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All my life I have been allergic to animals in all forms. I haven’t been this excited for a long time! And what luck, I’m crazy about cats. Keep me posted - and put me on the list!

- Mike

When you are allergic to cats, you think you are allergic to the hair, or the dander. But in reality, people with cat allergies respond to just one single protein, Fel d 1.  It is a small, sticky protein secreted by the cat’s sebaceous glands. During ordinary activities, the protein is secreted by the cat and covers the cat’s skin and fur.  From there, the allergen is rubbed off on furniture, carpeting, clothing, etc.  This protein is so light that it easily becomes airborne and contaminates the entire indoor environment.

When people who are allergic to cats come in contact with Fel d 1 they develop a type 1 allergic hypersensitivity reaction which may include the rapid onset of sneezing, runny nose, itchy and swollen eyes, and difficulties breathing.  Studies have shown that significant concentrations of cat allergen remain in a home years after a cat has left the house.  Cat allergen has also been identified as one of the three major risk factors for developing childhood allergies, asthma, and other respiratory diseases.

To date, most treatments to cat sensitivity have centered on avoidance, immuno-therapy, and pharmaceuticals.  These solutions are inconvenient, expensive, and largely ineffective.

There is a solution.  Felix Pets is using its technology to eliminate the cat allergen at its source. This will be a significant new alternative to the traditional treatment of cat allergies.  Allergic people who have lived without a companion animal  will now be able to enjoy the love and companionship of a pet without the cost, inconvenience, risk, and limited effectiveness of current treatments.