pet intoleranceDogs? Cats? Birds? Allergic to them or do you have a pet intolerance? We all love our pets and we all would love to live with them. For some of us, however, this is not always an easy option. PETA have indicated that early exposure to pets for children is key to lowering the risk of allergic reactions to our beloved animals in later life.

Upon learning that they may be allergic to their pets, many people may be disenchanted by the news that they are allergic to their beloved companion. This is particularly hard as in many households, the pet is your best friend and it is upsetting to learn that you may be allergic, but again, there are many ways around this.

There are many ways in which a person can continue to enjoy their relationship with their pet. Naturally, nowadays, there is a wide range of medication that helps you cope with your pet intolerance, but this is not always the way forward for several people.

Something that we have learned is that pet intolerances may not only come from pet hair but can occasionally come from the skin and other aspects of a pet, including urine and saliva. This is important to know, as it means that allergens can attack from a variety of angles, causing all manners of symptoms.

Occasionally, some people who have a pet intolerance are wary of visiting friends or others who may have new pets that they have not yet adjusted to. Again, there are ways around this, including wearing masks although this makes some sufferers wary of their appearance. This is vital in dealing with your pet intolerance and perhaps more importantly for some will allow them to live their social life unaffected.

Lastly, as any dog or cat owner will be aware, they can get everywhere! If you do have a pet intolerance or have a visitor who is intolerant of pets, then please do make sure to clean all furniture, thus avoiding any potential mishaps. The cleaner your house, the cleaner your body, leaving you looking forward to an exciting future with you and your beloved pet.