People can be allergic to any warm blooded pets, fur or feather. More people are allergic to cats than dogs. Animal dander, saliva, and urine are what causes allergies. So even though some dog breeds and hairless cat breeds may taut themselves as being hypo-allergenic, they are not 100% allergen free. Yes, your symptoms may be milder with these breeds, but the saliva and urine are still present.
This does not mean you can’t live in harmony with your pet! With a little thought, you can make it work. Try a few of these suggestions and see if it helps…
- Use a vacuum with a hepa filter 1-2 times per week.
- Steam clean your carpets regularly.
- Keep pets out of your bedroom.
- Wash your hands often.
- Take allergy medication.
- Brush your pet regularly to help with the shedding.
If you do not already own a pet and have questions as to what kind may be best for you, contact your veterinarian. They will be more than happy to help you decide what kind or breed will work best for you and your family!
Have a success story about dealing with Pet allergies? Have you found a home remedy that works for allergies? Please share!