Pets and Kids with Allergies

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?

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