Am I Allergic To Cats? Dogs? Take our quiz and learn about indicators!

Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether or not you’re allergic to pets. People can have allergic reactions to all sorts of things, so establishing a link between your symptoms and your animals is a tricky business! We’ve created this little quiz to help you explore the matter. It’s split into two parts. The first is an assortment of general knowledge questions to see how much you know about pet allergies. The second is a bunch of indicator questions, designed to help you establish whether or not your allergic reactions are being triggered by pets or something else. Let’s get started! Part 1: General pet allergy knowledge Which of these breeds is considered hypoallergenic (i.e. easier for allergic folks to tolerate)? Poodle Beagle Terrier All of the above None of the…
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How Clean Is Your House Really? Read our tips to help you keep it clean with dogs!

The answer: probably not as clean as you think! If there aren’t any obvious dust bunnies or fur balls chasing around your floors, it’s easy to comfort yourself by thinking your house is completely clean. Unless you’re walking around barefoot, you won’t even notice the fine coat of dust on all your hard flooring. And most of us don’t look closely enough at things like baseboards or wood molding to see just how much dust and debris is caked on them. When it comes to managing pet allergies, though, you have to take cleanliness to a whole new level! The truth is, the majority of us live in homes that are far from clean. We take care of the big, obvious stuff, but there’s still enough dust, dead skin, and…
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How To Allergy-Proof Your Home: get rid of symptoms with our tips!

As we’ve explained elsewhere on this site, it’s impossible to completely eliminate pet allergens. If you have pets and suffer from pet allergies, you’re simply going to have to accept that at least a few allergen particles are going to cross your path. Still, there are a number of things you can do to allergy-proof your home and reduce your exposure to allergens indoors! Use hard blinds, rather than a fabric material Have you ever lowered or raised the blinds quickly on a sunny day? That cloud of dust you’ve seen is laden with allergens. Not only dust, but pet dander, pollen, and who knows what else is stuck on your soft furnishings, just waiting to be blown into your face. That’s no good! We suggest replacing soft blinds and…
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Best Robot Vacuum For Allergies: Roomba and other models reviewed!

At first glance, robot vacuums would see to be an allergy suffering pet owner’s dream come true! Since managing allergies is all about containing allergens and reducing pet hair/dander/dirt in the home, having a device to clean every other day or so is ideal. However, robotic vacuums are quite different from your standard upright or canister machine. Don’t get us wrong–we absolutely love robot vacuums. They’re most definitely the future, especially as we all move into the collective smart home. They’re the ideal way to manage homes with pets and kids in particular. There’s a major flaw with nearly all robot vacuums currently available, though. They don’t have HEPA filtration. Instead, they advertise “high-efficiency” filters, or some similar terminology. Look closely, and you’ll see that these proprietary filters only remove…
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