Do You Suffer from Pet Allergies?
Dog allergies and cat allergies are more common than one might think. But people suffering from these pet allergies are rarely allergic to the fur. Instead, allergic reactions in people with animal allergies are triggered by dander, small scales of skin that animals shed. Those with cat allergies may be affected by a cat’s saliva, which is known to contain a protein that causes an allergic reaction. Those with dog allergies may be affected by a dog’s saliva, as well.
Common symptoms of these pet allergies include:
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Rashes, hives or angioedema
- Breathing difficulties
Treatments are available for those with dog allergies and/or cat allergies. Dr. Atul Shah of the Center for Asthma & Allergy is a world-class allergist who can help alleviate the symptoms associated with dog allergies, cat allergies, and any other type of pet allergies. Even though avoiding exposure is the best option, there are many practical reasons why this may not be possible. In these situations, allergy vaccinations can be very effective. As a caring and dedicated allergy specialist, Dr. Shah will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to help you manage your dog or cat allergies so that you can once again enjoy spending time with the four-legged friends in your life.
There is no need to suffer through your pet allergies. Come see Dr. Shah at The Center for Asthma & Allergy in Shirley, Long Island, New York for relief from your dog or cat allergy symptoms. We have proudly served Suffolk County for over a decade and are always welcoming new patients. Please contact Dr. Shah’s office at (631) 395-5464 for a consultation to discuss your questions about pet allergies with Long Island’s premier Board Certified allergy & asthma specialist.