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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:10 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:37 am
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Location: Alberta ... 91704.html

This is very interesting to me...we gave a lot lot lot of thought before we got out Darned Dog...or as I will refer to him as DD in this thread.

The biggest worry was "what if it doesn't work out because of allergies" (we knew a cat was out). When I was a kid, we always had cats (mostly farm- outside) and at least one border collie (outside, working- we raised sheep)....I put up w/stuffyness cuz I loved em, not like Debbie loves em :huggy ...Dh & Ds absolutely cannot) so after checking for sure that grandparents were on board w/having a dog him if it didn't we got "our anchor" (sorry, I guess I have many names for him). He is poodle on his fathers side and his mom is a Kerry Blue Terrier. French and irish, just like me, only the opposite way. He has hair, not fur, and does not shed....but when he is brushed, he gives up about a dime size of soooo soft downlike fuzz. Does he cause allergy problems? I know at the very least he brings in an awful lot of the outside stuff.....we don't allow him upstairs (bedrooms) or in the basement, leather furniture, and a dyson....the carpets are going out soon. Anyway, my opinion --- what works for some will not work for all.

Myself - Seasonal, cats
dd-asthma (trigger - flu) anaphylactic to eggs, severe allergies to bugspray and penicilin,pulmicort
ds-Seasonal, cats and OAS
dh-allergy cats, bugspray and guava, outgrew egg allergy

PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:19 pm 

Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:58 pm
Posts: 53
Location: Pickering
My puppy was "hypo-allergenic", half poodle and half shihtzu. The second I brought her home I knew I was going to have a problem, I had itchy eyes and a stuffy nose in the car bringing her home :? . I started taking a Reactine every morning, about a month later I only needed one every other day and eventually, I didn't have to take any at all. I'm fine with her now.

Cassandra 24 years old.
Allergic to peanuts/most treenuts, cats and dogs.
Grew out of lactose intolerance.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:55 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:44 am
Posts: 18
Location: K-W, ON
Thank you for that CBC article. We have had reactions in homes with "hypoallergenic" dogs so it is good to hear the scoop on it so we have info ready for when a family coming to stay for a weekend wants to bring their dog.

Food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts & OAS; onset with puberty and pregnancies. Environmental allergies to birch, cats & dogs. Drug allergy to sulfa.
All 3 kids allergic to cats & dogs, seasonal allergies

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