People who are allergic to cats are actually allergic to a protein called Fel d1 found in cats' saliva, urine and feces. Cats lick their fur and the saliva dries and flakes off, and is present in the air. Unfortunately, allergies are one of the main reasons people give for giving up their pet. Most of these people do not realize that there are ways of reducing or eliminating their allergy problems. Following are several simple strategies you can use to minimize your chances of developing allergies and ways of coping with them if you have them.