The Allerpet Bath
Directions for Using Allerpet Dander Remover®
If your pet is small enough, especially a cat, let it sit on your lap on a terrycloth towel where it will feel secure. If you have a large dog, stand or let it lay down on a sturdy surface – nothing wobbly or the dog will become frightened and try to jump off.
First: Use a fine to medium toothed metal comb for cats and a pin or slicker brush for dogs to remove as much dead hair as possible. Brushing or combing at least once a week will remove excess dander. foreign matter, dirt, and loose dead hairs that are contaminated with dried salivary, sebaceous and urinary secretions. Break apart any mats or tangles (using your fingers if necessary). Clean the comb or brush frequently and deposit the hair into a waste basket.
Next: Wet a washcloth or small sponge with Allerpet, just enough to make it damp, but not enough to drip when lightly squeezed. Wipe it thoroughly over the pet, stroking first against the lay of the hair and then with it. If your pet has long hair, use your free hand to separate the coat to allow you to wipe from the skin outward with the cloth. Pay attention to the areas that the pet licks most often, especially around the genitals and the base of the tail where urine residue tends to collect and dry on the hair.
Wash your hands after handling your pet. Try not to touch your face, especially your eyes or nose until you have done so. It’s a good idea to keep a few cleansing wipes handy for emergency use. Choose something washable to wear when you brush, comb or apply Allerpet to your pet. Launder the towel that you spread over your lap and your clothes as soon as you finish, or store them in a separate basket or hamper until they are laundered.
We recommend that you apply Allerpet once a week; however the product may be used two to three times a week if necessary without any fear of adverse reactions to either the pet or the allergic person. Allerpet is non-toxic and completely safe to use, even on puppies and kittens over the age of 10 weeks and pets that lick themselves a great deal. Brushing or combing is not necessary before every application, but dogs and cats should be kept free of tangles and dead hair for both your health and your pet’s. Concerned care is part of responsible ownership.
The longer a cat or dog resides in your home and is allowed freedom of access to all rooms, the more likely it is that large amounts of Fel d1 and dander will have accumulated. Pet allergens become deeply embedded in the carpets and furniture. Consequently, you may find that you have to apply Allerpet more frequently during the first few weeks, because of the previously deposited Fel d1 and dander.
Allergy sufferers will also find that it is beneficial to brush and comb their cats or dogs regularly, especially those that are permitted to roam out of doors. This will keep tangles that tend to collect dirt, dander and pollen from forming. Even more important, it removes loose hair before it has a chance to circulate throughout the house.
Pets that shed heavily will require more frequent applications of Allerpet.
During dry spells and in arid climates, using a little Allerpet in a spray bottle between applications will be especially helpful.