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Sneeze-Free Dog Breeds: Allergy Management & Breed Selection for the Allergic Dog Lover

If you or someone you love is one of the ten million Americans who suffer from some sort of pet allergy, you are likely hesitant to get a dog. As much as you long to experience true “puppy love,” the itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny nose have put a damper on your dreams. Well, take heart: with the right information and preparation, just about anyone can manage their allergies and find the perfect breed for a sneeze-free life. Sneeze-Free Dog Breeds is the only book on the market dedicated to g

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My allergic dog and food woes?

Question by Amerz & The Labradork: My allergic dog and food woes?
We went to a new vet today because Rocko has been chewing the heck out of his paws again. Last vet said ” oh its nothing, some dogs just chew their paws.” So I brought him to a new vet and she said it is allergies, and that the California Natural Lamb and Rice which I am feeding him wasn’t a good food for that. Which is odd considering I thought it was specially formulated for allergic dogs, right? So then she starts giving me the schpeel about why I should have him on the Hill’s prescription Z/D. She starts talking about how the molecules trick the stomach or something and admittedly, I was lost after about the 2nd sentence. Bottom line is that she is telling me that this food is the “gold standard” for allergic dogs. I told her that I need to do my own research before bringing this food home simply because I have read here and other places that some vets will push the Hill’s product because they get kick-backs. I don’t know how true that is, but since this is a new vet I don’t know well yet, I would rather research first before buying into a super expensive diet. In addition, she also started him on some antibiotics, some antifungal for his poor little feetsies, and also some ear meds because apparently ear and foot issues are linked and he had some yeast in his ears as well. The visit put a nice dent in my wallet. Yay for that, *sigh*

So anyway, this stuff costs for a flippin 18lb bag. I would go through 2 bags a month (4 a month!!) and thats a whole lotta coin for a starving student. Currently I am spending about a month for the CN L&R. If there really isn’t a comparable diet, then so be it and I will make it work. However, I thought I would see if anyone had some alternatives that I could research. If I opt to raw feed, that would be more time consuming, but probably easier on the purse strings, right? Would that even be a viable solution?

Anyone have any feedback on this food? If it is really the holy grail of dog food, I can try and make it work into my budget. Any other suggestions of food I could look up? Should I consider feeding raw as an option? Other thoughts? :)

Thanks in advance

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Answer by Emily
Don’t do it. Science Diet is junk just like most other dog foods on the market. Compare the ingredients online to other dog foods and there is very little difference between most. My neighbor has a husky who had allergy issues, as well as some “stomach condition”. She was on Science Diet (a mix of 2 types) for a year. Her allergies never changed, she constantly had the runs and would vomit, and most of the time she just refused to eat. One of the last vet visits my neighbor took her to she only weighed in at 30lbs and was all bones as she refused to eat the foods the vet kept prescribing. The food did NOTHING except make the dog worse and break the bank.

Research foods online (Eagle Pack Holistics is a good one, as is Innova). Ultimately what I would suggest is researching a raw diet. It’s hard for most to accept, but ultimately I have seen nothing but good results. I have two dogs, one with allergies, and one that had bowel issues when I rescued him. Neither have had any health problems since the change. My neighbor’s husky went back to the vet 4 weeks after the “30lb visit” and weighed in at 42lbs having changed her to raw. She also has no more stomach problems, eats twice a day every day (she never had since a pup) and no more allergies. Results speak for themselves.

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I just wanted to add that knowing where to shop for raw is key! I spend a month to feed 2 60lb dogs on a raw food compared to the nearly I was spending for a short time on good quality kibble. You may contact me for suggestions.

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Pets For Allergic People – Top 3 Hypoallergenic Dogs

Pets For Allergic People – Top 3 Hypoallergenic Dogs

For people suffering allergies Hypoallergenic Dogs are the best to adopt as a companion and pet. We will examine them one by one. These dogs are purebreds. First, the list:

1. Chinese Crested
2. Kerry Blue Terrier
3. The Schnauzer

These dogs are beautiful; additionally, they have short hair, no undercoating. Even if longer hair is present, shedding is lower than other breeds.

