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Five Strategies for Dealing with Pet Allergies

Pets are fantastic, no doubt about that. They are undoubtedly great companions. For centuries, we have domesticated animals for a wide range of reasons. In years gone by it was for more practical reasons we kept them.  Nowadays, most pets have only one job, to make us happy.  Unfortunately for some of us, having pets has proved tricky due to pet-related allergies. As humans, we have not lived with animals long enough to develop complete immunity to their allergens. Below are five ways of dealing with pet allergies to help reduce discomfort. Set Boundaries We know this is hard and borderline impossible, but it has to be done when you are allergic to pets. Your bedroom should be a no-go zone for animals. The last thing you want is your private quarters being infested by animal dander. After hanging out with your pets all day, the best thing you can...
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Issues with the Household Flea

Anybody with a pet will have experienced a problem with fleas and one point. There are over 2,000 recorded species of fleas in the world with around 100 in Europe and 60 or so species in the UK. They are wingless insects, and their bodies are hard and flattened from side to side, helping them move about in the fur of a variety of  animals including our pets dogs and even ourselves. Recently my dog, Mack (a crossbreed), experienced an attack of fleas.  He reacted badly as he had developed flea allergy dermatitis. He suffered with severe itching and balding patches. But why can these tiny creatures have such a great impact? I read that fleas have a unique structure to their mouths which allow them to spread various pathogens; "The dual function of a flea's mouth allow them to both squirt saliva and blood into the bite, whilst sucking...
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