Cologne and Cat Asthma

    Cologne and Cat Asthma

    post #1 of 7
    Thread Starter 

    Hello, I'm just starting to get on a roll with colognes and our Ragdoll cat came down with asthma. The vet says perfume isa possible cause. Has anyone had experience with this? For the time being I'm halting wearing of cologne. My cat will definitely come first, but this is a tough one.

    post #2 of 7

    Sounds strange, it's not that you spray the whole house with a perfume. Asthma usually comes from substances that linger in the air or soil, not from perfumes worn on skin. But who knows. Besides, people, and thus I assume cats, are allergic to specific substances, so, even if perfumes are the cause, you can try changing perfume.

    cacio

    post #3 of 7

    Interesting but personally never heard that before.

    post #4 of 7
    Get a second opinion.

    Giving up perfumes is difficult I assume, for you.
    post #5 of 7
    Thread Starter 
    Thanks, good idea on 2nd opinion. We're seeing another vet today. Maybe I'll crack open that Sycamore sample yet :-)
    post #6 of 7

    Hello,

    My family also owns a Ragdoll. She is a "Flame Point." I wear cologne. I am currently testing "citrus scents." I still have 10 decants to complete. Our cat has not been negatively affected by my perfumes. I have only been a BN member for a few months and have searched for my favorites ever since. Cacio has included an excellent point. Many tend to wear entirely to much cologne, especially if one is using "spray." We all enjoy smelling good. This is obvious, or we would not be BN members, but many, myself included, snicker at the man who overpowers an entire room with fragrance. In Italian we say "Boots stesso bouton y France." In our family it translates to "stinks like a French *****." I have edited the words, as to respect the forum, but I am sure you are able to fill in the blanks. :-)

    I have asthma, and have no issues with scents applied directly to my skin, but spray frags and even air fresheners bother me much. Once again, this parallels what Cacio has stated.

    Dan, the situation is quite ironic because Ragdolls are popular for many reasons, with one being they are less bothersome to those allergic to cats, then are other breeds. This is because their saliva is a bit different than other cat breeds. Actually, people are not allergic to the cat dander, they are allergic to the saliva which sticks to fur, when the animal is grooming itself.

    Good luck Dan.

    post #7 of 7
    Thread Starter 
    Thanks PUN for your kind words. I usually do just one spray. But with stuff like Antaeus even that can be to much for me - my first encounter with a "powerhouse". But I digress. I didn't know that about ragdolls - thats a fun fact. Have a good one..
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    5/17/13 at 8:37am

    DanHD said:



    Hello, I'm just starting to get on a roll with colognes and our Ragdoll cat came down with asthma. The vet says perfume isa possible cause. Has anyone had experience with this? For the time being I'm halting wearing of cologne. My cat will definitely come first, but this is a tough one.

    5/17/13 at 8:45am

    cacio said:



    Sounds strange, it's not that you spray the whole house with a perfume. Asthma usually comes from substances that linger in the air or soil, not from perfumes worn on skin. But who knows. Besides, people, and thus I assume cats, are allergic to specific substances, so, even if perfumes are the cause, you can try changing perfume.

    cacio

    5/17/13 at 11:29am

    hednic said:



    Interesting but personally never heard that before.

    5/17/13 at 2:36pm

    hedonist222 said:



    Get a second opinion.

    Giving up perfumes is difficult I assume, for you.

    5/18/13 at 8:49am

    DanHD said:



    Thanks, good idea on 2nd opinion. We're seeing another vet today. Maybe I'll crack open that Sycamore sample yet :-)

    5/18/13 at 10:21am

    Perplexing user name said:



    Hello,

    My family also owns a Ragdoll. She is a "Flame Point." I wear cologne. I am currently testing "citrus scents." I still have 10 decants to complete. Our cat has not been negatively affected by my perfumes. I have only been a BN member for a few months and have searched for my favorites ever since. Cacio has included an excellent point. Many tend to wear entirely to much cologne, especially if one is using "spray." We all enjoy smelling good. This is obvious, or we would not be BN members, but many, myself included, snicker at the man who overpowers an entire room with fragrance. In Italian we say "Boots stesso bouton y France." In our family it translates to "stinks like a French *****." I have edited the words, as to respect the forum, but I am sure you are able to fill in the blanks. :-)

    I have asthma, and have no issues with scents applied directly to my skin, but spray frags and even air fresheners bother me much. Once again, this parallels what Cacio has stated.

    Dan, the situation is quite ironic because Ragdolls are popular for many reasons, with one being they are less bothersome to those allergic to cats, then are other breeds. This is because their saliva is a bit different than other cat breeds. Actually, people are not allergic to the cat dander, they are allergic to the saliva which sticks to fur, when the animal is grooming itself.

    Good luck Dan.

    5/18/13 at 2:03pm

    DanHD said:



    Thanks PUN for your kind words. I usually do just one spray. But with stuff like Antaeus even that can be to much for me - my first encounter with a "powerhouse". But I digress. I didn't know that about ragdolls - thats a fun fact. Have a good one..





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