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. 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. In full disclosure, I wash all of our clothes in Persil first to remove any set-in stains or smells (workout gear, work stains and dog stink on toys) and then rewash in all in the quick cycle mode to make sure it’s safe for Dane and the dogs’ skin.
Dogs + Allergies: What You Can Do
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!
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®.