Man Cures His Cat Allergy With Bizarre Pet Food Hack

If your beloved pet makes you teary-eyed and sniffly, it could mean you’re one of the 49 million Americans who are allergic to animal fur. One man thinks he has stumbled onto a DIY cure for the condition. The unidentified man claims he used to be allergic to his cat until he began putting egg white protein powder into his pet’s cat food. It turns out that the hack is 93% effective. While it might seem too good to be true, allergy specialist Dr. Zachary Rubin explains the science behind the cure and says it actually works. He went on to say that the vast majority of people who are allergic to cats are allergic to one particular protein that’s mainly found in their saliva, skin cells and urine. Scientists learned that when chickens are exposed to cats on a regular basis, they produce a protein called igY antibodies, which can bind to the protein that causes allergies and essentially neutralize it. Studies have shown that when cats eat food laced with egg white protein powder regularly, they have a 50% reduction in the amount of allergy proteins in their saliva. Other anti-allergy treatments for cats include shampoos, sprays and powders for pet hair, which aim to neutralize the proteins that trigger symptoms. So, if you have a cat that's causing you to take allergy medication, you may want to give the egg protein powder a try.