How to Remove Cat Dander

Updated on April 27, 2009
B.S. asks from Tampa, FL
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My sister gave me a beautiful comforter set w/ sheets for my spare room. The bedroom it was in at her house is where her black cat slept. I am HORRIBLY allergic to cats. She washed the whole set and gave it to me. As I was putting the bed together, my allergies went haywire. AHA! She washed the bedding in the same washer as she washes everything else so the dander stayed. I rewashed it all in hot water, put it back on the bed and still I had an allergy attack. Can anyone recommend something that I can wash/put on the bedding to completely remove the dander? I have guests coming next week and I would like to have the room up and running properly.

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D.W.

answers from Tampa on

20 Mule Team Borax. I'm not sure if I'm spelling that correct. It's a laundry soap. It's old school and it works great for stuff like that. If that doesn't work, bring it to a cleaners and let them know the problem and see what they think.

Good luck!

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R.W.

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Purchase cat shampoo and wash the bedding in that. It should work. Use hot water to wash and dry in a hot dryer. Don't use a bounce sheet use liquid fabric softner.

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S.D.

answers from Lakeland on

Hi B.,
Dom't know for sure that these will work but it worth a try.
BioAllers makes a Himeopathic liquod targeted for pet dander. Try washing in solition that contains this or you could get it & use it for yourself. www.vitacost.com
Then there is a liquid that you can get from your local Vet for cat allergies. You could try the same. I have heard some people who have used it on their ccat say that it has worked.
Good Luck!!

S.

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M.S.

answers from Sarasota on

I have been told that pet dander stays for about to years. Even after washing something, the dandger can still be present. You might not be able to use the bedset :( Before I give up, I would wash it and dry it a few more times.

Good Luck!

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C.T.

answers from Tampa on

Try washing it in Oxyclean, it should take it out. My brother-in-law is allergic to cats and I have one. When he says the night I have the entire bedset washed in Oxyclean and he doesn't have a problem. If that doesn't work and you really like the set you might have to have it dry cleaned. I hope this helps.

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