Now, the descriptions:

1. Chinese Crested

You can choose from two varities, the hairless or the powder puff. Both are
hypoallergenic, and therefore preferred by the people with allergies to dog hair.

The hairless is not totally hairless. It has hair on its paws, head and the tail.
It may also have hair on its chin. The hair is soft and normally does not shed.
It is however a prey for sunburn, and also acne. It requires some care. Very
friendly, and enjoys human company.

Powder Puff has long full soft hair coat that does not shed very often. People
generally are not affected by its hair because of its length. Also very friendly
beautiful looking. It’s name reflects its looks.

2. Kerry Blue Terrier

It derives it name from its coat, which becomes blue once it grows to adulthood.
Was once used for hunting, hence the “terrier”. Requires constant companionship.
A larger hypoallergenic dog, with a flat head, predominant chest.

To maintain its coat, the dog requires grooming one in two months, and a brush
down at least one day in a week to prevent clumping. Since it does not have an
undercoat, allergic reaction possibilities are reduced. Further it does not shed hair
making it perfect for the allergic.

It needs protection from cold weather by giving it a warm cover on its undercoat
or by keeping it inside the house.

3. The Schnauzer

This dog is a favorite with everybody because of its good temperament, and also
because it does not shed hair. Although it has short hair, regular appointments
for grooming are necessary. You can choose from one of the following:

a. The Miniature Schnauzer,
b. The Standard Schnauzer
c. The Giant Schnauzer

They vary in size, and are recognizable from the boxy face, square build, and
short hair.

The Labrador retriever is still the most favoured dogs. But for those suffering from allergens, this is not recommended. Apart from the above, there are a large variety of dogs which suit allergic people more.

Buying the dogs listed above, can be through a Kennel Club, or a breeder lookup on the Internet, or by going through the yellow pages.

If you have doubts about allergies, and hypoallergenic dogs, you should consult with your physician and a Veterinarian to confirm, and also to ascertain the full details of the dog’s allergic propensity.

These dogs tend to be priced on the higher side because of their status as hypoallergenics. Secondly, while purchasing make sure that you are drawn instintively towards the pup; if you like one, bear it in mind, and say I will come back later. Go on to the next pound, and look. Take three to four dog pounds to look at. Compare their looks, and of course prices, and then decide. Check out their medical history, and their pedigree. If you can’t do it yourself, request someone from the Kennel Club in your area to help you. They will.

Choose well your companion and friend. Best of Luck.

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question on dogs with allergic skin disease?

Question by Sassy: question on dogs with allergic skin disease?
I have a 4 month old Golden Retreiver, and his belly pigment is black and the vet said ” I hope he doesnt have allergic skin disease” so now I am freaking out. Anyone know anything about this or if you think this could be the problem?

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Answer by AJ
it could just be its skin. but honestly if a vet was truly worried about it, he probably would have taken tests or a better look at it. he could have been joking

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Question by razz_n_lynn: My dog is allergic to chicken.Will chicken liver, an ingredient in an “allergy” food cause the same hair loss?
My dog is allergic to chicken. After starting to feed him chicken, he lost all the hair on his legs. I switched him to Innove Evo Red Meat, which he has done VERY well on, but had soft stools. So, I mixed it with Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice, but am freaked out after the recall last week. He does better with a mix. I am considering adding in a new food. I like Merrick and the quaility of that food, but even their “Wilderness Blend”, their “allergy blend” has chicken liver in. I found that strange. I want to know whether this would cause the same effects or if it would be such a minute quantity that he’d be fine. Any info is appreciated.

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Answer by Goldengal
Chicken is chicken no matter what part it is. If he is doing fine on the Innove then dont fool around with another possible allergic reaction.

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