Do you or someone you know have allergies to common household pets? Did you know that household members who are allergic to their pet is one of the top 10 reasons why pets are relinquished to shelters? We can help by providing you with the information you need!
In order to help reduce the number of pets that get relinquished to shelters due to allergies, our founder Dr. Anna M. van Heeckeren reached out to her colleagues at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Armando Hoet, DVM, PhD, DACVPM from The Veterinary Public Health Program stepped up to the challenge and found three interested students.
These students were responsible for finding and compiling credible information that were published in peer-reviewed articles by experts in their field. They used this project to meet their graduation requirements, and are now Masters of Public Health with a focus on Veterinary Public Health.
Three publications were created to help people manage the ‘allergens’ that cause allergic reactions of household members (or people who may visit your home) to your pet. There is one for those who are:
This kind of collaboration is one example of how the One Health Workforce Development Program can help train students involved in keeping pets and people healthy at home. We are now able to share this expertly researched information through the Sustaining Healthy Communities Program. This information can be passed along to any One Health Family Member, or anyone else who needs it.
If you found this information helpful to you, please consider a gift of $5, $10, or more so we can continue to produce and distribute expert advice to anyone who needs it. Every dollar donated supports important programs like those mentioned above. Thank you for your kind consideration!