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Controlling Pet Dander Allergies

Before making your pet the scapegoat for a family member's allergy, make sure that it is truly so. The best way to tell if the allergy is indeed present is to remove the allergic person from the pet's environment for a week or two, and see if their allergies improve. You may also wish to consult your allergist.

If a pet allergy has been confirmed, the best method of controlling it is avoidance. Sometimes, the best solution may be to find the pet another home. However, you must remember that pet allergen may remain in your home for up to six months.

If your or a family member's allergies are simply miserable, but not life-threatening, take these steps to reduce the symptoms:

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