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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mellissia | 2011/03/30

Q.

allergies

Dear Doctor,

My toddler has an allergic reaction to rabbits and now I would like to get him a kitten but if he was allergic to the rabbit will he be allergic to the kitten as well

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Good and practical question. Cats are highly allergenic animals [probably the most allergenic of all animals] and I really would not recommend that you get a cat for your little toddler. He is almost certain to develop an allargy to the cat.

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