“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawaken” a quote from French poet Anatole France.
Let’s be honest, here at FCAAC we love our pets as much as our children, and we own a most variegated array of them – the list includes commonly, dogs and cats, and it goes all the way to birds and also a baby piglet.
In South Florida we are blessed with warm and sunny weather that doesn’t allow high rates of air pollution, but we are not exonerated from airborne allergens such as pollen, dust, mold, dust mites and also pet dander.
Because June is pet adoption month and because we will never get tired of saying one more time that if you have allergies to pets you don’t have to put your companions up for adoption, we have rounded up the top questions patients ask our doctors when diagnosed with a pet allergy in a series of downloadable images for you to share.
THE SYMPTOMS OF PET ALLERGY
I HAVE PET ALLERGIES, BUT WHAT AM I REALLY ALLERGIC TO?
The protein contained in the saliva, dander and urine of your four-legged friend is what you are allergic to.
I am allergic to my cat/dog. What to do now?
A) CONTROL THE ENVIRONMENT
PLEASE NOTE: if symptoms are severe and evolve in asthma attacks and hospitalization, stricter measures must be taken prioritizing the health of the patient.
B) CONSULT THE ALLERGIST