There are also several
things that allergy sufferers can do to minimize their potential allergic reaction to dogs.
Removing potential allergens
from the dog’s skin is the best way to minimize potential allergic response Wash the dog frequently to remove all traces
of dander, dead hair, saliva and urine from the coat. It is safe to do this twice a week as long as you use mild dog shampoo.
The pH balance of human hair care products is more likely to dry the skin and strip essential coat oils. Wash only the hair
and try to avoid scrubbing the dog’s skin, which can cause dryness and irritation.
Put a light tee shirt on your
dog to help contain the dander that is shed from the skin. This will also discourage the dog from licking its skin and depositing
the dog’s feet after every walk to remove traces of urine.
Air conditioning will not effectively
remove allergens circulating in the air. Use air filters along with your air conditioning. Vacuum rugs and furniture frequently,
especially places where the dog spends a lot of time. Avoid rugs and furnishings that are hard to clean and likely to attract
dog hair and dander, such as wicker dog baskets. Non porous materials such as vinyl, plastic and leather are preferable. They
are less likely to harbor hair and dander.
Always wash your hands after
handling your dog,