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Allergy proofing A home.

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by emilylp, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. emilylp

    emilylp PetForums VIP

    Jul 31, 2009
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    Hellooo, ive been reading about pets and allergys finding the best advice to be able to live with your pets without sneezing and coughing :)

    Firstly if you allergic to pets its not the fur its the dander and salivia on a dog or cat.

    There is no such thing as non-hypoallergenic dogs or cats they may not shed but they still have dander!

    For those allergic:

    Buying an airfilter can keep the air clean and not bunged up with dander it will also wash away hairs,(this is only needed for bad allergy sufferers)

    Daily vacuuming and weekly washing of rugs and curtains can also help reduce particles in them.

    Removing carpets and replacing it with laminate flooring can help greatly.

    Bathing your dog twice a month will also hepl remove dander and salavia however bathing to much will take away natural oils and produce to much dander, remember if you have a puppy get him/her used to being bathed.

    Brushing a dog twice daily outside will also keep the coat healthy and lessen the amount of hair shedded.

    Also, not letting the dog upstairs in bedroom will reduce the risk of a reaction as you spend alot of time in your bedroom and will be effected more if the dogs dander is in there.

    This should help a great deal, taking a one a day tablet such as benadryl will also take away sypmtoms.

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