Can’t Adopt Due to Sensitivity to Cat Allergens? No More Excuses.

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic

There are so many people that adore cats but can’t adopt one because of their sensitivities to cat allergens. Some try using OTC medications to try and manage the symptoms or ignore their sneezing and bloodshot eyes just to be around a kitty.

The majority, however, give up on the idea of having a pet cat due to their sensitivities – even though it’s not an easy decision, for most it’s a necessary one. At least, that used to be the case. Nowadays, there is an option that may help you to have a cat without worrying about a flare-up.

Purina LiveClear is a revolutionary cat food formula that works to reduce the major allergen in cats’ hair and dander – safely and. This allows people with sensitivity to cat allergens to fully enjoy the companionship of a feline. 

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How Purina LiveClear Can Help People With Sensitivities Adopt a Cat

Instead of worrying about constant exposure to allergens and the effects of that on your health or reaching for over-the-counter medications to minimize your symptoms when being around a cat, you can try a revolutionary cat food that has been shown to reduce the primary allergen in cat hair and dander. Rather than limiting your exposure to feline friends, you can limit your exposure to their major allergen instead.

The secret to Purina LiveClear formula’s efficiency is a special protein sourced from eggs that safely reduces active levels of the major cat allergen culprit. Although many people believe cat allergens stem from the cat’s hair or dander, the major cat allergen is actually a protein called Fel d 1 that is found primarily in the cat’s saliva, and then transferred to the cat's hair and skin during grooming. This dry food for cats helps to neutralize the allergen in the saliva, before it reaches a cat's skin or hair and can be shed into the environment. Reducing the allergen load in the environment has been shown to be beneficial to allergen-sensitive people.

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Ten years of meticulous research went into creating a formula that will be safe, efficient, and good for cats – and Purina nailed it. These safe, nutritious formulas have meat as the primary ingredient, followed by the vitamins and minerals they need to thrive, Omega-6 essential fatty acids to encourage shiny coat and soft skin, and live probiotics to support their digestion. And let’s not forget the key protein that reduces the troublesome Fel d 1 in a way that is safe, feline friendly, and does not change the cats' overall physiology. And you might think it doesn’t get any better than that, but it does.

Regardless of the age of the cat you plan on adopting, you can rely on Purina LiveClear to be a good choice for their needs. There are different recipes tailored to the unique needs of cats, all fortified with the key protein for allergen neutralization but tweaked to support your new pet’s dietary needs – adult cat, kitten, senior, or indoor-only cat.

Before You Adopt

It’s important to know that, while efficient, the Purina LiveClear formula needs time to start working – it will take a few weeks of feeding this formula exclusively before you can see real results. On average, Purina’s studies show that this food reduces the major allergen in cat hair and dander by an average of 47% starting in the third week of daily feeding. This means that, in the meantime, you should consider how to manage your allergen sensitivities until the protein’s effect kicks in and starts reducing allergens.

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If you have milder sensitivities, you might be able to use OTC products in the first few weeks after the adoption, or if you don’t mind a runny nose when you know it’s not going to last forever, just ride it out. You could try asking the shelter to feed your future pet Purina LiveClear formula until the adoption is realized and they come home to you. You can offer to provide food for them and finalize the adoption once Fel D1 is already neutralized from your pet’s system.

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Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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