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Oct 2, 04 - 10:09 PM Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
My boyfriend has been having this terrible rash for the past 8
months on his arms. His sister has a dog and he has blamed this rash
on the dog. But no one agrees with him since we have never heard of
an allergy to a dog causing hives. He moved out of the house for a
month and it disappeared. However, he also started to take a
medication. He then moved back into the house and soon afterwards
the hives reappeared and right now he has them all over his body. He
has gone to numerous doctors and all have given him different
reasons, none of which is an allergic reaction to the dog. Any
Your Email: ErinMTesta@hotmail.com
Oct 3rd, 2004 - 4:25 PM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
My 2 year old son is allergic to a couple things that give him
hives. One of them is dogs. He immediately gets hives on any area of
his body that comes in contact with a dog.
This is a really bad problem since I am supposed to marry a man with
a boxer he would never get rid of, nor would I ask him.
I am at my wits end, I think I have to call off the wedding. If
anyone has ANY advice at all on if it's possible for us to coexist
and how, PLEASE let me know. I'm constantly in tears.
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Oct 4th, 2004 - 8:09 PM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
Hives are most definitely an allergic reaction to dogs, cats etc. If
a dog brushed past my legs, I would get hives wherever the dog came
in contact with my skin. I wish it ended there, because now it's not
just hives it's also asthma. The unfortunate thing as well is if I
am exposed to a dog and I get an allergic reaction, it doesn't go
away after I am away from the dog, it could be weeks, and possibly
entail going to the ER for an epinephrine shot, and a breathing
treatment. So as for your boyfriend it is definitely the dog, and as
for your son his symptoms can become worse over time, even to the
point that it is life threating. I never outgrew my allergy to dogs.
As a mom I know what your going through, I'm sorry
Your Email: Arlenemv212@aol.com
Oct 17th, 2004 - 4:44 PM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR GOING THROUGH ABOUT HIVES.WE JUST LOST
OUR DOG OF 13 YEARS . SHE WAS A FULL BREAD COCKERSPANIEL . ALTHOUGH
SHE REALLY LOOKED LIKE A POODLE. ANYWAY, OUR 2 CHILDREN NEVER SEEMED
TO HAVE ANY ALLERGIES TO HER . SHE WAS OLD AND DIDN'T REALLY JUMP UP
AND KISS THEM LIKE A PUPPY USUALLY DOES BUT THEY WERE AROUND HER ALL
THE TIME AND NOTHING SEEMED TO BOTHER THEM. WHEN VISITING OUR
RELATIVES WHO HAVE LABS THEY START CAUGHING AND GET COVERED IN HIVES
WHEREVER THEY ARE LICKED OR TOUCHED BY THE DOGS. OUR PROBLEM IS THAT
NOW THAT OUR DOG IS GONE WE WOULD LOVE TO GET ANOTHER , BUT WE ARE
AFRAID TO GET ATTACHED TO SOMETHING WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP. WE
HAVE A 3 ACRE PIECE OF LAND WHERE A NICE BIG DOG CAN RUN . WE WOULD
LOVE A GERMAN SHORTHAIR POINTER BUT CAN OUR KIDS TOLLERATE IT? HELP?
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Nov 7th, 2004 - 6:51 PM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
I have terrible allergies, especially to cats and dogs. Always have.
My allergies present almost entirely in my skin. Usually eczema but
at times I have had multiple problems, eczema, seborric dermatitis,
roseatia (excuse the spelling). I am not sure why you are so
unbelieving. Maybe it is because we suffer more silently than the
sniffely types but it isn't rare for contact or even inhaled
allergens to cause a reaction in your skin. In fact, antihistamines
have less effect on those of us with allergic skin problems and I
often wonder which is worse. I am thankful to not have asthma but
have been hospitalized due to a secondary infection because of my
terrible, allergic skin.
