Many children are sensitive to pets and hairy beasties in their own home or when visiting other places.
Cats, dogs, horses, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and others can all provoke symptoms.
Avoiding contact with animals is the best way of preventing these symptoms if your child is sensitive to animal hair. Think carefully about allowing your child to go for sleepovers if they have known pet allergies and there are pets at the house they will be going to.
For more information please see the section on Asthma and Pets.