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Dec 7, 05 - 2:54 PM Regarding Myth or Not.
I meant to ask if that was true about dog dander minimizing asthma
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Dec 10th, 2005 - 2:59 PM Re: Regarding Myth or Not.
I'm not a doctor but I seriously doubt there's any dog dander that
would reduce asthma attacks. There may be dogs that shed their
dander less than others and this may reduce reactivity to dog
dander, but the dander itself isn't a treatment or cure for asthma!
Does that make sense?
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Nov 29, 05 - 10:20 AM dog allergies
is there a shampoo to lessen dog dandriff or help with allergies.
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ICQ: is there an allergy shampoo for dogs. so my grandson wouldn't
Dec 10th, 2005 - 3:03 PM Re: dog allergies
Try dog shampoo with oatmeal in it. There are also some prescription
shampoos available if your dog has skin problems and it's flaking
off a lot. It's important to use actual dog shampoo because using
regular soap or "people" shampoo can cause the dog's skin to dry out
and flake more. Also try to find dog shampoo that is ok to use with
the those flea treatments - you know the ones that you squirt onto
the dog's back and it's supposed to last several months. If it's ok
to use with that, then it probably won't dry the dog's skin out and
cause it to flake more. Give your dog a bath every other week, but
no more often than that because too frequent bathing can also cause
the skin to dry out and flake more! Hope that helps!
Dec 10, 05 - 3:09 PM Siberian Husky
Just want to say I'm having GREAT luck with this siberian husky and
my allergies. I was *very* allegic to the short haired breeds I kept
before like labs, boxers and pitbulls (pits not so bad, but labs
were *terrible* for allergies). I've had my Siberian Husky for
nearly a year now with very little trouble at all. She's gone
through two "molts" (sibes shed their fur in huge clumps a couple
times a year). I had a bit of allergy trouble when she was shedding
and I was brushing her a lot, but other than that hardly any trouble
at all - and there's dog hair all over this house! Her skin is very
pink and smooth and I don't think it flakes much. Her fur is nice
and dry too - not oily like a lab. I have a moderate dog allergy (+3
out of 5 on allergy tests). Just thought I'd mention it. :D
Oct 1, 05 - 5:20 PM boxer dogs
I have had a dog (different breeds) and cats all of my life and have
never had an allergy. I was thinking of getting a boxer A close
friend of mine has a boxer. Whenever I visit her or she visits with
the dog; my eyes get really itchy and I get a headache. Is it
possible to be allergic to only one type of dog or could it be
because boxers shed more saliva than other dogs?
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Nov 26th, 2005 - 4:46 PM Re: boxer dogs
Same problem with me....what did you do?
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Dec 10th, 2005 - 3:11 PM Re: boxer dogs
I think their skin fur is more oily than some other breeds and also
they flake their skin more. I had terrible luck with boxer dogs.
Jan 4, 06 - 7:28 PM Allergies to husband's german shepherd
What can be done if you are living with a German shepherd?
Can anyone help me cope with my allergies to german shepherd dander,
salvia and hair? My husband can't seem to live with it out the dog.
My allergies have caused me to be admitted to the hospital twice
since November 2005. Medicine does seem to be working
I need some advise and guidance
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Jan 5th, 2006 - 5:37 PM Re: Allergies to husband's german shepherd
Go to the Allergic to Dogs? -
page and scroll down to the "Environmental Controls" section. It
lists measures to reduce pet allergens in your home. Good luck!
May 22, 05 - 6:32 PM Specific Breeds and Allergies
How are these breeds in terms of allergies?
Labs (i'm pretty sure they're bad)
Ciahauhua (I can't spell)
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May 22nd, 2005 - 6:33 PM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
also wanted to add pugs to that list. Thanks!
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May 23rd, 2005 - 10:30 AM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
Sorry, none of these breeds are considered to be low dander breeds.
However, some people do well with Chihuahuas because they are so
very small, and thus produce less dander than larger breeds.
May 23rd, 2005 - 11:39 AM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
Ok, are any of them "medium" dander breeds? I mean, could people
with allergies deal with them, rather than living a miserable sneezy
life if the environment was controlled (i.e. air purifier, not
allowing pets in bedroom, etc.)
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May 26th, 2005 - 2:34 PM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
Never heard of "medium dander" but as an allergy sufferer I can
attest that closed doors and air purifiers don't solve the problem,
you have to test the dog with the person. Stick with low allergy
breeds or no dog.
