It's the dander, not the fur that's causes sniffles, sneezes and other allergy symptoms. Find out what you can do to keep it under control
You don't have to necessarily bid farewell to your favorite four-legged family member when your child has allergies, but you do have to be more mindful. Here are guidelines recommended for keeping your child healthy.
Bathe Your Pet Regularly
He may not like it, but bathing your pet weekly will send a lot of dander down the drain. This goes for cats and dogs. And if you like to brush your cat or dog, do it out of the house to avoid disbursing dander into the air.
Let Them Roam
The more time your pet spends outdoors, the less dander there will be in your house. So encourage your child and pet to play outside often. Outdoor play will allow the dander to blow away rather than settle on furniture and carpeting.
Consider a Different Breed
If your child is sensitive to pet dander, you can try looking for breeds of cats and dogs that do not have highly allergenic dander. It may mean saying goodbye to a favorite friend, but it won't mean giving up having a pet entirely.