What Does Allerpet Contain?
DI UV Water; Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder); Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract); Chamomile (Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Extract); Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract); Citric Acid; Glycerin; Hydrolyzed Collagen; Allantoin; Panthenol; Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein; Propylene Glycol; Quaternium-26; Quaternium-22; Styrene/VP Copolymer; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone.
Aren’t These Shampoo Ingredients?
Yes, some of them are used in shampoos and others in skin conditioning products, however, their function in Allerpet is of a completely different nature… as different as hydrogen and oxygen making either water or peroxide.
Why Are There Three Versions Of Allerpet?
Most pet owners choose pet products that are made specifically for their pets. Allerpet recognizes that a one-size-fits-all product is possible (Allerpet Pet Dander Remover comes close to being that product), but it is not what most pet owners really want. Allerpet Cat Dander Remover has more of one of the allergen binders in it than either of the other versions. We have increased that binder to help cat owners remove the large volume of sticky cat dander that is found on the fur of most cats. Dogs produce less dander, so they require a less potent formula to help remove the dander on their fur. Allerpet Pet Dander Remover has more binder than Dog Dander Remover and less of it than Allerpet Cat Dander Remover, so families with several kinds of furry pets can purchase one product that can be used for all of their pets.
Do You Have Data?
Yes. A study was completed in the summer of 1994 with an abstract of it being presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology in New York in February of 1995. The study showed that Allerpet decreased the fel d 1 in carpet dust by 50% with just two weekly uses. This study was sponsored by Bayer AG of Leverkusen, Germany, manufacturer of Bayer aspirin, and was performed at Utrecht University in The Netherlands. You can read more about this study here.
Was This A Controlled Study?
The study was controlled from the standpoint that every step was planned, executed and notated under the scientific supervision of Eindhoven University. It was not controlled from the standpoint of being double-blinded. A double-blinded, comparative study may be performed at a future date.
Why Didn’t You Test Allerpet Against Plain Water?
We were looking for numerical determinations of the efficacy of Allerpet, not comparative results. The sole object of this study was to determine the reduction, if any, of fel d 1 in dust; from the fur of the animal; and in the air.
Why Not Just Give A Bath Or Use Plain Water?
A shampoo and water bath is of benefit, however, bathing an animal often enough to accommodate an allergy will frequently dry out the skin and fur, and leave more dander, scale and residue than originally existed. This is particularly true for most pet owners who really don’t know how to thoroughly rinse the shampoo from the animal and consequently leave a considerable amount of residue on the skin and fur. Bathing a cat presents problems for almost all cat owners. Most cannot and will not do it on a regular basis. Plain water is better than nothing, but it does not compare to using a product specifically designed for the purpose of removing allergens.
What Happens To The fel d 1 Count After A Period Of Use?
The allergen count tends to rise to its initial level in approximately a week’s time. The use of Allerpet Dander Remover on a weekly schedule will drop the count sufficiently to alleviate the allergy for about that same weekly period. There is no long term effect on the allergen count., either up or down.
How Does Allerpet Work?
Application: A washcloth is lightly wetted with the Allerpet solution (45/55 ml) and the animal is wiped down, both with and against the lay of hair. It is not necessary, in fact it is not even desirable, that the animal be made more than just damp down to the skin.We recommend that this procedure should be performed once a week, however Allerpet may be safely used more than once a week if necessary.
Chemistry: Because of the reactions of Allerpet with some assay techniques, including ELISA and RAST, the university feels that Allerpet encapsulates the fel d 1 which is then physically removed from the cat.
Is Allerpet Safe?
Allerpet is completely safe for use around children or elderly adults. It is non-toxic and also completely safe for use on kittens, puppies and older animals. Oral, ocular, and dermal toxicity testing was completed by an independent testing laboratory.
Can Allerpet® Be Applied With A Pump Sprayer?
No, it is essential to cleanse the cats and dogs down to the skin. Using a sprayer will apply Allerpet only topically. It is necessary to use a microfiber cloth or washcloth as a vehicle, not only to wet and cleanse the animal, but as the medium to carry away the allergens from the skin and fur.