Signs of Pet Allergies

May 18, 2012

Those furry ears and kitten purrs often make hearts melt. Most of us bond with our pets as if they were a part of our family. While some may embrace their pets into their homes, there are others who must avoid them because of pet allergies. These allergies can be barely noticeable or they can be quite severe. They often happen minutes after coming in contact with the offending allergen.

It’s what you can’t see that is causing all the trouble. Pet allergies are caused by the small flakes of animal skin that are invisible to the naked eye. This pet dander can be found on many places of your home such as your clothes, carpets and furniture. Animal urine and saliva also contain allergens. Anywhere your pet has gone, dander is sure to follow. You may be allergic to cats, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters and birds. Allergens are easily inhaled and remain in the air for a long time.  Read more…

(by Sky Martin, eHow contributor)

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