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Comments: i am severely allergic to cats and
i know that i have a reaction to dogs but not as severe as cats.
what products do you recommend to help me with my allergies. i am
determined to get a dog. also this i wonderful site. i have been
trying to find allergy suffers like myself. thank again. also i was
thinking about getting a viszla breed. this dog has one coat of
hair. what is your recommendation on getting this breed as it
relates to my allergies. thanks
Posted: Aug 4, 1999 - 21:29 - By:
Comments: My husband has severe allergies to animals,
dogs, cats horses etc. My children have been crying for a pet (dog)
If anyone can suggest a breed for this purpose I would apperciate
it. My husband also suffers from asthma, hay fever. Please respond
in short order, I would like to know before summer ends.
Posted: Aug 4, 1999 - 23:16 - By:
Comments: Hi,I have been suffering from allergies for 13
years and asthma for the past 2 years. I currently have a 19 year
old Jack Russell Terrier. I found out I was allergic to dogs since I
inherited him from my grandmother. As you can tell, I love dogs and
hate to give them up because of my allergies/asthma. I saw info on
the American Hairless dog and am very interested in that breed. Does
anyone know of a breeder around the Raleigh/Durham, NC area? THANKS!
Posted: Aug 6, 1999 - 08:54 - By:
Comments: I was on allergy shots for 14 years as a kid.
The reason I stopped was that I got too old for my dad's insurance
and my didn't cover them. As a dog lover, I HAD to have another dog.
And boy did I get lucky with a Papillon -- I even found him at the
pound, which was nothing less than a miracle. I put my face next to
his fur and even slept with him for 9 years without a problem. He
just passed away Sunday and I am devistated. If you have a lot of
love (and expect to get three times as much back), consider a
Posted: Aug 7, 1999 - 10:22 - By:
Posted: Aug 12, 1999 - 21:43 - By:
Comments: our family is interested in getting a bouvier
des flandres , however my mom is allergic to some breeds of dogs. we
have had irish wolfhounds for many years and my mom had to get
allergy shots biweekly. could you please give me some information
and opinoins on bouvier des flandres and allergies.Thank you for
your help! -klesey-
Posted: Aug 22, 1999 - 10:57 - By:
Comments: I am slightly allergic to dogs, and my mother
thinks that's enough reason not to get one. However, the only dogs
I've ever been around are extremely hairy and fairly dirty ones. I
can't get a hairless terrier because the poor thing would freeze to
death. I can't get a Coton de Tulear 'cuz they cost an arm and a
leg. If anyone knows anything that could help me in my argument with
my mom, please email me. (I think she wants one too, but is afraid
I'll get sick. I won't, but she thinks I will.)
Posted: Aug 24, 1999 - 01:39 - By:
Comments: I have a chihuahua that I keep inside, she has
short hair and she sheds so much I have to vacuum everyday, I keep
her clean and use Advantage flea treatments so she has never had any
type of fleas or skin problems, is there anything to help decrease
this shedding, I also try brushing her but her hair is so short the
brushes will not grab it.
Posted: Aug 29, 1999 - 21:04 - By:
Comments: My dog seems to have dry skin due to dry food.
please send info on good home recipes to make
Posted: Sep 2, 1999 - 18:54 - By:
Comments: Please tell me I'm not crazy!!! We had a
Dalmation for 10 years~~~lots of shedding, but I had no problem with
her at all. She had to be putdown in June. We just got a Golden
Retriever mix and a Dachshund yesterday. Since then I've been
wheezing and feel like there's a "hairball" caught in my throat!! No
rashes, itchy eyes,or sneezing. I took the doxie to my grandmother's
house, held her in my lap for 2 hours no problems. I came home and
within an hour, was wheezing again. Is it the Golden's double-coat
I'm sensitive to? The Dachshund seems to have the same type of
"oily" coat that our Dalmation had, even though both these breeds
are supposed to produce more dander, I wasn't sensitive to them. Are
double-coated dogs more prone to producing allergies in humans?
