Why You Should Get a Hypoallergenic Dog

Hypoallergenic Dogs, Iowa City

*There is really no such thing as “hypoallergenic,” so when we refer to Hypoallergenic in this blog post, we are referring to a non-shedding, allergy friendly coated dog!*  

Are you an allergy sufferer who loves dogs? While you may have previously thought that you couldn’t have a furry companion due to your allergies, this belief is totally wrong! A hypoallergenic dog could become your new best friend. Here’s why you should get a hypoallergenic dog:

Hypoallergenic dogs won’t shower you and your home with dust and dander

Most people with pet allergies aren’t actually allergic to pet hair. Rather, pet dander—your pet’s version of dandruff—is the common culprit. Why do hypoallergenic dogs produce less dander? Well, most dogs have fur, which they shed constantly as new short hairs grow in. Hypoallergenic dogs have hair, which grows longer much like human hair. This means they shed less and produce less dander. The benefits for you? Fewer allergies and less pet hair to clean up.

Of course, all dogs shed some dander. How can you minimize dander in your home? First of all, make sure to groom your dog regularly. You should also thoroughly clean your home on a regular basis, making sure to vacuum rugs and upholstery and wash curtains and drapery. It’s also a good idea to spend some time around a dog that you’re thinking about bringing home to make sure you don’t have allergic reactions around your potential pooch.

Looking for a sweet, friendly and hypoallergenic dog? Check out Heartland Labradoodles. We specialize in authentic multigenerational, non-shedding and hypoallergenic Australian Labradoodle puppies. Give us a call today at 319-624-2058 to learn more about us and meet our adorable dogs!