Make it work with allergies!
If you suffer from allergies and/or asthma, it is important to check with your doctor before you adopt a cat. If you are not sure, there are some quick tests you can have to reveal any allergies you might have - including cats.
If you are allergic to cats, but still want to live with a kitty, there are many things you can do to make living with a cat easier.
It is important that you always keep preventative medications, such as fast- acting antihistamines and/or inhalers on hand. Keep in mind, though, that your medical condition may worsen and you may not be able to live with a cat in the long term. If this happens, you will need to designate another pet parent who can give your kitty a loving home.
Despite all this, you may still be able to pursue your dream of adopting a cat. Here are a few suggestions.