Dogs when Allergic

If you or one of your family members is allergic to dogs, will you have to live your whole life without the glory of a canine companion? Not necessarily. Consult your Livonia vet for some good information on what you can do to still get a dog. Here are some options:

Outside

If your dog lives outside, then it won’t have an effect on those with allergies. It’s important to remember to keep the fur off of you before re-entering the home after playing with your dog to make sure that he or she doesn’t spread the allergens to your allergic family members. Check with your Livonia vet for the best advice.

Poodle Mixes, etc

Also, poodles are typically hypo-allergenic. Most people who are allergic to dogs aren’t actually allergic to poodles. Does this mean you have to get a small dog? Not at all! Poodle mixes come in all shapes and personalities. Check with your Livonia vet for more information.

You can also check with your doctor to determine whether or not allergic family members could actually go through treatment regimens to increase your natural tolerance.