Hypoallergenic Dogs - Dogs for Allergy
Hypoallergenic dogs or non-shedding dogs are terms used to describe a breed of dog that is safer for people
with allergies. No dog breed is 100% allergy free.
Highly allergic people may
always be affected to some degree, while those with mild allergies may tolerate specific dogs quite well.
The allergen for most people is not the hair but the protein formed by the dog's saliva and dander. Protein
production can differ between dogs so each dog can affect allergic individuals to varying degrees. Even
hypoallergenic dog breeds that are considered non shedding, have saliva and dander. And the reality is that all
dogs shed somewhat, including non shedding dogs. Non allergenic dog breeds are a good starting point in your
quest for the best dog breeds for allergy sufferers. You won't be able to stop dog shedding entirely. Just
impossible; we all lose some of our hair and your dog is no different. And there is still the dander and saliva
to contend with.
There are some things to consider when striving to select a dog with the lowest possible
The size of the dog
can be a factor because
the largest dogs have the most body surface, thus more area to contain dander. Smaller dogs naturally have less
dander. A small hairless dog
with oils will have the least amount of allergens.
Dogs spending much time outside
can pick up
outdoor pollens and other allergens, bringing them back in on their feet and fur.
Dogs that bark a lot
can disperse saliva and
shake off dander. Opt for a calm dog.
To start you in the right direction in making the best possible choice, we have compiled a list of hypoallergenic dogs.
Try to introduce the new dog into your home on a trial basis, carefully monitoring any effects on the allergic
Once you have chosen from among the non allergic dog breeds and determined that
dog fits in with your lifestyle, there are things you can do to help reduce allergens caused by the
Keeping your home dog hair allergy free
Top tips for keeping your home free of Dog Hair, Dog Dander and
Grooming your dog to lessen dog hair allergies
- Grooming rituals to help stifle your dog hair
Selecting the proper furnishings can help with dog hair
- Learn to recognize furniture that is best if you have a shedding
Dog training can be the best ally for people allergic to
- Best ways to help your non shedding or hypoallergenic dog become even more
Best Hypoallegenic Dogs for
- Which dogs are good with children and also less likely to aggravate
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