So you just learned that you've got a dog allergy. And your doctor suggested that maybe you should think about giving your pet to a good friend. (But who does THAT?) Well, here's a piece of good news: natural dog allergy relief does exist and it's just 6 easy tips away.
Yeah, it IS possible to stop those miserable symptoms and keep the dog who loves you!
First of all, how common are dog allergies?
Really common. For starters, studies show that 15% of Americans are allergic to dogs. That’s nearly 1 in 6 of us with dog allergies!
Still, very few of those people seem eager to give up their pet. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that 25% of all allergic adults and children live with a family pet. Yet when told by their doctor to get rid of the animal, less than 2% comply.
That helps explain the growing popularity of pet allergy control products – especially natural dog allergy relief formulas.
What causes dog allergies?
There are many causes of indoor allergies. However, if the problem is dog allergy, then the cause is always a “protein allergen” called Can f1. This invisibly small protein particle is found mostly in dog saliva, but it’s also present in dog fur, dander, urine, and solid waste.
Because dog allergens are so tiny and lightweight, they become airborne as soon as they leave the dog’s body. Within minutes they can travel many yards. And because they’re sticky, they cling to clothing, uphoststery, bed linen, towels, and other fabric surfaces. From there they are easily inhaled and absorbed through human skin pores.
No wonder the EPA warns that American homes are the most allergy-provoking places in the nation! And even if you don’t own a dog, f1 can enter your home through open windows and doors, even air conditioning and heating systems to cause dog allergies.
Then why doesn’t everyone react to dog allergens?
Because most people have an immune system that just ignores these allergens. Their bodies see Can f1 as completely harmless bits of protein.
But people with dog allergies have an immune system that mistakes the allergens for dangerous invaders. Their system goes a little crazy, rushing antibodies to eyes, nose, lungs, and skin. Those antibodies try to bind to the incoming allergens, to destroy them. Doctors say it’s this binding process that actually causes symptoms.
The most common reactions are cold-like symptoms. For example, there’s puffy-red eyes that tear and burn, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and pet allergy headaches. Sometimes there can also be itchy skin, hives and rashes, pronounced exhaustion, shortness of breath, even debilitating joint pain.
Who’s most likely to get dog allergies?
Well, we know that dog allergies are cumulative. In other words, even mildly susceptible people will start to react with symptoms after prolonged exposure to dogs (and their Can f1 allergens). When exactly will that happen? It’s hard to say because every person is different. But we all have an allergen limit. When the number of Can f1 allergens around us exceeds our individual tolerance, we start to expereince symptoms.
Experts also warn that children are most at risk. In fact, youngsters living in homes with an excessive number of dog allergens are at higher risk for developing childhood asthma. That makes natural dog allergy relief a big concern for modern, informed parents!
What about using chemical killing sprays?
Once people understand that their dog allergy is caused by Can f1 allergens, they often try to solve the problem with harsh chemical solutions. Sadly, this strategy tends to fail. First because the environmental allergens that trigger their symptoms start to accumulate the minute old ones are destroyed. So it’s only a matter of time before symptoms return.
In addition, harsh solutions tend to provoke new symptoms! This happens because an over-sensitive immune system is likely to over-react to harsh killing agents and cleansers – just as it does to indoor allergens. So even if the allergens are temporarily eliminated, the substance that destroyed them can cause new misery.
So get proactive – and keep your dog.
You cannot cure dog allergies,. You can only relieve symptoms. And that means reducing the Can f1 level in your home. So, at least for starters, try the following 6 tips.
- Use the Easy Air Organic Allergy Relief Combo Pack. Unlike products made with harsh chemicals, this 2-formula allergy-control kit is both powerful and natural. Its Organic Allergy Relief Spray and Organic Allergy Relief Laundry Rinse instantly destroy dog allergens at a molecular level. They truly provide all natural dog allergy relief, on contact.
- Groom your dog after an “exciting” day. Anytime dogs get excited, they shed more Can f1 allergen. So have your pet brushed thoroughly after it plays or gets upset.
- Bathing definitely helps. Experts say that a bath lowers the level of surrounding Can f1 by up to 85%.
- Use a hypoallergenic pet shampoo. Various brands are available at pet stores or you can make your own by mixing 2-oz. glycerin (available at any pharmacy) with 8-oz. liquid dish soap, 8-oz. apple cider vinegar and 8-oz. water.
- Don’t trade in your dog for an “allergy-free” breed. There is no such thing. All dogs shed Can f1.
- Use a HEPA (High Efficient Particle Air) vacuum at least once a week and a HEPA air purifier daily. Together, they will eliminate even more dog allergens from around your home.