For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
You may not be Allergic to your Goldfish after all
Are you sharing your life with a companion animal
and also living with an allergy? Are you considering
adopting a furry friend, but are unsure if this
is a good option with your allergies? Spring time
typically means allergy season, and the Wisconsin
Humane Society would like to provide a few hot tips
about how to maintain a low allergen lifestyle.
is recommended that potential or current guardians
create an “allergy-free” area in their home (preferably
a bedroom) and do not allow their companion animal
to enter. This room – as well as other areas in
the house – should also feature an air purifier,
and other products that help keep dust levels low
can contain pet dander in your home. Minimizing
dust provides a happier and healthier environment
for both you and your furry friend!
is important to groom your companion animal often,
including a weekly bath and frequent brushing to
reduce allergen levels by 80 percent. The Wisconsin
Humane Society's Animal Antics retail store sells
Emu Oil Shampoo, which can be used on any animal
and is known to be very soothing and moisturizing.
wipes remove dander and loose hair from your companion
animal. The wipes, which are a very popular item
in Animal Antics, are thick, can be reused and warmed
in the microwave, if desired.
forget to feed your furry companion a high-quality
food such as Wellness, available at Animal Antics.
Many animals have flaky skin, dander and shed more
when they are on a low-quality food with fillers,
by-products and corn.
Wisconsin Humane Society also suggests visiting
your allergist to specifically test for allergies
to pet dander. There are many common allergens in
our households that could be making us uncomfortable.
Several WHS employees – also companion animal
guardians – have allergies. One of these individuals
can be available for an interview and talk about
how they manage their allergies.