Fido and Felix often get the blame or causing animal allergy symptoms – perhaps because they’re such common pets. Did you know, 55% of Canadian homes have a dog and 57% have a cat. But they’re not the only culprits causing allergy conditions..
Many animals with fur and feathers can trigger a reaction. That’s family pets like rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs, budgies and parrots. Mice and rats, pets and pests. And larger animals like horses, ponies, cows and sheep. Even the chickens laying your breakfast.
There has been a case in the medical journals of pet iguanas triggering symptoms. But scaly and slimy animals such as fish, tortoises, snakes, lizards, toads and frogs are not as likely to cause pet allergies.