Stop Dog Allergies AND Keep Your Pet
Studies show that 15% of Americans are either allergic to dogs or have cat allergies. That’s nearly 1 in 6 people!
Yet nobody seems eager to give up the fun of having a pet. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that 25% of all allergic adults and children currently live with a household cat or dog. And when told by their doctor to get rid of the animal, less than 2% are willing to comply.
What causes dog allergies?
If you think you may have dog allergies, or if you’ve been diagnosed with asthma (pronounced asma), you would be wise to understand the root of the problem.
The cause of indoor allergies is “protein allergens,” microscopic protein particles that are constantly shed by dust mites, cats and dogs through their skin, saliva, urine, excrement, fur and dander. For those with a dust mite allergy, for example, it’s a protein in mite droppings that actually provokes symptoms.
In the case of dog allergies, the contaminant is Can f1, an tiny protein particle found primarily in dog saliva. But Can f1 dog allergens are also present in dog urine and dander (bits of dead skin, fur and hair).
Contrary to popular speculation, there are no truly hypoallergenic dogs. Can f1 is produced by absolutely every dog breed.
After flaking off or being eliminated from the animal’s body, Can f1 particles are so tiny and lightweight that they instantly become airborne. Within minutes they can travel many yards away. And because they’re sticky, these dog allergens cling to clothing, upholstery, bed linen, towels, rugs, drapes and other fabric surfaces. From there, they are picked up and absorbed into human skin.
Why does Can d1 cause allergy symptoms?
Actually, Can f1 is a completely harmless protein for most people. But for adults and children with canine allergies it is mistaken by the immune system for a dangerous invader.
Inhaled from the surrounding air or entering the body through skin pores and eyes, Can f1 triggers cold-like symptoms:
- puffy-red eyes that tear and burn
- runny nose
- sneezing, coughing and upper respiratory congestion
Less often, it can cause more serious and chronic symptoms:
- itchy skin, hives and rashes
- pronounced and chronic exhaustion
- shortness of breath
- joint pain and arthritis
Who’s most likely to have dog allergies?
We know that dog allergies are a cumulative response to Can f1. In other words, prolonged exposure to dogs will eventually lead to an allergic reaction even in mildly susceptible people. When will that happen? It’s different for every person. But we all have a threshold for handling allergens and when the level of contaminants around us exceeds that level, we start to experience symptoms.
Researchers have also determined that children are most at risk. Youngsters living in homes with high concentrations of Can f1 (and other indoor allergens) are 500% more likely to develop asthma, a chronic and serious medical problem.
That’s one reason why, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warnings, American homes are “the most allergic” environments in the nation.
Eliminate Symptoms AND Keep Your Dog
It’s impossible to cure dog allergies. You can, however, significantly lower your chances of developing symptoms—or soothe symptoms you may already have. The bottom line is simple: you need to dramatically reduce the number of Can f1 particles present in your home.
Here are 4 helpful tips toward achieving that goal:
- Use the Easy Air Anti-Allergy System. Unlike other allergy products, which introduce harsh chemicals into your home, the Easy Air System is powerful and all natural. Used together, its Anti-Allergy Relief Spray and Anti-Allergy Laundry Rinse instantly deconstruct dog allergens at a molecular level. It’s like taking dangerous boulders and crumbling them into harmless rubble. Safe enough to use even around newborns or the smallest family pets, these state-of-the-art, all-natural liquid formulas will instantly transform your home into an Allergy Free Zone. Daily life will be much more comfortable; and you’ll lower your child’s risk of developing allergies or asthma.
- Groom your dog after an “exciting” day. Whenever dogs get excited or stressful, they shed more Can f1 allergens. So have the dog brushed thoroughly in response.
- Bathing definitely helps. A bath lowers the level of surrounding Can f1 by as much as 84 percent. Always use a hypoallergenic pet shampoo. Here’s a great recipe for lifting the allergens without hurting the dog: Mix together 2-oz glycerin (available at any pharmacy), 8-oz liquid dish soap, 8-oz apple cider vinegar and 8-oz water.
- Have someone else do the grooming. Nothing gets rid of more Can f1 allergens than brushing or bathing a dog. But during the process, millions of allergens are released into the area. So if you have dog allergies or asthma, you should not groom your pets yourself. And if you must, then wear a dust filtering mask while bathing, brushing or combing.