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Allergies to Your Pet

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In some situations, allergies to your pet can be controlled. Be very careful with asthmatic children though, you might need to find your pet a new home rather than risk your child's health and life, depending of the severity of the allergy. For less serious allergies there are some possible solutions.

First and foremost, is keeping your pet clean. You may be lucky enough to have the kind of dog that has a kinder coat for the allergic, such as a poodle. No matter what kind of pet, keeping him clean and groomed, and keeping your living quarters clean will help. It may be possible to live with an allergic pet by separating the pet from the allergic person, such as never allowing the pet into the allergic person's bedroom. Check into the vacuum cleaners with the special HEPA filters too, and use them often.

There is also a special product you can use on your pets:

From Noofies:
Allerpet-C for cats and Allerpet-D for dogs has helped many allergic friends keep their animals. It's available at pet stores (sometimes the smaller mom-n-pop places are better for this than national chains) and at some vet's offices. It's a liquid - you moisten a paper towel or washcloth with this liquid and wipe your pet down with it once a week. It neutralizes the allergens on the pet's skin and fur. It takes about 3 weeks for it to reach peak effectiveness. It's truly a miracle for some!
[Ed. note: Their site says once a week and the bottle probably does too, but KLynn says: "I've seen several articles on this now that say the pet has to be washed/wiped down once a day for it to be effective.  That is because the allergen on cats rebuilds to it's original level every 24 hours."]
Hope4 came through with a link about this product, and it has many links about allergies:
Allergy, Asthma & Allerpet

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Last Updated 5/11/09

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