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Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:28 pm
by mjmjr25
samsonlonghair wrote:There are antihistamine shots for that.

She just punched me in the arm you pissed her off so much.

Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:31 pm
by samsonlonghair
Hey, mjmjr25's wife, Punch him a second time too.
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Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:34 pm
by jp1
mjmjr25 wrote:I grew up with cats. Love cats so much. My wife is allergic (fatally so, as in within 2 hours she is noticeably having a hard time breathing - within 4 hours she needs to leave or risks passing out her airway is so constricted - once she gets to the point, the next 2 days are shot as she recovers - it's basically like recovering from a nasty cold).

My point? I hate you guys and your cats.


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Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:57 pm
by mjmjr25
Now she wants to punch you, jp.

It isn't cat hair. It's their saliva - and it is on everything.

She investigated shots.

1. our insurance doesn't cover it
2. it's 3-4 shots a week for 2 months, then 1-2 a week for 4 months
3. $45 per shot
4. 3-5 year maintenance program to maintain
5. immunologist said it was truly 50/50 if she would be able to live with cats after treatment. There would be improvement for sure, but not necessarily to the point she could actually live with a cat.

Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:32 pm
by jp1
mjmjr25 wrote:Now she wants to punch you, jp.

It isn't cat hair. It's their saliva - and it is on everything.

She investigated shots.

1. our insurance doesn't cover it
2. it's 3-4 shots a week for 2 months, then 1-2 a week for 4 months
3. $45 per shot
4. 3-5 year maintenance program to maintain
5. immunologist said it was truly 50/50 if she would be able to live with cats after treatment. There would be improvement for sure, but not necessarily to the point she could actually live with a cat.


That is the first I've heard of a saliva allergy, that sucks.

Have you tried a dog? Our Boston is great, bit of a stubborn dog to train but just wonderful once you pass that hurdle.

There is also this...

http://www.thedogdaily.com/happy/adopti ... z3MJJjIUMz

I can speak personally for the Cavalier King Charles and the Toy Poodle, laid back, lap dog material.

I only ask because my wife is a cat person, I prefer dogs, but she was hooked with the Boston since we got her. She seems to fill in for a cat nicely. Now my wife no longer asks for cats, she asks for another Boston Terrier.

Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:36 pm
by mjmjr25
Don't ask for a citation, but I want to say 99% of cat allergies are saliva / urine / dead skin, less than 1% are fur.

Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:37 pm
by jp1
mjmjr25 wrote:Don't ask for a citation, but I want to say 99% of cat allergies are saliva / urine / dead skin, less than 1% are fur.


Wow, I really thought it was usually a dander thing. I guess I'm think of people who get those hairless dogs due to allergies.

Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:39 pm
by mjmjr25
Well, dander is just dried, dead, flaking skin - so hairless is no help.

Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:04 am
by TSTR
omg so many kittehs so cuuuute

Re: Pet Pics

Posted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:10 am
by MrPopo
Siberians are supposed to be decent for people with allergies, but it sounds like your wife is borderline asthmatic with cats. My brother has asthma that's triggered by cats; I wouldn't have the cats if I didn't live halfway across the country from him.