Can I get a dog if I have asthma? If you’re confident that you (and anyone else who lives with you) don’t have an allergy to animals, it’s okay to have a pet if you have asthma.
Can dogs reduce asthma? Two Swedish studies that tracked 650,000 children found that exposure to farm animals and even dogs can have this kind of beneficial effect. Living on a farm cut kids’ asthma rate by half. Just having a dog in baby’s first year was linked to a 13 percent lower risk of asthma later on, the researchers reported.
Can dogs smell asthma? Asthma-detecting service dogs can be trained to notice changes in their owner’s breathing. “It’s not magic. It’s very simple.
Why do dogs help with asthma? It’s the dander to which some people become sensitised. The findings of this latest study suggest exposure to dog dander in infancy might actually be beneficial. Children who had grown up with a dog in their home were less likely to have asthma at the age of seven than children without dogs.