

My husband is allergic to cats, but our cat doesn't bother him.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Yes my mil is allergic to tabby cats but not others.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Yes. Well, sorta. If you're allergic to cats you're allergic to cats but you can be more sensitive to certain cats than others. Kittens bother me more, as do long haired cats or multiple cats in a home. Even some short haired cats affect me more than others.
judybant
by on Jan. 24, 2013 at 8:35 AM

yes, you can. My sister has had her cat for 18 years, and has no symptoms. She comes to my house, and my kitties go to her, sniffing to find all the smells from HER cat, and within 5 minutes, her eyes are watering, and she's sneezing and coughing like crazy. 

Her allergist said that it's essentially like taking shots for allergies, you get "used" to the allergens, slowly, a little bit at a time, and new allergens will set off a big episode. 

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