Dog Beds Can Benefit Your Health

If you own a dog, you know about the hair. It's absolutely everywhere. Along with hair, dogs also produce dander. If you already have allergies then you know your dog can drive your immune system crazy. Whether it's the carpet, the couch or the bed, dogs have a way of leaving pieces of themselves everywhere.

According to WebMD, roughly 10% of the U.S. population is allergic to pets, with dogs being the second most common cause next to cats. WebMD also states that in 2012, 36.5 percent of U.S. households had a dog. That's a lot of potential for some allergic reactions.

Dog allergy symptoms are pretty easy to spot, too. When a person is allergic to a dog they'll probably show some cold-like symptoms, including coughing or wheezing, hives on the skin, irritated and itchy eyes and sneezing.

These symptoms can come into effect quickly, sometimes in less than an hour, and it can take awhile for them to settle back down. Allergy drugs like Claritin, Benadryl and Sudafed are some of the most common ways to reduce allergy symptoms. But, prevention and cleaning are the surest ways to keep you safe from sneezing, or worse.

Preventing Dander From Spreading

If you're around a dog, dander is in the air. It's the material that sheds from the bodies of various animals and is similar to human dandruff, which basically are dead skin cells. Dander is the most common cause of allergies from dogs.

Generally, dander flakes off when dogs roll around and when they're sleeping, sort of like humans. Since dogs tend to sleep a lot of the time, there can be a considerable amount of dander that sheds where they sleep. In many cases, dogs sleep wherever they plop down, so it's easy for dander to spread throughout the house.

Luckily, there are various dog beds that can lure your pooch away from your sheets. Typically, these dog beds can be washed regularly, which cuts down on the amount of allergens in the air.

Dander from dogs can sometimes cause people to have allergic reactions. Before taking allergy drugs or making your dog an outdoor pooch, consider your sleeping habits. Dog beds are one of the best options for getting your pup to spend the majority of their time in a sleeping place that they enjoy, which is better than having them take a nap under your nose.

If you're still unsure about which dog bed is right for your dog, be sure to ask the pet experts at by calling 800-957-5753. The animal lovers are more than happy to answer any questions about any of the pet products that we carry in our catalogue.

By Sean Bowes
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