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Discussion in 'New Cats on the Block' started by taj1107, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. taj1107

    taj1107 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    45D59EC2-48F7-4DAC-BE87-93B2664C4063.jpeg 5C536D9F-D851-4A1C-99AA-FDD2993CCFBA.jpeg Hi everyone! I’m so excited to find this page. I’m a new to the cat ownership world (or does he own me?!?) and I am head over heels. I never loved cats until I rescued a tiny, scraggly tuxedo kitty who wouldn’t leave my side one day while walking the property I work on. I, along with my 2 sons, am allergic to cats, so Ninja (I’ve attached his picture) had to be an outside cat and my husband was fine with it “to keep the mice out of the shop”. Ninja was with us for 5 months and turned me into a complete cat lover. He was beautiful. He suddenly went missing the same day that our golden doodle passed away. My heart was broken. I couldn’t believe how quickly we had fallen for him. Well a week later someone placed a tiny black furball on our porch inside Ninja’s house. He was so beautiful and needed us because his back leg was broken. Fozzy, a black smoke Maine Coon mix (according to his vet and groomer‍♀️)is now the highlight of my day and he is also an inside cat. I can’t bear the thought of him going missing. My boys and I take a Claritin daily to help with the allergy. I get a lot of “looks” when I say groomer in regards to my cat but I need him to get used to regular nail filings! I have tons of questions so I’m so glad i found this page.
     
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  2. taj1107

    taj1107 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    More photos from the day Fozzy arrived and a shot of my Ninja and our goldendoodle Callie. They loved each other. How ironic that they both left on the same day FCE24C02-ABD2-47CC-8221-3B13CE7C2831.jpeg 8048E329-BDC7-4305-9E38-F11415D16F78.jpeg 080C464C-A282-4422-A59F-AF56F371F8F9.jpeg 23E41669-4419-4122-B123-36CE63F76961.jpeg
     
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  3. FelisCatus

    FelisCatus Nya Adult Cat

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    Welcome to the club :p!

    I am not sure if this is financially viable to you or covered by health insurance, but my coworker who is allergic gets some kind of vaccine every 6 months and it makes his fur allergies go away. It must be some kind of antihistamine that has a stronger life than the non prescription stuff.

    Might want to look into that route and talk to your family doctor if you’re interested. I don’t know the name of the vaccine off the top of my head but someone else will probably reply with what I am talking about!
     
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  4. taj1107

    taj1107 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    Thank you. I will look into that!
     
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  5. FelisCatus

    FelisCatus Nya Adult Cat

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    Looks like it’s just called immunotherapy

    Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)

    Says at first you go often but after a while only once evey 5-6months
     
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  6. aliceneko

    aliceneko TCS Member Super Cat

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    Welcome to you and gorgeous Fozzy! :)
     
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  7. Mamanyt1953

    Mamanyt1953 Rules my home with an iron paw Staff Member Forum Helper

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    Welcome to you and to Fozzy! I can see why you are so smitten. One of my neighbors had excellent results with those shots! We're so happy that you found us, too. Ask away...there are several forums where you can post your questions, as well as social forums for just getting to know everyone and having fun with others who understand you kittylove!

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  8. ArchyCat

    ArchyCat TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Wellcome to cat staffdom! Very sorry to learn of your Tux. A very handsome cat!
     
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  9. angels mommy

    angels mommy TCS Member Top Cat

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    Welcome to TCS! Thats a handsome boy you've got there. :)

    I used to be allergic too, but approximately 6-8 wks in, I was ok, & getting better. As long as its not a severe allergy, most people are ok in a matter of weeks. I guess the best way to describe it, is the same way homeopathic remedies work with "like treats like" . Theres more too it, but thats the jest of it.
    Hopefully that will be the case for you guys, because, yes indoor only is the safest for your kitty.
     
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  10. tabbytom

    tabbytom Happiness is being owned by a cat Staff Member Mentor

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    071EB459-F3B8-4DF1-9993-645E801EBC2E.gif taj1107, on behalf of The Catsite community, a warm Welcome-Cat-Flowers-Animated-welcome_127.gif to you.

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    Enjoy your stay and see ya around :wink:
     
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  11. sidneykitty

    sidneykitty TCS Member Adult Cat

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    What gorgeous cats! :loveeyes: I have the biggest soft spot for tuxies. I'm so sorry Ninja went missing, but I am happy that you have been able to rescue Fozzy! I wish you many happy days with him and its a great idea to keep him safe inside with your loving family. Welcome!
     
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    rubysmama Forum Helper Staff Member Forum Helper

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  13. margecat

    margecat Mentor Staff Member Mentor

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    Welcome aboard! :hellocomputer:
     
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    neely TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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