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Reddit reviews: The best cat dander remover sprays

We found 30 Reddit comments discussing the best cat dander remover sprays. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 5 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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u/In_da_mohning · 1 pointr/aww

Ok, I can't lie: they do shed if not brushed regularly. However the shedding isn't nearly as much as a dog like a retriever or a husky. Their fur is very bunny like so it doesn't really show on furniture or clothing. The people who really complain about their shedding (after readings hundreds of Ragdoll forum pages!) are the ones that have 4, 5, even 6 of them! With one or two it's not that noticeable. I bought a furminator and it's godsend! It's the best when it comes to removing loose hair, you'll be amazed at how much hair comes out.
As for your allergies: I was very allergic to cat hair to the point where my face would look swollen if I entered a room with a cat. I found a product on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S0L0M4/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00 It works great you can see people's reviews on how effective it is. In a few words it neutralizes the allergens. Another very important thing that I didn't know before getting a cat: It doesn't matter if you get a long or short hair cat because the major allergen that people react to doesn't come from their hair, it comes from their saliva. Some allergens also come from dead skin but the great majority comes from their saliva. Since every cat licks themselves several times a day, they pretty much have the allergens all over them, making it seem as if it's from the fur. So we could get a hairless cat and would still suffer from allergies. Trust me this product when applied about once a week REALLY works. As time goes by your body builds a little immunity to the allergen since you are constantly around it. I'm at a point now that I only have to apply the product once every 2-3 weeks.
Sorry for the long responses, I get very excited when talking about Raggies. They are truly loving, sweet, gentle creatures. The staff at our vet's office is always so surprised at how laid back they are, as cats can become very agitated and defensive when going to the vet.
Ok I'm really done talking about them now :) Good luck and feel free to ask anything!

u/catznbeerndrugs · 3 pointsr/aww

I used to be terribly allergic to cats, but with a combination of drugs and anti-allergen products I hardly ever get any symptoms from my two cats. Some drugs work well for certain people and others don't work at all. You just have to try them until you find what works for you, but here are some of the common ones:

Loratadine (Claritin), cetirizine (Zyrtec), and fexofenadine (Allegra). These are newer antihistamines that are supposedly non-drowsy and last all day. I take cetirizine since loratadine doesn't seem to do anything for me and fexofenadine costs about twice as much.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and chlorpheniramine. These are older antihistamines that work differently than the three mentioned above. I find them to be much more effective, but they only last a few hours and make me sleepy. Useful if you get allergic before going to bed. Oh and here's a tip: if you're buying generic diphenhydramine, look in both the allergy section and the sleep-aid section. The same exact drug is sold as allergy relief and as a sleep-aid, and sometimes one is cheaper than the other.

Cromolyn nasal spray (NasalCrom). This drug works by preventing the release of histamine in the first place, so it's best when taken prior to cat exposure. For me, this is the most effective one since most of symptoms are in the nose. It's also safe to use in combination with other allergy medicines.

In addition to medication, there are products you can buy that reduce the amount of cat allergen in the home:

ADS Anti-allergen Spray can stain some fabrics, so they make a different formula that doesn't stain but requires more frequent application.

Allerpet C is a solution that you can apply to your cat to make her less allergenic.

And I'm sure there are many more. Brushing your cat regularly can reduce shedding, which should help with allergies since cats lick themselves and the Fel d 1 protein comes from the saliva. I recommend a FURminator.

If you are planning on getting a cat, you might want to look into the different cat breeds as some are less allergenic than others. I've also read that on average female cats and cats with lighter coloured fur tend to be less allergenic, although I'm not sure if this is definitively true.

And even if none of this works, I'd say that having cats is worth putting up with a few allergies!

u/postc88 · 7 pointsr/SiberianCats

My wife’s allergies got better over time - so I would try and stick with it if you can. Maybe lean on the allergy medicine a bit while you get used to her. I’ve commented this on this sub before and got some others who agreed - but my breeder did tell us that after getting your cat spayed/neutered it gets better. Our breeder also recommended allerpet as a solution until the allergies improved. Hope that helps.

u/epicMickey · 0 pointsr/AskReddit

Keep the cat in your own room.

Failing that, people are allergic to cat dander which originates from their saliva, not their fur/hair. There are specially made anti-allergy shampoo's for cats that specifically help with getting rid of said dander. The cat will not like this, but it does seem to help. Remember to wash the cat with luke warm water to the touch, anything else is probably too hot/cold. I would also purchase several HEPA filters and put them in various rooms. Comb the cat with this several times a week (trust me, other combs are not the same and not worth your time). I also picked up a Dyson animal vacuum for good measure but that may be overkill. Good luck!

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/Pets

Congratulations on the new cat!

