7. Pet dander can cause or increase severity of asthma.
No matter how lovable your four-legged friend may be, he may also be what triggered your recent asthma attack. Pets such as cats and dogs who can carry dander on their fur, which can cause a lot of breathing problems among those with asthma. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you need to ditch your family pet. When it comes to asthma in children, be vigilant about cleaning and vacuuming all surfaces where you pet spends time, giving weekly baths to your pet and trying to keep your pet out of your child’s room.