Exposure to Dog Allergens and Subsequent Allergic Sensitization: An Updated Review
Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, 06/12/2012
Smallwood J et al. – The emotional connection between humans and pets can be quite influential in decisions about removing a pet from the home for health reasons. Patients also often ask about “hypoallergenic” dog breeds or treatments to make their dog less allergenic. Research has examined the link between early life exposure (prenatal, perinatal, childhood) to dogs and an apparent reduced risk of developing allergies later in life, but no consensus has emerged to assist patients or physicians.