Animals, particularly dogs, cats, and horses are common triggers of allergic reactions and can aggravate several other allergic conditions such as asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
The proteins found in a animal’s fur, dander, saliva and urine trigger the allergic reaction. This response can cause allergy symptoms such as sneezing,itchiness and watery eyes, coughing, and wheezing.
The best method of controlling an animal allergy is to avoid or reduce exposure to the animal as much as possible. Medications or other treatments may be necessary to prevent or relieve symptoms and manage asthma.