Who doesn’t love pets? According to a recent National Pet Owners Survey, almost 62 percent of American households own pets, and more than 161 million of these are dogs and cats. These numbers are unsurprising, given the innate cuteness of these furry friends that one can’t simply ignore.
Unfortunately, for some of these pet owners, they have an allergy to their animals. This is why it’s important to seek urgent care services for your pet allergies before you experience a severe allergic reaction.
What are the allergens found in pets?
A million of these pet owners find that they’re allergic to the proteins found in their pet’s skin cells, saliva, or urine. Most of the time, allergic reactions are triggered by their pet’s dander and skin flakes. At times, however, people find themselves having an allergic reaction to pollen, mold spores, and other outdoor allergens collected by their pet’s fur or hair.