Steps to reduce allergen exposure
Frequent washing with a hypoallergenic shampoo e.g. Dermcare Natural shampoo, Pyohex, Aloveen, will remove some pollen and mould away from your pet’s skin and hair.
It is a temporary remedy to remove pollen and mould from the hair and skin of pets, however, it is very important. Furthermore, pets that are not bathed regularly will carry pollen inside and shake it everywhere and then will be constantly re-exposed.
- Keep your pet indoors, avoiding outdoor exercise and activities on windy days and during peak pollination times
- Keep your pet off wet grass
- Keep your pet away from piles of leaves, grass cuttings and rubbish
- Keep your pet from running in fields..
- Remove plants from the garden that may trigger your pets allergy
- Keep your pet inside when mowing grass, raking leaves or watering plants and lawns
- Keep your pets bedding and surrounding area clean. Dusty rooms favour the living conditions of mites so thorough vacuum cleaning of beds, bedcovers, all carpets and other belongings in the room should be done regularly (every day, if possible). Even the vacuum cleaner can be a source of trouble, so change the bag before it gets too full
- Use a disinfectant (when the pet is not around)
- Wash bedding in hot water and dry completely
- Keep your pet away from basements, cellars, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and near the fridge
- Keep indoor area dry
- Use a dehumidifier or air conditioning
- Keep pets off carpets, beds and upholstery furniture
- Avoid having many household plants around your pet
- Do not buy ‘dusty" cans or bags of pet food
- Do not give your pet old leftover food from the refrigerator
- Close windows on windy days