A pet can collect pollen, mold spores and other outdoor allergens that can cause an allergic reaction or aggravate asthma symptoms, as well as proteins found in a pet’s dander, skin flakes, saliva, and urine.
Giving up a pet to prevent allergy symptoms is not always necessary. We can accurately diagnose your symptoms and develop a treatment plan to help you or your child manage allergy symptoms and potentially keep your furry friends.
Pet allergy symptoms appear during or shortly after exposure to the animal. These symptoms may linger long after the animal is gone. This is because the dander remains in the air, on furniture, in carpeting or on your clothing.
If you experience the following symptoms after being near a dog or cat, you may have an allergy:
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Runny nose
Additionally, contact with a pet may trigger skin allergy symptoms including itchy skin or raised, red patches (hives). Pets can also trigger asthma symptoms, causing wheezing, difficulty breathing or chest tightness.
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