Enjoy your pet more with these simple dog, cat and small pet allergy remedies.
One of the most important ways to control the dispersal of allergens into the atmosphere is via regular bathing and deShedding of pets. According to the Humane Society of the United States, simply bathing your pet and removing loose hair and dander can reduce the level of allergens by as much as 85%. When pets are not brushed or cleaned at least once a week, microscopic particles of their allergens become airborne in large quantities.1
A pet's hair or fur is not the cause of allergies. Allergic sensitization to pets is caused by dander, sebaceous skin gland secretions, saliva and urine that reside on the hair.1 By regularly removing the loose hair, you can also remove a large portion of the allergen causing contaminates.
Any warm-blooded animal with hair, fur or feathers can carry the allergens that trigger allergies in humans.1
References: 1. Shirlee Kalstone. Allergic to Pets? The Breakthrough Guide to Living with the Animals You Love 2006 Shirlee Kalstone has been an internationally recognized expert on pets for over twenty years. She has published numerous books on pet healthcare, first aid, grooming, behavior problems, and housebreaking, including How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days, and has been actively involved in finding allergy solutions for the past fifteen years.