Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Dogs and Allergies

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Moggill, Queensland
    Posts
    697

    Default Dogs and Allergies

    Earlier we went to see some friends, and they had the most beautiful kelpie/husky cross I've ever seen. She was around four months old, stood up to my thighs (she was huge!), and had long, shedding fur. While there my brother broke out in a horrible rash. We've been thinking that he's allergic to dog hair, however, he's doesn't react with my boyfriend's dog (an english staffy). Can you be allergic specifically to long-haired dogs or are staffies just that awesome? lol

    At our home, he doesn't go out the back too often because he breaks out into itchy escema, and we've always previously thought it was due to something in the grass. However, if it's the dog hair at fault, is there something I can do with the dog to help it in addition to drugs/cream for my brother? I don't want to have to sell or give him away because he's giving my brother skin problems.

  2. #2

    Default

    Peoples allergies to do with dofs are very individual, what gets 1 all itchy may not affect another. It's not just the hair that causes allergies but the skin cells & slober as well as hair so first you need to figure which is affecting your brother.
    My sister takes antiphistamns daily & sometime steriods as well to deal with her allergies & they help a lot.
    Mum's Huskey was really bad on my sons asthma.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Moggill, Queensland
    Posts
    697

    Default

    Thanks for the reply, crazydog. We will of course be taking him to the doctor for a second referral now that we know it's more then just "something in the grass" =) I was just hoping I could do something in the meantime in the case it is dog hair, like bath him in something special or go absolute anal with vaccuming fur, etc =)

  4. #4

    Default

    Not really as you not even sure it is the hair but extra vaccuming could help & giving the dog a hydrobath & blowdry will rid the dog of most of his dead hair.
    But really get your brother to get some allergy tabs from the chemist as they will help while you guys sort it out.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    118

    Default

    I've been allergic to dogs and cats (and horses, and .. all other animals, really) my entire life, and as a result have always owned poodles or poodle crosses. Recently however, things have started to change, and I'm now fine around cats and lots of dogs.

    Labradors and staffies give me really bad rashes though, in addition to the hayfever and asthma that are the really annoying part. Strangely though, my mum has a poodle x maltese who gives me rashes and asthma. I've got no idea what changed or when, but as a result I'm able to have a greyhound! It's bizarre though, that I'm fine with him, and with cats, but not with Rudy the poodle x!

    If your brother's reaction is a serious concern, I'd suggest getting him to see an allergist who will be able to tell you exactly what his reaction is to. I had a few rounds of allergen injections when I was a kid, which didn't really help me, but apparently do wonders for other people! As for what you can do, I'd avoid excessive vacuuming, because in my experience it seems to stir up all sorts of things in the carpet etc, and make it worse.

    Good luck!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •