Are domestic shorthair cats hypoallergenic



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Are domestic shorthair cats hypoallergenic to people?

I have a 5 year old female who I'm going to have spayed next month. She has been with me for 2 years and has always had the same 2 allergies. The first one was food allergy and when she was about 1 year old she developed a slight allergic reaction to the plastic parts in the litter box but we didn't realize it was an allergy. In the last year the vet said the cat allergy was getting worse so it was food and the plastic parts, which made sense because she has always been more affected to food than to the litter box. We do not use any kind of meds because she has always been fine and that is why we thought she just needed a few changes to her diet. She is very healthy and the only problems I'm having is just the litter box and her food allergies. We also use an "environmental friendly" cat litter and food (I'm not sure what type of food she's had the last couple of years) but the litter boxes I used to use with my now 3 year old female got thrown away because I was told they were causing allergies. If she gets spayed next month will the allergy problems get better? Thank you in advance for any help.

We also have a long haired female that we just adopted 2 months ago and she has recently developed an allergy to her litter box. She only does it about once every two days. What could be causing this?

Thanks for your answers!

I am sorry to hear about the litter box issues. I'm not sure if the two you mentioned would have anything to do with it. Have you tried cleaning the litter box more often?

It sounds like your female cat may have a food allergy and/or allergy to something in the litter box. There are many different kinds of allergies, and they are a bit more complicated than that. Do you have a vet you are working with? That can be more helpful than I am able to give you.

Yes, it's quite possible the 2 litter boxes you're using have caused problems, if that's the case. I suggest you use 1 regular litter box (no fancy stuff, please) and a regular box for the pee. If you have a friend who has a cat, talk to them and ask them what they use in their boxes.

We also have a long haired female that we just adopted 2 months ago and she has recently developed an allergy to her litter box. She only does it about once every two days. What could be causing this?

I am sorry to hear about your cat getting her first litter box. Do you have a vet that you see regularly?

We have had a similar experience with our female cat who is 12 years old now. She started out with severe skin allergies and as soon as we got her to the vet, they diagnosed her as having flea allergies. (we were told it was impossible to be allergic to fleas because it can't happen, since they are not considered ectoparasites.) Anyway, the vet decided it must have been a food allergy because of her chronic diarrhea. He prescribed a prescription diet that had no protein, no fiber, no carbs, nothing, in other words, the food was intended for people who had very bad ulcers in their stomachs, because if it was not bad, the cats would eat it. So, in effect, he gave her what amounts to a liquid diet. We switched her to a different diet and that made a difference, but it still happened once every two days. So, we figured she was allergic to the "food" and she still couldn't eat any other food. She was also allergic to something in the litter, so she used another litter box that only had sand. Even then she was on antibiotics for an ear infection. Then she had surgery on her ears, so that may have been a part of it. I don't know. Then, at her age, the ear issues turned into dry skin and her ears cracked and split. Then she got dermatitis all over her neck. Now, I do a bit of breeding and when I started breeding her, that seems to have stopped it. But now I don't think that she's even getting any flea bites. No skin allergies. She's still on the "lack of fiber" prescription food.

So, is it even possible to get fleas in the house with a cat that is on antibiotics? Could it be that she isn't getting bitten enough to develop an allergy? Is it really just flea allergies or could it be something else? Does she have a disease or some other condition that prevents her from eating anything? Is there a way to get her to try something else, or even something that doesn't come from the vet's office? I would rather keep her on the antibiotics as long as she's taking them. I'm just worried that they are making her sick.

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Your poor kitty! She sounds like she may have developed a food allergy. If she's on antibiotics, the best bet would be to leave her on the medicine for the time being. If she does not improve after a few weeks or starts to get worse on the antibiotics, it would be time to change the diet. My vet has changed my kitty's diet when I have changed medicines or she has started to get worse. I am pretty certain she would be better off going back to her original diet. This may help a lot.

If this is the case, you should be able to get any food back to the shelter or place that you get your food from to check and see if it has the same ingredients. I would not, however, try to feed this to her at home. Try her out of the food at the shelter. If the problem comes back, go to the vet again.

Best of luck.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

--Roger Caras

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That's just so sad! I'm so sorry to hear that your kitty is experiencing this, and I'm very sorry for the situation that you're in. Just be sure you call your vet if she doesn't improve with the antibiotics. Your vet will be able to help you with trying to find another diet to put your cat on. If she has another episode, she should be on antibiotics for as long as she needs to get better. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

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