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Nov 12th, 2004 - 2:15 AM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
My boyfriend and I bought a black lab puppy two months ago and since
then everytime he comes in contact with her he gets hives whereever
she has touched him. He had dogs when he was a child and never had
this reaction which surprises me as he has many allergies all
resulting in hives. We wash/brush her regularly, hoover with a hepa
filter, wash her bed and toys, don't let her on furniture, in the
bedroom or on the bed. He can be in same the room as her and is fine
it is only when they make contact. Any ideas on how to prevent this?
He doesn't want to be constantly popping antihistermines if he can
help it. Any suggestions?
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Nov 12th, 2004 - 7:10 AM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
My five year old daughter has a history of asthema, allergies and
exzima. Recently she has been breaking out in hives every time she
comes in contact with her grandparents who have 2 longhaired dogs
which she is allergic to. We are not sure if its the dogs or
something else she is reacting to, but the only logical explanation
is the dander from the dogs getting on them. We would like to know
if this is possible and if anyone else has had the same experience
as us, if so we would love to hear from you if you have any advice
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Dec 22nd, 2004 - 11:15 AM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
My family has always had a dog as a pet. Unfortunately I recently
developed a shocking rash all over my body. This got so bad in
recent weeks, that I went for allergy tests at my doctors. I was
told I was allergic to dogs, which unfortunately resulted in us
having to give the dog away to a farm with lots of room for it to
play. Its quite happy now. However the same cannot be said for me.
the rash continued to worsen, and makes me very depressed at times.
The doctors have recommeded numerous creams and tablets, none of
which seem to help my problem. Could anyone recommend a product that
actually helps their skin condition, as I am quite at my wits end of
what to try next?
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Dec 28th, 2004 - 6:59 PM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
I have never had allergies to animals and have owned dogs and been
around them for 30 years. I recently got a doberman from a breeder.
we visited her every week for 4 weeks. I was fine until the day we
brought her home I began breaking out in hives whenever her nose or
her saliva touches me. I can pet her and i'm fine. I finally went to
an allergist and had to have the full allergin injected in me to
even get a mild response for dog allergy. the funny thing is i go up
to every dog i see and have them lick me and i don't break out only
my puppy does it to me. we have changed shampoos, diet, everything.
it makes absolutely no sense. since i waited for 14 years to get her
i'm not letting her go I'll deal with it. No allergy medicine has
worked either. I'd give anything to understand what is going on or
find something that works.
Dec 29th, 2004 - 9:02 AM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
We think we have worked out what my boyfriend is allergic to. Not
the puppy but the flea treatent we use. He never reacted to her
until we started using a certain brand of treatment. When the
treatment is due for renewing his reaction is a lot weaker. We are
going to try a natural garlic method of flea repelant to eliminate
any chemical reaction and hope that shows some affect.
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Jan 4th, 2005 - 7:23 PM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
I recently discovered that my 8 mo old is allergic to dogs also. She
broke out in hive all over her body when we stayed at a family
members who had an indoor dog. She will even break out if someone
has been in contact with a dog and then touches her. The first
question the doctor asked was if it was just one dog or all dogs.
For those who posted that said they or their kids were allergic to
one dog but not another, their problem could be allergies to the
shampoo or flea dip used on the dog. It's horrible to me to have
such a little baby with these allergies. I feel so sorry for her.
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Jan 29th, 2005 - 3:31 PM Re: Dog Allergies Causing Hives?
I get hives seconds later where ever i'm licked by a dog plus i have
trouble breathing if i'm in a closed area with dogs.
Jan 31, 05 - 2:41 PM my 19 year old daughters skin rash!!
URGENT!! We purchased cocker spaniel pup (Alfie) 3 months ago and
just recently my daughters excema/psoriasis has become very severe.
She has had blood tests and been told she has allergy to dog dander.
We are all really upset and dont want to say goodbye to Alfie. Can
anyone advise on any products/air fresheners/ sprays - anything that
may help to reduce her allergy, otherwise Alfie will have to go! Any
info much appreciated.
