Allergies have always been a problem between my boyfriend and I. I'm fine around all of the cats, and so is my boyfriend with one problem: Rochelle. Unfortunately, we think we've tracked down the culprit to his inside allergies to her and her longer denser coat. The winter months have been pretty bad on Rochelle's shedding as well. So we are looking for ways we haven't tried to cut down on the dander a bit.
I do groom Rochelle quite often...at least once a day. When I'm finished, I have at least a full handful of her hair, usually more. I use a combination of plastic brush and wire brush, and I spend at least a half hour or more, depending on how long that session takes to get all the loose hair. Thank goodness Rochelle loves
to be brushed, heh.
Baths are kinda out of the question, as Rochelle hates water...seriously, her paws get wet and she's in freak out mode. I also read that bath's really aren't good/needed for cats anyways because they keep themselves so clean on their own...am I right on this?
I do wash bedding, blankies, and some toys, on a regular basis, and I keep the apartment pretty clean at all times, to reduce the dust and dander as much as I can.
My boyfriend does take medication for his allergies, but this winter has been really bad on him with the constant weather changes and such. And this is our first winter with the cats, and Rochelle's coat has just been shedding non-stop. I can't seem to keep up with the grooming, and it makes me sad to see that the two of them can't really interact.
SO after all that, on to my topic of the lion-cut!
I read that this haircut for cats can reduce dander and obviously shedding, and that it can be ideal for people who have cat allergies to be able to live with the animals they love. Not to mention, it's absolutely adorable.
Are there any other pros to the lion-cut? Any cons?
Are there any other ideas I can try to help reduce dander and shedding?