Dear Dudley

The main thing that cats have that upset some people is a protein called Fel d 1. It comes from the sweat glands in cats.

If you are allergic to cats but you decide to keep one in the house then you and your family will need to do the following things to remove the upsetting protein from your house.

The best way to wash your cat is to immerse him or her in a bath of warm water with a weak detergent in it. Make sure you actually dunk your cat completely underwater.

Then rinse your cat in a bath of clean, warm water.

Your cat will hate this but will gradually get used to it. Giving your cat kitty treats after the awful bits will help.

I hope it helps you, too.

Yours sincerely 

Virginia R. Claire

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