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This article is about the best pets for kids with allergies. Just because your child has allergies does not mean that they can't enjoy the joys that come with pets. You just have to find the proper pet. There are a number of pets that are called the best pets for children. The truth is that it depends on the individual and that individual's lifestyle, but with a little research and a little trial and error, you can find the perfect pet for you and your family. Keep your hopes up; there are plenty of best family pets out there.

Best Pets For Children

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It is rather common to want to get a pet for your child. Pets teach responsibility to children and there are all sorts of studies that state that people with pets have better, fuller and healthier lives. Your children should not be deprived of a pet because of allergies. There are a number of options including reptiles, small mammals such as hamster, gerbils, guinea pigs or mice, and of course the classic dog and or cat. There are bigger and more exotic options as well.

Types of Allergies

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There are all types of allergies. You can find children and adults that are allergic to dogs or cats or hamsters. Every types of pet probably can incite an allergic reaction in the right person. This doesn't mean that you have to live without pets. There are a lot of things that you can try.

What to Do

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There are a number of things to try if you have allergies. You can try to vacuum and clean the house very well. There are also homeopathic products and even prescription medications that can help with the allergic reactions. Give the dog and or cat frequent baths. Keep the pets out of the child's room. Removing carpeting may help to provide an area that is easier to clean. You can also use filtering machines.

Breeds and Species

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There are also certain animals that tend to be less 'allergenic' than other species. This may include reptiles for pets. Snakes, lizards and turtles are all possible choices as best pets for kids with allergies. They can make very good pets.

There are certain breeds of cat and dog that are said to cause less allergic reactions. Some dog breeds that are said to be less allergy causing include the poodle, especially the bigger dogs, Portuguese Water Dog, West Highland White Terrier, Whippet, French Bulldog and Wire Haired Fox Terrier. Cat breeds that you can try include Maine Coon, Devon Rex and the 'hairless' breeds. You can try going to a pet shelter and playing with certain cats to make sure you don't have any problems before taking the animal home.

Final Thoughts

People and children with allergies can have pets. They can either find a way to live with their allergies or try to get an animal that does not incite the allergic reaction. Reptiles may make the best pets for kids with allergies or other breeds and species.