Have you ever heard someone say how much they love their hypoallergenic dog but you don’t actually know what it means? You’re not alone.
So what are hypoallergenic dogs?
In short, a hypoallergenic dog is a dog that has a naturally non-shedding coat, making them a perfect pet option for allergy sufferers. The more a dog sheds, the more that you are exposed to pet dander, which is typically what triggers your sneeze attacks or allergies.
Hypoallergenic dogs are also great for people that don’t want the added task of cleaning up pet hair from their home. Even better, there are a lot of breeds that are considered hypoallergenic that you can choose from.
Popular hypoallergenic dog breeds
How to care for hypoallergenic dogs
The main difference in care between hypoallergenic dogs and other dogs isn’t a lot, actually. Hypoallergenic dogs just need to go to the groomer more. The good news is that this is great for people with allergies since regular grooming gets allergens off and out more often. If you have a hypoallergenic pet or are thinking about getting one, our Wagmo Wellness plan will save you a lot of money and stress when it comes to taking care of your pet’s basic needs, and hopefully keep you from sneezing.
Ways to help minimize allergies
If you really want to go the extra mile to try and minimize allergies, here’s a couple other things to consider:
- Get an air purifier for a breath of fresh air all day long.
- Try to dust weekly. Pets bring in dust and dander from playing outside. We know it’s boring, but it will make you feel 10 times better, guaranteed.
- If you don’t already own a vacuum, take this as a sign to go pick one up. If you’re particularly lazy when it comes to cleaning, you can always invest in a Roomba that will do the work for you.
- Get protective allergy covers for your bed and pillows.
- Marie Kondo your things to reduce clutter. *Bonus points if you watch Tidying Up while you clean.*
- Regularly bathe your pet or take them to the groomer to reduce pet dander and buildup!
Thankfully, allergies don’t have to deprive you of love from a furry pal. As long as you give them the bit of extra hair care they need, hypoallergenic dogs are the perfect companion for anyone and everyone.
Do you have a hypoallergenic dog? We’d love to meet them! Tag us on Instagram @meetwagmo so we can see and share.