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President Barack Obama started a search craze for lists of hypoallergenic dogs when he commented in a news conference that the dog he had promised his daughters was going to have to be hypoallergenic because his daughter Malia is allergic to dogs; but according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog.

Dr. Clifford Bassett, a New York City allergy specialist, has stated through the AAAAI that even though some people with allergies claim certain breed of dogs cause them more problems with allergies than others, there's really no scientific proof to back up the claim. The doctor stated that allergic reactions can sometimes be reduced by frequently grooming and bathing a dog, but allergies to dogs have nothing to do with the common misconceptions about hair and shedding.

The doctor also said that if Malia Obama is indeed allergic to dogs... full AP article

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Allergy & Asthma Care of New York utilizes a systematic and proven approach to relieve you from the daily struggles of living with allergies or asthma. First, we will carefully listen to your symptoms in a compassionate and comforting way. Then, we will recommend a thorough process of testing to identify the cause of your ailment. We have immediate access to other specialists to properly coordinate these tests. Thirdly, we will create a customized, novel, and effective treatment plan that will minimally interfere with your life. Finally, we will educate you about your condition and ways to overcome it both physically and emotionally. Our professional and caring staff devotes a great deal of time to our patients and their pet allergy symptoms, although an emergency patient can always see us the same day. We look forward to helping you live a better life!

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  • Keeping pets out of your bedroom can reduce allergy symptoms since you spend about eight hours every day in this room.
  • The presence of cats and dogs on beds contributes greatly to the amount of airborne allergens in the home.
  • Exposure to airborne allergens, which also are spread by air currents, can be reduced by keeping your pet out of bedrooms, dens or living rooms with upholstered furniture.


Pets & Owners Challenged by Increasing Allergies
by Steve Almasy, CNN

(CNN) -- Jacqui Read loves to hike with Buddy on the weekends. In the spring, they can spend a whole day exploring the outdoors near their Atlanta, Georgia, home. When they return home, they enjoy a nice meal and an evening on the sofa. But if it's been a bad day for pollen, Read breaks out the Benadryl. Two for her -- and three for Buddy. Buddy, the 75-pound golden retriever, has allergies. Click Here for Full Story

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