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Pet Dander what can you do? Does pet medication help prevent dander?

Friday, October 16, 2009
posted by Jim Murphy

cocker-spanielsOver 70% of households have either a dog or a cat. Our little furry friends always provide us with love an companionship. However, if we are allergic, there can be problems. Pet dander or skin flakes cause an allergic reaction such as sneezing, wheezing, running eyes and nose. This can be especially dangerous if you have asthma.  Here are some tips to help if you do develop an allergy. Keep your pet out of the bedroom. Keep all of your bedding clean. Wash your hands immediately after petting of touching your pet. Keep your pets off of the furniture so that dander does not get in your upholstery. Wear a protective mask and gloves when grooming your pet. There is no pet medication that will control dander but you can buy pet wipes and frequently wipe down your pet to keep his skin moist. This does work but you must do it frequently.Try bathing your pet regularly. This will reduce dander. I have asthma and suffered for many years with my cats Molly and Mille. I finally got on an asthma controlled medication which works wonders. If you do have asthma and are not on a medication to control the attacks, I would suggest that you try this. My life with my pets is no much better!

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