Health Tip: Coping With a Pet Allergy09/15/11
(HealthDay News) -- Just because you or your child has a pet
allergy doesn't mean Fido or Fifi has to move out, the American
Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology says.
The academy offers these suggestions to better cope with a pet
- Do your best to avoid kissing and hugging pets.
- Keep your bedroom and upholstered furniture off-limits to
- Give your pets a weekly bath, and ask a non-allergic friend or
family member to regularly brush them outdoors.
- Ask your veterinarian about a well-balanced diet for pets,
which can minimize dander.
- Vacuum with a micro-filter or double bag, and use a HEPA air
cleaner at home.
- Minimize carpeting and rugs in your home, as they attract
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