(Closed) We’re never going to be able to have a pet :(

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

There are certain breeds of dogs that are relatively hypoallergenic that your Darling Husband might be okay with.  Labordoodles are the only ones off the top of my head that I know have this characteristic but I’m sure there are others.  You’d have to try visiting with a potential dog a few times before committing in order to make sure your Darling Husband doesn’t react, but there may still be some possibilities for you to consider.

EDIT: Here are some sites I found that list dogs that could be possibilities.  Definitely something to look into if you and your Darling Husband want a pet!

http://www.akc.org/about/faq_allergies.cfm
http://www.dogguide.net/dog-breeds-for-allergies.php
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/allergy.htm
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/top-dog-breeds-for-people-with-allergies/page1.aspx
http://www.dogbiz.com/faq-allergies.htm

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs.KMM:Those dogs usually help when the allergy is a pet hair allergy. All animals have dander, as it is just dead skin. So unless they are making a dog that never sheds skin flakes, dander allergies are hard.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I feel your pain! I would love to have a pet, but my SO is highly allergic too. He’s never been tested, but sometimes he has trouble breathing if we’re staying somewhere that has pets, and he get itchy too. We were going to try and get a Schnauzer dog because they are a breed that has hair and doesn’t shed. Only problem was that when we went to visit one, my FH got hives all over his arms. Whenever I get sad about it I just try to think of the good things about not having a pet… like we don’t have to change our schedules to be home for a dog, and we save money by not having a pet. Weak arguments, but they make me feel a little better.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@KatNYC2011: Certain dog breeds produce very small amounts of dander while others produce a lot of dander (this has no corolation to the amount of hair and shedding).  Many of the breeds that produce very little dander produce a small enough amount that most allergy sufferers don’t have issues with them.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Oh, no!  I’m so sorry.

I love dogs and would be equally upset in your shoes.  Fingers crossed that there are some new allergy drugs in your future.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

What about a pet pig?  Seriously…they’re smarter then dogs, I want one.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

How about a reptile, or would a rabbit work?  I heard they make great pets!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@hilsy85:  Yeah.  My husband jokes that I have puppy fever like some people have baby fever and sometimes it seems like everyone has a dog but us.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

A bird?  Not cuddly and cute like a puppy though. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh, I am so sorry! I know the feeling of being in NYC and not being able to have a pet (building has a no pet policy), it bites.

I’m sorry, (((((HUGS)))))

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