Are Ferrets Hypoallergenic?
Allergies and Pets
Hypoallergenic–meaning relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction
Allergy is a widespread chronic condition all over the world. Anyone can develop an allergy at any time. It is estimated that one in four people have chronic allergies, and that one in ten have allergies to pets–cats most of all.
Pet allergy symptoms can include sneezing, coughing, runny nose, scratchy throat or mouth, or itchy, red or watering eyes. For some people with allergic asthma, being around a pet can trigger wheezing or difficulty breathing.
There are many myths and misconceptions about allergies and pets.
How many of these common beliefs about allergies and pets can you identify correctly as true or false?
- A pet’s fur causes allergies.
- You can become desensitized to your pet and no longer have allergy symptoms.
- Rodents and other small furry pets are recommended for allergy sufferers.
- Pets that live outdoors cause fewer allergy problems.
- Restricting a pet to one or two rooms of your house will lessen allergy symptoms.
- You can be more allergic to your pet in Spring and Fall.
- People who are allergic to their pets must find new homes for them.