We all have a pet, right? Are your children nagging you for a pet? Have you done some research on a pet you are thinking of getting? All these questions may seem trivial but, special precautions need to be in place to avoid injuries and possible eye problems.
We only find out allergies when we bring a pet home. You can avoid the upset caused by taking your family to a pet centre, dogs home or a cattery. Spending time with each animal will be a good indicator of allergies if someone is sneezing or itching on the way home. This way you avoid re-homing you new pet and avoiding potential allergies that usually start with the eyes.
Exotic pets such as spiders and reptiles can pose special risks for eye problems. Salmonella on their skin can cause serious illness and eye problems with direct contact. Tarantulas for instance, are covered in tiny little hairs. They are so small that when contact with the eyes are made, they sometimes can’t even be removed as they are so small, they can’t be seen through a microscope.
Sadly, pets do not come with allergy warnings or safety warnings for that matter. Just remember, baby animals like to play and they like affection. Be careful to keep small children’s faces away from pets and always be on the look out for any changes in their eyes. Remember, this is one of the first signs of allergies.