Check out Allerpet C which is a product you apply to your cat rather than to yourself. I've never needed it myself, but it's very well reviewed. The reviews on Amazon have some tips for how to use it most effectively. I figure it's worth a shot, perhaps in conjunction with allergy meds.

By the way, when you brought your cat home, did you keep him in one room? If you give him access to your entire house at once, he will most likely be overwhelmed (which results in hiding). If you didn't do this, it's not too late to do it.

u/Bo_Peep · 4 pointsr/Pets

I am really sorry you are going through this. I am also allergic to my cats, and have asthma. Here are a few steps that I have taken to help me:

  • Calling an allergist and see if you qualify for immunotherapy. Essentially, you get a shot once or twice a week, in an attempt to get your body 'used to' the allergens. I went once a week for a year, and it seemed to help. I also took a daily antihistamine.

  • Additionally, I removed all carpet from my home, and put down laminate flooring. That helped immensely.

  • Finally, I used a product called Allerpet that you rub on your cat's skin, to reduce the aggravating dander.

    Good luck! I hope you can find some relief.
u/golfkid3 · 2 pointsr/Allergies

I am allergic to cats and married to a cat lover. I also receive allergy shots.

Do your allergy shots include cat allergen? If not, they will not work for cat allergies since you won't be building an immunity to that particular allergen.

I have had absolutely no issues with our cat and I play with it and pet it every day.

One product that I believe is really helping my allergies is called Allerpet. We wipe our cat with this every week or so and I believe this alongside my shot treatment has been the reason for our success.

u/zerothepants · 1 pointr/Hedgehog

I use this: http://www.amazon.com/Shea-Pet-Butter-Repair-Dander/dp/B004HSVDB6

But only a little bit, and on very rare occasions... like if she needs a full on bath. Foot baths are best, with only enough water to cover their feet.

Itching can be caused by the bedding used, what lines your cage?


Diet can also be a factor here if the dry skin is chronic. What food/foods does your hedge eat?

u/GeneticImprobability · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

I haven't tried it because I haven't found a cat yet, but I bought Allerpet C for $12 because of all the great reviews. It's cheap and supposed to neutralize the allergens on the cats.

u/aredradish · 117 pointsr/aww

Cute! My husband was pretty allergic to cats when we picked up our first cat. My vet recommended Allerpet. It's a liquid that you apply topically to your cat one every day for about two weeks (you just slick them down with a dampened cloth), and it keeps their dandruff, the part most people are allergic to, from iterating you.

This really helped my husband and now we have added two more cats to our household without issue. As long as the cats don't sit on his face, he doesn't have many problems anymore. In fact, since having the cats for 8+ years, we don't even need it anymore as I think he has built up some tolerance.

u/RobotPigOverlord · 3 pointsr/cats

Get this to put on her fur once a week

Allerpet Cat Dander Remover, 12 oz
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000S0L0M4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_s1nNAb3H78XQ7

And get a good air purifier that has a filter rated for dander sized particulate.
Those two things will help with allergies SO MUCH

u/beta_pup · 1 pointr/Pets

My ex-husband had a mild allergy to cats. I had HEPA air filters in all the rooms, vacuumed a lot, and made sure our bedroom was a cat-free zone at all times.

I didn't bathe them. but I rubbed them down with this a few times a week and it seemed to help with the dander.

u/ninjalinda · 5 pointsr/cats

I am allergic to my two cats. The items listed keep my allergies at bay, with the most effective/helpful products listed first.

I use Allerpet C on my cats once a week. I use Clorox Anywhere Anti-Allergen Spray or Allersearch ADMS on my furniture and bedding.

I don't know if this would be overboard for you, but I also use Allersearch Allergen Wash for my laundry, especially to wash my bedding.

Zyrtec or Claritin handy will be helpful too.

u/this_is_not_the_cia · 2 pointsr/cats

Get this http://www.amazon.com/Allerpet-Grooming-Emollient-Cats-12/dp/B000S0L0M4

and this: http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-deShedding-Tool-Cats-1-75-Inch/dp/B000PU31MY/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1323366730&sr=1-1

The Allerpet gets rid of the things that you are allergic to on a cats skin, just make sure to apply it every 5-7 days. The Furminator will get rid of the cat hair much better than a brush or comb. Also vaccuming every few days and proper ventilation do wonders. My GF is highly allergic to cats, but when I remember to do all of these things, she is completely fine.

u/suzystumpjumper · 1 pointr/Allergies

Is there any way to tell them that you are really worried about your allergies and can't dogsit? Tell them you can't afford the bill. It's sad when we don't feel comfortable telling family about our allergies. My sister keeps insisting on a big function at her 3-dog house, I have to explain over and over that I CAN'T.

