Pet Allergy

Remove the animal from home if possible.

The best way to reduce exposure to animal allergens is the removal of the animal from the home or place. In addition, you should perform a thorough cleaning of the house – upholstered furniture, carpets and other reservoirs because allergens dander can remain in the house in high concentrations, even up to six months after removal of the animal, especially in the case of cats.

Indirect exposure to animals should be avoided as far as possible, and not go to places where you may encounter any. In the case of schools, the presence of animals in the classroom should be prohibited.

If it is not possible to remove the animal.

If the patient decides not to remove the pet, there is a series of measures that can be advised to reduce the amount of allergens produced by the animal and their concentration in the environment:

These measures reduce the amount of allergen but do not entirely eliminate the symptoms nor substitute the desirability of removing the animal from the house or administering immunotherapy if available.