Nov 13, 04 - 8:30 PM son allergic to dogs - we don't have one but
everyone we know does!
I am looking for some suggestions on our son's dog allergy. He is 4
1/2 years old, and first developed the allergy when he was 2 1/2
years old, following a bad cold (which the Dr's believed was RSV).
Since then, his symptoms have included coughing, wheezing/asthma,
itching, and hives. Typically, if we are somewhere that a dog is
present the coughing starts within a 1/2 hour, and gets
progressively worse. He has gotten hives when directly liked by
certain breeds of dogs.
Our pediatrician has prescribed Zyrtek, (which seems to have helped
slightly in delaying his symptoms when we are around a dog), as well
as an albuterol inhaler, and nebulizer treatments when needed. All
of these things seem to help, but because we have so many friends
and family members who have dogs, all of whom we visit frequently, I
am looking for better alternatives.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Would allergy shots help? What
about asthma products like singulair or advair? My Dr. mentioned
that Flowvent might be something to consider.
Anyone out there with advice? I just don't know where to go with
Thank you in advance!
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Nov 18th, 2004 - 6:16 AM Re: son allergic to dogs - we don't have
one but everyone we know does!
I feel your pain. I have had severe allergies to animals my entire
life. However, I chose to suffer WITH my dogs rather than get rid of
them. At one point, I found myself using my rescue inhaler
throughout the day and night - never without it at my fingertips.
Then I read a questionnaire put out by Glaxo Wellcome. I failed
their test miserably, so took their advice and asked my doctor for
help. At that time I was put on Flovent and Serevent (one is a
steroid), which generally work together to avoid asthmatic
incidents. More recently, I switched to Advair, which is an inhaled
powder that combines the other active ingredients in measured doses.
This has been coupled with Singulair (small pill). Both are used
I currently have THREE dogs (none of which are non-shedding - UGH)
and continue to use my preventive meds regularly. The rescue inhaler
gets little action. Yes, I suffer some when my immunities are down
if I'm sick from something else, or when my dogs get wet (not sure
why this is so), so I must be far away during bath time. The joy I
get from my dogs far outweighs the amount of suffering. However, now
that I know there are options that can improve my quality of life,
things are much more comfortable.
By the way, I was going away for a week recently and started to
panic about the airplane flight since I once had a severe asthma
attack while in the air on a business trip (from somebody's
cologne). I found an amazing solution - a teeny-tiny, hand-held,
battery-operated nebulizer. It makes absolutely NO noise and fits
neatly into my purse! Though it was expensive (about $250, including
overnight shipping since I was leaving only two days later), it gave
me peace of mind throughout the trip. I also used it after I got
back to my canine menagerie and I LOVE it and the makers of it. If
you'd like more info, let me know and I'll be happy to provide it
(and no, I have no connections to the manufacturers, just a huge fan
of the convenience and safety it provides).
Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Feb 1st, 2005 - 12:30 AM Re: son allergic to dogs - we don't have
one but everyone we know does!
My allergies escalated at one point to such an acute attack that I
ended up in an ambulance and practically stopped breathing
I've had blood tests to confirm dog dander is the culprit and am now
trying everything as I won't re-home my adorable dogs - a beagle and
an australian shepherd. The remedies solutions I'd suggest
1. I carry an epi-pen - this literally saved my life at the last
2. I take Serevent and Singulair plus a nasal spray religiously
3. I am on homeopathic remedies [it's vital to see a practitioner
for your specific case so no use my saying what I am on]
4. I get accupuncture and am considering hypnosis - not everyone's
'deal' but it works for me!
5. I practice yoga and meditation
6. I have an ioniser to neutralise the dog dander in our lounge
where the dogs stay
7. The dogs mostly stay outside and just come inside for 2 hours a
night, sleeping in the kitchen.
8. We have minimised carpets and curtains.
Good luck and if it gets out of hand you might need to consider your
son's health first and foremost. I must admit if I had known how
life-threatening allergies could be I wouldn't have purchased my
pooches and I won't get puppies again.
