Dr Oz: Pet Allergies: Grooming Wipes, Bathwipes & Allergen Shampoo

Dr Oz did a segment called Keep Your Pets, Shed Your Allergies with Dr Marty Becker, a veterinarian who is one of Dr Oz’s Core Team members.  Doctor Oz said that our nation is full of pet lovers, but many of us suffer from pet allergies.  During winter, people are inside more, and this increased exposure to our pets can worsen our pet allergies.  Here are some great tips to help with Pet Allegies!

Dr Oz: What Causes Pet Allergies?

Dr Oz said that 15% of Americans are allergic to pets, with the biggest problem pet being cats.  Cats have a protein in their saliva, which is actually the substance to which most people are allergic.  The Dr Oz How To Clean a Catcat hair is a carrier for the dander and saliva (since cats lick themselves) and this causes the allergy.  This is why you can have an allergy to cats and pets who do not have hair at all.  Dr Becker said that Siberian Cats, which is the breed of Dr Oz’s Baby Cat, is the most hypoallergenic cat because it causes people to have very few allergies.

Dr Oz: HEPA Filter Vacuum For Pet Allergies

Dr Oz said that you should eliminate dander and dust mites by using a HEPA Filter vacuum, which traps up to 99.9% of the dander and dust mites.

Dr Oz: Pet-Free Bedroom

You should not let your pet sleep in your bedroom, and especially not in your bed.  Instead, use a washable throw and specify a pet chair or a special place for your pet to rest outside of your bedroom.

Dr Oz: Bath Wipes & Allergen-Reducing Shampoo

Step #3 is to bathe your pet weekly, which helps your pet and yourself.  It washes off the dander which helps you to fight off allergies.  And the number one reason people go to the vet with their pet is from skin problems due to environmental allergies, which also can be helped and prevented by weekly baths.

Dr Oz: How To Clean A Cat

If you have a kitten, you may be able to train it to be ok with getting baths, but most cats will not be happy about baths.  Instead, you can use Grooming Wipes or a warm Bathwipe for your cat.

Dr Oz: How To Clean A Dog

For a dog, put an anti-slip towel in the bottom of the tub, premix a container with 1/5 shampoo and 5/6 water, and wash your dog with this.  If you are using a flea and tick shampoo, first make a barrier with the shampoo around the dogs neck, otherwise the fleas will run from the dogs body up to the ears to hide when you start applying the Flea and Tick Shampoo.

Comments

  1. Corky Knight says

    My wife & I missed what kind of wipes to us on our cat. He is constantly liking & grooming himself. He is a totally indoor cat and is 10 years old

  2. Alexandra says

    If someone does all of these things, would they be able to live with a cat? Are persians good for allergies? Me, my mom, my dad, and my brother love cats, especially persians!!! (Our pug too! Well, cats, idk about specifically persians… He loved the maine coon we had as an outdoor cat that adopted us one night, she died of old age after two years, but she was old when we got her) My dad is allergic to cats, bunnies, horses, ponies, and hay 🙁 I wanna get a persian so badly!!! Plz respond asap!!! THANKS!

  3. Alexandra says

    If someone does all of these things, would they be able to live with a cat? Are persians good for allergies? Me, my mom, my dad, and my brother love cats, especially persians!!! (Our pug too! Well, cats, idk about specifically persians… He loved the maine coon we had as an outdoor cat that adopted us one night, she died of old age after two years, but she was old when we got her) My dad is allergic to cats, bunnies, horses, ponies, and hay. 🙁 I wanna get a persian so badly!!! Plz respond asap!!! THANKS!

    Whoops! Typo! >.<

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