HELP...I told my daughter we would need to return the Golden to the
rescue people and she is heartbroken....We need any and all feedback
or advice...thanks in advance.. Barb
Posted: Sep 12, 1999 - 02:24 - By:
Comments: I am just starting the search for a
hypoallergenic dog. My house has never had a dog in it and I am
worried about introducing a pet that I may be allergic to. Any tips
would be helpful.
Posted: Sep 19, 1999 - 20:47 - By:
Posted: Sep 22, 1999 - 11:06 - By:
Comments: My husband is allergic to dogs, but lived with
little discomfort with a Siberian Husky for several years. We are
considering getting a smaller breed, possibly a Jack Russell Terrier
or a Norwich Terrier and were wondering what the allergen levels of
these two breeds might be. Would it just be best to visit a breeder
and see what my husband's reaction is?
Posted: Sep 22, 1999 - 11:11 - By:
Comments: I have had 5 German Sheperd dogs in my life. Now
I wanted to get a pup for my 7 year old daughter, which I did (Short
haired German Shepherd). On the second day of her playing with the
puppy, she developed a skin rash on her neck, inside arms and chest.
The doctor said that it could be the puppy. I am trying to find
every excuse for the puppy. The first day I got him (10 weeks old)
he was filthy (dust and stuff), he was extremely underwieght and not
wormed. I washed the dog with puppy shampoo, wormed him, started his
distemper course and put on a flea collar. Could it be any of the
a/m, or could this condition change when the puppy changes it's fur
to a grown dog's fur? What can I do?
Posted: Sep 23, 1999 - 12:51 - By:
Comments: I have an allergy to my Cockatiel, but since I
purchased a filterless air purifier, I don't even sneeze anymore.
There are different sizes and mine is able to do a 2300 sq. ft.
home. Very quiet, weight about 17 lbs. Very cost effeictive too. I
still can't believe it.
Posted: Oct 4, 1999 - 21:34 - By:
Comments: I am searching for the various breeds of dogs
which can be tolerated by people with severe allergies. I would like
a small dog. If you have any information please e-mail me.
Posted: Oct 18, 1999 - 21:01 - By:
Comments: Do you know if babies are likely to be born
allergic if their parents are not??
Posted: Oct 24, 1999 - 19:26 - By:
Petjam - www.petjam.com
Comments: My husband is allergic to dogs but we are
looking into breeds that he can tolerate. The AH Terrier sounds
quite interesting and wonder if there are any breeders nearby. We
live in Manitoba, Canada.
Posted: Nov 9, 1999 - 17:51 - By:
Comments: We have a six year old black Lab/Ret dog. She
licks her front paws constantly. We have tried putting her on
special diets to no avail. She has been on the medication Pred aand
now she is on Clomicalm. None of these seem to have any real effect
and our vet is at a loss. If any one has experienced this behavior
and has any suggestions we'd be most grateful.
Posted: Nov 12, 1999 - 10:23 - By:
Posted: Nov 18, 1999 - 06:39 - By:
Posted: Nov 18, 1999 - 23:56 - By:
Comments: I have been told chihuahuas can be good for
people with allergies or breathing problems. Can you shed any light
on this? Thank you!
Posted: Nov 19, 1999 - 00:25 - By:
Comments: I notice that you suggest visiting the breeder
and exposure to all their dogs? Our son met a wheaton terrier and
was fine with it (he is allergic to dust mites and mold). We were
encouraged by his lack of reaction and found a breeder with an adult
dog and 6 puppies. We visited in the laundry/grooming room and after
20 minutes he was sneezing and sniffing. We were very disappointed.