Dec 10, 04 - 1:47 PM Allergic to saliva. Any way to deal with this?
Hi. My father is allergic to dogs, but I've been fighting tooth and
nail for one for a long time now. I recently came across information
on Italian Greyhouds- small, very short hair, friendly...sounds
great. Except my father isn't allergic to pet hair as much as he is
allergic to saliva (or so his allergist says).
I remember hearing on television once--although I do not remember
the details--that you can medicate your pet so that you will not
react to its saliva. Is this true? Even if it isn't, does anyone
have any advice about this problem?
Thanks so much!
Your Email: Ischia5484@yahoo.com
Dec 14th, 2004 - 11:39 AM Re: Allergic to saliva. Any way to deal
I have never heard of medicating to reduce the allergic affects of
saliva. The best option is to take him to the breeder and let the
dog lick him and see what happens.
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Feb 1st, 2005 - 12:35 AM Re: Allergic to saliva. Any way to deal
Yes I have heard of medicating pets. It was in a Men's Health
article here in South Africa - the article was about thinking out of
the box to come up with solutions.
The person medicated their cat [with their vet's knowledge and
supervision] with a low-grade sedative and this neutralises the
Sadly this doesn't work with dogs.
What I do [bit basic] is always wash my hands when they lick me and
we've also trained them not to lick by squirting them with
waterpistols to break the habit. sounds nasty but it's harmless and
preferable to giving up your dogs completely!
Dec 16, 04 - 4:43 AM asthma, allergies and husbands
hi.we have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel..I have been dx'd with
allergies to dust mites, cats and now dogs..allergist said she was
significant on the allergy scale..I am having a lot of problems
breathing and am on Loratadine, and Advair for over four or five
months now..my husband and disabled son love this animal to
death..and do not comment when I tell them that we might have to get
sell her or find her a new home.Molly is an angel..but I cannot
breath and I know it will create problems..it already has..but
criminies..I'm the human here.!!!!
Feb 1st, 2005 - 12:39 AM Re: asthma, allergies and husbands
I really empathise with you! I too have a man in my life who would
sooner see me go than our beloved dogs. Must admit they light up my
life unbelievably but sometimes when I end up in Hospital I do think
about re-homing them, very guiltily.
Have you tried immunotherapy? Get tested to make 100% sure you are
allergic to dog dander and to what degree - plenty of meds out there
to counteract. I take Telfast [anti-histamine] and this helps
BIG-TIME. Also I use an ioniser & keep all dog areas vacuumed and
wash the dogs weekly.
Feb 4, 05 - 10:51 AM allergies to dog?????
Hi there! I was wondering if you could help me answer a question. I
have always had trouble with allergies related to dogs. Symptoms
include nasal congestion, itchy nose/eyes, and severe headaches.
My DH (husband) brought home a golden lab about 1 1/2 weeks ago. She
was an outside dog, but he insists on keeping her inside, so due to
the icreased temp, she is blowing coat in a HUGE way! (She is about
So here is the question... Since she has come in (about the past
week or so) beyond my problems with headaches, ect. (popping advil
like candy), I have noticed that my 3 yr old twins have been super
irritable, and congested, and DH has been congested as well. DO you
think this is because of the dog? I am thinking that if the twins
suffer from headaches like I do, then they have every reaspon to be
irritable. Bu twho knows... maybe a cold? I dont know what to think
of it. What do you think?????
BTW, I am vaccuming my entire home about 3 times a day, and since
the pup has come in, I am washing bedding daily. It is really a
Thanks for your help!
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Jan 7, 05 - 5:50 PM Boxers
I own a boxer and since purchasing her have found that my son has
broken out in hives every time he goes near her. This does not
happen with such breeds and Alaskan Malimutes, dobermans,
rottweilers or mixed breeds. My mother and sister have also
purchased boxers and they too cause my son a problem. Do you have
any recommendations to reduce the risk of him breaking out so he can
interact with our dog.
