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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
okay so i have 2 cats. my moher is allergic to cats - and she doesnt want them.

however, the place they are staying now is becoming problematic.

they were with an ex-boyfriend, but ten things went sour.

i can't bear to part with them

i will hopefully be moving out within the year...

but until then i was wondering if there was any possible way i can keep them in the house...

my mother IS allergic to cats - deathly allergic...

however there must be some way...

these are my furbabies, so please... i cannot part with them...

any suggestions??
post #2 of 12
IF deathly then no ...

does she take any allergy meds???

can you close off vents of rooms the cats will use??
post #3 of 12
I dont know if there is anyway of you keeping them without allergy problems but I wanted to wish you the best of luck with them!! Can't your mom take the meds to stop the allergic reaction?? I had a couple friends that had to go in for shots once a week to stop the allergy!
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
she is not going to be willing to stop her routine for me...

but i know i have dug myself a hole, but everything was going so well...

only problem is i can't bear to part with them...

:'[
post #5 of 12
That does stink! Does she react when you have their fur on you???
post #6 of 12
If you are old enough, you might consider moving out and living with a friend in an apartment.
post #7 of 12
awww i feel so bad for you. There has to be some way you can compromise with your mom, like allergy meds, changing furnace filters monthly(they arent that expensive) confining to one room, If the house is big enough cant this be possible, do you have a friend that can take care of them for a little while, or do you have a friend that you can get your own place with, If you confine to one room and clean it thoroughly and dust every day would that be enough to keep your mom from being ill? I have been forced to give up my furbabies from every boyfriend that i have had since i moved out from my parents back in 1989, I know how it feels to depart with them, I am so thankful that i have found my love Hammy because he is as crazy about furbabies as i am and will never force me to give up one of my babies, but there has to be a way you can keep yours?
post #8 of 12
Deathly?!

I'm allergic to cats as well. I get hives all over my cheeks/neck/chest when I pet cats. I give all three of them a bath once a month. It's the dander that most people are allergic to so bathing them keeps me from having any reactions.
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
she breaks out badly too...

i can give them baths and section them off...

i have decided to take up petsitting for a few people... it isn't 100% yet but close...

i am going to get some storage boxes and clean my room all nice-nice and wait a bit...

i am planning on moving out this time next year... i just need the money and a car... i cannot mooch off of my mother forever, and need one fast so i can make sure i can take care of the payments and such...

being a fulltime student is hard work... yeah im in college...

i'll only be makeing a little bit every week...

so i need to make money in every way i can...

i was even going as far as breeding out my chinchilla but that would be terrible to make money off of a pet so i am not...

i am going to try really hard...
post #10 of 12
you can also try brushing them daily and wiping them down with a towel damp with distilled water. this helps with the dander. plus, make sure that the kits do not go into her room, ever. and if you can keep them in one room or in a sectin of the house, that would keep an area clean of kitty allergens for your mom. also, investing in some special air filters would be a good idea. the ones that help reduce cat dander and whatnot. good luck!
post #11 of 12
There are a few other suggestions in this article.

http://www.thecatsite.com/Health/223...t-Allergy.html
post #12 of 12
do you think an air purifier would help? especially in your mom's room.

do you live in an area where you could keep them outside?
or how bout a garage?

when my hubby has a reaction, his throat and nose swell shut and his eyes swell and water. ours live outside

also, after you pet them, change your shirt and wash your hands. very important.
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