POP QUIZ!
Central Florida Health News|March 2021
Pet Allergies? Get the Facts on the Best Way to Cope
ERIKA ALDRICH

There are few things that we love as much as our pets, but one thing that can make having pets a problem is pet allergies. Being allergic to your pet—whether a cat, dog, bird, ferret, or other fur-covered animal—can mean having mild symptoms such as hives, itchy eyes, skin, or throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, and sneezing, or severe asthma-like reactions like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. However, it is possible to keep your fur babies, manage your allergies, and live well. Take our pop quiz to test your knowledge on managing your pet allergies.

1. What is the specific thing that causes pet allergies?

A. Pet hair.

B. Bugs like mites and fleas on an animal.

C. A protein in an animal’s dander, which is dried skin like dandruff, and more.

D. Things animals track indoors from outside.

2. True or false?

A protein is always the allergen responsible for all allergies, like pet allergies, peanut allergies, and hay fever allergies.

3. Which of the following is true about pet dander protein allergens?

A. They are also found in a pet’s saliva, sweat, and urine.

B. They are tiny, easily airborne, and can travel everywhere.

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