Did you know?
Evidence suggests that children exposed to dogs early in life are at lower risk of asthma.
Pet dander is generally harmless and goes unnoticed by most people. But if you’re allergic, it can make you pretty uncomfortable—even if the animal is not in your presence. It’s microscopic; can linger in the air, in clothes, and in furniture; and when inhaled, can trigger a variety of symptoms: congestion, wheezing, chest tightness, sneezing, and itchy eyes and skin.
If you have pet allergies and suffer from asthma, several precautionary measures can help reduce your exposure to this trigger. If you’re experiencing persistent symptoms around pets, contact your doctor.