Cat Allergies and Where I Live
November 13, 2007 9:07 AM Subscribe
Do I need to find an apartment with hardwood floors to keep my cat from killing my allergic girlfriend?
posted by wukkuan to health & fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My girlfriend is very allergic to cats. If she goes near a person with cats, normally that's enough to set her off. Her chest gets very congested, and she has to take allergy medication. However, she's had no reaction to my cat since I got him in June. The cat is locked in my room every night, and usually sleeps in my bed. I normally wash the sheets before she comes over, but the cat still sleeps in my bed with the two of us, and my lady friend has no reaction.
My house is pretty large (I live with several roommates). It has hardwood floors everywhere on the main floor, where my girlfriend and I stay 99% of the time.
I'm planning to move out on my own in February. Before looking for an apartment/house, I'd like to know if there's anything important I need to look for, like hardwood floors, to prevent my girlfriend from reacting to my cat.