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Leather furniture is also ideal for homes with pet allergies. For same reason as hard flooring is more suitable than carpet, leather holds far less allergens than fabric.
Keep a seat for allergy sufferer that pets are not allowed to sit on. Also be certain that animals do not sleep on beds or enter bedrooms of allergy sufferers. Consider keeping sleeping area of home as a pet-free zone.
MAKING YOUR PET AS HYPO-ALLERGENIC AS POSSIBLE
There are even things you can do with your pet to reduce allergic effects of having them in your home.
Frequent grooming and bathing with a mild soap to prevent over drying will reduce dander that is one of main causes of pet allergies. It would be recommended that someone without allergies take on this task.
Washing hands after playing with a pet and avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands will also help. Since some individuals are also allergic to saliva of pets it would be sensible to not allow your pet to lick you.
In case of more serious allergies or asthma it may be best that no pet share home. For older children or adults it may be possible to find a medication or treatment which makes situation tolerable if they prefer to keep pet despite allergy. The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any health care program.
Emily Clark is editor at Lifestyle Health News and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.