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Preparing Your Home to Welcome Allergic Guests

Posted on November 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM

From Cheryl Krause, CEO and President of Cee DeeKay, Inc.


It won't be long before families will be gathering together to celebrate the many holidays that fall in the last two months of the year. Windows will be washed, tablecloths ironed, and cakes and cookies baked in preparation of the arrival of out-of-town guests. Thoughtful hosts and hostesses plan seating arrangements well in advance to make sure that dining partners get alon...

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Allergy Friendly Home Care Strategies

Posted on October 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Fel d1 is a tiny protein expressed in saliva, skin oils, and via the anal glands. Salivary Fel d1 is spread through the fur during grooming, and sebaceous FEL d1 also spreads through the fur through expression. The FEL d-1 enters the atmosphere via loose hair, dander, and the litter box.. The allergen is very stable and can remain active in the environment for over a year. Anally expressed FEL d1 ends up in the litter box, of course, which is why Unfair Rule # 1 for allergy ...

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FYI Allergy & Asthma Homes

Posted on May 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM

We place most of our kittens into cat allergic and / or asthmatic homes. 2019 is our 15th year in Siberian Cat breeding. During these years we have only needed to rehome three (3) kittens who were placed into allergy or asthma homes.

We believe a large part of our success rate is our careful screening and support of prospective Kitten Families. (To define "Kitten Family:" it can be one person + a ForestWind kitten, or multiple people living together as a family + a ForestWind kitten). ...

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10 Allergy Rules

Posted on April 12, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Did you know that one of the most common questions we receive  "Why do some people react to one cat with known low Fel d 1 levels and not to another cat with known low fel d 1 levels?"

 

And the very simple answer most often is, "Because the humans with the reactive cat are not following ForestWind Siberian's allergy care strategies." What are those easy to implement steps? Read on...


 

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How to Allergy-Proof Your Bedroom

Posted on April 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM

How to Allergy-Proof Your Bedroom

by Linnea Lundgren and Jeff Wald, MD

The average person spends about eight hours a night in their bedroom. Whether you sleep alone or with a significant other, you always have unwanted company in the form of dust mites, mold spores, and possibly animal dander. Microscopic mites, in particular, love lounging in your bed, your pillows, and your comforter, feasting away on dead skin f...

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FYI Allergy & Asthma Homes 2019

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM

We place most of our kittens into cat allergic and / or asthmatic homes. 2019 is our 15th year in Siberian Cat breeding. During these years we have only needed to rehome three (3) kittens who were placed into allergy or asthma homes.

We believe a large part of our success rate is our careful screening and support of prospective Kitten Families. (To define "Kitten Family:" it can be one person + a ForestWind kitten, or multiple people living togethe...

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Support & Successes with Allergic + Asthmatic Families

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 4:25 AM

We place most of our kittens into allergy and/or asthmatic homes. 2015 is our 10th year of Siberian Cat breeding. During that time we have needed to rehome three (3) kittens placed in allergy or asthma homes.

 

We believe a large part of our success rate is careful screening and support of prospective Kitten Families. We are not focused on kitten sales, but rather kitten placements. By this we mean we want to ensure - cat allergy family or not - that there is a proper fit b...

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Prevent the Spread of Fel d 1 Throughout Your Home

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 9:35 PM

Fel d 1 is a tiny protein expressed in saliva, skin oils, and via the anal glands. Salivatory Fel d 1 is spread through your Siberian's fur during grooming; and sebaceous Fel d 1 also spreads through the fur through expression. The Fel d 1 enters the atmosphere via loose hair, dander, and the litter box.. The allergen is very stable and can remain active in the environment for over a year. Anally expressed Fel d 1 ends up in the litter box, of course, which is why Unfair Rule # 1 for aller...

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Fel d 1 Testing Issues and Costs in Siberian Kittens

Posted on August 2, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Allergen testing (fel d 1 level testing) for kittens is now available. This is information about how it works and some of the challenges for the potential Kitten Family and for ForestWind if allergen testing is pursued. Some of the limitations of testing are cost and the increased age of the kitten at placement.

Allergy testing for kittens is $600 per kitten. This fee includes the Vet visit with the charges to collect the samples; overnighti...

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Allergic? 8 Mistakes to Avoid

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM

1. Showering Only in the Morning

When you spend a lot of time outside, particularly if you’re working

out in the yard, pollen can end up on your skin and hair, worsening

allergy symptoms. If you’re highly allergic to pollen, it’s a good

idea to take a second shower after you come inside, to rinse away

the pollen...

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