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Would having my cats bathed and groomed on a regular basis reduce the allergins in my house?
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<div class="content">Many of my friends are allergic to cats and cannot come to my house because I have two of them. If I had my cats bathed and groomed on a regular basis, would it reduce the allergins in my house? If so, how often should I have this done?</div>
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Probably not more than once a month. You can go to the pet store, or Wal-Mart and buy bathing cloths that can be used daily. It will remove the allergens that your friends are allergic to.
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It might reduce it a tiny little bit, but not enough to help your friends. Cat allergies are one of the nastier allergies out there, and you will never be able to get your house clean enough to prevent a reaction.
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Known many who had the allergy-there's nothing you can do.
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It would help reduce the allergens. i would say doing it 2 times a month, depending on the cats reaction. however because of the cats having free range of the house it might not help much. Make shure to vacuum the rooms before your friends come over that you will be using. Try and get a air purifier. Those help allot too. My cousin is allergic to cats and his friend acutely had his cats shaved...i don't suggest it because how uncomfortable the cat must have been, but some people will go to extremes to help there friends. Also see the possibility's of just going over to there house, it might be the easiest and best way to help with there allergy's.
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I would not have them bathed and groomed on a regular basis. However you can do a few things to help.



1. Wipe down your cats daily with distilled drinking water (has to be distilled).

2. Vacuum several times a week and if you can, reduce as much rugs as you can - easier to keep clean and not accumulate hair.

3. Comb your cats 2-3 times a week.

4. Your friends can take some OTC allergy meds before coming over.
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anonymous
Clean more often and tell your friends to take allergy medication.



Cat's do not need to be bathed. Bathing your cat more often than needed (and cats only need to be bathed if they run through mud or get oil on their fur etc) irritates the skin, causes them pain, causes them to scratch far more, and causes more shedding.



Grooming more often is a good idea, brush them as often as you please. Vaccuum your house more often as well. Get an air purifyer or something, just don't bathe your cats unless absolutely necessary or your going to have some very uncomfortable and angry cats.
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anonymous
don;t bath your cat they clean themselves and there is something in there tongue which helps them clean them self
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very difficult.



you can wash them up to weekly with a cat-safe shampoo if you choose to (human shampoos are the wrong pH). dust hard surfaces, vacuume carpets AND furniture. this will help but there is no cure. be sure to keep cats in a seperate room when your company comes over.



for overnight guests, try to keep one cat-free room with the door closed.
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