Skip to comments.Drug may help feline fans with allergies own cats [w/video]
Posted on 04/10/2014 10:38:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A breakthrough study on cat allergies is being conducted in Albuquerque.
Tolber is studying a product which calms down allergic reactions by allowing the immune system to be more tolerant to the cat allergen. Plus the shots are far less frequent than traditional shot treatments.
There (are) four different injections as opposed to the usual build-up which takes 40 to 50 injections and then has to be maintained for several years, said Tolber.
The product, called Catpad, is not yet FDA-approved, but it has been studied before. Now, more research is going on to test its safety and effectiveness.
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That would be wonderful. If it becomes available and actually works, I’ll finally be able to go and visit my daughter!
That will really help a lot of people. Great thread, Slings!
I’ve been looking for a cat allergy cure forever. By the time they’re through “researching” and “testing,” I’ll probably be dead and gone!
If I even think about a cat I get conjunctivitis.
This will help a lot of CATS. “Allergies” are a major reason that cats are turned into shelters and killed.
May it save them all.
Glad y’all liked.
I’m happy for this, truly I am. It’s going to save lots of kitties. I know several kitties at the local shelter that were surrendered for this very reason.
But I shan’t tell my sister. She’s allergic and as long as I have a kitty, I am off thr hook for making Thanksgiving meals
What I can't stand are the people with imagined Boy In the Bubble Syndrome. These are the people who suddenly become allergic to something they see or assume are present.
You have a dog? I'm allergic. You have roses? I'm allergic. Your daughter has hamsters? I'm allergic. You just bought a new leather sofa? I'm allergic.
You get the picture.
Several years ago I had a few friends over for a casual evening. One couple, whose wife had never visited, arrived. Being the polite bastard that I am, I decided to give them the grand tour of my 3500 sq ft shack, on behalf of my buddies wife.
First the kitchen. I'm an accomplished cook so I am naturally proud of my kitchen. Next, the Great room. Not a living room mind you, it's freaking big! Next my office, and then on to the dining room.
What I'm about to describe may seem cruel, because I was well aware of my buddy's wife's predilection and histrionics.
There in the dining room accenting the furniture was a huge Persian style area rug!
"Is...is that w..w..wool?" she asked.
"Yes it is!" I proudly replied. "The finest Persian wool that I could afford. In fact it's lambs wool hand crafted in Yemen!"
Now I swear this is true. Her eyes began to water up. Her nose began to run. Her throat began to make a strange chirping sound, not unlike that of a cricket.
I rushed her into the kitchen and gave her a glass of water. I asked if she was feeling any better. She replied. "Yes. Thank you."
"So? You wanna meet my cats??!!?"
Needless to say, pandemonium ensued and my buddy was banned from attending my twice monthly poker game. She thought I was trying to kill her and was slightly suspicious that her husband was in on it.
NOTE: The area rug was a polyester knockoff I got at a Macy's tent sale.
I hear ya.
This is really great news. Now people who’ve longed for kittehs can finally have them.
Amen to that. A very adorable and gorgeous Maine Coon is nibbling my fingers as I type this.
Something like 70% of people who are allergic to cats are able to tolerate Siberian cats. If you locate a breeder, they may be willing to send you a sample of Siberian cat fur to see if you react to it.
Purebred Siberian cats/kittens aren't common nowadays, nor are they inexpensive. But it might be less expensive to buy a purebred Siberian kitty (for $600 to $1,000) than to spend several thousand dollars for a "ddesigner" cat (several thousand dollars and not necessarily purebred).