Cat Beds Help Reduce Allergies

It can be a bitter and sweet relationship when owning a cat. On one hand, you have the companionship of a loveable furball who will always be there for a nice cuddling, but on the other hand, you have to deal with allergies and dander that comes off when your cat sheds. For many cat owners, they never experience the symptoms of runny noses or itchy eyes, which are common from people with allergies, however a fair share of the 95 million cat owners in the United States have to cope with allergies every day.

According to WebMD, roughly 10% of the U.S. population has pet allergies, cats being the most common cause. Some veterinarians have claimed that cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies. When a person is allergic to a cat they may experience some cold-like symptoms, which may include: Coughing or Weezing, Hives, Itchy Eyes, Redness, and Sneezing. It usually takes less than an hour for the effects of your allergies to surface and it can take a while for them to settle down. For years, the only way to combat pet allergies has been to take allergy drugs. Claritin, Benadryl and Sudafed have been some of the most common ways to reduce symptoms for people with allergies.

Keep in mind that taking medication to deal with your allergies is only one way of dealing with the problem. Prevention and cleaning are the surest ways to keep you safe from sneezing.

Preventing Dander From Spreading

Dander is a material shed from the body of various animals, cats included. It is similar to dandruff on humans and is composed of dead skin cells. Dander is the most common cause of allergies of cats. Some experts believe that cat dander is worse in older cats, because they shed more skin cells than younger animals.

Generally, dander flakes off when a cat is rolling around or when it's sleeping. Since some cats sleep up to 18 hours a day, there can be a considerable amount of dander that sheds where they sleep. For many cat owners, it can be difficult to get their pets to snooze in a designated area, which can spread dander all throughout the household.

Luckily, there is a wide range of comfortable cat beds that coax your kitty into taking a nap in there own personal bed. Furthermore, these cat beds can be washed regularly, which reduces the amounts of allergen in the air greatly.

Types of Cat Beds

Fortunately, there are a wide variety of cat beds and lounging items to keep cats in place all day and night. Check out a few of our favorites below:

  • Kitty Crinkle Sack: These Sherpa lamb woolsacks are the greatest things for cats since catnip was invented. The overstuffed bolster allows cats to easily get in our out, plus it makes the noise of a paper bag that most cats can't resist.
  • Thermo-Kitty Heated Bed: No cat can oppose the comfort of a warm bed. The Thermo-Kitty keeps temperatures at a warm 102-degrees while its super soft plush liner lures cats away from couches. This kitty bed is available in two colors and comes with a washable cover.
  • Kitty Clubhouse: The structure of a Kitty Clubhouse makes it difficult for allergens to escape. The cozy hideout for cats is easy to assemble and constructed from quality materials to make your cat happy while dander stays inside the clubhouse and away from you.

Dander from cats is what causes most people to have an allergic reaction. Besides taking allergy medicine or making Mr. Kitty an outside cat, there are not many things that pet owners can do to combat the allergens. Cat beds are one of the best options for getting your cat to spend the majority of their time in a sleeping place that they enjoy, which is better than having them take a nap on your pillow.

If you're still unsure about which Cat Bed is right for your dog, be sure to ask the pet experts at by calling 800-957-5753. The animal lovers are more than happy to answer any questions about any of the pet products that we carry in our catalogue.

By Sean Bowes
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