|yup, which is where the recommendations to give the pets plenty of baths comes from, but for us, it just didn't seem to help.|
It probably helped, but did not cure. The vacuuming (and special cover for the bed and regular washing of the bed sheets) helps her, but does not get rid of it.
It really is self imposed on her part. When I met her, she had 4 cats (One died). She brought me 3 (strays at the animal shelter that were about to be put down), and when we got married, well - we now have 6 cats! And instead of keeping them outside, she lets them sleep with us in our bed. They do not bother me, but bless her soul, she does suffer.