Sensitive people don’t react to the pet hair at all. Instead a specialized protein found in the saliva and skin causes the reaction. Any pet may provoke an allergic reaction–there’s no such thing as a “hypoallergenic” pet, despite marketing claims you may hear.
Of course, you’ll want to consult with your own physician can guide you about human health concerns. But there are steps you can take to feel better, without having to give up their special pet. Here are 10 Tips to Reduce Allergies to Pets.
And of course, if your PETS have allergies, you can find tips for soothing the itch in these articles about various kinds of dog allergies. Most apply to cats, too.
Pet lovers put up with a lot. I’d do nearly anything to be able to keep Magical-Dawg and Seren-Kitty. How about you? I’m lucky that I’m NOT allergic. There are some dogs and cats that are less allergenic but none are 100 percent for all people
More people are allergic to cats than they are to dogs. I always wonder what would happen if a dog became allergic to the cat, or vice versa. Or horrors, became allergic to humans! I asked Magic and Seren, but they aren’t talking.
Do you suffer from pet allergies? What are some tips you can share to ease allergic reactions to your fur-kids? I just met a lady online who loves cats but is allergic–and instead has pet rabbits. How do you and your family/friends deal with allergy to pets?
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