Pet Allergy Treatment in California, Oregon & Washington
If you or someone in your family has a pet allergy, please do not hesitate to contact Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic today. We have top allergists who provide diagnostics, testing, and treatment for pets, dog, and cat allergies. We have multiple locations in California, Oregon & Washington.
Even the most beloved of animals shed dead skin or dander. Pets such as dogs and cats shed dander regardless of how much hair they have. Even having a small pet like a hamster or rabbit does not diminish the risk of allergy. If you are allergic to your pet, the best option is to remove the pet from the house. Keeping the pet at least out of your bedroom will help; however, dander is microscopic and is carried through the air.
Having a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresting) air filter running continuously in the bedroom and keeping the door closed is the best way to minimize symptoms. Cat dander is especially stubborn because it is sticky and can be a problem for up to six months after the removal of the cat. Bathing a cat twice a week has been shown to help reduce dander in the air. Pet allergies can be diagnosed and patients can be provided with medications or desensitization therapies.
- Red, Itchy, Swollen Eyes
- Reddened Areas on Skin
- Runny Nose and/or Congestion
- Itchy Ears and/or Throat
- Coughing and Wheezing
- Frequent Bronchitis