I have allergic asthma as well. Terriers/schnauzers are the best type of dogs for me to be around (tolerable- My parents have a cairn terrier) Helps to get the dog allergen sprays (that you spray onto the dog) but ideally you shouldn't have it in your house. But if you do, a mask/or nose filters, latex gloves+bathe the dog in anti-allergen shampoo. Maybe your parents could pay for that? The dog shampoo listed below helped me last time I stayed at my parents. i doubt it would do much for a big black lab, but that terrier/scnauzer type dander is more manageable.

Nose Filters
https://www.amazon.com/WoodyKnows-Allergens-Pollution-Particles-Replacement/dp/B00SHELUP0

Allersearch Laboratories Pet+™: Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo, 16 oz.
https://www.amazon.com/Allersearch-Laboratories-Pet-TM-Anti-Allergen/dp/B000BKA66C/ref=sr_1_1?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1480265950&sr=1-1&keywords=dog+allergen+shampoo

Spray
https://www.amazon.com/Natures-Miracle-Remover-Deodorizer-16-Ounce/dp/B0002ASL5E/ref=pd_sim_199_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0002ASL5E&pd_rd_r=KHGHA6DHDJRBCEY20YZF&pd_rd_w=NEyml&pd_rd_wg=rcpdy&psc=1&refRID=KHGHA6DHDJRBCEY20YZF

u/monkeyqueen · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Claritin-D works for me (buy the 12 hour stuff, not the 24). Keep the cat out of the bedroom, and if that's not possible at least keep your pillow covered up. There is something called Allerpet that you can wash the kitty with that will help remove the dander and saliva (which is actually what you are allergic to). And as others have said, you may eventually build up a tolerance.

u/kittenmommy · 1 pointr/raisedbyborderlines

Well, for future reference, this stuff actually works! 👍🏻

u/nomatter347 · 6 pointsr/nyc

If allergies are really the reason you needed to rehome your cat, you should look into Allerpet (http://www.amazon.com/Allerpet-Cats-People-Allergic-Ounces/dp/B000S0L0M4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370776358&sr=8-1&keywords=allerpet). It works really well, and you'd be able to keep her yourself.

u/CLAMORING · 1 pointr/Portland

This is what I use when I have guests over who are allergic. It's wonderful. I even lived with a severe asthmatic for a while who didn't have problems as long as I used it regularly.

edit: fixed link

u/unholy7n · 2 pointsr/cats

Here ya go. We used to use it on our cats so a friend could come over. It works. Here's a link to the reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/Allerpet-Cat-Dander-Remover-12/product-reviews/B000S0L0M4

u/NPisNotAStandard · -19 pointsr/news

This kind of thing? http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Miracle-Allergen-Reducer-Trigger/dp/B001K5FJ5K

If so, you are a hypochondriac.

u/endersmommy1980 · 5 pointsr/aww

I use a shampoo called Allerpet. It's available on amazon. I'm not one to praise products, but this is a miracle product. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000S0L0M4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486641321&sr=8-1&keywords=allerpet&dpPl=1&dpID=31UO6m8AJxL&ref=plSrch

I used the shampoo when the cats were kittens, and now I just use the wetting stuff. Really changed my life and my son's.

u/FancyDressKitten · 1 pointr/relationships

My SO and I also used this to help with our allergies when we got a cat. I also gave her weekly baths. Neither mine or his are as bad as what OP is describing, but it's something else to try.

u/SpongeBad · 1 pointr/aww

I'm extremely allergic to cats. We used this stuff http://www.amazon.com/Allerpet-Cats-People-Allergic-Ounces/dp/B000S0L0M4 when we got our cats, and it worked wonders. After a few months of using it, we were able to slow down and eventually stop using it, and I had built up a resistance to our cats' dander.

I still get clogged up like crazy with other people's cats, but around our house it wasn't a problem (cats are both deceased now - this was about 18 years ago).

u/morningmsmagpie · 7 pointsr/LAlist

That sucks that they have to let him go. Have they tried any of these at all? https://www.petfinder.com/cats/living-with-your-cat/cat-allergies/ also https://www.amazon.com/Allerpet-for-Cats-12-Ounces/dp/B000S0L0M4/ref=pd_sim_199_4?ie=UTF8&dpID=41ucc182-dL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR320%2C320_&refRID=6J45B94CB23VWMYFTQF9

I had a coworker whose husband has an allergic reaction to cats but taking meds helped him cope.

u/cltsu · 6 pointsr/Charlotte

Stuff to put on your cat to make her less a problem
http://www.amazon.com/Allerpet-Cats-People-Allergic-Ounces/dp/B000S0L0M4

Have you actually been tested to be sure it is the cat? Do not know if you have insurance that covers the tests, but it is worth trying if you do. It could be something else that changed in your home environment (new cleaning product or whatever) about the same time you got the cat and it would be a shame to give up your baby and then find out she wasn't actually the cause.