By Pet Connection Staff
January 26, 2011
If you’re one of the 15 percent of Americans with pet allergies, you may be able to shed the sniffing, sneezing and itching, but keep your dogs and cats.
That’s the word from Dr. Oz and our own Dr. Marty Becker, who is part of â€œCore Team Ozâ€ on the â€œThe Dr. Oz Show.â€ On today’s show, physician and veterinarian together demonstrated a few simple changes that can allow allergic pet-owners and their cats and dogs to share a home together.
Tips include frequent use of a vacuum with a HEPA filter, creating a “pet zone” with a washable cover as your pet’s bed, and weekly bathing.
For cats like Dr. Oz’s Siberian, Baby Cat, Dr. Becker recommended using a grooming wipe instead of shampoo and water. He also demonstrated his canine bathing technique on Rusty, a Dachshund whose owner is allergic to him — but lets him sleep on the bed, anyway.
Check out the rest of the tips, and see how Dr. Becker’s magic touch got Rusty to stop barking at Baby Cat, by clicking on the image below to view the video: