Bolognese dogs and allergic reactions: what do we need to know?

Owner's question

"Greetings! My little girl is sensitive to furry animals, but she really wants a dog. I read that Bolognese dogs are considered a hypoallergenic breed. What exactly does this mean? Will she tolerate their presence more easily? What else can be done to alleviate the allergy?"

Vet's detailed answer

"Hello! You asked a great question!

Bolognese dogs are indeed one of the breeds that are often referred to as hypoallergenic.

This means that they generally release less allergenic substances than other breeds, so they are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction.

However, it is important to note that there are no 100% "allergy-free" dogs.

All dogs, including Bolognese dogs, produce all allergens that can cause an overreaction of the human immune system. The severity of the allergic reaction varies from person to person and depends on the person's particular allergic predisposition and close relationship with the dog.

There are a few things you can do to alleviate allergies.

You can minimise the amount of allergens in your dog's coat and environment by regular grooming and bathing.

Also, if possible, keep your dog away from the rooms where your child spends most of his time, such as his bedroom. If necessary, anti-allergy medication can also help.

Finally, I suggest that before you buy a Bolognese dog, spend some time with the breed to see what reaction it elicits!

It is always worth consulting a professional, such as an allergist.

Bolognese dogs can be a good choice for people with allergies, but it is always important to exercise caution and take appropriate measures to minimise allergic reactions.