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Children with Allergies

Does an allergy to cats automatically mean you're allergic to dogs?


I'm new here and wondered if I might be able to please ask your advice.

My 9 yr old daughter is allergic to cats, dust mites, grasses etc and displays rhinitis symptoms after exposure plus long term eczema.

My family are very keen to get a dog- preferably one of the so-called hypoallergenic breeds such as a cockerpoo.

1.Is anyone out there allergic to cats but not to dogs?

2. What would you recommend I do in terms of testing her before buying a puppy?

With many thanks in advance for any help/ advice.

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Hi Kipsy I too am allergic to most animals was worse with cats but I find after a week or 2.of exposure to the same.dog/cat I build a tolerance I own a car and 2 dogs


Hi Clairewalker751 - good to hear from you! Hope you're doing ok? Thanks ever so much for your response. It's really helpful & quite a similar story to the responses I got when asking friends on FB. We're going to look at puppies on Thursday πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


A one a day antihistamine may be helpful Aldi do them for pennies also I find laminate flooring and regular vacuuming helpful good luck! :-)


Aghh- more housework!! πŸ˜€ We're mostly tiles & old flagstones downstairs which will hopefully help and all agree no dogs allowed upstairs. Thanks Claire x

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