Oh no, it seems someone in your family has had a reaction to your dog. Let’s start with testing. Often people think they are allergic to dogs when in fact, the cause of the reaction is something else – such as strong flea medicine. So, there could be a range of other causes. The only way to verify an allergy to dogs is with a quick test from your GP. Your GP may also be able to prescribe or suggest some medicine to help manage your allergy if it is a mild reaction and you can’t bear the thought of parting with your dog.

Try these tips

It`s probably not the breed

Did you know that the main sources of dog allergens are saliva, skin particles and hair? This means all breeds of dog can potentially cause allergies -- it`s just that some may not shed as much hair and dander as others. So-called `hypoallergenic dogs` have never been verified in clinical studies as less of an irritant to people.


Have a pet-free area

Create a pet-free area in your home (like the bedroom) and do not allow your dog access to this area. Often it is not a small exposure that can trigger allergies but constant and unceasing exposure. Consider confining the dog to `hard surfaces` to make cleaning easier

Wash your dog regularly

Bathe your dog regularly with doggy-safe shampoos. You can buy these from the supermarket or your local vet clinic. This will not only prevent the build-up of old cells and hair within the coat, but pre-empt hair and skin that will soon fall out by exfoliation and drying and brushing.

Other factors may be influencing your allergy

Keep your home clean of dander -- invest in an air purifier, remove carpet or curtains and wash bedding regularly. If your pet rides in the car with you, consider using washable covers.

Groom your pet regularly

Grooming your pet can vastly reduce the amount of hair and shedding around the house, hence the quantity of allergens as well.

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