5 Best Hypoallergenic Dogs for Allergies and Asthma
Surveys indicate that close to 60% of American households have pets and about 15% Americans have allergic reactions with pets around.
For persons suffering from allergies, asthma or any other breathing issues, owning a dog is not a good idea.
Is it A Good Idea?
The silver lining is that, though no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, dogs having curly hair and no undercoat are unlikely to cause allergic reactions.
Other steps to take to minimise exposure to dog dander, saliva etc. are – washing of hands, setting a grooming calendar, reserving a room just for yourself etc.
We bring you 5 of the most common dog breeds that are considered best for persons having allergies or asthma….
for Allergies and Asthma
Yorkshire Terriers have straight, glossy and long coats. There is no or very negligible shedding. They have a long life expectancy make best companions.
The long, flowing double coat of Shih Tzu sheds very little. It needs pro-grooming every few months and daily brushing if the coat is kept longer.
Portuguese Water Dog
Portuguese Water Dogs shed hair very rarely and even if shed, those get caught up in their curls. It’s a great breed for persons with allergies to dander or hair.
Bichons are gentle, affectionate, and friendly. Their fluffy white coat does not shed but needs regular professional grooming.
The curly, non-shedding coat of Poodle forms a water resistant barrier. It requires pro-grooming every 1-2 months and regular brushing to prevent mats.
The symptoms like runny / stuffy nose, continual sneezing, itchy / watery eyes, shortness of breath etc. are observed in allergic persons.
These allergies are caused by the dead skin cells called dander and hair shed by the dogs. Some persons also suffer from drool, saliva, pee and feces of dogs.
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