New puppy's giving us allergies!

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


If I were you I would probably give the dog away before I got too attached. Allergies suck, I would not want to have to put up with that for 10-15 years. 

My brother/mom have allergies and we had a dog with hair rather than fur, so that worked out alright. But we wouldn’t have been able to have other breeds in our home. 

Post # 4
9696 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@abirdword:  I would just take allergy pills or get shots. I love dogs and would not live my life without one. It depends how important having a dog is to you. I wouldn’t even consider giving my dog up but everyone is different and has different priorities. 

Post # 5
4050 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I too have never had an allergy to dogs, but as an adult I’ve found myself allergic to just a few. My cousin’s Boston Terrier, and my brother’s lab all bother me, but plenty of other dogs are fine.

Give it a few days, and if it doesn’t improve then you have to decide if you want to give the dog up or live with allergy pills.

Post # 6
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@abirdword:  I’m also allergic to new animals! But once you get enough exposure (for me, it’s about a month of misery–and no taking allergy medicine!), the allergy symptoms go away.

Post # 7
1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Give it a little time! My DH is always allergic to a new animal for a couple weeks in the beginning. Once he’s had some exposure, the allergies die away and he’s just fine.

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