DEAR DR. FOX: I am a new owner of a rescued cat, as well as a dog I inherited from my aunt. Also, I sneeze more lately, and wonder if I am allergic to the cat. The feral cats my wife and I rescued always had very dry stools, which they buried with great diligence in their litter boxes. All cats should be kept within their owners’ property so that if the cat becomes sick with diarrhea, there are fewer possibilities as to the cause. My solution for cat allergies is to wipe the cat down morning and evening with a moist sponge to remove the dander (essentially dried cat saliva from self-grooming).