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Jan 17th, 2005 - 9:40 AM Re: Boxers
Hi Kelly, Myname is Teri and I am the one who posted under the name
of HELP ! We too have a 7 month ols Boxer. And after 2 months of
trying everything, we bought 2 Ionic Breeze machines, Benadryl,
creams, everything you can imagine, and with no luck. We now are
looking to find him a new home. Our family is torn apart by this, as
he is so much a part of this family. I think I have cried probably
every day. How ever your situation may be different than ours. You
may have hope. Our daughter has Asmtha, skin rash, and is currently
using an inhaler. I would go to an allergist, as we did, and have
him tested for allergies to animals. In the mean time, try over the
counter Benadryl and see is that helps. Also keep the dog off of all
furniture. That might be enough. Sadly for us it wasn't and my
daughter being sick all the time is unfair to her, so we will have
to adjust to life with no animals in order to keep her healthy. Of
course my Doctor also suggested moving to the beach ! Anyway, good
luck and I hope you don't have to go through what we are ! It is
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Feb 4th, 2005 - 11:48 AM Re: Boxers
Hi! My parents were professional dog breeders (Bearded Collies), and
I was practically raised in a herd. 30 years old now, I currently
own 2 labs and have no problems with them. But when I was 25, I
moved back into my parents house to go to grad school. They still
had 2 Bearded Collies, but had added a Bullmastiff. Within days, I
developed severe bronchitis, which in retrospect, was actually an
asthmatic reaaction. Whenever the dog stayed in my room, or if I
took it in my car, my lungs would "pus out", and fill with fluid,
which would take weeks of coughing to clear out. This was so unlike
my cat allergy (sneezing, runny eyes) that noone believed I was
allergic to the bullmastiff. After several months, I moved into a
dorm and the symptoms immediately disappeared. But for the next 5
years, I couldn't go into my parents house, and even the smell of my
mother's clothing was enough to cause a reaction. The dog died this
year, and now it's 6 months later and I can once again go into their
house and not react. Only now do they believe that I had a special
allergy to the bullmastiff - maybe because it has an oily coat and
I've never been around that kind of dog before. I've never had a bad
experience with any other kind of dog, but I firmly believe that I
am indeed allergic to the bullmastiff and possibly, any other breed
that has similar, short oily coats.
Jan 3, 05 - 7:18 AM Do shots really help?
Has anyone had a real improvement in allergies with allergy shots? I
have allergies do dogs and dust mites and thinking of starting the
shots. Have suffered with sinus problems which have worsened in the
last couple yrs. since having our bichon frise.
Just wondering if they will work if you are already exposed to dogs
while receiving them
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Jan 24th, 2005 - 7:57 PM Re: Do shots really help?
I had shots for several years...well 3 I think. From the time I was
12-15. I had allergies to cats, dogs, mold, dust and pollen.
First of all the shots are nothing....basically like a misquito
bite, seriously. Shots used to scare me when I was a kids but 2 or 3
allergy shots and I lost all fear of them.
Ok...do they work. Different outcomes for different people. I am not
bothered by pollen or mold anymore. I am still very allergic to
cats, maybe even more than I was to begin with. Allergies change all
the time.....well they have the ability to anyway.
As for dogs, it's a mixed bag. I have 2 Jack Russell Terriers. Long
haired Jacks are hypoallergenic according to some of the lists I've
seen. I got one because they are a no nonsense breed. I've never had
a reaction. I got a Bull Mastiff(my dream breed) and didn't sleep
for 2 weeks because I couldn't breath. So long Stanley. So I got
another Jack. And havve been fine.
I love them.....but they are not for the timid. They are
turbo-charged....all the time. You either know that from the
beginning and accept that your life will never be peaceful again or
you DON'T EVEN CONSIDER IT. Imagine a 2 year old human babay with
never ending energy and the ability to jump onto your kitchen
counter....oh and very very high intelligence.....and you have a JRT.
