There may be more non allergic dog breeds than you think!

But if there are no allergy-safe dogs or cats, where did the poodle theory come from?
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I love the idea someone suggested here of animal-friendly flights. I am a dog lover, and I would have no problem flying on flights with other people’s animals. On the other hand, if I needed to fly with my own dogs (which I haven’t done in many years), then I wouldn’t mind making my arrangements around picking an animal-friendly flight. Both sides have to compromise that way… ppl needing service dogs compromise by limiting their choices to flights that permit animals on board, while ppl with severe allergies compromise by limiting their choices to flights without animals. An added bonus is that the non-animal flights could be on planes that NEVER permit animals on board, so residual dander wouldn’t be an issue. Both sides compromise, but that way they can both travel as they need to. If the flights were divided roughly 50/50, there would be regular flying opportunities both for legitimate service dog needs, and to folks with severe allergies.
Dr. Sublett notes that if "you're allergic to one dog, you're allergic to all dogs."
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When we don’t have any clues, though, diagnosing allergies is a process of elimination. We make sure the pet is on a good ; we do skin scrapings to check for other possible parasites. We also look forbacterial or yeast infections, which can contribute to itchiness in dogs and with allergies; and we may even start the pet on an elimination diet to rule out food allergies.
Another type of allergy common among dogs occurs as a result of environmental or inhaled allergens.
Photo provided by FlickrIf you suspect that you are allergic to dogs, see an allergist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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The sad news is that there is no cure for allergies in dogs and cats. There are, however, ways to decrease allergen exposure and to address allergy symptoms in pets. Despite the public interest in hypoallergenic dogs, few scientific, including epidemiological studies have attempted to evaluate claims of hypoallergenicity. This study was designed to determine whether dog breeds reported as hypoallergenic correspond to lower dog allergen in the home versus nonhypoallergenic dogs.Yucca is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps the immune system function normally. It helps resolve symptoms without side effects common with steroids. Yucca should be given daily for allergies. , a concentrated liquid medication is a powerful product that is safe for cats and dogs with allergies. It can also be given in your pet's food or applied directly to areas of itching skin.A web search was conducted to identify breeds cited as hypoallergenic. Four separate classification schemes using combinations of purebred and mixed breed dogs were used to compare the levels of Canis familiaris 1 in dust samples collected from homes with hypoallergenic versus nonhypoallergenic dogs from an established birth cohort.No dog can be truly hypoallergenic, because every dog produces some kind of dander. Dander doesn't just come from fur, but it is also found in skin, urine and saliva. You could consider dander to be “pet pollen”. However the dogs on this list are known for producing small amounts of dander, thus most allergy sufferers do not have reactions. However different people have different allergies. Because you are allergic to one dog, doesn’t mean you will be allergic to all dogs. Public interest in hypoallergenic dog breeds recently flourished with the selection of Bo, the First Dog, a topic of national interest;, however, this enthusiasm still has not translated to peer-reviewed scientific publications assessing whether specific breeds or dog characteristics are associated with “hypoallergenicity”—defined here as dogs that disperse less dog allergen in their surroundings. Little is known about the discovery of the “hypoallergenic dog,” but labeling dogs under this moniker originates from the late 20th century., Few scientific studies on allergen levels by dog breed have been published. Published studies present findings from studies where dogs were shaved and dander was extracted from the hair., Despite sound methodology for detecting allergens, these studies involved only a handful of dogs from a limited number of dog breeds. Furthermore, analysis from hair samples removed from the dog may represent a suboptimal approach to estimating allergen shedding in contrast to measuring allergen in a fashion that more closely approximates natural allergen accumulation in homes. We recently investigated a variety of dog characteristics and the allergen levels in their corresponding homes. The aim of our current analyses was to identify whether groupings of dog breeds based on claims of hypoallergenicity influence the accumulation of the major dog allergen, Canis familiaris 1 (Can f 1), levels in homes.