• Kathy Dowdy Kathy Dowdy
    October 14, 2012
    Kathy Dowdy I have COPD and would love to get a kitten for company. I live alone. I have been told that a Abassyian cat would be best rather then a long haired cat. Your thoughts on subject.
    Kathy Dowdy Kathy Dowdy
    October 14, 2012
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  • Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    November 13, 2012
    Kathi  MacNaughton
    Health Pro
    October 14, 2012

    Not sure I understand your situation 100%. You say you have COPD, yet don't mention allergies. However, you are posting this question on the allergies section. If you don't have allergies, there shouldn't be any concern about getting a cat, in terms of it interfering with your respiratory health, because COPD is NOT an allergy-related disease. And I'm sure there would be emotional benefits.

     

    However, if you DO have allergies with a sensitivity to cat allergens, then no cat, whether long-haired or short-haired is guaranteed to not trigger your allergy symptoms. In fact, some of the most powerful cat allergens are cat urine and cat saliva, not dander.

     

    That's all I can tell you without further information...

     

    Take care,

    Kathi


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