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Nov 6, 06 - 11:21 AM Please Help I have dog and Cannot breath now!!!
I bought my son a dog a year ago and within a month
I found it very difficult to breath. I have asthma so I went to the
doctors and had an allergy test which came back clear. But very
allergic to dust but not cats or dogs. I just cannot believe this
because a year down th eline and things have not improved in fact I
am depressed now because I find it so difficult to breath most of
the time. I stopped smoking in March to help but even that has not
improved it! When I went to buy the dog from the dog rescue people
as I walked through the sheds my chest tightened more and more! I
thought this was probably just the urine in the sheds and pet
dropping not really thinking that it could be the dogs. I had just
not heard of anyone allergic to dogs before. My daughter 18 and son
17 still do not think it is the dog as the doctors allergy test said
not and absolutely refuse to get rid of their dog. But I just cannot
believe it. Are these allergy tests accurate? I love dogs and ours a
little darling a cross between a labrador, german shepherd and
collie. My son dotes on him and he has the run of the house. When I
read that you have to put your dogs in a kennel for 2 months to test
for allergy well I know my two will not allow this. Is there any
other allergy test I could have before we go to these extremes
however, I need to get my life back as it is so disabilitating it is
effecting my quality of life and work.
Has anyone any good advice?
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Nov 9, 05 - 8:33 AM Dont get a dog if your family member has
As a chronic sufferer of allergies to All animals,
those of you who do not have allergies and are considering letting
your husband, child, or boyfriend suffer because YOU want a pet,
PLEASE DONT DO IT!
Your loved one will be miserable, even though they pretend like it
is ok. They will do anything to keep the family pet to make you
happy and not feel guilty about needing to get rid of it. Do you
think it is fair that your loved one takes medication on a daily
basis so you can keep your dog? I wish you could see what it is like
to be sneezing 1000 times a day, itching all over, and unable to
breathe in your own home. Its horrible! And yet the allergy sufferer
feels guilt and embarrassed over being allergic! My relationship is
about to end because of my allergies and I urge you to reconsider
getting an animal if you truly value your loved one. ITS NOT WORTH
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May 10th, 2006 - 3:29 AM Re: Dont get a dog if your family member
Finally! People who understand! I was diagnosed with
asthma in 1993, and my husband was diagnosed in 1991. This year, my
attacks have been so severe that I have developed almost chronic
asthmatic bronchitis and I am on four different medications to
control my symptoms. My husband sees an allergist regularly also,
get shots and takes three different medications. Nothing seems to
relieve our dog allergies, and since we've known for nearly 15 years
that we are allergic to pet dander and it triggers our asthma
attacks, we have never owned a pet even though we love animals. BUT,
our family doesn't get it! They keep getting dogs! My doctor has
told me many times, and reminded me this week, to stay away from
dogs, and now my mom-in-law is pitching a fit because I won't come
visit on mother's day in her furry house. HELP! She says I should
just take a pill! She can keep her pets. I understand that she loves
them more than us. But, it kills me that she keeps behaving like
this is a new development, that we are the enemy, that we are making
excuses. Has anyone out there convinced family members that they are
indeed allergic to dogs? I feel like I need a doctor's note to get
out of visitation! I am so sad and frustrated, and she is refusing
to compromise on another location. Well, I refuse to die this week!
Sep 29th, 2006 - 8:51 PM Re: Dont get a dog if your family member
Yep I've had the same situation. My husband didn't
understand when we went to visit his family. I'd wind up with asthma
and he'd be angry at me for wanting to leave to get out of the
situation, so I'd go sit alone in the car while he'd socialize.
BTW: he's about to be my ex. If the person is
insensitive about your getting physically ill, than most likely
they're insensitive about other issues. Good riddance to him!
Oct 2nd, 2006 - 2:34 PM Re: Dont get a dog if your family member has
I have severe allergies to all kinds of animals with
fur such as cats, dogs, rabbits, and even horses. Growing up we had
dogs, cats, kittens, rabbits, frogs, fish, birds and any other kind
of animal you can bring into your home. I suffered so bad during my
childhood. I would always be sneezing and swollen with hives. It was
a terrible experience. My son has also been diagnosed with severe
allergies to lots of things including cats but he tested negative
for dogs. For his 8th birthday my husband got him a Bichon Poodle
mix. I had not had any allergic reactions to this dog at all.
