Your Best Day With Allergic Asthma

31 Ways to Fight Asthma Triggers

How to defend yourself against seasonal allergies, dander, and other asthma triggers.
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Pet dander

If pets set you off, you may be allergic to proteins found in the animal's saliva, dander (dead skin flakes), and urine. All furry pets carry these proteins; studies suggest hypoallergenic cats and dogs can cause just as many symptoms as the regular kind. The best bet is to avoid getting (or falling in love with) a furry pet. If it's too late and you have a pet you can't part with, there are steps you can take to reduce allergens at home.