systems. Their bodies overreact to
harmless proteins which cause their bodies to attack it similar to bacteria and
viruses. Their symptoms, depending on
the severity, are coughing, wheezing, sneezing, red itchy eyes, runny, itchy,
congested nose, skin irritation, hives and at some times anaphylaxis.
People who suffer from dog allergies are allergic to the
protein found in the dog’s saliva, dander, and urine. Most are not allergic to the dog’s fur. It is the saliva, dander and urine ON the fur
that most people are allergic to.
There are a number of dog breeds that do not shed hair/fur as much as other dogs. These breeds were dubbed “hypoallergenic”. However, they shed just as much allergenic proteins as other dogs.
considered to be hypoallergenic. The
study shows that just as much dog protein was found in homes with “hypoallergenic”
dogs as those with non-hypoallergenic dogs.
The links below go into more detail with case studies. Click and take a look.