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Allergy free dogs -
Over ten million pet owners and non-pet owners in the US suffer from some kind of a pet allergy. This statistic tells us that there are a many people out there breaking out in rashes, itching/scratching and coughing/sneezing every time they go near a cat or a dog.
So what about allergy sufferers who are also pet lovers? Have their allergies sentenced them to a life without a pet? Not necessarily so, please read on .......
Before discussing the facts and myths surrounding allergy free dogs it is important for the reader to have:
Causes of human allergic reactions to dogs
Most people mistakenly think that dog allergy sufferers are allergic to animal hair/fur, but this is not the case at all. In actual fact humans are allergic to "protein allergens" that are found in dogs':
So what is dog dander?
Dog dander is dry skin that flakes off and floats through the air and settles any where and every where dogs frequent. This is why if you or one of your kids are allergic to your pet, its a good idea not to sleep with it.
Dander is not unique to cats and dogs, humans shed dander as well. And although it is rare, dogs can suffer allergic reactions to human dander!
In days gone by, doctors would often recommend that patients dealing with pet allergies issues should re-home their pets. Whilst this may have caused a few allergies to clear up, it didn't really solve the problem, because pet allergens can be found every where, including in the homes of people who don’t own pets.
Also in the process of giving away family pets too many hearts were broken, and people started looking for ways and means of getting rid of pet dander in their homes, rather than parting with their beloved pets.
Reducing dog dander in the home
Having a family member who has an allergy to pets is similar in some respects to having a family member who suffers from asthma allergies. Here's a few tips to get you started.
Allergy free dogs - real or a myth?
Allergy free dogs - hypoallergenic dog breeds
The term "hypoallergenic dog breeds" is commonly used by lay people to refer to dog breeds (or crossbreeds), which are more compatible with allergic people than other breeds.
However, veterinarians and researches urge, that there is no scientific basis to claims that certain dog breeds are completely "allergy free dogs".
.All dogs shed and produce dander and saliva to some degree. However, it is the protein levels present in dogs dander/saliva which are the key factors determining the degree of human allergic reactions rather than the amount of shedding alone.
Its important to be aware of the fact that even hairless dogs shed dander which can trigger allergic reactions in humans. Each person's reaction can and will vary from dog to dog.
Research at The University of Virginia, has established that there are cases in which specific dogs, and not specific breeds, are better tolerated by some individuals, for reasons unknown.
And finally it is a fact that diligent owners can substantially reduce the amount of the allergens released by their dogs by following the tips given in our Reducing dog dander in the home segment.It is true to say for most breeds, when not regularly bathed, even dogs which shed very little or have little dander can trigger allergic reactions in a sensitive people.
Dog Breeds for people with Allergies
Fortunately for all those dog-loving but allergic people out there, there are quite a few breeds that don't shed a lot and consequently spread less dander. Although the American Kennel Club (AKC) does not endorse or recommend any particular breed as being hypoallergenic, they have published a list of dog breeds that are commonly known for not shedding a lot.
If you are allergic to dogs and you'd like to give adoption a go, please click here to view photos and a brief synopsis of each breeds on the AKC list, plus a separate list of 23 other breeds.
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