Have not had a very good year ill for 6 weeks in pollen season then was ""normal"" for 3 months and now have not been well for 2 months with shortness of breath with no wheeze as my asthma seems to have changed to in the last 3 years when I am ill. I have had my heart checked etc and thank God that is fine. I have had dogs for years but could only have the longer soft hair type as the short pointed hair type would immediately induce a wheezy asthma attack. I have had an allergy test which finds that I am moderately allergic to dogs and have to go back to the asthma clinic where they said if it was positive I would have to get rid of my dog. She is a big part of my life and my companion and I would be absolutely devastated as there are only the 2 of us. I know there are a lot worse things to have to contend with but I want to try everything possible in order to keep her. I have read that desensitisation is no longer used on asthmatics. The more I worry won't help either. I would be grateful for any advice.