(Closed) Can't stop crying

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: WWYD?

    Get the kitty! You can't say no to that face! Screw the allergies!

    Get the kitty; take medication/shots to help with allergies.

    Forget it. It's not worth the pain.

    Get a puppy!

    Other?

  • Post # 92
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Puppies are a lot of work. So if you don’t have the time for them, it’s not really fair to them. I have two cats. (i had three and gifted one to my mother when I moved from PA to SC). (TWO were my husbands, and the ONE was mine, so we ended up have three! GAH)

    Two now is perfect. We can travel home to PA and leave the cats here with clean litter, extra water, food and they will be fine since they are trained and not new babies.

     

    I too have allergies to cats that really I started experiencing AFTER I brought home my orange tabby from the Shelter. But what I started to realize is my eyes get puffy and hurt and my nose gets stuffy ONLY when they rub their body on my face or I rub my face on them, or I touch my face after. SO I don’t rub my face near them and after I pet them I will wash my hands or just NOT touch my face.

     

     

    Talk to your doctor a medication may help as well.

    Post # 93
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @Mimoza  Aww congrats on the new addition!

    Post # 94
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @Mimoza  soooo precious and fluffy!!!!

    Post # 95
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    Bumble bee

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    @Mimoza  I got my cat used to it pretty quickly, she was a very shy cat and I got her the day she turned 8 weeks, so that definitely helped. She loves being clean and smelling me after I shower… she’s definitely not the norm though.

    Post # 96
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Mimoza  I’m allergic to cat dander…..and I have 2 kitties. I’ve more or less gotten used to them, as I’ve had one for about 5 years (short hair) and the other for 8 (medium hair). If my allergies act up, it’s usually additional allergens like dust, pollen, new animals around me, etc. If that happens, I take a Benadryl (if I have no plans for the day, since it’ll conk me out), or Claritin-D, or Tylenol Allergy. Works just fine usually.

     

    Post # 97
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Take the kitty home….get some antihistamines. totally worth it 

    Post # 98
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Mimoza  I got blood tested for allergies from my cat, and they came back negative, but my doc said that he suspects if I were to get a scratch allergy test, it would have been positibe (blood tests aren’t as effective apparently).

    He told me to take a zyrtec per day when I experience issues, & I should be totally fine (which has been the case).

    Perhaps you could try it. Also, make sure you vacuum and dust often. The dander can be the biggest issue.  

    Post # 99
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

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    @MrsPanda99  I beg to differ on cats dont do the things dogs to and that cats only come when they want food. I have 3 cats in this house. 1 is my husband’s the other two are mine. The two boys greet me at the door, wake me up with snuggles and purrs, sit with me when I feel like poop, etc. They follow me, they love me, they talk to me, etc. Both of them will bring me a toy when they want to play. They’re good cats. They always want to know what I’m up to and spend most of the time when I am home near me in some capacity. I think it just takes cat people to bring them out like that though.

    Post # 100
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @dewingedpixie  I was just joking around with my pal. I didn’t mean to offend you. I will never believe a cat is as fulfilling or rewarding as a dog and I’m entitled to that opinion. 

    Post # 103
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    @Mimoza  Unless I have a one sided friendship. Harrumph. Lol. 

    Post # 105
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

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    @Mimoza  Congrats on your adoption! Did you get 2 kitties? The most recent pics aren’t the same cat that you posted on Page 2!

    When we adopted our 2 kittens (brother and sister), we kept them in our guest bedroom for a week to acclimate to our house with their food/water/litterbox/toys in there (suggested to us by the shelter). Of course we let them out with us while we were home, but they were perfectly fine in there while we were at work and at night. Now they have free reign of the house while we’re gone πŸ™‚  I really like having the 2 cats because they keep each other company and play together while we’re at work and I don’t feel so bad about leaving them! To be honest, I think they just sleep most of the time πŸ˜‰  It’s never seemed like they have “separation anxiety” while we’re gone, but they’re always very excited when we come home and greet us at the door πŸ™‚

    Obligatory kitty photo now πŸ™‚

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