It is summer and you see everyone going to the parks with their children and their pets. You really want to own a pet but allergies are a real problem. You do not have to do without!
Let’s get something straight before we go any further – There are NO Allergy-Free Pets! Ok, Aunt Sally told you about her poodle with “special” fur or something similar. What she says is true, just not accurate. There ARE pets that are better for people with allergies than others, but, they are not allergy free. They are hypo-allergenic, meaning that the things that cause allergies are decreased with them. Here is a list of hypo-allergenic dogs.
Irish Water Spaniel
Spanish Water Dog
Wirehaired Fox Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier
Portuguese Water Dog
West Highland Terrier
Before adopting your next pet, make sure you have researched for behavior, attitude, health issues and lifestyle compatibility. Knowing what you want before you get your next pet will help make a more fulfilling, healthier relationship for many years to come.
Pets can be expensive. Knowing what they need prior to getting one is a wise decision. It is always better to keep them up-to-date on their vaccines than pay for their recovery from distemper, kennel cough, parvo, etc. which can be very costly.
Be aware of zoonotics (things your pet can share/give to you). It is essential to keep your pet de-wormed several times a year to ensure they have not picked up anything that could be transmitted to you.
Pets can be so rewarding to adults and children alike if you give them the love, care, vaccinations and de-worming that is essential to their health.
Feel free to give us a call if you have any question about the above animals, vaccines or any other questions.