Some people are allergic to pet hair and dander. If you want a new dog, but are afraid of your allergies, then consider a few tips to reduce the pet allergens. Consider keeping your dog in a separate bedroom at night while you sleep. Forced air conditioning and heating systems may send pet allergens throughout your home. Keep the filter changed on a regular basis.
Wood floors are less bothersome for allergies than carpets. The hair that collects on wood floors can easily be vacuumed. Carpets hold pet hair and dander deep within their fibers. Use a HEPA filter inside your vacuum cleaner. Buy shades and curtains that can be washed on a regular basis. Clean your dog’s bedding twice a week. Wash your clothing after playing with your dog.
An allergy specialist may give you allergy shots to reduce your allergic reactions. You can also wear a dust mask while interacting with your dog. Dermatitis in your dog may make your allergy symptoms worse. Look for skin sloughing and fur shedding. Regularly brush your dog to keep shedding to a minimum.