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Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

 

 

Allergy sufferers who are sensitive to dogs may know pet dander is the main culprit causing their allergic reaction. What’s more, recent studies point to pet dander present in dogs that may worsen hay fever allergy symptoms.

 

Below is a list of dog breeds that are considered hypoallergenic. petMD does not favor one canine breed over another. These breeds produce fewer allergens, which make them a preferable choice for allergy sufferers. Also, there is no such thing as a 100 percent hypoallergenic pet. The following guideline recommends these canine breeds for people who want to adopt a dog, but are limited by allergies:

 

 

Besides selecting a dog that may produce less dander in the home, it is also important to keep your indoor environment as free from airborne pollutants as possible. Use a HEPA air filter and vacuum bags to clean the air and filter out irritants a regular vacuum cleaner does not catch. Grooming your dog is often recommended, and letting them run outside as much as possible greatly reduces your dog shedding inside the home.

 

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  • More Hypoallergenic Dogs
    05/18/2011 10:07am

    You forgot a very nice hypoallergenic dog breed: HAVANESE

    I have raised these fantastic beings for 10 years and have sold many to highly allergic families who had NO problems. My own grandson has been horrifically allergic to everything on this planet since he was a baby, and he has lived with TWO (2) Havanese for 8 years without a single problem........


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