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Dog Allergy Relief

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

If you are allergic to dogs then I don't have to tell you how miserable they can be. This only compounds when you love the animal like it is part of your family. Thousands and thousands of people are allergic to their dogs, so this isn't a rarity. Some statistics show that as much as 15% of the population has a pet allergy. Unfortunately these allergies can develop at any point in your life and nothing in particular is required to set it off. In a worse case scenario you will be forced to give away that furry member of your family because you physically cannot handle to live in the house with it any longer.Luckily if you want some dog allergy relief there are many options and products that can be found from researching online.

There are many symptoms of dog allergies, and unfortunately these symptoms are similar to allergic reactions to many other things that commonly effect people. Itchy eyes, runny nose, asthma symptoms, red itchy skin or a rash are the most common symptoms among those who suffer from an allergic reaction to dogs. Because these symptoms can develop at any point in a person's life, they are often completely unaware of what their allergy stems from. It is important that you identify the source of the allergic reaction if you want to live life with as little allergic discomfort as possible.

While there are other options, one of the things that has been commonly suggested recently is hypoallergenic dogs. These are dogs specially bred so that people who suffer from a dog allergy are not effected by their dander and saliva. Even breeds that are hairless will still produce dander(even humans produce dander) and thus you will still be allergic to them. Contrary to popular belief it is in fact the proteins in the dander and saliva that people have an allergic reaction to. However allergy to dogs can vary by breed. Some people will find they are more allergic to some breeds rather that others.

The best methods for living with a dog and having a dog allergy is to keep the dog out of the bedroom. Most people spend a significant amount of time in their bedroom. You can also vacuum often to remove the dander from the floor of the house. Don't allow pets on the furniture and get a air cleaner (these can be found online). Close the heating ducts in the bedrooms and opt instead for electric heaters. You can also take medications to get some dog allergy relief.


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