If you’re an animal lover, a pet allergy can be a painful obstacle that comes between you and the pets you adore. Even if you don’t feel the need to have a pet in your home, these allergens are often carried into your environment by the people around you, making them difficult to avoid. This can lead to you being alienated not just from animals, but from the humans in your life who own them and may carry allergens on their clothing.
You may have given up hope for treating your pet allergies, and you may have resigned yourself to never having the pet you’ve always wanted in your home. At Arrow Allergy, we know that treatment is within your grasp, and we’re committed to helping you live the allergy-free life you deserve. Our allergy specialists in Denver, Colorado offer expert remote solutions, all from the safety and comfort of your home. We’ll provide you with an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan for your pet allergy symptoms, including alternative .
Allergies should never be allowed to dictate your life, including the way you interact with the animals (and animal lovers) around you. If you’re ready to reconnect with your pet without discomfort or pain, schedule your virtual appointment with Arrow Allergy today.
In the case of a pet allergy, your immune system is creating an allergic response to the proteins produced by a particular animal’s body. These proteins can be dispersed into your environment in a number of ways, including their:
Because animal allergies are frequently caused by domestic animals, they can often prevent patients from enjoying the company of a pet. Pet allergies can even alienate you from other people, as pet owners frequently carry animal hair and dander out of their homes and into other environments via their clothing. Traveling this way, pet allergies can be triggered in places you may not expect, such as the office, grocery store or gym.
Much like other types of allergies, it is not entirely clear to researchers what sparks a pet allergy in the first place. It’s possible that allergies may be genetic, or there may be environmental factors that contribute to their development beginning at a young age. Regardless, the fact that allergies are a chronic condition means that your treatment plan will primarily be geared toward managing your symptoms as closely as possible.
For many patients, avoiding the allergen entirely -- that is, not coming into contact with whichever animal you are allergic to -- is the best way to avoid these symptoms entirely. However, this may not be possible for you for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, agricultural professionals find themselves allergic to horses, or people who already own a pet develop a sudden allergy and do not wish to give their pet away. In these cases, the experts at Arrow Allergy can help you develop a treatment plan to reduce symptoms and live life with pets allergy-free.
If you’re ready to make a change and enjoy life without pet allergies, schedule your virtual consultation today.
Some of the most common pet allergy symptoms we see at Arrow Allergy include:
If you’re currently living with asthma, breathing in pet dander can also irritate your existing condition, causing an increase in the frequency or severity of your symptoms. In severe cases, pet allergies can even cause anaphylaxis, a potentially fatal symptom during which your throat may begin to close. If someone near you is in anaphylactic shock, call 911 immediately.
The proteins found in any animal’s dander can trigger allergy symptoms; however, there are certain pets that seem to trigger allergies more often than others. These animals include:
Some animals require you to interact with common allergens for their care, such as handling hay for horses and rabbits. With this in mind, it’s important to be . This way, you can rule out environmental factors before moving forward with an unnecessary pet allergy treatment.
Your pet allergy diagnosis will begin with a safe, accurate finger-stick test from Arrow Allergy, which you can use at home and send back to us for analysis. Once we determine that you are in fact suffering from a pet allergy, we can begin remotely developing a customized treatment plan. Like all allergies, pet allergies can be managed by simply avoiding the allergen whenever you can. Unfortunately, this can be extremely difficult, forcing you to distance yourself from a pet you love. If this is the case, your allergy specialist can help by prescribing medication to help you reduce flare-ups.
Yes! Our can help you find relief by building your tolerance to whichever animal-based allergen we identify after your test. Allergy drop therapy is easy and safe to administer at home, all without the pain, cost and inconvenience of traditional allergy shots.