Causes of Pet Allergy
Think you have an animal fur ? Not quite. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not dog fur or cat fur, but rather the proteins found in their dander (dead skin cells), saliva, or urine, that can trigger your allergies to dogs and cats1.
These particles will often stick to your pet’s fur, which we tend to touch frequently. On top of that, these lightweight particles can become airborne and latch onto your person and onto furniture in your home.
Is there a difference between a dog allergy and a cat allergy? Not in essence, but cats do trigger allergic reactions far more often. This is because cats can spend anywhere between 15-50% of their time grooming and licking their fur. This cat behavior, while it keeps them clean, makes them shed more dander than dogs.