Wasn't really sure where to post this, but have a weird question... I have NEVER been allergic to cats, ever. And I have had the same lovely fur babies their whole lives (9 & almost 10) with no issues until this last year or so. Now I am on zyrtec every morning and also now Xyzal every night before bed AND sometimes even Benadryl because I just can't take it, and still wake up for hours every night sneezing and blowing my nose. I go through sometimes 12 boxes of tissues a month BY MYSELF. and I'm the person who when I lived alone never even bought tissues unless I had guests staying because I hardly ever needed them unless I was sick. So either I just have to admit that my body is betraying me and is allergic to the souls I love most in the world, and admit I have allergies (which I proudly have never had despite living in FL where it seems EVERYONE has them). But I am wondering... could I be allergic to something in their food? I can touch their food and I don't break out in a rash or anything. But my allergies are solely sneezing/congestion, etc. Is it possible that something in their current food (that they've been on for 12-18 mo.) has something in it that I am not compatible with, and when they clean themselves, it's then on their fur/dander and is causing problems for me? They used to eat Blue a loooong time ago. And then were on Hill's r/d for years. But the kibbles were so big that Biscuit ate too slow and Jethro would eat her all her food unless we stood over them. A couple times we accidentally bought Metabolic and realized they actually liked it better and it was easier for her to eat faster so he wasn't eating all the food at each mealtime. So we asking the vet about it, and she switched the rx for us (and they actually lost more weight, go figure). That's what they've been on ever since. I need to go to an allergist I guess. But just curious if anyone thinks this theory has any merit or am I simply grasping at straws like a moron in denial trying to convince myself the sky is actually green?