Jul 9th, 2005 - 5:55 AM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
I've read the same thing about Chihuahuas being a good breed for
Allergy sufferers. I have mild allergies to dogs and can tell you
that they are not! (We own two) These guys are average shedders and
produce a normal amount of dander.
I can tolerate them but still have to deal with itchy skin/eyes,
occasional sneezing, ect. The weird thing is, there are certain
breeds that I absolutely can't be around without severe reactions:
Rotties, Labs, Aussies, Pit Bulls, ect.
I'd recommend going with a Poodle, Bichon, or Hairless breed. It's
the safest choice.
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Jul 9th, 2005 - 5:26 PM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
I didn't mean that Chis are a low dander breed. According to Chi
breeders, they are not an "allergy friendly" dog breed. I just meant
to say that the smaller the dog, the less dander. Of course. :o)
Aug 16th, 2005 - 7:52 AM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
Does anyone know if any of the following breeds are okay for allergy
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
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Dec 30th, 2005 - 9:30 AM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
Does anyone know if a German Shepherd is okay for allergy sufferers?
What can be done if you are living with a German shepherd? Can
anyone help me cope with my allergies and german shepherd? I need
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Jan 8th, 2006 - 9:51 PM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies
I had heard a lot about Portuguese Water dogs being
"hypoallergenic", so we found a breeder that would let us borrow one
of her dogs for a day. A few hours after we took the dog home, my
husband started to have some wheezing and needed to use his inhaler.
Here's the weird thing ... my brother has 2 flat coated retrievers.
We've stayed at his house numerous times, for periods of up to a
week, and my husband has never had a problem with them. Can there be
more to allergies than how much a dog sheds? Does anybody have
experience with flat coats?
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Jan 9th, 2006 - 4:28 PM Re: Specific Breeds and Allergies - allergic
to dander, not fur
<< Can there be more to allergies than how much a dog sheds? >>
People are not allergic to the dogs' hair or fur itself, but to the
animal dander (dried skin flakes), saliva, and urine. They contain
proteins that aggravate allergies in sensitive people. Giving your
dog frequent baths removes some dander from your dog's coat. This
often lessens the allergic reaction in people with mild pet
allergies. Unfortunately, severe pet allergic people will not be
able to tolerate any dog breed without an allergic reaction. There
is no "hypo-allergenic" dog, but some breeds are thought to produce
less dander than others.
Jan 22, 06 - 5:03 PM Is My Son Allergic?
My son is 10 months old. We had a golden retriever when my son was
born. The baby seemed fine around the dog but he would get a rash if
the dog licked his face. We kept the dog from licking his face and
he was fine.
When my son turned 8 months old our golden passed away.
Now, he's 10 months old and we're thinking of adopting another dog.
Today we found an absolutely perfect lab/golden mix. Personality
wise he's a perfect fit. However, my son's face really got red and
swollen to the point his eye was about half shut. I'm not sure if
this happened because the dog licked his face a bit or because he
was crawling all over the floor and touching the dog's ball.
What do you think? I'm going to call our peditrician, vet and my
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Jan 23rd, 2006 - 9:15 AM Re: Is My Son Allergic?
Sounds like your son is definitely allergic to the dog. Personally,
I would not get a dog at all if my small child was that allergic. He
will feel miserable.
Jan 11, 06 - 9:48 PM dermatitis
I am currently experiencing some bad dermatitis on
my legs. My dermatologist told me that my Chihuahua
could be the cause. I have had her for 8 years and
have never experienced anything like this. My dermatologist says
it's possible that I could now
be allergic to her even though I have not in the
past. Has anyone had a similar experience or is there
any evidence of dogs causing dermatitis?
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Jan 23rd, 2006 - 9:40 AM Re: dermatitis
Yes, I have heard of many cases where the allergic dog owner gets
rash from contact with his or her dog. Some people get hives and
some people get eczema.
Yes, it is possible to become more allergic to your pet over time.
It happened to me, too.
Hives/Urticaria: red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in
varying shapes and sizes, some are caused by allergies
Allergic contact eczema: a red, itchy, weepy reaction where the skin
has come into contact with a substance that the immune system
recognizes as foreign
Atopic dermatitis: a chronic skin disease characterized by itchy and
may be worsened with dog contact if allergic to it
Jan 3, 06 - 1:42 AM Allergies, and Siberian Huskies.
