8 Hypoallergenic Pets

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Find breeds with hair, not fur

However, certain breeds are less likely to trigger allergies in some people due to the type of coat they have. Pets with hair, rather than fur, are often considered to be more hypoallergenic

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Other dog breeds for people with allergies

Other dog breeds that are indicated for people with mild or moderate allergies are the Italian greyhound, the Maltese bichon or the American hairless terrier.

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What about cats?

While people can be allergic to dogs, cats or both, they trigger allergies in a similar way. Proteins known as Fel D1, the major feline allergen, accumulate in cat fur after they lick themselves clean.

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Rabbits or chinchillas

Chinchillas or rabbits (especially short-haired) can also be good options, since they produce fewer allergens than other furry friends. At the same time, since they don't usually run freely around your house

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Fish are an excellent option

For obvious reasons, fish are great pets for people with allergies since contact with them is minimal.

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Beware

The one drawback to fish, in certain circumstances, is the introduction of humidity into a space. If improperly cared for, it can spur mold growth, which can trigger allergies. So make sure to take good care of the fish tank to avoid humidity problems.

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A bird as a pet

Yes, birds do have feathers, but allergies to birds are much less common than allergies to mammals. It's still important to be sure they don't provoke allergies, as the mites that they harbor in their feathers can provoke allergic reactions as well.

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Not all birds should be pets

Once again we have to draw attention to the need to pay attention to local legislations. They are becoming more and more restrictive and only some species (basically canaries) are allowed as pets. The rest have to fly free.

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Don't forget about pet insects

While insects are often overlooked, they can make great pets for people with open mind

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A stick insect as a pet?

The most common option may be spiders, but the stick insect is another interesting choice. Since you won't have much contact with them and they won't be given free reign of the house, their allregy potential is almost nill.

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Ant farms are super cool

Who, as a child, hasn't dreamed of having an ant farm? They can be fascinating for scientifically-minded folks. And, as is the case with fish, reptiles and insects, since there is a physical barrier between you and your pet, the absence of allergies is virtually guaranteed.

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Ant farms are super cool

Who, as a child, hasn't dreamed of having an ant farm? They can be fascinating for scientifically-minded folks. And, as is the case with fish, reptiles and insects, since there is a physical barrier between you and your pet, the absence of allergies is virtually guaranteed.

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