Top 10 Hypoallergenic Dogs
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About 10% of the population is allergic to animals but is there really a breed that is truly considered non-allergy producing? The fact of the matter is there really isn’t such a thing as a hypoallergenic dog.
You see, what triggers the flare-ups for allergy sufferers are: dander (dog’s skin flakes), saliva, and urine. And EVERY dog produces all of these.
But luckily, there are certain dog breeds that are less likely to cause an allergy sufferer to have a reaction. Some refer to them as allergy free dogs or non shedding dogs or even as people dogs. But whatever you call them, the good news is there’s no reason why those suffering with allergies, must also suffer a life without the loving companionship of man’s best friend.
To find the right dog breed, an allergy sufferer should consider the breeds that have the least amount of dander and breeds that don't slobber or drool a lot.
This is why some breeds are considered to be hypoallergenic dogs and would be a better choice for allergy sufferers than other dog breeds. And on the top 10 dog breeds list for allergy sufferers is the Miniature Schnauzer.
Top 10 Hypoallergenic Dogs
- Miniature Schnauzer - (all Schnauzers)
- Bichon Frise
- Coton de Tulear
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- Italian Greyhound
- Chinese Crested
dog buying tip: If you do decide to get a Miniature Schnauzer (or any other dog breed) and you suffer from allergies, before you bring Fido home, spend some time with the dog and see if your allergies flare. Each allergy sufferer is different, and a so-called hypo allergenic dog that causes no reaction in some people may cause an allergic reaction with others. Only you will be able to determine which breed is best for you.
Minimize flare-ups with these tips
- Dander – You can help reduce the amount of dander by bathing your dog often. This also washes away other allergens such as dust and pollen that may have collected on your dog’s fur (which can then be transferred onto your clothing, carpet, upholstered furniture, bed, etc..).
- Saliva - Since saliva causes an allergic response in some people, do not let your dog lick you especially, on the face.
- Urine – Housebreak your puppy right away to avoid this allergen or get a dog that's already potty trained!
- Off the Bed – Keep your dog off your bed so the dog's animal dander or saliva doesn’t collect on your pillows causing your symptoms to worsen during the night.
- Wash Up – Wash your hands after having contact with your dog.
- Helpful Products - HEPA vacuum cleaners and bags will help reduce the amount of allergens in the air of your home. And air purifiers can offer relief by removing per dander (not mention other allergens like pollen, mold, dust, etc..).
So for the allergy sufferer, having a dog in your life IS POSSIBLE!
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