Dog allergies are a type of allergy that any dog lover can develop. Even if you’ve been living with a dog for years and haven’t had any abnormalities, unfortunately, no one has a zero chance of developing it. Therefore, this time, we will introduce the symptoms that occur when you develop dog allergies and the measures to live together even if you have allergic symptoms.
Four symptoms of dog allergies
Since the symptoms of dog allergy vary from person to person, it is difficult to say that this symptom will always occur, but first I will introduce four typical symptoms.
Sneezing and coughing
If you touch the dog or if you have a dog in the same room without touching it, you will start to sneeze and cough and will not stop.
It may go away with a few sneezes or coughs, or it may cough so hard that you have difficulty breathing, or you may continue to sneeze.
Red-eye and itching
Since the mucous membrane of the eye is constantly exposed to the outside air, it is said to be a place where allergic symptoms are likely to occur.
The most common symptom is redness and itching in the eyes, and as it gets worse, the eyelids may swell.
Itching and redness of the skin
The skin may become slightly red and itchy. Symptomatology often occurs on relatively soft areas of the skin, especially on the upper arms and inside of the thighs.
As the symptoms on the skin get worse, they can develop into hives.
Urticaria quickly spreads throughout the body and can reach the mucous membranes as well as the visible areas.
In the worst case, it may cause respiratory distress, so it is recommended to see a doctor as soon as possible if such symptoms occur.
Prevention and countermeasures for dog allergies
Once a dog allergy develops, it cannot be completely cured, so it is important to take preventive measures and take measures to prevent the symptoms from appearing as much as possible.
Prevention of dog allergies
Preventive measures include taking medicine according to the doctor’s instructions and improving your constitution.
There is a lot of information on the Internet about improving your constitution, but in reality, the effects vary depending on your constitution. Depending on the hospital, you can also consult about improving your constitution, so it is recommended that you consult with a specialist without making a self-judgment.
Measures for dog allergies
If you want to take measures while living with your dog, the following five measures are relatively effective.
・ Brush your dog outdoors and shampoo as often as possible.
・ Keep dogs out of the bedroom (separate living space if possible)
・ Ventilate the room diligently and always use an air purifier.
・ Avoid rugs such as rugs and carpets where dog hair is easily entangled.
・ Clean the room every day
Breeds that are less likely to have dog allergies
There are several breeds of dogs that are easy to keep even for people with dog allergies, but the first one is the toy poodle. One of the causes of dog allergies is dog hair loss, but toy poodles are a breed of dog with very little hair loss. Therefore, it is said that dog allergies are unlikely to occur, and not only those who actually develop dog allergies, but also many people choose toy poodles after hearing the information that they are less likely to develop dog allergies.
Other than toy poodles, Maltese dogs and Shih Tzu are also dog breeds with relatively little hair loss, so it is said that dog allergies are unlikely to occur.
Surprisingly many people are raising dogs even if they are allergic to dogs.
One day I suddenly developed a dog allergy, but surprisingly many people live with dogs. If you want to stay with your favorite dog for a long time, but you think you have developed a dog allergy, first consult your doctor and start by preparing your living environment and taking measures.