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Working with animals, while having allergies is it worth it?

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I love animals, and I would love a job where I could work in animal rehabilitation. However, I do have allergies against them. For those who have allergies and are working in this field, what do you do? Do you take medication? Does your body eventually grow immune to the dander? Do you find that your job is worth it in the end? #veterinarian #veterinary #veterinary-medicine

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Courtney’s Answer

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That is great that you are wanting to work in animal rehab. I have a friend that works in a vet clinic and she's allergic to cats. She's tried taking Benadryl and such but she still has a miserable reaction and says it's definitely not worth being sick all the time. As a result of her allergies, she is limited in the duties she can do in the clinic and as a result will likely never advance there. Maybe you could do reptile (turtle) and bird rehab since they have a tendency not to affect those with allergies.

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ABDUL’s Answer

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Hi,
Animal rehabilitation is a good thing. The allergies will actually depend on the general cleanliness and care you take of yourself. If you really love what you do then the trials and difficulties that come along with it should not actually be a matter of concern.
I would encourage you to talk to a veterinarian or an expert in the same field. This is a field where you really need to look at the advantages and the amount of time you need to spend rather than worry about the allergies.


All the best in all your future endeavors.

Thank you ABDUL WAHAAB for your response. RaeAnna T.
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