Have allergies kept you and your family from owning a pet? Well, worry about that no more. There are a variety of hypoallergenic pets to choose from, including dogs, cats, rodents, and more! Want to know something even cooler? Hypoallergenic pets aren’t just good for those with allergies; they’re good for everyone because they have less of an impact on your home’s indoor air quality!
Your journey for a hypoallergenic dog needs to start with one question: Do you like big dogs or small dogs?
A lot of hypoallergenic dogs are smaller, but there is one combination that leaves you with a big, cuddly hypoallergenic pup, and that would be the Labradoodle. A Labradoodle is a combination of a Poodle (which are always hypoallergenic because they have hair instead of fur) and the Labrador Retriever, the dog breed loved by all.
When thinking about hypoallergenic cat breeds, the first one that comes to mind might be the naked cat:
Don’t worry, if you’re looking for something a little more cuddly, this isn’t your only option. Interestingly enough, it’s not the cat’s fur that causes allergies to become irritated. Instead, it’s a protein in their saliva cal Fel D1. When they lick their coat, the saliva dries, becomes airborne, and causes allergy irritation.
The Balinese breed’s low levels of Fel D1 proteins in their saliva make them the perfect hypoallergenic and cuddly cat.
Do we have any fans of the Disney Channel classic, Kim Possible reading the blog? If so, then you might recognize the next hypoallergenic animal on the list, the naked mole-rat.
If cats and dogs really aren’t your kind of animal, then maybe the naked mole-rat would be better suited for you. Unfortunately, contrary to the show, naked mole rats are unable to be kept as pets, but you can find them at most zoos!Finding hypoallergenic pets for your home isn’t the only step you can take towards improving your home’s indoor air quality. Contact the air quality experts at DG Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about our solutions.