_10 to 15% of the people in United States are allergic to animals. The reason dogs make you sneeze is because the oil glands in their skin triggers an allergic response. When the dog moves around, the allergensare released floating into the air. (The same thing applies when cats wash themselves). It is also in the urine and saliva when the dog and cat saliva dries on its fur.Bathe the dog weekly
(no more than weekly or it will dry their skin)and it should cut down on the allergens by 84%. Ask your vet for what would be the best shampoo to use--some people use baby shampoo. Frequent brushing also helps distributing oil throughout the coat while removing loose fur and skin flakes. Brush the pet after a bath. Omega 3 helps the skin retain moisture. This reduces shedding.
Feed pets high quality food and avoid foods filled with corn and wheat.
Infant children who live with dogs and cats are less likely to develop allergies.
Have someone in the house without pet allergies brush and groom the pet
outside and clean the litter box or cage.
Restrict your cat's access to designated areas inside your home.
Make the bedroom a cat-free zone.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area