Do allergies towards a dog exist the older they get?

asked 2018-12-27 04:33:44 -0600

Hi everyone!

I've tried doing some digging but couldn't find an answer. Basically, my brother has a Pomeranian mix (not too sure what else it's mixed with) and I've noticed that the older he's gotten that my allergies have really acted up when I'm around him. Anytime I go to my brothers house my allergies get so bad even when they put him in the basement. I don't think it has anything to do with his house either because he's come over before and my allergies acted up too. Initially when he first got him all was well but in the last few years the older he's gotten the more my allergies towards him acted up. I take Claritin beforehand but that doesn't seem to help. Do allergies towards a dog exist the older they get? I'm worried because the dog I have is his daughter and she's a Pomeranian Chihuahua mix. I'm worried I'll develop an allergy towards her too :(. Any recommendations or remedies or general knowledge on this matter would be a great help. Thank you in advance!

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Not sure what the ages are, but in general puppies and adult dogs have different types of fur/hair so it's possible to not be allergic while the dog is a puppy then be allergic to the adult.

Kellyn C.'s profile imageKellyn C. ( 2019-01-18 22:49:31 -0600 )edit

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answered 2019-01-03 13:17:58 -0600

You should discuss your allergic reactions with your physician

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You should definitely consult your physician. Your reaction could also be caused by a product they are using on the dog. This might be the quickest and cheapest avenue to pursue, ask them what products they use/feed their dog

Tamra H.'s profile imageTamra H. ( 2019-01-21 23:40:27 -0600 )edit
answered 2019-01-09 06:38:07 -0600

The age of the dog shouldn't matter with the severeness of your allergies. Pet dander is the main cause of pet allergies. Maybe the dogs hygiene could be improved by regular brushing and dandruff control shampoo. I would recommend allegra over claritin for animal allergies. You should meet with an asthma and allergy specialist to be sure of what's causing your grief.

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