I’m receiving this question more often than I thought, so let’s explain everything owners should know about being allergic to their own husky!
Can Huskies Cause/Provoke Pet Allergies
The simple answer is yes. Huskies can definitely trigger people that have existing pet allergies and it’s more than possible an owner is allergic to their own husky.
It could also be the case that an owner first discovers they have a pet allergy because of their husky.
This goes hand in hand with the topic of huskies being hypoallergenic, which isn’t true. There’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog, as all dogs can trigger allergies.
Am I Allergic To My Husky?
Symptoms of a pet allergy may include sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, and itchy skin.
If you think you may be allergic to your husky, there are a few ways to determine if this is the case.
1. Consult with a healthcare provider:
The best way to determine if you are allergic to your husky is to visit a healthcare provider or allergist. They can perform a skin or blood test to determine if you have an allergy to pet dander or other substances.
2. Pay attention to your symptoms:
Keep a record of your symptoms and when they occur. If your symptoms seem to get worse when you are around your husky or other pets, it could be a sign of an allergy.
3. Monitor what happens when you’re not around your husky
If you suspect that you are allergic to your husky, you can try to see if your symptoms improve when you are not around them. Take several hours out of the home wearing clean clothes, and see if your symptoms improve.
4. Consider other factors:
It is important to consider other factors that may be causing your symptoms, such as other allergies or respiratory issues. If you have other allergies or asthma, your symptoms may be exacerbated by your husky.
What To Do If Your Allergic To Your Husky?
Of course, this is a very sad and unfortunate outcome, but let’s run through the best thing you can do to manage the allergy and still enjoy your bond with your husky.
Using allergy medications:
Over-the-counter or prescription allergy medications can help to reduce allergy symptoms. Depending on how severe your reactions are, this could be the best and safest way to manage the issue.
Implementing allergy-proofing measures:
You can take steps to reduce the number of allergens in your home by using air purifiers, washing bedding and clothing frequently, and using special filters in your air conditioning and heating systems.
Reducing exposure to your husky:
Of course you don’t want to completely limit your exposure to your husky! But, it might be worth spending a little more time away from them during the down moments.
For example, after exercising your husky, take advantage when they rest and locate yourself in a different room to elevate your symptoms.
Seeking alternative treatment options:
If your allergies are severe and cannot be managed with medications or other measures, you may want to consider alternative treatment options such as allergy shots or immunotherapy.
It is important to remember that if you are allergic to your husky, it does not necessarily mean that you need to give them up!
With proper management and treatment, it is possible to live comfortably with a pet even if you have allergies.
However, it is important to work with a healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your individual situation.
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