Do Hypoallergenic Pets Even Exist? | Pet Myths: Debunked #1

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Hello! Welcome back to my channel or welcome to my channel if you’re new. My name is Kalyn and this guy is Ashton And this is my new series where I’m going to look at pet myths and debunk them with studies, facts, and common sense. I really want to promote evidence-based pet care and what’s better for that than debunking myths we’ve been told for years and years and years? (intro) This is Ashton! He’s a shih tzu/maltese, though he’s a rescue so we can’t be 100% sure. But his hair feels like hair and not fur, and he doesn’t shed much, and he could typically be classed as a “hypoallergenic dog.” But is he hypoallergenic? No. He isn’t. Unfortunately, I can’t hold him throughout this video just because it is quite warm and he has a lot of hair so he gets overheated pretty quickly. But he’s just going to lay on the tiles over there and bask in their coldness. But yeah. Today’s myth is the idea that fully hypoallergenic animals, especially dogs exist. If you suffer from severe pet allergies (like me!) you’ve probably had somebody tell you that getting a hypoallergenic pet will solve all of your problems. You can still have that furry companionship you want, without all of the allergy pills and sneezing and coughing and.. bad feeling.. stuff. But is this really the case? Is there an animal that I could own who produces dander that I won’t be allergic to? Fortunately I’m not allergic to dogs, just cats, birds, and small animals.. of which I own six of, because.. why not torture myself every day? *whispering* Sponsor me, Benadryl

3 thoughts on “Do Hypoallergenic Pets Even Exist? | Pet Myths: Debunked #1

  1. There’s a lot of misconceptions and myths surrounding animals, and I’m here to bust them! What’s your most-hated pet myth? Maybe I'll do a video on it!

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  2. A lot of people end up with rabbits they think they’re allergic to but it’s actually the hay they’re buying haha. I mean, I’m sure a ton of people are allergic to the rabbit itself but when some people seem to ONLY be allergic to rabbits and not other small pets, cats and stuff it ends up being the hay. Sad situation all round cos you can’t keep one without the other no matter what it ends up being 😩

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