Pets for People With Allergies

One of the hardest things if you love animals and would one day like to buy a pet, is that you may be allergic to either certain types of animals, or fur. Some things to think about before you buy a pet are checking firstly that you aren’t allergic and that no one you are living with is allergic. This is important, as you don’t want to buy a pet and then find out you’re allergic and risk having to send the animal back; this can be highly distressing for your pet. However, if you find out you are allergic, not all is lost – there are still a lot of pet options out there for you! If you’re still after a dog or cat, rather than opting for an alternative, you can go for a hypoallergenic breed. Although, it is important to remember that no breed is completely non-allergenic; there are just some that have lower allergens compared to others.

Hypoallergenic Dogs

  • Bichon Frise
  • Poodle
  • Schnauzer
  • Italian Greyhound

Hypoallergenic Cats

  • Balinese
  • Sphynx
  • Siberian
  • Cornish Rex

There are Other Options as Well

If your allergies are very strong, the best option could be to go for a pet that has no fur or dander at all. Going for reptiles or fish will be fine for your allergies and also fulfill your wish to have a pet. There are lots of different kinds of reptiles that can give you the same satisfaction as furry pets, so don’t fret, just do some research and go look at a number of different kinds to see if something suits your personality. Similarly, your allergies should be okay with having birds as pets – so this could be a good option for you. If you simply must have a pet with fur, then making sure to get a hypoallergenic one is your best bet, as well as following some protocols to keep the dander at bay, such as regularly washing their bedding.