Are you suffering from pet allergies? Suffering from pet allergies can be a painful experience. You desire companionship with a pet. However, the experience of having a pet can lead to sneezing, watery eyes, itching, and hives. Not exactly what you want to encounter every day when you get home. Even though you don’t want to suffer from pet allergies, not having a pet can leave you feeling depressed and like something is missing from your life.
What is it that people are allergic to with their pets? Most people are allergic to either the dander, saliva, or urine of their pet. While some people are allergic to all three. If you can reduce the aspect that you are allergic to, then you should be able to tolerate a pet in your home. For example, if you are allergic to the urine of your pet, then you need to make sure that your pet is properly potty trained and that you don’t encounter the urine. Preferably, your pet would urinate outside of the house to lessen your contact with your allergy.
Having a pet that is excited to see you come home is great for your emotional wellbeing. In addition, having something to snuggle up with on the sofa on a cold, winter night can help fight off loneliness, sadness, and depression. Don’t give up on your dream to have a pet because of your pet allergy. While you might not be able to snuggle on the sofa with all the pets below, you can get the satisfaction of having another living creature in your home that depends on you and brings you joy and entertainment.
Portuguese Water Dog
The most famous of the hypoallergenic dogs is the Portuguese Water Dog. President Obama’s daughter was allergic to dogs, so they had a Portuguese Water Dog for Malia when they lived in the White House. These dogs don’t shed much and need to be taken to a groomer frequently. However, they are considered one of the best dogs for people with pet allergies.
Another dog that is good for people who have pet allergies is a poodle. A poodle also doesn’t shed much and requires frequent grooming. As a result, a poodle presents less of an allergic risk for people with pet allergies. In addition, poodles come in size ranges from toy to giant-sized.
The last of the dog breeds that is a good choice for those with pet allergies is the Bichon Frise. A Bichon Frise dog has tight curls for hair which let’s less of the pet’s dander out. The less dander that a person who suffers from allergies faces, the less allergic reactions. In addition, these dogs need frequent grooming which reduces dander.
Devon Rex Cat
People with pet allergies have the hardest time with cats. Cats lick themselves a lot which can cause more problems. Some people are not only allergic to dander, but also to the protein that is in cat’s saliva. With a Devon Rex Cat, they have less fur than other kinds of cats, so they have less need to lick their fur.
A rabbit can still cause allergy issues. However, a rabbit can be kept in a cage, so it can present less of a risk to the allergy sufferers.
Hamsters, Gerbils, and Guinea Pigs
While these animals also have fur, they spend most of their time inside a cage. By being in a cage, the allergy sufferer will come into less contact with fur and dander.
Obviously, a turtle has no fur, so they make a great choice for a person with pet allergies. Although you won’t be snuggling up on the sofa to binge watch television with your turtle, you can still enjoy the activities that the turtle does inside of its cage.
Fish are a great choice for someone who has a pet allergy. You won’t be exposed to dander, saliva, or urine. Okay, you will come into contact with the urine when you dump the old water out and give your fish some new water. Just remember to keep your hands out of the aquarium to avoid encountering fish urine. Although, I’m not familiar with anyone who’s allergic to fish urine.
If suffer from a pet allergy, you don’t have to give up on the idea of having a pet. Yes, you will need to adjust to having a pet that you may not have wished for. On the other hand, even fish can be excited to see you coming with fish food.