It’s no secret that pet dander aggravates asthma symptoms, so what’s a pet lover in Mobile, Alabama, to do? Fortunately, certain pet breeds are considered hypoallergenic, which is good news for asthma sufferers. Here are just a few pets worth considering.
A toy breed, Bichon Frise don’t shed fur and dander like other dogs, making them a good choice for asthma or allergy sufferers. Keep in mind, however, that these adorable pups do require grooming upkeep, otherwise they can end up with skin issues.
Poodles have long been a preferred breed for asthma sufferers because they come in various sizes, from toy and miniature to standard-size. These curly-coated dogs have a single layer of fur instead of two, which means less shedding that could float into the air and circulate throughout your home. Just like the Bichon Frise, poodles do require a professional grooming every few months.
Portuguese Water Dog
The Portuguese Water Dog has grown in popularity thanks to Bo Obama, the pet of the former First Family. In fact, the Obamas chose Bo because of Malia’s pet allergies, as Portuguese Water Dogs are hypoallergenic. They’re also highly intelligent and have a look similar to that of the poodle, although this breed doesn’t require the same extensive grooming.
Cat lovers will be happy to know the Sphynx breed doesn’t spread allergens around the home. These bald kitties do require frequent baths to get rid of the oils that build up on their skin, but other than that, they’re a low-maintenance pet that’s great for the whole family.
Although the Balinese cat breed resembles a Siamese with long hair, they actually produce less dander than most cats. Plus, when they groom themselves, they don’t release irritants or have the same allergy-inducing proteins in their saliva.
If you’re a pet owner already dealing with asthma symptoms, HVAC maintenance can help keep allergens in check. Call Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. at 251-476-3610 to schedule an appointment and discuss our indoor air quality solutions.