We struggle all year long with allergies. Both myself and our youngest son have pretty serious allergies (my oldest takes after my husband, thankfully). That made the choice to get a pet a tough decision. On the one hand, I really wanted our kids to get the benefits that only come from loving a pet. On the other, I really didn’t want to deal with the additional allergy problems. We settled both by opting for a pet that my son and I seem to be the least allergic to, and making sure we vacuum, sweep and mop on a regular basis. It hasn’t been a cake walk, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Has an allergy, or medical issue, prevented anyone from becoming a pet owner? How did you handle that with your wee ones?