Ask the Vet
Ask the Vet
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Dym
Back to results
Enter Your Information All fields are required

While efforts are made to answer all questions as quickly as possible, if an immediate answer is required or if your pet is in need of urgent or emergency care, contact your pet's veterinarian immediately.

*Please note: Questions submitted and the answers will appear on our website as a benefit to all pet owners. Please make sure not to include any personal information in the box where you enter your question.

Ask the Vet
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Dym
Thank you! Your question has been submitted.

You will receive an answer from Dr. Dym and our vet/tech team as soon as possible, usually the same day.

All answers are provided for informational or educational purposes only, and are intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise and professional judgment of your pet's veterinarian.

It may be necessary to consult your pet's veterinarian regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your pet's symptoms or medical condition.

Close
Ask the Vet
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Dym
Oops! Your question has not been submitted.

An error has occurred, please reload the page and try again.

Close
Ask the Vet
Michael Dym, V.M.D.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Michael Dym
Got questions? Ask Dr. Dym & our Vet Team:

While efforts are made to answer all questions as quickly as possible, if an immediate answer is required or if your pet is in need of urgent or emergency care, contact your pet's veterinarian immediately.

Do these answer your question?
Showing of | See All
Have another question, or can’t find your answer?
Submit your question
We're Sorry!

There is no answer related to your question

Can’t find your answer?
Submit your question
Category Hide All Show All

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

If you notice that whenever you're around dogs your nose starts to run, you start sneezing, or you maybe start to wheeze? It's very possible you're allergic to dogs. Dog allergies are very common, especially in people who have other allergies or asthma. For dog lovers, this can be an absolute nightmare.

Those who are allergic to dogs have an over-sensitive immune system that causes their body to react to allergens, which are the harmless proteins in the dog's urine, saliva or dander (dead skin cells). Pet allergens that cling to your pet's shedding fur, can cling to just about anything, including furniture, walls, clothing, other surfaces, and even in the air, which explains why a person with pet allergies can have an allergic reaction just by walking into a home where a pet resides.

Instead of suffering through the allergies or not getting a dog, a lot of people get a hypoallergenic dog breed. Even though no dog is 100% hypoallergenic, there's a large variety of hypoallergenic breeds and crossbreeds that have non-shedding coats, which produce less dander (one of the allergy-causing agents). Because these dogs don't shed as much, the dander that sticks to their fur doesn't get released into the air and floor as much as a shedding dog.

 

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
  • Afghan Hound
  • American Hairless Terrier
  • Barbet
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Bolognese
  • Chinese Crested
  • Coton de Tulear
  • Giant/Standard/Miniature Schnauzer
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • Maltese
  • Peruvian Inca Orchid
  • Standard/Toy Poodle
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Russian Tsvetnaya
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Labradoodle/Goldendoodle
  • Xoloitzcuintli
  • Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie)
  • Shih Tzu
  • West Highland Terrier (Westie)

 

How can I reduce the amount of dander in my home?

There are many ways to keep the pet allergens and dander at bay to avoid allergic reactions. Keeping the house clean of pet hair is important, but taking care of the source of the problem is best. Use brushes to get any excess hair off your dog and shampoos and supplements to reduce shedding and promote a healthy and shiny coat.

We'll contact your Vet to verify.
$5 to $20 Off with code PETS
$7.67
$10.96
$7.29
Shop now
We'll contact your Vet to verify.
$5 to $20 Off with code PETS
$16.25
$23.21
$15.44
Shop now
We'll contact your Vet to verify.
$29.95
$42.79
Shop now
We'll contact your Vet to verify.
$5 to $20 Off with code PETS
$15.99
$22.84
$15.19
Shop now
We'll contact your Vet to verify.
$5 to $20 Off with code PETS
$12.24
$17.49
$11.63
Shop now
We'll contact your Vet to verify.
$8.44
$12.06
Shop now