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Myth - Hypoallergenic Pets

Not all hypoallergenic pets are created equal, and some will still trigger your allergies more than others.

Listen as Dr Bubak explains.

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Full Transcript: A common allergy myth is that there are hypoallergenic breeds of dogs or cats. In reality the difference in dog or a cat would be a dog to dog variation. Same with cats, they can be actually eight times more in one dog than another and it's even within the same litter of pups. so just because one dachshund was fine won't mean that everyone is, so it's best just to play with the critter before you get it, and if you're allergic expect that you'll be taking some medicines to get better.

Topics: Allergy Myths, Pet Allergy

Mark Bubak, M.D.

About the Author: Mark Bubak, M.D.

Dr. Bubak is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology to care for adults and children with asthma and allergies. He has been active in allergy research and education with special emphasis on new allergy testing and treatment methods. A South Dakota native, his medical degree is from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, with Allergy and Internal Medicine fellowships at the Mayo Clinic.

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