So all in all....shots are worth a shot. They work really well for
some people and less so for others. I can't have a big dog unless I
decide on a Poodle one day....but I am around large dogs pretty
regularly and that's fine. My best friends own a Mastiff, a German
Shephard/Bloodhound mix, and a Rhodesian Ridgeback.....all great big
dogs....and I wrestle with them all the time.
The best drug I heve ever found, and I've tried 'em all, is Alegra
D. It's expensive but on one of those babies.....I can be around
cats.....without the pill...cats put me in the ER. So check those
Anyway hope this helps...good luck. I say go for it. Worst case
scenario...it doesn't work.
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Feb 5th, 2005 - 2:13 PM Re: Do shots really help?
does the animal shots have any side effects?
how many shots do you have to talk within one week?
can you use a dehumidifire or vix what about nesal sprays?
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Feb 5, 05 - 9:12 PM Are Scotties OK for Allergy Sufferers?
I have allergies, my allergist would say "NO DOG" - but I miss my
baby of 15 years (bichon). I am looking at the scottish terrier and
can not find much information about how they do with 'allergy
sufferers' - Any thoughts?
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Feb 10, 05 - 5:01 PM Confused about dog allergies
My 12 year old daughter has been asking for a dog the past several
years... she is an only child and she recently lost an aunt that she
was very close to so we decided were all in agreement that a poodle
would be best. My husband has allergies but is fine around poodles
and my daughter has mild allergies to dust mites, pollen, cats, rag
weed.. We live in an apartment building with alot of dogs and she
has even stayed with a women that cares for many different dogs.
once in a while my daughter will return home with a mild case of
hives..but she said it was because she was near the cat.
we recently went to get a poodle from a breeder and after she was
with the poodles for about 20 minutes she started to get hives on
her neck. The puppies were licking her. So I came to the conclusion
that it must be the saliva.
My daughter is heartbroken...and I am desperate to fullfill my
promise to get her a dog.
Any suggestions in figuring out this mystery.
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Feb 11th, 2005 - 8:58 AM Re: Confused about dog allergies
My son just went through the same thiing - we have been to the
allergist, everything. We got a mini daschund puppy - first we were
told to geive her up, now we've been told not to do that yet - etc.
If it's just a few hives, she may get past it - but it probably is
the saliva. Poodles are supposed to be very good for allergies, low
dander and they don't shed. I'd see an allergist to see how allergic
she really is. My son had hives too when she first came into the
house four weeks ago, and now i don't see them anymore when she
Feb 12, 05 - 11:56 PM confused about animal allergies
From my first memories as a child, my family raised all kinds of
animals. From injured wild birds and Rabbits to store bought ones.
We had three cats and three dogs; a Fox terrier, a German Shepherd,
and a Great Dane. Everything was great until I turned 12, when the
horrible hives started.With wheezing and burning of the skin.I
developed allergies to not just cats and dogs but to birds, dust,
seasonal, you name it I have it. From that point on I've missed
having a dog dearly. Now having 3 boys who beg for a puppy all the
time, I am so lost what to do.
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Feb 14th, 2005 - 7:41 AM Re: confused about animal allergies
Do your children suffer from any allergies? If you suspect, before
you make any type of decision on an animal - take them to an
allergist and have them tested. Could save you some heartache in the
long run. Just went through all of it with my son.
How about a maltepoo? Supposed tobe a good dog for allergy
Feb 2, 05 - 11:33 AM new mini dauschund - son having problems
Curious if anyone else out there experienced children suddenly
becoming congested, coughing, etc., and hives when dog touches or
licks? We got a mini dach almost 4 weeks ago - son congested and
coughing ever since, hives - so we have not allowed her to jump on
him or lick him - seeing an asthma specialist/allergy specialist on
tuesday the 8th - son already has an underllying lung/liver ailment
- I'm just wondering if this breed is bad for allergies? She has a
lot of dander and is oily. We may have to give her up.
