Cute Australian Sheepdog in a field

Pet allergies: keep them at bay the natural way

  • Treat carpets and upholstery with an anti-allergenic dust spray to neutralise pet dander (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1994; 94: 19-26).
  • Replace carpets with tile or hardwood flooring and opt for leather sofas.
  • Restrict pets to infrequently used rooms and keep them out of the bedroom.
  • When vacuuming, use a high-efficiency (HEPA) filter (Pediatr Allergy Immunol, 2000; 11: 142-8).
  • Throw out your woolly jumpers as they attract 10 times as much pet dander as wearing nothing (baseline control). A freshly washed T-shirt harboured the least allergens in one study (J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2000; 106: 874-9).
  • Bathe your pet weekly with an allergen-reducing lotion such as Petal Cleanse, which can work within three weeks (see
Connection error. Connection fail between instagram and your server. Please try again
Written by What Doctors Don't Tell You

Explore Wellness in 2021