About one in seven dog owners faces an unforeseen problem: allergies. To avoid this situation, opt for hypoallergenic pets.
During the search, take a look at the ten most popular allergy-free representatives.
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Why does a dog allergy start?
Often, a family pet spends most of his time in a confined space. If the living area is not large, then the number of allergenic factors in the apartment increases (hairs, skin particles, etc.). Dust, dirty animal tray aggravate the condition of an allergic person, increase the risk of unpleasant symptoms.
It is worthwhile to understand why there are unpleasant sensations (itching, sneezing, etc.). It is believed that the main source is wool. In part, the statement is true, because the protein secreted from the saliva remains on the surface of the hairs. Choosing short-haired varieties does not guarantee a reduction in risk. To reduce the probability, you should pay attention to the duration of the molt and the absence of undercoat.
- Peelable epithelium
Renewal of the skin occurs regularly. Once in the external environment, the scales settle with dust on objects and mucous membranes of a person. Some skin diseases cause profuse peeling. That is why timely cleaning and disinfection is desirable.
- Secrets of the body: saliva, sebum, etc.
The danger to humans is protein, which is found in saliva and other fluids. It is recommended to bathe the animal at least once every 7 days, brush your teeth daily. Dermatitis, conjunctivitis and other inflammatory diseases stimulate the secretion of mucus, sweat and sebum. If the health of the “shaggy buddy” is normal, the removal of allergens into the environment will be small.
List of non-allergenic dogs:
- Bichon frize
- Samoyed laika
- Yorkshire terrier
- Tibetan terrier
- Shih tzu
Affenpinscher – little dogs with a stiff and thick coat. The charismatic and cheerful disposition of the dog will appeal to energetic owners and children. Frequent walking, education is desirable. Not picky in the care: cleaning and thinning wool. Maintain a clean mouth and auricles, bathe your puppy.
Dogs of this breed do not cause allergies. Updating the undercoat practically does not occur. Require careful care. Decorative “bichons” are trimmed their hair at least once a week. Combing down is also necessary because of the density of the coat. Bathing and cleansing the ears – as needed. Restless puppies need attention and training.
Bolognese – moody dogs from Rome. Owners of soft and wavy fur. An ideal representative of a dog breed for an apartment. Thanks to its friendly nature, Bologna makes friends with children and adults.
Haircut. Show puppies are cut once every six months. In other cases, the length of the coat is adjusted by the owner.
Hair combing is a mandatory procedure that is performed daily until the age of two.
Trimming the hair around the eyes.
Bathing and treatment of the mouth, auricles.
The history of the name came from the northern people of the Samoyeds. Pets are medium in size, hardy. Friendly disposition and devotion will please the owner of the Spitz. Samoyed dogs are suitable for allergy sufferers. They need a large space, not suitable for maintenance in the apartment. Thanks to the thick fur, they take root in the court territory. A dog chain is not acceptable. Care for the Spitz will not complicate the owner. It is enough to comb out as necessary, cleanse the ears and oral cavity, bathe (no more than twice a year).
A smart and graceful dog of Western European origin. The owner will be pleased with curly, soft, hypoallergenic hair. Training is desirable. The appearance of the poodle is standard, but there is a division (in size) with characteristic names:
- Dwarf poodle – about 25 cm tall
- Small – height up to 35 cm
- Medium – up to 45 centimeters
- Royal – up to 60 cm.
When caring for a poodle, devote more time to appearance. Do not allow the formation of “tangles”. Comb, comb down during molting and follow hygiene. Large individuals of the royal poodle breed need more space than its small representatives. Despite the thick and long coat, poodles exhibit hypoallergenic properties.
Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog with a high level of intelligence and activity. The coat looks more like silky hair. It is better to entrust the grooming master with the work of cutting York. Washing is recommended about two times a week. Treat the corners of the eyes and ears daily with a wet swab. Mandatory toothbrushing. He likes apartment conditions. He is friendly to all family members, but recognizes one of them as the owner.
An amazing dog in every way. Ancient view of the “shepherd’s”. Living in an apartment is not aggravated by Bullets if there are active and long walks. A distinctive feature is their coat. By maturity, the hairs are woven into “dreadlocks”. Adults without undercoat, therefore, do not cause allergies.
In terms of hygiene, Puli is picky. Wool care is divided into two periods: before the formation of the “dreadlock” and after. You can not comb a dog with “pigtails”, bathe no more than once a month. The baby can be combed and washed more often. It is necessary to cleanse the ears and trim the claws. Pets love physical activity: running, jumping.
Dogs are large due to the developed muscle frame and growth of about 65 cm. Endowed with a strong character, cunning, and intelligence. Negatively affected by the lack of training: dogs become aggressive and impulsive. The decision to start a Giant Schnauzer will add trouble to the owner. By nature, an energetic and hardworking dog is looking for an opportunity to waste energy. The breed is used in power organs, where its characteristics are extremely important. As for the care: pets need trimming (plucking hair), washing and combing. Subject to hygiene do not cause allergies.
Despite the name, “Tibetans” do not belong to terriers. The pedigree comes from Tibet, where they played the role of watchdogs or shepherds at temples. By nature: hardy, agile, friendly, impatient. Medium in size: the height at the withers is about 40 cm. The coat is two-layer: there is undercoat and main hair. Luxurious “fur coat” requires careful care. Tibetan terriers practically do not fade. Adapting to living conditions in the presence of walking: active runs, games. Safe for people prone to allergic reactions.
1.Cut the Tibetan at least twice a year.
2.Washing in the hot season, at least once every fourteen days. In winter, it is allowed to wash the dog as it gets dirty.
3.Up to a year, the puppy needs to be combed daily. In an adult, the cover becomes tougher, comb at least 2 times a week. With a lack of care of the main hair and downs, they get lost in “tangles”.
4.If your ears and eyes are dirty, treat these areas with a damp cloth..
five.Remove plaque with special pastes. “Tibetans” are disposed to caries and tartar.
Shih Tzu or the “Imperial Dog” is not large. However, this did not stop to win the love of people around the world. The constitution of individuals is fry. Characteristic: mannerism, lack of aggression and a sense of superiority. Pay attention to the silky and long hair of daffodils. Bathe and comb Shli-tzu regularly. Teeth are cleaned daily. Demanding on living conditions. The apartment is a suitable option for a decorative “royal person”. Small tenants love children, but are not patient if their interests are infringed. With older children they get along fine, are easily involved in games.
What to do if an allergic reaction occurs?
If the allergy is not acute!
- Remember if there were any other changes in everyday habits (change of washing powder, etc.). The reason may be another object.
- Examine another disease to cause similar symptoms.
- Make an appointment with an allergist. Hand over tests prescribed by a specialist.
- If the condition is not acute, wait 2-3 weeks. Human immunity is able to adapt to the presence of adverse factors. Take antihistamines, limit contact with your pet, but not completely.
- Wipe and disinfect more often the surfaces in the house, rug and tray.
Subject to all recommendations, a reduction in symptoms is possible. Take your time to get rid of the animal, in some cases, the allergy is temporary.