Our oldest son is allergic to dogs. Since he is out on his own, we are considering a pet, but we don't want to create a situation where he can't come to visit. Do people with dog allergyies have strong reactions to Boston Terriers? What is the dog's dander cycle?
There isnt really a dander cycle, per se in dogs. Dogs shed dead skin cells year round, just like humans do. Basically the only way you will know if your son is allergic to boston terriers is for him to go to a household with them and see. I do know boston terriers shed, and that there is no truly hypoallergenic dog.
There are things you can do to lessen the effects ofthe dander though when your son comes to visit, like bathe, regularly groom, vacuum, put flax seed oil in the dog's food. All will help.
Exactly how allergic is your son to dogs, I guess is the question. Or does he just have allergies? Lots of people have allergies (my entire family) but have no reaction to dogs at all.
Changes: The Italian Greyhound is no longer listed by AKC as a recommended breed for allergy sufferers.
Please note that the AKC only lists "lower dander" dog breeds that are eligible for AKC or AKC Foundation Stock (fss) registration on their allergy page. "Low dander" non-AKC rare breeds are not included in their list.
i also have severe allergies. getting rid of my pets was not an option i would have even considered. my doctor prescribed allegra and it has been a lifesaver. although there are other allergy meds that are probably just as good. my vet also suggested that i rub baby oil about once a week into my dogs coats to cut down on the loose dander. i also have an air cleaner in my home. i havent had any flare ups in a long while. no breeds are hypoallergenic. and its better to have your son exposed beforehand to whatever breed you are wanting to get, than having to give it up later. that will save alot of undue stress on your family as well as the dog.pets get attached to families and it is so traumatic for them to be takin from their homes and placed in a new invironment.or even worse being dumped off at a shelter.