Cats, dogs & more

Are you allergic?

Your eyes are turning red and itchy whenever you touch a cat?

Let’s find out if you need some anti-HISS-tamine …

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Pet allergy?

Did you know that 62% of all households in the US keep pets? At 161 million, cats and dogs are the most popular furry friends we keep by our side.

Sadly, there are also millions of pet keepers who experience allergic reactions due to their pet’s presence in their home.

 

Pet allergies are triggered by proteins found in an animal’s …

  • Fur
  • Dander
  • Saliva
  • Urine

 

All cats and dogs produce multiple allergy-triggering proteins. The more pets live in one home, the higher the level of allergens will be in that household.

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Symptoms

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy, red, or watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itchy nose, roof of mouth, or throat
  • Skin rash or hives
  • Coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing
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Hypoallergenic breeds?

Some people think that the length of a cat’s hair, its sex or whether it is an indoor or outdoor cat influences the levels of allergens it produces. None of these features have any impact of the cat allergen level in a household.

 

There is no scientific evidence supporting the claim that there are hypoallergenic cat breeds that do not cause allergic reactions in a sensitized patient.

 

When it comes to dogs, some breeds such as poodles and Portuguese water dogs have the reputation of being hypoallergenic. But like it is with cats, there are also no truly hypoallergenic dog breeds.

 

However: For dogs, sex might play a role in triggering allergic reactions. Research suggests that people who are allergic to the specific dog protein Can f 5 can potentially own a female or neutered dog without problems, because Can f 5 is produced in a male dogs’ prostate gland. Dogs produce six different allergic proteins: Can f 1 to Can f 6. About 30% of dog allergy sufferers specifically only react to Can f 5.

 

7DROPS screens for all six different dog allergens, as well as four cat allergens, and other animal allergens such as horse, rabbit, hamster, and more. For the full list of allergens tested, click here.

The right test for you

SCREEN FOR ALLERGIES TO CAT, DOG, RABBIT, HORSE, & MORE

ALL

ALLERGY TEST

  • $169
  • 295 ALLERGY TRIGGERS
  • -
  • At-home allergy test
  • IgE based
  • Blood collection through finger prick
  • Free medical result review
Learn more
ALL

ALLERGY TEST

  • $169
  • 295 ALLERGY TRIGGERS
  • -
  • At-home allergy test
  • IgE based
  • Blood collection through finger prick
  • Free medical result review
Learn more

Expert opinion

"A pet allergy diagnosis does not automatically mean that pet keepers have to give their beloved pet away. Depending on which pet allergen is the culprit, allergen-specific immunotherapy (AIT) can be a long-term solution for some patients. Taking a 7DROPS allergy test is a great first step for determining which specific allergens a patient is sensitized to."

  • Dr. Christian Lupinek

    Medical Director, MADx

What 7DROPS users say

Reviews

I took the 7DROPS allergy test because I wanted to confirm an allergy test result I got from my doctor about a year ago. The results actually showed more sensitivities than I knew of, and all of it in very great detail! I was impressed. Now I kind of want to do the food intolerance test as well.

Sonja B., 38

Originally I only wanted to do an allergy test but after checking the website I thought why not both, and purchased the ALL FIT combination deal. I think it’s super convenient that you can get both results with only one sample, and the report was really comprehensive as well. Recommended if you want to learn more about your health and body!

Martin H.

I’ve been struggling with seasonal allergies for years, but never had the chance to get properly tested. With 7DROPS, I could do it myself without any fuss. The lab results came back within three days, and now I’m working on feeling better when pollen season hits because I know what to look out for.

Sally F., 42

I think everyone should be aware about their allergies and other sensitivities. I recommended this test to all of my family members, it’s really easy to use!

Lisa J., 28

I struggle with hayfever like symptoms almost all year round, so I really wanted to see why. I looked for a test that covered a lot of different possible triggers and found 7DROPS. My results say I’m not just allergic to pollen but also to house dust mites, which explains why I also have symptoms in the winter.

Lea L.
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But what if?

IT’S NOT A PET ALLERGY

In some cases, people experiencing allergy symptoms around the house naturally suspect their pet to be the cause. However, that is not always the case. Both cats and dogs “collect” other allergenic substances such as pollen, mold, or spores in their fur. The more time a pet spends outside, the more allergenic substances are collected and subsequently carried indoors.

 

Pet owners suffering from a pollen allergy might experience allergic rhinitis symptoms indoors when their pet is close and think that it might be the culprit. In reality, the allergic reaction is caused by the pollen collected on its fur, and not by the animal protein itself.

 

A comprehensive allergy test such as the 7DROPS ALL Allergy Test can determine what substances an individual really reacts to.

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