I was diagnosed with copd four or was it five years ago, then last year when I finally got to see a specialist I was told no it is brittle asthma. He can not figure out why I have it. He made me get rid of my guinnea pig and now says that I am allergic to my dog. I was sick for two years before we got the dog. As I am home all the time while my wife works and my kids are in school, the dog is my main companion, If he makes me get rid of him I might go nuts. Any thoughts?