can guinea pigs cause allergies

Can Guinea Pigs Cause Allergies?

Allergies are always a problem when it comes to having pets.

People can be affected by all kinds of pets who can cause sneezing, coughing and even worse symptoms.

So can guinea pigs cause allergies?

Yes they can cause allergies.

In fact there are some people who are allergic to piggies.

According to the humane society these allergies are a reaction to proteins in the animal’s saliva and urine. Hay and wood shavings can also cause allergies.

It is often thought that hair or dander is the cause of allergies, however this is not the cause.

Although they do often transmit these allergens during handling and when they are held close.


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