Allergic to Dogs? Allergy Experts Names Top Breeds for People with Allergies

Is someone in your household allergic to dogs? With somewhere between 15 and 30 percent of the US population allergic to either cats or dogs, many people would like to add a dog to their household but they’re concerned about allergies. The recently-released Allergen All-Star Pet Awards have been announced recognizing the top 11 animals […]

Study Shows “Hypoallergenic” Dogs Aren’t Less Allergic

A few years ago when the Obama family was searching for a family dog, there was a lot of talk about “hypoallergenic dogs,” breeds that were less inclined to cause allergies or breathing difficulties in family members. The Portuguese Water Dog the family selected was one of the breeds often named as hypoallergenic. Other families […]

Minimizing Dog Dander

President-Elect Obama’s promise to get a First Dog has drawn international attention–and raised awareness about dogs and allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), more than 20 million Americans have asthma, and 50 million have allergies, so the Obamas are definitely not alone in their quest for a dog that will […]

Choosing a Hypoallergenic Dog

The upcoming adoption of a dog by the Obama family has brought a lot of attention to the question of hypoallergenic dogs to minimize allergens in the White House. But just what is a hypoallergenic dog. According to the ASPCA, “There is no such thing as a truly non-allergenic or hypoallergenic dog. Dogs (and cats) […]