For the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought scary headlines and discouraging news reports. Well, it’s time for the millions of adults and children living with asthma to hear some good news for once.
About two-thirds of homes in the United States have at least one pet, and most of these have dogs. In addition, 10-20% of all children and adults across the world are allergic to dogs. That means there are a lot of people that live with the very animal that can cause them misery.
Many people can have well-controlled asthma for months at a time, then suddenly develop difficulty breathing after coming in contact with one of their triggers.
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