It is estimated that at least 10% of the population has a pet allergy and cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies (sorry cat people! So with that being said, the odds are we all have at least one family member or friend who suffers from one of these allergies.
For people who suffer from pet allergies, this can mean dealing with runny noses, headaches, sneezing, wheezing, trouble breathing and more depending on the person. When the holidays roll around, I like to host at least one event in our home and with Easter Sunday being just around the corner this has definitely been on my mind.
For people with pet allergies, this shouldn't mean that they should be deprived of the opportunity to join in on this precious time with family and friends because of their allergy to pets.
The truth is there are a few basic things you can do to make the experience better and more comfortable for those with pet allergies and asthma.
In addition to regular bathing of your pet, it is also important to regularly brush them to reduce the amount of hair and dander present in your home.
By doing so, this will also help with dander, bacteria and make your home cleaner in general - a win-win situation in our opinion.
I know it's not fun for you or your pet but it is only considerate of your guest with allergies to put your pet away while they are visiting in your home.
Lastly, it's important to remember that just because someone has a pet allergy, does not mean they automatically dislike your pet or animals in general.
It's best to let them call the shots if they decide they want to interact with your pet.
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