Learn More About the Causes of Pet Allergies and How to Avoid Them
Have you ever come home to a purring cat, nestling against your leg, or a jumping-for-joy dog, wagging its tail? You caress your pet’s head, stroke it’s back, and then rub your eyes out of pure exhaustion, only to feel that sting. No, it’s not the sting of unconditional love, it’s the sting of burning, irritating, pupils. And that’s just the start of it.
An astounding 1 out of 6 Americans have either dog allergies or cat allergies whether they know it or not. However, that doesn’t stop the 164 million households in America from adding Fido or Whiskers to their families.
In fact, The Humane Society and 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey based on statistics from the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy released the following estimates:
• 78.2 million—Number of owned dogs
• 46 percent—Percentage of households that own at least one dog
• 60 percent—Percentage of owners with one dog
• 28 percent—Percentage of owners with two dogs
• 12 percent—Percentage of owners with three or more dogs
• 1.7—Average number of owned dogs per household
• 86.4 million—Number of owned cats
• 39 percent—Number of households that own at least one cat
• 52 percent—Percentage of owners with more than one cat
• 2.2—Average number of owned cats per household
Cat allergies are twice as common as dog allergies, and based on the aforementioned statistics, cats are even more popular than dogs. Even if you are not symptomatic initially, that doesn’t mean you’re not susceptible to becoming allergic.
The cause of indoor allergies is “protein allergies” that come from your dog or cat’s skin, saliva, urine, excrement, fur and dander. The protein contaminant that affects people with cat allergies is called Fel-D1, and the protein contaminant that affect people with dog allergies is called Can-F1. In both cases, these contaminants are invisible to the human eye and become immediately airborne once shed. These “protein allergies” can travel yards and yards and attach themselves to clothes, furniture, rugs, and other fabric surfaces before being absorbed through the human skin.
And even though you might not show symptoms, the human body has a threshold for handling allergens before it starts showing symptoms. Once reached, there’s no turning back. Common symptoms that can develop over long exposure to your dog and cat are: puffy-red eyes that tear and burn; runny nose; sneezing, coughing and upper respiratory congestion; headache; itchy skin, hives and rashes; pronounced and chronic exhaustion; shortness of breath; joint pain and arthritis.
Children are most at risk, kids exposed to domesticated animals have a 500% higher chance of developing asthma or other chronic respiratory conditions compared with children who aren’t exposed to pets .
Instead of just living with it, now you can get safe, long-lasting relief with the all-natural remedy for allergies called Mite-NIX Anti-Allergy System that is safe for kids and pets alike. Unlike other allergy remedies, the Anti-Allergy Relief Spray and Anti-Allergy Laundry Rinse don’t use harmful chemicals and won’t leave strong chemical scents like other home allergy remedies. The Mite-NIX Anti-Allergy System deconstructs both cat and dog protein allergens on a molecular level and provides long lasting natural allergy relief. Our Mite-Nix Anti-Allergy system will make your home into an Allergy Free Zone.