Can pet hair cause hives? You may have seen or experienced the more familiar symptoms of a pet allergy like itchy, red eyes, a runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. But what about other symptoms? Could there be a link between pet hair and hives?
When you have pets, you kind of get used to all that fur around your clothing, furniture, and even the floor. However, that is not ok. So, how can you make sure that you keep the fur of your pet out of your clothes, furniture, and even the floors?
If you have a dog, then you have dog hair…and probably have it EVERYWHERE! Dog hair can be pervasive, and if left uncontrolled it will cover your carpet, your couch, your clothes and even get in your MOUTH! So, if you have a shedding pooch and want to live (as best you can) in a hair free environment, there are some steps you need to take.
If you have asthma, you know the tell-tale signs: tightness in your chest, shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing. You understand the panic and anxiety that follows when you sense an attack coming on. And you likely know that many of the symptoms of asthma can also be a signal of a different problem – like allergies.
Your pets are family. They wake you up in the morning, begging for breakfast. They sit by the door while you’re at work and wait for you to return. They snuggle with you on the couch while you watch TV. And they sleep at the foot of your bed.
You love your pets (they’re members of your family!) and they bring so much love and fun to our daily lives, but there is one thing you can’t love – the way they shed hair! It gets all over your furniture, carpets, and clothes and when you come to clean their bedding it can get into your washing machine so your next wash could be affected.