A child with asthma (not chronic), is it safe to have a cat?
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Melissa - posted on 12/12/2011
My son, who turns 7 at the end of this month, has asthma(cough-variant) and we have both a cat(short hair) and a German Shepherd, neither of which bother him. Before you get a cat, I would have your child tested for allergies to cats just to be safe. We did that with my son and he was neg for both cats and dogs. He's ONLY allergic to Amoxycillin, so we avoid that medicine when he gets an infection.
Leeann - posted on 09/28/2011
depends if it is one of his triggers, its the dander that the cat leaves behind that bothers people. if your concerned take him to an allergist and have him tested. we have two cat and they dont set off my son, but then again they arent his triggers
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Sherlon - posted on 07/23/2009
Well, I have Asthma and has had it since I was a child. You have your child around the cat to see how it work out for them. I had a cat as a pet and I was fine with it only becuase my cat did not shed a lot of hair. Now I had a yorkie/maltese mix dog and when I got pregnant with my 3 year old my hormones were crazy so I got really sick and had to be rushed to the hospital 5 time throughout my pregnancy. So you can never tell when they will get sick. Just be very careful and pay attention to how often your son our daughter gets sick around the cat.
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