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    Default Re: So, um...I'm very allergic to dogs

    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    Do you guys give yourselves the shots or do you go to a doctor?
    Nope… I go to the allergy clinic, and it's honestly NOT as bad as people claim it to be.

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    Why do people claim it's bad? Is it the idea of getting so many shots? Shots don't really bother me. I like to think I have a high tolerance for pain.

    I'm calling an allergist tomorrow and I'm looking up Hepa air filters right now. Oh, can you guys recommend good air filters?

    I have my eye on this one:

    Amazon.com: GermGuardian AC4825, 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA, UV-C and Odor Reduction, 22-Inch: Home & Kitchen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali Doll View Post
    Why do people claim it's bad? Is it the idea of getting so many shots? Shots don't really bother me. I like to think I have a high tolerance for pain.

    I'm calling an allergist tomorrow and I'm looking up Hepa air filters right now. Oh, can you guys recommend good air filters?

    I have my eye on this one:

    Amazon.com: GermGuardian AC4825, 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA, UV-C and Odor Reduction, 22-Inch: Home & Kitchen
    Well I guess SOME people (a LOT actually) are afraid of shots… NOT me, but honestly they are not HUGE needles. I haven't purchased a filter yet, but I will tag Todd @Marine97

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    If she is shedding a lot we use a Furminator on George that gets rid of almost all of his loose hair! http://www.furminator.com/Products/D...aired-dog.aspx That may help with the loose hair. We also have that exact unit and my husband swears by it!!! Hope you figure out what works because Bella sure is adorable!!
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    Thank you for the recommend! I've heard others say it's pretty good. I purchased the Kong Zoom, which also got good reviews and is cheaper. I need to actually use it, I suppose. I'm expecting my air filters today or tomorrow. I'm hoping they make a difference for me.
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    that baby is so adorable just look at her sweet face!!! hope your allergies get better soon.
    Its so hard being the queen!!!

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    Thank you Stacy!

    I just bathed Bella an hour ago and her dander is back full-force. Is this normal for a bully?

    She's going for shots tomorrow, so I'll see what the vet says. Weird, though!
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    Default Re: So, um...I'm very allergic to dogs

    My wife is allergic but she seems to be getting better (less reactions). It's only really bad when she touches her eyes after handling the dog.

    We have hepa filters that seem to work? We also put that Allerpet D stuff on him once a week. Seems to be working...,


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    I'm allergic to the cat... I rotate btwn benedryl and zyrtec/reactine sometimes with the sudafed in it if I'm really congested as well.

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    We also feed raw so Lola's coat is so shiny, I wonder if that would reduce the dander? We only bathe a few times a year as well.

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    We only bathe HER a few times a year lol

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    Default Re: So, um...I'm very allergic to dogs

    That amount of dander is unusual. What are you feeding and have you tried using coconut or salmon oil to her diet? Do you bath her often?

    I would try gently using a slicker brush (very gently as they can break the surface if the skin in bulldogs) along with a zoom groom to open the pores of her skin as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    That amount of dander is unusual. What are you feeding and have you tried using coconut or salmon oil to her diet? Do you bath her often?

    I would try gently using a slicker brush (very gently as they can break the surface if the skin in bulldogs) along with a zoom groom to open the pores of her skin as well.


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    I feed her Fromms puppy (chicken, lamb) and I add coconut oil. I just started (2 days or so ago) adding fish oil as well. When she was 9-11 weeks old, I was bathing her every day, but now I rarely bathe her. I bathed her 3 or so days ago for the first time in a month. I only bathed her because the dander was crazy. It didn't help, as you can tell from the pic.

    The vet said that she's not worried if Bella isn't scratching like crazy. The vet also advised to add fish oil to her diet, which is why I started.

    I have a Zoom Groom. I'll use it more often. Thank you!
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