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Allergy to dog saliva

Hi Everyone! Ive posted on here alot, as we are waiting to get a puppy, and are a waiting list for Havanese rescue...We are seriously consideringa puppy very soon, now that our daughter is 3..Ive been waiting since last yr...We noticed with my sisters new lab mix that when licked my daughter gets rashy where the dog licked and some white bumps/hives? doesnt seem to have this problem with her yorkipoo...now, when we went to a puppy place for fun and specifically played with a puppy yorkipoo, my daughter yet again got a bad rash from the licking...No sneezing...She only had slight sneezing after being at a dog show last yr for over 2 hrs with 100's of dogs, so I dont think its bad with dander...My question is has this happened to anyone you know? Will Havanese saliva affect her the sme way? We will be so upset if we cna never get one
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egads! I would visit a Hav just to be sure.

Have you change any detergents or soaps recently?

I think you can be tested for both dog dander and dog saliva. It has been a long time since my kids were tested, I am guessing.

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Well, we are planning if we get a puppy to visit with the breeder a couple of times, was just hoping to hear someone that maybe had this allergy to other dogs , but not havanese..Its definitely not soaps, its only when we visitited dogs that it happened within minutes so I now she has a dog allergy, was just hoping its not to all dogs ..I ve wanted a dog sooooo long, its starting to feel impossible...
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Hi, dog saliva is a huge allergen. I have huge dog allergies... Even poodles. I get hives from most dog kisses...but not from Havanese. Jasper gives me a nightly facial But I would certainly visit the breeder... Many, many times... See if you and your daughter can take one dog alone to a room that has had very few dog traffic. Even if that is bathroom. One Havanese may be tolerable... Many (like at a breeders )may not be.

The other thing to consider she may respond to a puppy but not an adult. My brothers family have a Havanese, and I got to pup sit for two weeks at a time and test out my allergies... But when we got Jasper I was more allergic than I was to my adult hav-a-niece. I found out that urine is even mor of an allergen than saliva...puppies pee a lot...it gets on them and in the house...but once I got through the puppy stage I was fine. Possibly why the pups in the pet store made her react... They usually pee in their crates.

But it would be really scary and unfair to the puppy and your daughter to commit without a big,long, play, hug,kiss,festival with a Havanese or two and your daughter.




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Missy,
Thanks so much for your detailed response...Everything you said aout the urine, etc..and the fact its a pup, was what I thought about too...Being my sisters dog lab mix is also a puppy..I also did let the puppy kiss my daughter alot, but like you said I wanted to really test it out..maybe if I visit the breeder I should put her with an adult havanese first, then move on to the puppies..The only issue is the recommended breeder Ive been talking to is slightly over an hr away..I just emailed her ...We are also going to a new pedi allergist next month for more testing..As my daughter already has peanut allergy too ...If you know if anyone in central NJ where I can even meet at a park to see a havanese that woudl be great..I have yet to this day seen a real havanese in person..I try to go to the pet store grooming area alot to see if I run into one, and I have never..LOL
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they CAN be trained not to lick though... just a thought

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Yes, good point... I think I woudlnt worry as much if my daughter was older, but since she is 3, I would definitely not want to chance it ya know...I would really have to make sure she is ok with the dog..I think once we talk to the allergist that will help too ya know..
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I have dog allergies and live with a Hav. The unfortunate reality is that dog allergies are dog allergies are dog allergies. It's unlikely a person who is allergic to dogs in general is not allergic to a hypoallergenic dog. Rather, the symptoms present themselves differently - but they do present themselves.

I break out in hives from dog saliva and often experience breathing problems (I had asthma as a child but it resolved itself in my teens and only presents itself when I have the flu or am in contact with a cat or dog). However, I have never broken out in hives from my Hav's saliva. However, I do experience periodic breathing difficulties and almost constant nasal congestion. I'm working with my allergist on ways to minimize these symptoms and it helps control them but not fully resolve them. Only getting rid of my Hav would do that and it's not an option.

The other thing to keep in mind, which I learned from my allergist, is that symptoms may not be apparent immediately but could be building in your system for weeks or months before they present themselves. People who never had asthma could develop this reaction, along with others, long after getting their hypoallergenic dog.

I'm an adult so I choose to live with the consequences of my decision and the potential side affects of asthma medicine, nasal sprays, allergy pills, etc... When it comes to kids, they don't have the power to choose. I'm NOT talking you out of getting a Hav or any other hypoallergenic dog but I do recommend you find ways to expose your daughter longer term to these dogs to see how they affect her. You may be lucky and she's perfectly fine. You may get unlucky and she could develop symptoms. It's better to know before you and your child bond with the dog as it's very difficult to remove a dog from a home once the kids love him/her even if it's for their own good.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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Ellie,
Thats what Im afraid of..I did read allergies could turn to Asthma , and of course I would never want that to happen to my child...Is it possible to be allergic to the dander, saliva, or and urine? Cause honestly Im not sure if its the dander...She doesnt seem to have a runny nose or sneezing at all....Just once a little after a 200 or more dogs in a show, in an enclosed space where the groomers were even in the room grooming, nd that was after 2 hrs....Like the other person said, maybe its just the urine? We go to the allergist in 3 weeks, because honestly she has never ever been tested yet for dog allergy...I guess we would have to decide based on what a Dr says..If its mild, maybe he will say we can get a dog? Not sure if that would still lead to asthma?? I guess if she negative all together, then we dont have to worry about symptoms presenting themselves weeks later, well unless she developed a new allergy? I know what you mean, if she was older and its her decision its different, but with a 3 yr old, I would hate to cause her further problems...I am honestly so upset over this as we have no allergies in our family, and so far she has peanut, and now probably animal...She is most likely going to be an only child, and we were alway optimistic that we would have a dog in our home....
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