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What is an animal allergen?
Allergens found in animals are a common cause of allergic reactions. They are caused by the protein found in an animal's:
Household pets, like cats and dogs, are the most common sources of animal allergens.
Online ResourcesAmerican Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology http://www.aaaai.org/patients/just4kids/pet_allergies.asp
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/allergicdiseases/documents/airborne_allergens.pdf
MedLine Plus encyclopedia http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/000814.htm