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Three Ways to Treat Cat Allergies Naturally
Seven years ago, two four legged friends came to live in our home. I had the idea after having three kids under the age of 5, that we should get pets! Local pet adoption is the most common way to get pets, so we adopted two kittens from a friendly family right here in Atlanta that we named Ace & Ebony. They were so much fun with my kids and they have certainly grown to be loved members of our family. We’ve enjoyed our kitties so much, that last summer we decided to add another addition to our family. A third tuxedo kitten whom we named Muhqlis! In Arabic Muhqlis means sincere. He is a sincere sweetie and almost stole my heart as the favorite of our furry friends here in my home.
I’ve spoken a few times here on the blog about my allergies, but many of you may not know that I’m actually allergic to cats. When we adopted our first two kittens, I suffered with my allergies for a while until I began to build an immunity to them. With our third cat, I had to suffer through the allergy symptoms all over again because I just wasn’t used to him yet.
A few weeks ago I was completely miserable. I had suffered an asthma attack, and I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to keep our fur-babies. I didn’t know what to do. What if I couldn’t find someone to adopt them? I didn’t want them to be put down or placed into a home that would be strange to them. I had to dig deep and do my research on remedies to cure my allergies because my children would have been heartbroken if we’d have to get rid of them.
How To Find Relief for Cat Allergies Naturally
Clean – I can’t stress enough doing more cleaning when you’re allergic to cats. Our cats are short haired, but when they are shedding they can leave fur everywhere they go. I make sure that I vacuum daily, sweep, and mop several times a week. I also make sure to dust furniture and we have special allergy filters for our central heating and air system.
Herbal Supplements – Herbal and homeopathic remedies are my favorite go to when treating ailments and illnesses. I’ve taken quite a few in search to find the right thing for cat allergies. My favorites are Activated Quercetin, Marshmallow Root, and Thyme. Even if you aren’t allergic to cats and have seasonal allergies, these remedies are great and fast acting. **Remember to talk to your doctor before starting any new supplement regimen.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Apple Cider Vinegar has many proven health benefits but I really like taking it for my allergies. Always buy ACV with the “mother” inside, otherwise it won’t be effective. I actually make a drink daily that is overall good for your health. Three ounces of warm water, one teaspoon of ACV, and one teaspoon of raw honey. Sometimes I add turmeric as well. Don’t take ACV alone without water! It can upset your stomach.
I’m so happy I found natural remedies to treat my cat allergies! We love our fur babies and they bring us so much joy. It would have broken my heart to have to put them up for adoption.
Are you allergic to any animals? Did you know you could treat your allergies naturally?