Is it possible that one dog would not be a problem and that the
amount of the allergen was an issue which pushed him over the
threshold? Thanks for any feedback. Liz
Posted: Nov 20, 1999 - 10:57 - By:
Comments: We were thinking of getting our children a much
wanted puppy for Christmas. My one son who suffers from food
allergies came up positive for allergies to dogs. I find that when
he is around other dogs he sometimes is ok but other times suffers
from itchy red eyes and stuffy nose. We were looking into a toy
poodle since he has a friend who owns 3 minature poodles and seems
to do well when he is at their house. Is there anyone else out there
who is allergic to dogs but owns a poodle with little or no reaction
to the dog? Thanks!
Posted: Nov 22, 1999 - 07:02 - By:
Comments: I have had dogs all of my life and have a 12
year old and 8 year old dog (great dane and german shorthair
pointer)...I have never had a reaction of any kind to these dogs.
Recently (July) we got another puppy (bull mastiff)...I noticed
immediately that I have an alergic reaction to his saliva...(itchy
skin, small hives) but don't seem to have a reaction from petting
his fur at all. Is it possible to be alergic to one dog and not
another ? Curious !!! Amy
Posted: Dec 2, 1999 - 22:53 - By:
Aim's World - batchy2/index.html
Comments: Sad to say, my girlfriend is a bit allergic to
dogs! We may be getting married in the next year or so, and we're
looking into dogs that will not affect her terribly. My problem is
that I'd like a *lerger* dog, and all the hairless breeds seem so
small! Does anyone know of a sizeable dog that doesn't murder
people's allergies? Please respond to me via e-mail, and thanks in
Posted: Dec 5, 1999 - 13:46 - By:
Comments: I sure spelled "larger" incorrectly.
Posted: Dec 5, 1999 - 13:49 - By:
Comments: Hi. Our family has a ten week old Soft Coated
Wheaten Terrier. I am asthmatic and have been allergic to most cats
and dogs. However, I did have a part Lab, mixed breed dog for 10
years, before she died. I appreciate the information you provide
about how to manage this allergy issue. I didn't think I would be
allergic. Wheatens are supposed to be good for allergic types. But
it is hard to know because the week after we brought him home (two
weeks ago) I came down with a respiratory flu, including chills,
temp and the whole bit. My relatives think the dog is the reason I
came down with this. I take three inhalers for asthma-long before
the dog. Two are preventive and one if an attack occurs. I am going
to employ several of the suggestions you gave-air filter, etc. and
see how things go. My teens have always wanted a dog and we got one
late in the game because I am now home every day-I used to work full
time. Thanks very much.
Posted: Dec 10, 1999 - 13:48 - By:
Comments: If anyone knows of a hairless dog breeder around
Washington, DC or anywhere within a 3 hour radius, please contact
me. i desperately want a dog, but have severe allergies and asthma.
I would like to just visit and be around one of these dogs to see if
it could work before bringing him/her home for good. Thanks, JIll
Posted: Dec 11, 1999 - 18:31 - By:
Comments: This was the first webpage I visited when I was
in search of information on allergies/dogs. I now too have an
American Hairless Terrier and our family has not experienced ANY
problems what so ever. This website is full of great and accurate
Posted: Dec 18, 1999 - 00:23 - By:
Comments: my family and i have had a poodle for 3 yrs. and
he died last nite and we are really hurting. we heard that shih tzu
dogs were good for allergies my mom has severe asthma and the poodle
did not seem to irritate her at all. If any one can give me an
answer please email me!! thanx
Posted: Dec 31, 1999 - 20:52 - By:
Posted: Jan 2, 2000 - 15:46 - By:
Comments: I have had terrible asthmatic reactions due to
my allergies to dogs and cats my entire life. I recently spent a
week at my in-laws who, due to their other childrens dogs, had four
dogs in their house. I had to be rushed to the ER twice this week
and my wife and I had to leave earlier than planned. I am planning
on seeing an immunologist on Monday or Tuesday. Is there any type of
treatment you could recommend my asking to help endure the time I
have to spend with these animals when I am there?