I'm, as you would probably guess, allergic to some animals. I have
big problems with some Cats (I can barely breathe at all when I'm
around them). I'm not too sure about Dogs, though.
I haven't had a Dog since I was somewhere around eight and
nine-years-old, so I couldn't tell you how bad my reactions are to
them now. I also owned a Cat for a few months when I was seven. I'm
Sixteen, by the way.
I had a Black Lab, and my reaction to him wasn't that bad. I had
minor nose-runs and itchy eyes. The cat I owned before my dog was a
Tabby Cat, and the symptoms were the same; except I had some
I'm very interested in Siberian Huskies and I really, really want to
have some company with one. I've taken a liking to the puppies.
Because I'm older now, would you think it is possible for me to have
out-grown my allergy to Dogs? And has anyone who has allergies (to
Dogs like the Siberian Husky), ever out-grown it, or have been able
to tolerate it? I understand that Huskies shed pretty badly, so I'm
a little concerned.
I might have a solution to my breathing problem, but I'll need to
I think I could actually tolerate the respiratory problems by
increasing my lung capacity through exercise.
I'm not sure if this will work, but I realized that when I was
Seven, and I had my female Tabby Cat, I was able to tolerate it. I
actually somewhat grew immune to her as I was living with her; but
here comes the exercise part: I was younger and more active.
Nowadays I don't really go that many places, or play games as much.
I think that, because of my activity and my exercise, I was able to
pull through my allergic reactions to my cat; because my lungs were
I read an article in the paper that actually said increasing your
lung capapcity helps with asthma and some allergies; so I decided to
see if it would work with pet-allergies aswell. If it works for me,
I'll let you all know; but in the meantime help on the Huskies would
be greatly appreciated.
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Jan 23rd, 2006 - 9:47 AM Re: Allergies, and Siberian Huskies.
Huskies are beautiful dogs, but allergywise they are probably one of
the worst choices. Visit a Husky breeder and spend a long time
(hours) inside in closed quarters with the dogs breathing the
"dander air" and touching the dogs. Let them also lick you. If you
have no allergic reaction at all, no itchy eyes, not stuffy nose, no
breathing problems, and no rash, you might consider the breed. But
even then, you might develop an allergy to your dog after having it
for a while.
Dec 30, 05 - 8:03 AM suggestions to alleviating dog allergy problems
just adopted a pug from a shelter and my boyfriend is finding that
he is allergic. getting itchy and welts. his doctor had said he was
only allergic to cats, obviously he's wrong. any suggestions on what
we can do to alleviate the problem? herbal or alternative
suggestions would be great too.
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Jan 23rd, 2006 - 9:49 AM Re: suggestions to alleviating dog allergy
Go to the Allergic to Dogs? -
Dogs - page and scroll down to the 'environmental controls'
Dec 29, 05 - 8:04 AM Allergic to dogs !!!
My husband got me a yorkie puppy for Christmas. I love it! I am
allergic to dogs but not dogs with hair.When I put my face on its
face I get a rash and become itchy. Is there anything I can do?
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Jan 23rd, 2006 - 9:54 AM Re: Allergic to dogs !!!
Click on the "Allergic to Dogs? pages" link. Then read the
environmental controls section.
Jan 26, 06 - 8:26 PM Vistors in the home
My son is highly allergic to dogs and cats, what can we do when
someone visits us that has dogs. We know that direct contact really
bothers him, but do not knwo about indirect we do not want to take
the chance either. He has been hospitalized 3 times this year due to
an asthma attack. Did I mention that he is only two.
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Jan 27th, 2006 - 8:21 AM Re: Vistors in the home
I don't let anybody bring animals to my house because of my
allergies and asthma. If you let dogs into your house, they will
deposit dander on your furniture, fabrics, and spread it into the
air. You need to keep your house animal dander free. Your friends
should understand that you have to protect your son's health. If
they are out-of-town visitors, they can put their dogs into a
boarding kennel during the visit.
Jan 27th, 2006 - 8:57 AM Re: Re: Vistors in the home
It is not them bring the pets to us, it is that they have come in
contact with a pet before they came to my house. The dander on their
clothes is what I am worried about.
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Jan 27th, 2006 - 4:18 PM Re: Vistors in the home
Ooops. I didn't read your message properly. It does say "indirect"
contact. Some people are so sensitive that they do indeed have
allergic reactions to animal dander carried on clothing. How about
giving your guests a "welcome vacuum" of the clothes they are