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Feb 21st, 2005 - 8:40 AM Re: new mini dauschund - son having
Dauchund is not good for allergy suffers because it sheds every 3-4
days while non-shedding dog sheds every 21 days which gives allergy
suffers take break to breath freely until next 21 days. Pet dander
is made up of dead skin cells that are continually shed. If you
don't want to give her away, have you tried a Allerpet product (give
her bath)? I don't really know if it really works. If not work out,
then give her best home. It is really hard.
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Feb 23rd, 2005 - 2:03 PM Re: new mini dauschund - son having
I have sucess story to tell you. After buying my dog, I realized I
was allergic to dogs. However, I pet sit dauschund and never had a
sign of allergies.
I was really sick with asthma and could not even sleep at nights. I
went to an allergy doctor and started the inmunization therapy and
also bought a very good air purifier. I have it in my bedroom 24/7.
That was my solution. I am happy with my dog now and do not need to
get rid of her. I hope this help you in any way.
Your Email: Irenefad@hotmail.com
Feb 24th, 2005 - 6:00 AM Re: new mini dauschund - son having
We have done the same thing! Got two air purifiers from teh sharper
image - getting two more becasue I think they work great - son is
starting allergy injections in two weeks - he's on zyrtec and is
doing much better. He also told me that he coughs a lot in a certain
classroom in school (very very old building) and feels worse in
school than he does at home. He tested allergic to so many many
things, the dog is minimal at this point. So we are keepign her
unless something drastic happes. Thanks! The air purifiers are
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Feb 24th, 2005 - 1:29 PM Re: new mini dauschund - son having
Jill, I am happy to know that your son is feeling better. My problem
got resolved after the air purifier, the allergy shots and also,
something I forgot to mention, a shampoo that I got from a local
allergy store. The shampoo is for dogs of people with allergies and
I bought it in the Allergy and Asthma Center for us$9.00.
I am now enjoying my dog and I wish everyone else is.
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Feb 20, 05 - 3:19 PM Pediatrican says "Best advice is no dog in the
After I talked to my children's pediatrican about having a
non-shedding dog called Coton de Tulear. She was shocked and told me
not to get a dog at all. My two children are asthmatic. My daughter
is allergic to pet dander, peanuts and tree/grass pollen. I don't
know about my son's allergies because it has not developed yet but I
know he is allergic to peanuts. My husband and I are disappointed
and there is nothing we can do. We all want a puppy so bad. We feel
helpless. Anybody who has asthmatic children and have Coton dogs? I
like to hear from you. I don't want to make a mistake after getting
a puppy. Should I follow pediatrican's order? Best advice?
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Feb 21st, 2005 - 5:49 AM Re: Pediatrican says "Best advice is no dog
in the house.
How bad are your kids allergies when they are around dogs? We j ust
went through this with my son who is almost 10 years old. Suddenly
he is allergic to everything, severly to most - but not as bad to
dog as he is cat, hamster, gerbil, etc. Allergist said to remove the
dog, but, pediatrician said not to considering all that he is
allergic to. We are starting with zyrtec, and he is to begin allergy
injections next month, 3 shots, once a week, for 6 months to start
out with. I was stunned at all he is allergic to, borderline asthma
symptoms. I can tell you that since we started the zyrtec, his
symptoms have really improved - hardly any coughing or blowing the
nose, I also got some of the sharper image air purifiers and they
seem to be really working - have tried a lot of things and all is
going well. Has your children been through the actual allergy tests
to see how allergic they are? If you're afraid to get a dog and it
end up that you would have to give it away - then don't take the
step of getting a dog. There really are no non-alleric dogs - all
dogs have dander. Wish you luck.
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Feb 26th, 2005 - 10:02 AM Re: Pediatrican says "Best advice is no
dog in the house.
