Pet allergies indicate that the person's immune system can not handle certain proteins that are released by animals with fur. When someone who has a pet allergy is exposed to these proteins or pet dander, their nasal passage will become inflamed. This inflammation will cause symptoms similar to regular allergies, such as a runny nose, coughing, sneezing, and so on. Pet allergies are most commonly caused by dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, rats and most common house pets that have fur. These types of pets produce dander.
Pet dander is the name for dead flakes of skin, that are released from any animal that has fur, most commonly, cats and dogs. However, there is a such thing as deer dander, because they have fur. Pet dander is part of what causes pet allergies. Danderous material from pets, as well as their urine and saliva can cause allergic reactions. Our immune system's job is to detect any hazardous substances and fight them off so that the body is not effected by them. Unfortunately, there are many people who's immune systems are very sensitive and can not handle pet dander, urine or saliva.
Cat Allergy Symptoms
Cat allergy symptoms are very common, especially among those who suffer from general allergies. Cat dander can cause many cat allergy symptoms for those who are allergic to cats. The cat allergy symptoms are generally the same as those of regular allergies. Allergy solutions for cat dander are minimal and are not always effective. The most common allergy solutions are shots that can reduce, and possibly stop cat allergy symptoms, depending how weak the patient's immune system is to cat dander.
Someone who's immune system can not fight off the proteins released by a dog's dander, urine or saliva have a dog allergy. While there are some suggested dogs for people with allergies, it is recommended that those who suffer from a dog allergy do not live with a dog. It is also suggested that those with a dog allergy try to stay away from places where dogs have been as much as possible. The dog's dander, urine, and saliva can be left behind in places where they once were. These substances can linger for long periods of time. This is why people with a dog allergy may not only start an allergic reaction from being in a certain room or place, but the symptoms of the reaction may last for a longer period of time as well.
Dog Allergy Symptoms
Dog allergy symptoms are basically the same as those of someone who has regular allergies, and even more like those who suffer from any pet allergy. These symptoms include watery eyes, as well as redness and itchiness of the eyes. A runny nose is very common, as well as a sore throat and difficulties breathing. Like all allergic reactions, an allergic reaction to a pet allergy causes the nasal passage to swell and become inflamed. This is the main cause of all the symptoms caused by a dog allergy.