Dog lovers that have allergies will find that adding a few accessories to their home can make caring for the pet and your allergies much easier. Here is a partial list of some accessories you may need.
First, you will need to have a dog bed for the pet. Allowing the pet to have his or her own bed helps to keep them out of your bed. If you have a small dog, then you will want to choose a small dog bed; however, if you have one of the giant dog breeds, you will want to make sure that you have an extra large dog bed. A bed that has a washable cover that zips on and off makes laundering the bed easier and helps to keep pet hair, dander and smell to a minimum.
Pet owners will also need a vacuum cleaner to pick up dander and hair. One good choice is the Dyson upright vacuum cleaner called the animal. It is made with pets in mind and has attachments for cleaning pet hair off of furniture as well as carpets and bare floors. Be sure that the vacuum you chose has adequate filtration so that the hair and dander is not released back into the air of your home.
If your pet sleeps in an unheated room, there may be times, especially when you are experiencing very cold weather that you will need to add some heat to the room. A Delonghi space heater, when placed out of reach of the pet, can provide the needed heat to help keep your pet warm. If the pet is sleeping in a laundry room, the heater is also a cost effective way to keep pipes from freezing.
To help alleviate allergy symptoms, you will need to bathe your pet regularly. One hand addition is the hand held shower. It will replace your normal showerhead and is convenient for both pets and humans. Models are fairly inexpensive and allow you to bathe the pet even in the winter, when bathing is normally difficult due to the cold temperatures outside the home.
Do not forget that your pet will need his or her own food and water dish. While you will find many inexpensive plastic dishes, they are not always the best choice.
Ceramic dishes are heavier than plastic and less likely to tip.
Stainless steel dishes are long lasting and dishwasher safe. In addition, they are resistant to breaking.