Cat dander contains a protein that can make a cat allergy more problematic than a dog allergy.
Unlike dog allergens, the protein can stay airborne for hours and because the allergen is so small, it is easily breathed in through the nose and mouth.
Also, because it’s sticky, the allergen can attach easily to clothes, bedding and carpets. Therefore, even if you don’t have a cat yourself, if you come into contact with a cat owner you could begin to experience allergy symptoms.
Although both cats and dogs produce animal dander, this dander differs between the two animals. Therefore, it is possible for a cat allergy to be more severe than a dog allergy. It may also explain why more people suffer from cat allergies than dog allergies.
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