Posted: Jan 2, 2000 - 15:54 - By:
Comments: I am the most allergic person I have ever known.
Have the worst uncontrollable asthma according to scores of doctors.
Countless ER visits and near death experiences for twentfive years.
Was desperate to have a dog for my daughter. Finally attempted a Toy
Poodle. Was pretty allergic for almost 4 weeks. Took all kinds of
prescription meds. Used Allerpet. Did tons of laundry a day. Kept my
face away. And bathed him every 4 him days. Now I have no symptoms
whatsoever!!! i can even kiss him and sleep with him. Must've
developed some immunities. Cannot believe it. Good Luck to all
allergy sufferers. Also used a homeopathic remedy which may have
helped-from BIOALLERS, for dander allergy.
Posted: Jan 8, 2000 - 00:19 - By:
Comments: we own two giant schnauzers. Zep is 5 yrs old.
Junior is 2. Zep takes medication for an under-active thyroid (6
months). three months ago Zep started having itching problems and
began scratching himself constantly to the point of drawing blood.
our vet gave him a steroid shot and a reducing like prescription but
it did not help at all. he indicated it could be an allergy problem.
about 1 month ago Junior started having the same problem although it
does not seem as serious. two weeks ago we stopped giving them any
type of food except their regular dog food (Iams) and some
vegetables such as carrots, radishes and cauliflower as snacks. we
also are giving them baths with medicate shampoo at least once a
week. i also put socks on Zep's back feet so he does not injure
himself so much when he scratches. is there anybody out there that
could give me information on how to stop this problem? i did not
realize this type of problem was so big with dogs. i got 9 thousand
sites to look at. any help would certainly be appreciated. thanks
Posted: Jan 9, 2000 - 13:23 - By:
Comments: I have found that i am extremely allergic to
certain breeds of dogs. They seem to be the dogs that pant alot.
Boston Terriers, Newfoundland, etc. (These are dogs my sisters and
brothers own.)However, my mom has a dog part cocker spaniel and part
who knows what, that I can tolerate. The Boston Terriers and others
bring on severe asthma attacks. why is there such a difference? Any
help appreciated. anne
Posted: Jan 11, 2000 - 11:25 - By:
Comments: .I am extremely allergic to dogs and some cats
and other animals, to the point where if I sit next to a dog owner
in the movies I have a reaction. My allergies cause severe sinus
infections and asthma. I no longer have the runny nose, sneezing
symptoms. I try to stay away from dogs, but it is very difficult. I
use a sinus spray and inhalers, does anyone have other suggestions.
Posted: Jan 21, 2000 - 15:53 - By:
Posted: Jan 22, 2000 - 12:57 - By:
Comments: My 4 yr old daughter has tested positive to dog
allergens. At this point she gets rhinitis which causes nasal drip
and coughing. Does anyone have experience with how long after an
exposure to dogs symptoms first start to appear? Can they show up
after a few days or do they have to show up sooner? My wife and I
are trying to match the exposure with the allergic reaction. But so
far my daughter shows no reaction for 3-4 days. My wife says it's
probably a cold if the symtoms don't appear sooner. I am looking for
anyone with a related experience. Thanks
Posted: Jan 22, 2000 - 13:03 - By:
Comments: HELP NEEDED. Our 9 year old lab cross has
developed some strange allergy to something in her food. We have
tried different dry foos but stil she is breaking out with red
blotches and is loosing hair. Has anyone experianced similar
problems? ANy solutions? Love to hear about your troubles and
solutions! Thanks, Tom
Posted: Jan 27, 2000 - 22:35 - By:
Comments: My daughter is allergic to cats. But shows no
signs of being allergic to dogs. Is this possible? My ex-wife
insists that my daughter is allergic to ALL hairy animals. But she
is around my dogs on a daily basis with NO shown allergy signs. I
have also seen her with a Guinie Pig with no signs either. Is it
possible to be allergic to one hairy animal and be ok with others?
