Recognize the Health Symptoms Our Pets Can Cause For Us

Inevitably, as it may seems many people are allergic to cats and dogs but in truth its only 15 per cent of us according to the Humane Society of the United States, one of the reason that this issue matters to the HSUS, which is a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. for the protection of welfare for all animals, is that despite loving pets people often abandon them when they cannot cope with their allergic reaction due to their pets. Test have shown that, in the case of cats allergy, these symptoms are essentially a reaction to the animal's fur. To be more precise, it is a mixture of shed hair, cat's saliva and tiny particles of shed skin. This almost invisible 'dander' or dandruff, when floats in the air it triggers the response in individuals who have particular over sensitivity. Although there are symptoms an allergic person experiences include runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and hives, if you develop these symptoms when you are in close quarters with a cat or during actual contact, there is a good chance that you are allergic. However, there are other possible reason for these symptoms. So don't just assume its because of the cat. Research has been carried out by the Pharmaceutical Corporation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on a cat-allergy vaccine called CatVax. Tests have all so in progress with humans volunteers at the John Hopkins University in Maryland to establish its efficiency. Unlike other allergy vaccine in the past, CatVax promises to be permanently effective after only a few injections and have no side effects.