Are Hypoallergenic Dogs a Myth?


Written by: Eric Rickstad

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Hypoallergenic dogs. Fact? Or Marketing?

 

A New York Times blog post  today call into question the idea of hypoallergenic dogs. According to studies, the blog states:

…there may be no such thing as a low-allergy or allergy-free dog, according to a new report. The study found that the quantities of dog allergens in homes with supposedly hypoallergenic breeds are no different from those in homes with dogs widely considered non-hypoallergenic.

Do you have a hypoallergenic dog to prevent allergic reactions to it. If so, have your allergies stopped entirely or do they persist? What do you think? Hypoallergenic dogs, fact or myth? Share your experiences with us.

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