Often pet owners have an allergy (allergic rhinitis) to their animals.
The proteins found in a pet’s dander, skin flakes, saliva and urine can cause an allergic reaction or aggravate asthma symptoms in some people.
It’s important to note that contrary to media or marketing – there are no “hypoallergenic breeds” of dogs or cats. The allergic dander of cats and dogs is not affected by length of hair or fur, nor by the amount of shedding. Also, pet hair or fur can collect or carry into the indoor environment pollen, mold spores and other outdoor allergens.
Giving up a pet in order to prevent allergy symptoms isn’t always necessary. We have specialized training and experience to accurately diagnose your symptoms and develop a treatment plan to help you or your child manage allergy symptoms allowing you keep your furry friends.