I need some advice. I practically live with my mom and she has a chiuahuah and I am perfectly fine with that dog never had problems with allergies or anything. Last night I got a boxer puppy and he was out in a barn when i went and picked him up. Everytime I pick the puppy up I itch. My arms ich and my neck ictches. I get alittle red too. I at first thought it might be something he was in at the house I got him from so I gave him a bath. That didn't seem to help. Could I be allergic to one breed and not another. I have grew up with dogs all breeds all my life. Never had a problem until now. I also thought it might be his little claws cause you know how a puppy has real sharp claws but sometimes my eyes itch alittle too. I need help someone please. I love this dog, and I just got him for Christmas. Any suggestions would be appriciated. Thanks!
Yes, you can be alergic to one dog and not the other. That is not the way it works with animal alergies. It can vary from breed to breed and from one particular dog to another. Sorry, can't give you better news. How do you feel about buying stock in Benedryl. Just kidding. Might be time to see the doctor and see what kind of help they can offer.
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I have that problem with Shar-Pei dogs, also and I have two dogs and three cats. The Shar-Pei can make me itch and break out in hives if I'm not careful.
I am supposed to be allergic to dogs and cats and I have asthma. I suffer from terrible depression, though, so my pets are therapy and company for me. My doc understands (he's WONDERFUL) so he prescribed an inhaled steroid, a nasal steroid, and a pretty strong antihistamine. This works for me.
However, I still sometimes get a reaction to my shepherd mix, so she gets a bath at that time.
You might look into a visit to an allergist. They are much more sympathetic now about people who want to keep pets and there are so many wonderful treatments. You do need to get evaluated and look into your options.
Don't give the pup up yet. Just keep him away from your face and wash your hands thoroughly after handling him. That will help a lot. Make that doctor's appointment as soon as you can.
Sometimes the very short stiff hairs can cause some irritation. Sometimes my own dogs' hairs do that to me, oddly, not all the time. It feels almost the same as when a tarantula is threatened and sheds it's hair on you. I bet the chihuahua's hair is finer, less coarse and prikkly.
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My daughter is sensitive to our 4 hounds but not to our lab mix and our bully mix. The hounds have short, coarse hair and she immediately breaks out in a rash if they touch her bare skin. It does not affect her breathing or cause any other problems, only skin irritation. We think it may be an allergy because it doesn't matter if she touches their ears or muzzles which have soft hair, she'll still get the rash.
I groom dogs for a living, and I am allergic. I take over the counter allergy meds (mostly claratin). 99% of the time I am fine and I love my job, so I am not stopping. Every once in a while I will either groom a dog or hold one for nail trimming and off I go into a frenzy. I did a spanish waterdog one time and had to hand if over to my boss. I was reacting so bad it was crazy. I also breed mini aussies, and have little reaction to them. So Yes I do belive one breed can be different than another. Good luck