|Barked: Tue Jun 26, '12 12:04pm PST |
|There are numerous reason people are allergic to dogs. A protein in their saliva, dander, the collection of outside allergies in the coat...
The reason breeds like poodles and other need-to-be-groomed dogs are usually less allergenic (not hypo-allergenic, notice) is literally because they need to be constantly groomed. Their fur gets matted and tangled, so they have to be groomed regularly, removing many allergens from their coats.
One thing you can try is to keep your dog wiped down with a damp cloth when he comes inside. Make sure you give regular baths (not TOO regular, as this can dry out his coat) and always use a super-gentle dog shampoo and conditioner. I give baths every one or two weeks in the summer, since they drag all kinds of allergens inside, and I get a serious case of the sneezies. It's a compromise, more baths=allow dogs inside.
Sorry you're dealing with allergies!!! They really suck!!!
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