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Allergens: Animals

What is an animal allergen?

Allergens found in animals are a common cause of allergic reactions. They are caused by the protein found in an animal's:

  • Skin

  • Dander

  • Saliva

  • Urine

  • Hair

Household pets, like cats and dogs, are the most common sources of animal allergens.

Online Medical Reviewer: Berry, Judith, PhD, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Blaivas, Allen J., DO
Date Last Reviewed: 9/1/2016
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