Can dogs be allergic to humans?

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Semper Vorax
Barked: Sun Feb 24, '13 7:19pm PST 
Question as advertised. Also, how would you find out and what would you do if your dog was?

forever loved
Barked: Sun Feb 24, '13 8:12pm PST 
I do not think a dog could be allergic to humans, per se, but could totally see them having reactions to cosmetics, perfumes/colognes, and other chemicals (such as fabric softener) that humans use abundantly. Buut, I'm no doc, so who knows?hamster dance

To check, maybe try cutting back on products used, or checking the products to see if they contain chemicals that can irritate skin. Some dogs have reactions to cleaning chemicals as well, so maybe switch out what you use to clean floors and such with.

Edited by author Sun Feb 24, '13 8:13pm PST