What is a Hypoallergenic Dog?
Some dog owners are more sensitive to allergens from dogs that can trigger allergic reactions. A hypoallergenic dog is a dog that is a bit safer for those with allergies. Dogs that don’t shed or shed very little tend to be all hypoallergenic. Non shedding dog breeds are less likely to trigger those nasty allergic reactions.
Have dog allergies? Here are some tips we compiled to help!
Have a love for dogs, but is allergies stopping you from having one? There are things you can do help with the allergens. According to the National Institutes of Health, nearly 4 in 10 people have a dog and dog dander is detectable in almost every home. Some symptoms of dog allergies is coughing wheezing, red eyes, stuffy nose and sneezing. If you think you may be allergic to animals, there is a test you can take called RAST (radioallergosorbent test). It is a blood or skin test. Sometimes people assume they have allergies and they in are allergic to pollen, dust or mold in the air.
1. Purchase a hypoallergenic non shedding puppy. These dogs can help reduce the symptoms due to their low dander and non shedding qualities We have a list of non shedding puppies for your review.
2. Antihistamines and decongestants can help block some of the triggers of dog allergies. They are all sold over the counter.
3. Prescription steroids are a prescription medication only available from your doctor and very commonly used.
4. Get a quality Air Purifier. Make sure that it is states it is made for pets as well. Have the air purifier in each room the dog is in. Also change the filters regularly as per its instructions
5. Also be sure change all the air filters in your home every 90 days.
6. Assign Dog Free zones in your home. Some good spots would be your bedrooms and office.
7. Keep your dog well groomed, in a puppy cut with well conditioned skin.