Your Best Day With Allergic Asthma

15 Hypoallergenic Dogs and Cats

If you love animals but hate allergies, you may be tempted to spring for a pricey hypoallergenic pet. However, the only pets proven to be hypoallergenic have scaly skin—like iguanas and snakes. That said, if you’re dead set on a furry pet, here are a few that are touted—but not proven—to be better for people with allergies.
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Poodle

Poodles come in three sizes—toy, miniature, and standard. How to choose?

While there's no rock-solid evidence that smaller dogs trigger fewer allergy symptoms than large, experts say they probably produce fewer allergens.

"Clearly a smaller dog should shed less total dog allergen than a larger dog," says Dr. Seltzer, who is an allergist-immunologist at the Fallon Clinic in Worcester, Mass.

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