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07-21-2006, 02:29 PM
Does anyone know the causes of a dog or cat allergy?
If so what do you recommend this person avoid eating or should consume to help lessen her allergy to dogs?
She is a SAD eater, but she has had this terrible allergy to dogs all her life; even the ones people shouldnt be allergic to. Like my poodle.
Thank you for your knowledge
07-21-2006, 03:35 PM
It's usually the dander of the pet that causes the allergy. But I've read in the case of cats there is something in the urine also. Some breeds of dogs and cats are thought to be less allergenic than others. Here is one website that addresses dog allergies:
You can also get things to put on the animal to less the allergy. Here is one such product:
My daughter and I are both allergic to dogs and cats. We have a cat. She doesn't seem to bother us. We go to animal shelters and pet stores and don't seem to have a problem. But when we went to visit my nephew who had two cats and two kittens, we came away from there with itchy eyes and sneezing our heads off.
I don't know offhand of any food that helps with allergies. Some herbs such as butterbur are purported to help with allergies, but they're for allergies in general and not just a specific thing.
Roe Gallo (raw foodist, MD, and author) had experience with this. Her site is currently being redone. An article she wrote about it is at: http://www.livingnutrition.com/articles/asthma.html.
07-21-2006, 03:54 PM
My husband was highly allegic to cats and somewhat allergic to our dog, but since increasing his raw intake (not 100%) his allergies have improved and he seems to have no issue with the dog. We have not experimented with his cat allergy yet.
07-21-2006, 04:12 PM
-You could certainly avoid irritating spices or sauces that might irritate your nasal passages and throat.
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