Vaccine to eliminate allergy in cats
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August

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


CONSTANT FURRY COMPANION– OR THE CAUSE OF LOTS OF SNEEZING,.. AN ITCHY THROAT,.. AND RED, WATERY EYES. IF YOU FALL INTO THAT SECOND GROUP, YOU MAY BE IN LUCK THANKS TO A PENDING VACCINE. MANDY GAITHER HAS MORE IN TONIGHT’S HEALTH MINUTE. 3 CAT LOVERS WHO ARE ALLERGIC TO FURRY FELINES MAY SOON HAVE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE! A SWISS PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY HAS DEVELOPED A VACCINE… BUT IT’S NOT FOR YOU. IT’S FOR THE CATS!ACCORDING TO RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL OF ALLERGY AND CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGY, THE VACCINE WORKS BY SUPRESSING A GLYCOPROTEIN CATS PRODUCE — CALLED FEL-D-1 — WHICH CAUSES ALLERGIES IN HUMANS.THE COMPANY, HYPOPET , SAID INITIAL TRIALS HAVE SHOWN THAT THE VACCINE IS WELL TOLERATED BY CATS, AND THEY WERE ABLE TO BUILD UP STRONG, LASTING ANTIBODIES.TEN PERCENT OF PEOPLE ARE ALLERGIC TO CATS… ABOUT TWICE AS MANY AS ARE ALLERGIC TO DOGS.WHILE THERE ARE ALLERGY SHOTS FOR HUMANS OUT THERE, THEY MAINLY HELP CONTROL THE SYMPTOMS. THE OTHER OPTION OF COURSE IS AVOIDANCE. HYPO PET SAYS THEY ARE HOPING THAT WHEN THIS VACCINE FINALLY BECOMES AVAILABLE, FAMILIES WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO PART WITH THEIR PETS BECAUSE OF ALLERGIES. ACCORDING TO THE SHELTER ANIMALS COUNT NATIONAL DATABASE, ALMOST 1.5 MILLION CATS ENTERED U.S. SHELTERS IN 2018. HOWEVER, THE ACTUAL NUMBER IS THOUGHT TO BE HIGHER SINCE ONLY 54-PERCENT OF COUNTIES PARTICIPATE IN THE DATABASE.FOR TODAY’S HEALTH MINUTE, I’M MANDY GAITHER. 3 3 OLD FASHIONED BOARD GAMES– COULD THEY BE MAKING A COMEBACK? APPARENTLY SO.. WE’LL HAVE MORE ON THEIR RE-EMERGENCE– AFTER THE


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