I learn a lot of allergies and asthma and understand that
hypo-allergy (non-shedding) dogs do shed. If I get a dog, I would
have to spend $$$ and would be so crazy about air purfiers-every
rooms, prescriptions, dog allergy products(what if not working),
many visits to allergist-allergy shots, cleaning house often, etc. I
don't want to see my daughter(9) complaining too much. I think it is
too much for her and me. Now she understands about dog and continues
her activitiy life. She still pratices ice skating, piano and choir.
She loves singing and enjoy the music. She seems enjoying her life
without fur pets. So, it is better for her. Hardest part is she has
almost every friends who have dogs/cats!! She can't go to their
Hope you understand and make sense to you.
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Feb 28, 05 - 4:14 AM cavalier king charles pup causing ezcema?
Hi i have just brought a cavi pup & my 10yr old son has come out in
terrible ezcema, hes never had it before & when we brought him home
he was sneezing a lot but it seemed to pass now his come out in
terrible rashes the doc said its ezcema but im wondering if the dog
is the cause please can someone advise me on what i should do!!
many thanks michelle.
ps weve had the pup nearly 5wks now.
Jan 15, 05 - 7:09 AM Help, allergic to new poodle puppy
Can anyone help? I have a new poodle puppy, I've had her for about 4
weeks now and my allergies are really bad now. Watery, itchy eyes -
itchy throat - running nose - cough - congestion - difficulty
breathing at times. I love this little puppy and don't want to give
her up. Does anyone have any suggestions? Does anyone know if
Naturals Miracle really works? Would appreciate any help. Thanks
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Jan 24th, 2005 - 12:19 PM Re: Help, allergic to new poodle puppy
I feel your pain. We just brought home 2! Maltese and Shihtsu (sp?)
pups and I am having a minor alergic reaction (running eyes,
sneezing and runny nose). I refuse to give them up, but haveing read
some of the ideas on Lucy's website, I plan to make some changes in
my home that she has done, such as, add the electrostatic filters to
the furnace and add air filtering machines to certain rooms, keep
the pups to limited areas, shampoo them at least once a week, clean
the carpets and clothing, keep them out of the bedroom, vacuum with
HEPA approved vacuum, and wash my hands and any parts where they
Check out Sweet Lucy's ideas, I am hopeing they will help me.
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Jan 24th, 2005 - 12:29 PM Re: Help, allergic to new poodle puppy
Thanks Chris, Once they get in your heart - it's to hard to give
them up. I think I'm doing a little better. I do give her a bath
every week and I think it helps. Good luck with your new ones.
Thanks again Jean
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Feb 28th, 2005 - 8:14 AM Re: Help, allergic to new poodle puppy
it has been a month since you last posted and I wondered if your
allergies have improved and if you took any other steps other than
regular bathing of your dog. Only yesterday I posted asking for
peoples experience of poodles. I first noticed my daughter wheezing
at 18 months old around my mums house after she got a schnauzer. My
mum also had a Yorkie which my daughter had been around since birth
and never appeared to have any problem with. The yorkie had very
soft fur,kept short, not as course as the schnouzers and was bathed
weekly,unlike the schnouzer.This may well have had some bearing on
my daughters allergies.
My husband is understandably not keen on a yorkie,and would prefer a
larger dog so we have come up with a medium/stadard poodle.
I hope you could let me know if your tale ended happily, thanks.
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Feb 28th, 2005 - 8:50 AM Re: Help, allergic to new poodle puppy
My allergies did seem to get a little better for a short time(about
2 weeks) early this month. I was so happy, because I have no
intentions of giving "my baby" up. However, that didn't last long. I
did go to my Dr. and I also talked with my Vet. Both of them seem to
think that a poodle was the best to have, (if you have to have a
pet) because they don't shed and have very little to no dander. I do
still have my allergies. Wish I could have been more positive for
you. Good luck on your decision. I can tell you that I haven't had a
pet for several years and I really really enjoy her.
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