Dogs + Allergies: What You Can Do

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When I begin to talk to people about the hoops I jump through for Judy’s allergies, I’m pretty sure their eyes glaze over. For some people, dogs are dogs. For me, Judy & Bill are my family, so when we began dealing with Judy’s allergies and our vet recommended using all® free clear liquid detergent for her toys and bedding, a light bulb went off in my head. 
Note: all® free clear is not intended to treat or prevent allergies. Follow the directions exactly as stated on the packaging.
We’ve been using this detergent for as long as I can remember to help with Dane’s skin allergies and sensitivities, because it’s the #1 detergent recommended by dermatologists, allergists, and pediatricians for sensitive skin. Incorporating it into Judy’s skin treatment plan was simply a no-brainer and I was annoyed at myself for not thinking of it sooner. 
Not only does it fight tough stains, whiten whites and brighten colors, all® free clear removes 99% of everyday and seasonal allergens, including cat and dog dander, dust mite matter, ragweed, grass and tree pollen.
As soon as we began washing Judy’s toys and bedding in all® free clear, we noticed that she wasn’t waking up as itchy as she once was first thing in the morning and had more energy to play with her toys. Coupled with the other treatments we were incorporating, it was an amazing difference. And though these photos don’t show it…she began smiling more!
“Ma, did you tell them about my special detergent?”
I figured that I’m probably not the only one dealing with a dog who suffers from allergies, so I wanted to be sure to share some of my other favorite tips!
When we made the decision to bring Bill home, I was taking no chances and immediately began washing his toys and bedding in
all® free clear just to be safe in addition to all the puppy-proofing I
was doing all over the house. I love knowing that all® is free of dyes, perfumes, certain chemicals, and irritating residues, which can sometimes wreak havoc on sensitive puppy skin.
In addition to washing all his toys and bedding, I was also purchasing a crate, puppy pads, more dog food, removing all chew-worthy items from the coffee table, picking up shoes off the floor…you see where this is going! Though I could have never anticipated his wily ways, I felt good (and still feel good) knowing that what he sleeps on and plays with is free and clear of nasty allergens thanks to all®.
 
Judy gives all® two paws up and the official Hanson Labs seal of approval. Knowing my family would be an itchy mess without the use of this detergent is enough to keep me coming back…and it certainly helps that I can purchase it at Target! 

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Morgan Apfel

    July 7, 2016

    Ohhhh no, Ted has THE WORST allergies right now. We're pretty sure it's grass…which sucks, lol. He's been on steroids twice now and I'm probably going to have to take him back next week because he's chewing his tail pretty badly…do you give her antihistamines? We're giving Ted Benadryl three times day right now…which is insane. I feel like I have a million questions to ask you about this haha. (Although I think most allergies depend where you live right?)

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    Caitlin Elisabeth

    July 7, 2016

    Allergies are the worst. Lily, my two and a half year old, also had a bad reaction to deterfent so we use this one now. thank goodness!! xo

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    Jen

    July 7, 2016

    Ugh to allergies! I am so glad that you have found products that work!

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    KelseyB

    July 8, 2016

    We buy this stuff in bulk because of all the skin issues we have to deal with in this house! Judy thanks you 🙂

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    Sarah

    July 8, 2016

    Judy smiling?!

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    David N. Olson

    August 5, 2016

    Pet owners often have to struggle on how to treat their pet’s allergies quickly and efficiently. They may be able to eliminate symptoms of their pet’s allergy or allergies such as scratching and swollen paws but the symptoms may return after a few weeks or months and may even be worse than before. This not only costs them a lot of time going back and forth to their vet, but it is also very costly in terms of financial resources. See more http://dogsaholic.com/care/dog-allergies

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