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Questions tagged [allergies]

Refers to allergies a pet exhibits (food, skin, seasonal) and human allergies to animals.

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Why do dogs and cats produce allergens, and how will these shots work to prevent it from stimulating the immune system in humans? [on hold]

I found a post early this morning when I did a Google search. Part of this sentence doesn't make sense. It says that it works by immunising them against their own allergen. If they are not immune to ...
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How can i get rid of pet hair?

I recently started renting a room from a homeowner with multiple pets which I'm allergic to. The entire house is full of dander, my clothes, carpet, etc. are already covered in it. What are the best ...
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Black Lab SWOLLEN LIPS?

I just noticed that my black lab had some swelling around his upper "lips". He hadn't been out of the house for a while. Looking around the house, I found a small brown spider with a black abdomen ...
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Can I dissolve antibiotics and steroids in warm water for my dog?

I have been mixing antibiotics and steroids for my dog in his food, without realising that this is often mixed in hot (almost boiling) water, to make it more appealing to him. Has this neutralised the ...
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Bulldog skin problem

Friends, it is kind of complicated to describe the exact problem as a person that his main language is not English, but I'm trying my best. I have got an 8 years old male bulldog, recently I realized ...
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How to treat and manage neck thread worms?

I have a horse who has suffered a lot during the warm seasons. It was made worse when we moved north (we're in the Southern hemisphere - so north is warmer) and there were more biting insects. I was ...
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How to treat Queensland itch?

My horse has Queensland itch. I'm looking for a range of options to treat it. I'm concerned about the use of poisonous chemicals.
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Is it common for pet allergies not to be aggrivated until after you've left the house? [closed]

We've owned a cat for about 2 1/2 years now - the cat's fur has never aggravated my allergies before. I do get aggravated allergy symptoms at work, but I have always attributed this to poor air ...
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Pug Allergy - Skin Rash

I have a pug and it's usually very active and we don't feed anything apart from Drools Focus Puppy. Recently, it got a Skin Rash on the top neck region and gradually it started expanding. We had ...
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Dogs Cotton Allergy

My dog has a cotton allergy. It began by seeming like mange. The vet gave steroids which worked for a couple days back during the mange diagnosis. Lowering the immune system with allergy shots seems ...
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French Bulldog very itchy

My French bulldog has always been “itchy” and has taken medication to help, but it’s never really gone away or help take the edge off. Today it looks to have flared up even more. Does anyone have ...
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Can a hamster be allergic to cats?

I live in an apartment with my Roborovski hamster, and my roommate has a cat. Occasionally the cat will get into my room and get close to him, and shortly after, I will notice him scratching himself a ...
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Is it true that it's unsafe to put an e-collar on a cat? Are there any alternatives to it that cats would find more comfortable?

My dad is a veterinarian, and he refuses to put an e-collar on our cat, who's scratching her throat and ears (both front and back) so badly she's reached flesh. We tried putting ointment on her but ...
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Cat Chewing At Nails/Toes & Heavy Digging

My boyfriend's cat has had this issue for over a year and the vet cannot figure it out. (Hundreds of dollars wasted) He won't stop grooming until he bleeds, ripping out fur and itching all around. ...
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How do I stop cat hair and dander form leaving my bedroom and bathroom and going into the rest of the house?

I really want an indoor cat that I can keep in my room and bathroom and make ledges on the wall for the cat to run along and play and I will have a catio (an outdoor enclosed patio for cats), it will ...
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How to wash cat hair out of fleece fabric?

First post here; a friend just sent me a box of sewing supplies, including quite a few yards of fleece and felt fabrics. Problem is she lives with cats and I'm mid-level allergic (not have-to-go-to-...
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Cleaning to rid house of cat allergen after cat is gone

We discovered through a blood test that our 3yo is severely allergic to cats. We have two cats who are 7 and 8 respectively and we're adopted as kittens. So their hair and dander is all over ...
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Can dogs be allergic to materials that collars are made of?

Recently, I posted a question about my puppy biting it's foot. One of the answers said allergies are common in Pitbulls. My puppy itches at her collar quite often. She has a red spot on her neck that ...
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Ants on my cat cause itching, how do I treat the bites?

My cat has ants on him. What can I use on him to get rid of the ants that is safe for my cat? I have used body powder by rubbing it into his fir and that seems to stop him from scratching so much. I ...
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What could cause my dog's rash and yellow flakes besides allergies?