My ex is using my dogs in a custody battle. Dispite my daughter's
begging to keep the dogs.
Posted: Jan 29, 2000 - 02:44 - By:
Comments: I have a pure bred American Eskimo (3 yr. old
male). I have a few friends who are extremely allergic to dogs and
have NO reaction to my dog - even after prolonged and VERY CLOSE
contact. Although he is a double coat breed, I have been told Eskies
do not have dander and is therefore hypo-allergenic. However, I did
not see any mention of American Eskimos on your site. Just
Posted: Jan 31, 2000 - 13:48 - By:
Shari Ulrich - www.ambleside.com/shari
Comments: We recently bought a yellow lab pup, 6 weeks old
and our 7-year old broke out with some welts that could be hives - ?
How do we know if he's allergic to the dog's dander or if this is a
reaction to the dog's shots? Our son ahs a prior history of asthma,
so my guess is allergies. HELP!
Posted: Feb 2, 2000 - 22:27 - By:
Comments: jack russels good for alergers
Posted: Feb 3, 2000 - 19:57 - By:
Comments: HELP! IVE HAD MY GERMAN SHEPARD MIX 3 MONTHS.
IVE HAD MY 2 SIAMESE CATS FOR 6 MONTHS. THEY ARE ALL ABOUT 9 MONTHS
OLD. I LIVE IN PHOENIX-ITS FEBRUARY-IM 28 . THE LAST 6 DAYS I HAVE
BEEN DYING FROM ALLERGIES- ONLY WHEN IM WITH THESE PETS. THIS NEVER
HAPPENED BEFORE, BUT ITS DEFINATELY BOTH ANIMALS.I GREW UP WITH TONS
OF ANIMALS. I THOUGHT IT WAS POLLEN,BEING BROUGHT IN ON THE DOGS
COAT FROM OUTSIDE, BUT MY CATS ARE NOT ALLOWED OUTSIDE.IF ANYONE
KNOWS WHY THIS IS HAPPENING- MAIL ME PLEASE.
Posted: Feb 5, 2000 - 01:54 - By:
Comments: P.S. WHATS THE BEST MATERIAL FOR A COUCH- THAT
JUST WIPES HAIR OFF? I THOUGHT LEATHER- BUT I DONT WANT TO DECLAW MY
CATS.THERE REALLY ARE ALOT OF DIFFERENT MATERIALS BELIVE IT OR NOT.
Posted: Feb 5, 2000 - 02:32 - By:
Comments: Hello, I'm an allergy suffer (environmental,
contact, and food) for many years now but continue to search for a
dog that would not cause symptoms. After reading about AHT, I wonder
if there is hope. I would appreciate feedback from individuals that
are highly allergic and their experience (both positive and
negative) and from breeders (have people returned pup's for this
reason). We use an Austin air filter, Meile vacuum cleaner (both
have worked out very well), enclose mattress and box spring with
protective cover and do not use scent air fresheners of any kind.
Shots did not work either. I look forward to your response.
Posted: Feb 6, 2000 - 13:33 - By:
Comments: My message is very much the same as most others.
Actually, my 5 year old son apparently has dog allergies, although
the extent is not known due to his age. Our sheltie recently died.
My son seemed to have trouble occasionally from our Sheltie, but
nothing major. If we visit or care for a laborador, for example, he
needs to be nebulized. We would like to get another dog, but keep
hearing conflicting information as to which breeds are better, if
any at all. We hear alot about the Bichon. Any ideas?
Posted: Feb 6, 2000 - 18:32 - By:
Comments: I am interested in getting a dog for my family,
however my husband has many allergies, including dogs. I would like
to get a Boston Terrier and I would like any advice and/or
suggestions that anyone may have on Boston Terriers and if they are
good pets to have if you have allergy sufferer's in you home. Thank
Posted: Feb 7, 2000 - 18:17 - By:
Comments: I am an animal lover who unfortunately is
allergic to them. I am 30 years old and have recently bought a home
with a huge yard and would love nothing more than to have a dog.
