Pet Allergies

11Many people in all walks of life suffer from allergies. One common source of these allergic reactions are our pets. Whether you’re a cat lover or a dog lover, chances are you or someone you know has some sort of an animal allergy. Now, it’s not the animal itself that causes this, it’s different parts of the animal! All allergies are caused by different allergens and unfortunately for animal lovers, these little bugs love cats and dogs.

The most common breeding ground for allergens on pets is definitely the fur. This is particularly bad if you have children that love to pet your animal. First off, it may trigger an allergic reaction in them. Secondly, petting an animal makes there fur fly everywhere! Now you have to worry about keeping the carpet and upholstery extra clean. In order to combat these allergens, it’s important that you keep your pet clean as well… Give him a bath at least once every couple of weeks, read more about pet odor cleanup for more details.

Another part of your pet that contains allergens is his saliva. This applies more to dogs than it does to cats. Dogs tend to drool when they’re tired. This saliva can potentially lead to sneezing and itchy eyes in folks who suffer from this sickness. Refrain from letting your dog lick you if you’re prone to allergies.

The final source of allergens that can be found in pets is his urine. Now obviously no one really has direct exposure to urine. One thing about these little bugs, though, is that they know how to survive. This means that a pet stain on the carpet, if not properly treated, can contain allergens for years to come! Get yourself a decent carpet cleaner and rid your home of all the pet stains and allergens.