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Allergic to Cats Than Dogs?

Allergic reactions are set off by proteins released by animals. These proteins can be from dander or dried skin flecks. Both cats and dogs produce these, but cats have an additional allergenic element. As a cat licks itself, proteins in saliva dry on the fur, and then flake off into the air. Allergy-prone people may be particularly susceptible to these airborne proteins.

Does a cat make you sneeze? Most people aren’t really allergic to cats, just to the allergens that collect in a cat’s fur.

Spending three minutes in a bath tub can remove 79 percent of the allergens on most cats. But the effect doesn’t last. The bath has to be repeated every week to be effective.