Posted: Feb 10, 2000 - 02:35 - By:
Comments: I am an animal lover who unfortunately is
allergic to them. I am 30 years old and have recently bought a home
with a huge yard and would love nothing more than to have a dog. As
a child I had a Maltese-Poodle mix and had no problems, my allergies
weren't "triggered" until I brought a cat into my home after the
death of my dog. I would hate to bring a puppy into my home only to
fall in love with it and find out that it made me sick. I currently
take Claritin for my allergies but no shots. Any suggestions?
Posted: Feb 10, 2000 - 02:43 - By:
Comments: Help! I got a greyhound who quite often hops
into my bed at night.Since about 6 weeks I have something that looks
like mosquito bites in the morning.I am quite sure its notdog fleas.
It itches like hell.No preference for certain body parts,no
clusters. Does anybody have any idea what the heck that is????
Posted: Feb 16, 2000 - 04:19 - By:
Comments: My children are allergic to fur. But we are
considering buying a Lakeland Terrier, would like to know about the
shedding for this breed. Or would like a recommendation for a small
dog that doesn't shed and is a good match for active children.
Posted: Feb 21, 2000 - 14:41 - By:
Comments: I have a question about determining a cold
versus an allergy. Our youngest daughter has had a cold for about
two weeks. Her nose runs clear and just in the day or so she has
started coughing. My husband has also been sick and I think they
keep giving it back and forth. Yesterday we brought home a dog, part
terrier/part beagle. We took our daughter to the doctor this morning
just to make sure the cough wasn't becoming bronchitis . The doctor
said she thought it was allergies because of the time involved. Any
suggestions on what we can do to help determine if it is an allergy
or a cold before we all become too attached to the new family dog.
And if it is allergies, we have two cats, a dog and a bird (we've
had the cats and bird since before the birth of our youngest) what
do we do then? We have hardwood floors with few rugs... Any comments
would be appreciated. Thanks.
Posted: Feb 26, 2000 - 20:21 - By:
Comments: My son suffers from asthma and enviornmental
allergies. Also has life threatening food allergies. We want him to
have a dog. His dr. says that he can be sensitized over time and
become allergic. Just because someone has allergies (tests show not
to dogs) does that mean he is more likely to become allergic to
dogs. He's been around dogs at families homes. (Multible dogs). Even
had sleepovers where the dogs are. And no real problems. Tested ok
to dogs and cats. We don't want to get a dog and have him become
allergic. What percentage of people actually become allergic after
owning a dog?
Posted: Feb 27, 2000 - 21:53 - By:
Comments: My son is allergic to my dog's saliva. he breaks
out in hives if she licks him or if he touches one of her toys. Has
anyone who has had experience with dog saliva allergies found any
Posted: Feb 29, 2000 - 20:46 - By:
Comments: My husband and I got a Jack Russell Terrier just
before Christmas and my husband is allergic to him. We have been
very religous in cleaning his toys and bedding, keeping him out of
the bedroom, and bathing him once a week. We purchased a Hepa filter
and a air purifier. We installed a central vac. which filter to the
outside, but to no avail nothing seems to help. My poor husband
suffers from terrible sinus headaches and is just plain miserable.
He was having trouble sleeping and even concentrating at work. He
takes decongestants and has a prescription for Flonase (steriod
inhalant). He goes for allergy shots (only started about 7 weeks
ago) but the Doctor said that it was not for dogs because dog dander
has not yet been standarized. I found this very hard to beleive. I
read that you get shots. Do you know the story on shots for dog
dander? We have given our sweet, sweet boy to a wonderful home and
are absolutely miserable without the little guy. We want him back so
bad but don't know how unless we come up with some sort of solution.
Do you have any information or suggestions on what we can do?
