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Hypoallergenic Dogs

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

dog-hairlessWhen the Obama’s searched for a dog, we were thinking about which breed would be the best for allergy sufferers.  Most people who sneeze and sniffle around dogs are actually allergic to a protein in canine saliva and dander which stick to a dogs fur. This is why breeds like the American Hairless Terrier which sheds very little are recommended for people with allergies.  However, no dog is truly hypoallergenic . All breeds produce some dander and saliva.  Certain people do seem to be able to tolerate certain dogs but most doctors agree that people who suffer from severe allergies should avoid pets that would trigger a reaction.  If you do have allergies and have a dog, bath him frequently and vacuum and clean you house often. There are some dog accessories such as pet wipes which can help reduce the amount of dander.