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Nov 6th, 2006 - 11:29 AM Re: Dont get a dog if your family member
Oh this is all so true. I have posted a message on
this board and visited this site for the first time. I have been so
miserable for the past year since I bought my son a dog. Not
thinking that I may be allergic to it - I had no idea! I already had
asthma but I had two cats and seemed to rub along ok with them? But
have I? .... because I have had these cats for 5 years and I would
say my asthma has got worse over the past 5 years and particularly
over the past year. I have had an allergy test but it came back ok
for allergy to cats and dogs? but i don't understand this because I
am convinced that it is the dog that is making matters worse. Do you
know of any other tests I can have because until my 18 and 17 year
old kids are told in black and white that I am allergic they will
not rehome the dog they just tell me to loose weight and get fit.
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Nov 6, 06 - 6:29 PM DOG PROBLEM PLEASE ANSWER!!!! THANKS!!!
PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!I
I am 10 years old and i have some "social problems" at school right
now and I think it would be very good for me too get a dog, beacause
it will always be loyal and loving and i have wanted one for well,
FOREVER!!!!! but..... but...... I HAVE ASTHMA (EXERCISE INDUCED) AND
MY BRO HAS ALLERGEIS TO SOME KINDS OF DOGS AND CATS AND ATHSMA!!!!!!!!!!
I am soo upset but I was wondering if anyone has any advice for my
situation ex meds my bro can take, or dogs that would be good,
breeders and dogs experts please!!!
p.s he dosent mind shots!!
GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU TO ALL!!!!!!
Oct 16, 06 - 12:37 PM Wondering why you are still allergic to
My bf's son was recently diagnosed as having mild
allergies to dogs. I have been doing a lot of research lately, and
one thing really stands out when people ask "Why am I still allergic
around hypoallergenic dogs?"
Dogs are dogs. They are not people. Most allergy
suffers are not allergic to one single thing, they usually have
several allergic reactions. If you bathed a dog every week, brushed
him every day, washed all his toys and bedding regularily and kept
him indoors at all times, you probably would not have a reaction.
The REALITY is that you can't control a dog's every
movement. He goes outside. Right there, you are being exposed to
grass, pollen, weeds and seeds that he walks on/rolls in. Next,
comes chewing. He finds a stick to play with. Great! Except that
stick has been laying on the ground, exposed to whatever plants and
animals have touched/walked on/gone near it. Now suddenly not only
is his hair full of pollen/allergens, but his saliva is full of
grass/weeds and stuff that can stick in his teeth. Transfer THAT to
his indoor chew toys, bed, and people stuff that he's chewed on (as
most puppies/frisky dogs do from time to time) and suddenly those
allergens are transfered.
Even the local squirrels leave nuts and nut shells
around the backyard, which a puppy is sure to investigate. Not to
mention the local neighbourhood stray cat has probably rubbed up
on/licked/touched half the stuff in your backyard.
Hopefully this will help those you who are allergy
sufferers with dog allergies and wondering why you're now "allergic"
to a clean and hypoallergenic dog. :)
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Nov 6th, 2006 - 6:33 PM Re: Wondering why you are still allergic to
my bro is allergic and i was thinking of getting one so thanks you
Jul 1, 06 - 6:52 AM HELP, I am allergic to my new puppy
Let me first say that I had a poodle for 16 years
without any problems. Three months ago we had to put our beloved
Penny to sleep. We just picked up a Havanese on Monday night. She is
all of 1.9 pounds but I am having major allergy symptoms! As each
day goes on they seem to get worse. I started with itchy eyes, then
a lump in my throat and now I have an itcy throat and wheezing. I
thought that if you had the dog long enough that you would build up
an immunity to it? Any suggestios as my family does not want to get
rid of this dog!!!! PLEASE HELP!
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Oct 27th, 2006 - 2:32 AM Re: HELP, I am allergic to my new puppy
First of all my heart goes out to you because I'm in a similar
situation with my new pug puppy. I've ordered Petal Cleanse and an
anti allergen room spray from a company website
www.allergybestbuys.co.uk (I think)to see if they have any effect.
I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. Fiona x
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Nov 8th, 2006 - 5:16 AM Re: HELP, I am allergic to my new puppy
How is it going with your Havanese and your allergy?