Posted: Mar 4, 2000 - 23:11 - By:
Comments: Like many others, I'm looking for a list of dog
breeds to which my wife might not be allergic - despite having read
the warnings that no breed is truly hypoallergenic. Any help would
Posted: Mar 6, 2000 - 13:21 - By:
Comments: We have a litter of GoldenDoodles due Jan 30th.
We've been breeding dogs and horses for several years now & became
interested in the GoldenDoodles due to a family members allergies.
We're now taking deposits for this litter. Please visit the Doodle
section of our website for more info.
Posted: Jan 01, 2004 - 02:13 - By:
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Posted: Feb 05, 2004 - 18:51 - By:
Homepage: Blueline - http://americanblueline.homestead.com/
Comments: I noticed the headline of yours while doing a
search for goldendoodle breeders in sask or alberta. I am very
interested in getting a doodle but don't feel it's fair to a pup to
make a trip from B.C. or Ontario. Do you know of any reputable
breeders in AB or Sask? I would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks!
Posted: Feb 11, 2004 - 17:05 - By:
Comments: Any luck with Border Terriers?
Posted: Feb 13, 2004 - 11:24 - By:
Comments: I didn't see Chesepeake Bay Retreivers on the
hypoallergenic list, but I've heard they are hypollagernic. Anyone
have any thoughts on whether and to what degree they are?
Posted: Feb 14, 2004 - 15:06 - By:
james g. haft
Comments: I'm considering buying a Labrador Retriever and
would like to know if anyone has had an allergic reaction.
Posted: Mar 14, 2004 - 19:14 - By:
Comments: my 2 1/2 yr old son seems to have an allergic
reaction to dog slobber , his eyes swell and get yellow and seem to
fill with puss so it looks he was fine around a yorkie until it
liked him then it started all over again and we started doing eye
drops for allergies and that works to get it to go away , we was not
this way around ferrats ! is my child the only one allergic to dog
slobber and is there no dog in my future . i hope not but my childs
health come first but i love anilmals and miss that any one heard of
this before please email me or tell what breeds could maybe work
thanks in advance !!! firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Mar 19, 2004 - 19:02 - By:
Comments: We have a situation regarding Human allergic
reaction to dog saliva: we are working on adding a dog to the
family, but one of our sons seems to have an allergic reaction
(redness and swelling around his eyes and face which goes away in
less than an hour). We are wondering if there is some type of
desensitization protocol that might be effective in reducing oru
son's susceptibility to allergic reaction to the dog candidates.
Thank you. all the best wishes, Reznor Orr (239) 877-2380
Posted: Mar 22, 2004 - 13:46 - By:
Comments: We are falling in love with a Shih Tzu we just
found, but know that allergies have been a problem with other breeds
for us. Does anyone know if people with moderate allergies do well
with Shih Tzus? Should we chance it?
Posted: Mar 27, 2004 - 22:55 - By:
Comments: I'm interested in knowing if Allerpet would work
for me. My brother lives with dogs in his home. That is the reason I
never go over to his house and rarely see him. I have my own
apartment & he came over to install my ceiling fan; because I don't
have anyone else who would install it. He dropped a tool onto the
carpet and kneeled on the carpet to fetch it. While he was here and
after he left, I felt sick...especially around the spot where he had
knelt on the carpet. When I make the mistake of turning the ceiling
fan on ....I got seriously sick. I'm deathly allergic to dogs;
allergic reactions resulting in life threatening laryngospasms. I
can barely stand to be as close as 2 feet from anyone because of the
dog dander that they have on them. I can walk up to a complete
stranger and know whether or not that person has been in contact
with dog dander. I'm living on a small disability check and medicaid
doesn't pay for things like HEPA filters (which usually run from
$80.00 to $400.00) & products (costing $50.00+ ) that claim to be
able to counteract or neutrilize the allergans in dog dander. I
would like the chance to try a product before I buy it ...just to be
sure than it works for me. When you have $200.00 left over each
month to live on after the bills are paid....spending around $50.00
on something that might not even work is frightening. But I've had
an incident of laryngospasm (result of allergic reaction to dog
dander) in the past & the prospect of it happening again terrifies
me. I'd really not care to die by suffocation brought on my allergic
reaction to dog hair. I've searched the internet to find some
information about removing the dog dander or rendering the allergens
in it in such a way that it would reduce the chance of my having a
such life threatening allergic reaction. Unfortunately I can't find
much information from consumers (fellow allergy sufferers) on
whether these products really work. All I find is companies trying
to sell thier stuff. Some advice and information from your personal
experience would be appreciated. How do you completely remove the
dog dander that is in a carpeted apartment or render it harmless to
someone who is deathly allergic to it? I rent an apartment on
Section 8 housing assistance and so I don't have the option of
actually tearing out the carpet.....although I would really love to.