My 12-year-old Australian Shepherd/Greyhound mix has had a serious skin ailment for almost a year now, somewhat similar to this post: red rash on various parts of his body (at different times, on his ...
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Selling my cockatiel / general inquiries on an allergy

I had a cockatiel for about 1 month... This is the second one I got. He is tamed partially (he still bites sometimes but not me; he doesn't really allow touching his back or wings - sometimes he will,...
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How can I test whether I have a cat allergy without really adopting a cat?

I don't know if I have a cat allergy, and I don't want to adopt a real cat to test myself, what else can I to to test cat allergy?
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Miniature Schnauzer Thicker hair grow after skin problems

I have an 11 y.o. miniature schnauzer, and around 4ish years ago she developed skin allergies in her "lower-back" close to the tail, and she wouldn't stop scratching until the point of hurting herself(...
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What should I look for in a dog if my family is allergic? [closed]

My partner and I are interested in adopting a dog or cat, but unfortunately, both of my parents have various animal allergies, and we want to make sure they would still be able to visit our home. ...
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Can dogs have cat allergy?

I know cat allergy is quite common in human beings, how about dogs ? Will dogs also suffer from cat allergy?
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How can I reduce and control bird dander?

My wife just found out she has a condition which is worsened by many types of allergens, like bird dander. We have 5 parakeets, 1 pineapple green cheek conure, and a cockatiel. The cockatiel ...
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I'd like to adopt a cat, but I have allergies [duplicate]

Me and my SO would like to adopt a cat, however we have some concerns: Her parents have a cat (russian blue) and I'm quite allergic to it My nose starts running My eyes turn red and become itchy I ...
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Diagnose Mange in Pitbull Terrier Rescue Dog - Bald Spots and White “pimple”

Does the following skin condition look like mange or an allergic skin condition? In addition to the scaly skin and loss of coat, I have recently noticed a few white spots on the skin. The dog is ...
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Concerned about allergies: can I give my chinchilla rabbit foods or treats?

I have read that pine shavings are generally considered safe for animals, but not as safe for chinchillas. This link says that aspen also isn't good for some chinchillas - "Spruce is an another ...
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Can pets be allergic to people?

Lots of people are allergic to different kinds of pets, like dogs, rabbits or cats. Can a pet be allergic to people? If so is there a treatment?
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My dog is very allergic to something and is starting to become scared of me

I have a 9 year old pit bull that I have had since he was a puppy. He has very bad allergies to something. And I mean very bad. He is losing fur everywhere, his paws are swollen and red, his ...
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How to determine a dog's food allergy?

I believe my dog has an allergy related to food. She's 1.5 yrs old, and is an Australian Labradoodle (lab, poodle, cocker & english spaniel mix) Backstory: she sometimes vomits bile; she will ...
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Long time cat allergy?

My mother says that she has an allergy to cats. After being over to friends that have cats houses, I questioned her and she said the allergies only start after being exposed to the cats for a long ...
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Do dog allergies usually improve over time? [closed]

I am allergic to dogs and want a puppy. Years ago I did fine with a Puli, which is a long-haired "hypo-allergenic" breed. Now after four days fostering a 3-month old mutt, my allergy symptoms are ...
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How can allergies in cats be managed?

One of my cats was recently diagnosed with allergies (via a blood test, which reported a whole list of food and environmental allergies). The veternarian dermatologist is recommending allergen ...
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Allergies to cats developing after six months? [closed]

I recently gave away our one year old Persian male cat after keeping it for 10 months. After 8 months of keeping our cat, my wife developed asthmatic symptoms, but since we gave the cat away my wife ...
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Why is it a bad idea to touch bloodworms with your bare hands?

I feed my sunfish frozen bloodworms, and I was told that touching the bloodworms is a really bad idea; that they carry some terrible bacteria that can be transferred to humans. I tried looking up why ...
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Is it possible to have a pet cat even with cat allergies?

My wife and I would like to adopt two kittens, however she has cat allergies and currently would not be able to live with them. The adoption group let us foster (with the plan for adoption) a pair of ...
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What are the most common dietary allergies in cats?

We suspected a food allergy in one of my cats. The course my vet recommended for this was to switch him to a special diet (containing no previously-eaten proteins) for a few months and then, if that ...
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Alternative seasonal allergy treatments for dogs

I have a 12-year-old pug who suffers from seasonal allergies, mostly skin issues. Every September and May (sometimes extending into October and June), he ends up scratching himself to death. Once it ...
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My friend is allergic to only some of my cats; why is that (and how do I mitigate for future cats)?

A friend has an allergic reaction to touching some but not all of my short-haired cats. (He does not have any issues with just being in the same room; petting or holding the cat is what sets it off. ...