Is it a puppy? If it is a puppy there is a possibility that your
allergy will get better when the dog gets older. Do you use a
different dog shampoo for your havanese than you used for your
poodle? Sometimes you can be allergic to the shampoo and not the
dog. A change of dogfood can also cause an allergic reaction. Have
you checked your dog to see if the dog has any skin conditions that
might trigger your allergy? But it could just be the dog, of
course... Havaneses are "supposed" to have long coats, but if you
are allergic it might be better to keep it short. Have you tried
I really hope you didn't/don't have to give the dog away!
Dec 5, 06 - 3:10 PM i want a bichon-frise dog but my dad is allergic
......My dady'z allergic to animal hair....mostly
cats n dogs .....But the dog i want is hypo allergenic......but he
is still being hard headed and refusing to get one..... ...I want
one real badly but i dont know what to do to make him understand
me.......My mom wants one and my dad doesn't even though it wouldn't
effect him. My dad says that hes the king of the house and he gets
the last say in everything....i don't think thats not fair so what
can i do? please someone give me advice on something that can help
Dec 7, 06 - 2:31 PM Skin Rash
Hi a couple weeks ago I got a 2 1/2 yr old siberian
husky....now in the last few days I have a rash on both of my arms.
Is this caused most likely from my dog? What can I take to help the
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Sep 5, 06 - 3:50 PM Getting married and NEED to live with a dog, but
fiance allergic. I think?
I am a HUGE dog lover and have always had a dog
(except for 9 months of my life). I need to have a dog in the house.
My fiance grew up with a golden retriever and had no problems with
it. But it has been about 7 years since his dog passed away. Now I
think he may be allergic to dogs. He does not get a rash or have
trouble breathing, but he just sneezes non stop for about 5 minutes.
Is this an allergy to dogs? I have 3 dogs in my house right now and
I am just wondering if it is the abundance of dog fur. Sometimes he
sneezes, sometimes he doesn't. He said it all depends on if it gets
in his eyes or not. Same goes with our friends dogs. Sometimes he
sneezes, sometimes he doesn't. He really wants a dog when we get a
place and so do I. We want a golden retriever, but I am afraid of
having to give it back if his allergies get worse. But all he does
is sneeze, nothing else. Can he or should he get shots/ take
medication? Does it work? Should we just get a dog and see if he can
work through this sneezing thing? Can he grow immune eventually?
What should we do? Please help us. We want a dog SO bad.
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Dec 11th, 2006 - 3:39 PM Re: Getting married and NEED to live with a
dog, but fiance allergic. I think?
If you get replies could you e-mail them to me. I am
engaged and my fiance wants me to get rid of my 2 dogs. He weezes,
nose runs, sneezes. Please help!!!! He says he has tried all of the
allergy meds out there. I want him and the dog....what can I do???
Thanks for your help
Dec 19, 06 - 7:21 PM some helpful advice for allergy sufferers
Hi all, I hope this info. can help someone. I am
severely allergic to animals of all types. Still wanting a dog I
researched "hypo allergenic breads". Finally I decided on an AHT. I
did allergy testing and all went well. Then I got my little pup home
and I became very ill. My lungs were tight constantly, my joints
were swelling, my eyes were red and crusty. I didn't want to give up
as we all loved our pup so much. I found bathing him made things
worse. Our pup smelled very doggy plus he sweats alot. Finally I
found some things that worked amazingly. I got hepa filters in every
bedroom and a big one for the family room. I run the ones in bedroom
during the day and the one in the living room at night. I only
vacuum once a week, the key here is you must have a hepa vacuum or a
central vac that is vented outside, if not you are just sending the
allergens right back out into your air. I vacuum walls once a month
as the proteins can easily stick to them and come off when you walk
by. I never wash my dog, instead I use two products: oxy med by
tropiclean, this is just a medicated skin conditioner but it has
salicylic acid which gets rid of all old skin cells,you put it on
and rinse it off (it is a dog product). I use it every four days. In
between this treatment I wipe my dog with allerpetD and rinse him .
This only takes about five minutes as my dog has no hair. He also
wears clothes which helps alot. I now have no problems. I can even
sit with my dog for hours. I am home all day (stay at home mom). My
dog goes everywhere with me in the car. I take several meds for my
asthma, I have taken meds all my life. I am on Accolate(same as
singular), Advair inhaler and Bricanyl (ventolin) when needed. I
really hope this can help someone. I really feel that the two
products I found help the most. Hope this helps someone out there.
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Dec 31, 06 - 8:49 PM dog visits our home for one month
once a dog leaves your home, what can we do & how
long will it take to rid the house of the allergens?
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