Is there anything out there that will help? Perhaps even some
programs that would help pay for a HEPA filter when Medicaid will
not? I've been on allergy shots for the past year and it doesn't
seem to help much where dog dander is concerned. From what I
understand Medicaid will not pay for a HEPA filter unit or any of
these products that advertisements claim will help. Is there an
actual real time chat room for people allergic to dogs ....somewhere
out there on the internet? Most of what I have found deals with
either people allergic to dogs who still want them ..or dogs that
actually suffer allergies. If I tried to life with a dog in my home
or even the back yard, My allergic reaction to one would be so
severe It would threaten my life. It scares me being this sick in my
own apartment & I don't have the resources to shampoo the carpet or
move out. If my clothing comes in contact with a dog or someone with
dog dander on them....I could wash them a million times and I would
still get deathly sick wearing them. I've gotten to where I just
throu the clothing away. I can't throw my apartment away and I can't
move out of it. I could really use some answers. Someone Please
email me!!! Sincerely, Kasey Port Arthur, TX USA email@example.com
Posted: Apr 27, 2004 - 03:13 - By:
Comments: I raise Italian Greyhounds and they are on the
non-shed-allergy list. We got a Greman shepard/pit cross and we
could realy tell the difference. His dander kills my husband, but
the Iggies(Italian Greyhounds) don't and he is very sensitive. They
are rare, only 2000 registered last year. They are lap dogs and love
kids. They are also a great compainion where you have an active life
style or a couch potato.
Posted: May 20, 2004 - 15:58 - By:
Comments: Does anyone have a Westie that is showing signs
of continuous itching? Mine has scrached out his hair in places and
continues to itch to no end....doesn't seem to be allergy
related...maybe something on the inside? Any ideas?
Posted: May 24, 2004 - 18:40 - By:
Comments: We are currently thinking of getting a dog but
my mum has problems with dog hair, it makes her eyes swell and ashma
start off. I have been looking round at certain breeds of dogs and
have found that chow chow hair is more like a wool than a hair.
Could any one please advise if so contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org. thank you
Posted: Jun 20, 2004 - 08:17 - By:
Comments: i bought a soft coated wheaton terrior.. she is
precious// but 2 days into it my daughter who has allergies is
allergic.. wondered if anyone has any suggestions to try and bring
the 2 together.. my 13 year old daughter and the new pup? thanks
Posted: Jun 21, 2004 - 21:54 - By:
Comments: Last week my 3 1/2 year old dog that weighed 13
pounds had a rash on her tummy. I took her the the Vet's and he
prescribed vanectyl p #5. I administered it according to the
prescription for one week. On the 7th day when I gave her the last
1/2 pill one hour later my dog was dead. Can someone plase tell me
if this incident has happened to their pet. I am convinced that this
medication killed my dog.
Posted: Jul 11, 2004 - 18:48 - By:
Comments: I would like some information on Vasnectyl p
Posted: Jul 11, 2004 - 18:55 - By: