Allergy Alert: Pollen on Pets

This year, Richmond ranked #8 on CNN’s list of the 10 worst U.S. cities for allergy sufferers. We’re even hearing from non-allergic friends who’ve fallen sick from this season’s bumper crop of pollen.

If you’re suffering, remember that pets carry pollen on their coats, bringing allergens into your home and making symptoms worse. Defuse your four-legged pollen bombs by wiping pets down with damp paper towels after trips outside. And go ahead and give them a bath, allergy experts advise. You’ll cut indoor allergens by as much as 80% and keep sniffles and sneezing in check.