The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
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Allergy Recommendations: Managing Your Pet's Exposure to Allergens

If you are living with an allergy-susceptible companion, try to keep your household exposure of dust, pollen, mites and fleas to a minimum.

Some recommendations for managing your pet’s exposure to allergens:

  • Dust and vacuum often. Make sure that your pet is not present while you dust and vacuum.
  • Consider installing air conditioning, air filtration systems, and/or a vacuum with air filtration to avoid reintroducing allergens back into your pet’s environment.
  • Use dehumidifiers to help control mould and mites.
  • During peak allergy seasons, limit your pet’s outdoor time.
  • Avoid going outside at dawn and dusk which can be times of high outdoor pollen.
  • Rinse off your pet’s paws right after they’ve been outdoors.
  • Keep lawn grass cut short to reduce seed and pollen production.
  • Keep your pet off the lawn one to two hours after mowing or when the lawn is wet.
  • When driving, avoid letting your pet put their head out of the car windows.
  • Dry your pet’s bedding using the dryer instead of drying outside.
  • Frequently bathe your pet using hypoallergenic shampoos, leave-in conditioners, and cool water rinses.