December 11, 2018
The Best & Worst Breeds for those with Allergies
It's one of the worst scenarios any pet lover can imagine... What do you do when you absolutely love dogs, but a family member is allergic? Well, we've got news for you, it doesn't have to all be doom and gloom.
Typically, people tend to lean towards hypoallergenic dogs. They're described to be the best types of dogs for people who suffer with allergies as they tend to shed less than other breeds.
Aside from hair, pet dander can be a cause of allergic rhinitis - a disease which has been known to affect over 600 million people worldwide. More commonly known as hay fever, allergic rhinitis occurs when the body overreacts to something which does not typically cause issues with other people.
Funnily enough, most people are not actually allergic to dog hair. Rather, they are allergic to dander (which are flakes on the dog's skin) or their saliva.
If you already have a dog, here are some tips to prevent allergies from occurring:
If you are looking at a hypoallergenic breed, the best bet is to do a real-life test run to ensure the pup doesn't trigger an additional allergy.
Let's have a look at the best and worst breeds for people with allergies:
As we all know, a dog is much more than just a pet. They are family members who bring happiness and love. Finding dogs which suit your allergy will take more time, but it will definitely be worth the effort in the long run.
Thanks for reading.
The Scruffs Team
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