Skip to comments.Advice new dog causes allergy reaction to toddler
Posted on 03/05/2014 6:32:43 PM PST by mojo114
Toddler gets allergic reaction to new Chocolate Lab puppy. The child loves the dog and the dog is a great dog.
Please hold off on snarky comments. Just asking all you dear FReepers if you have had issues like this and how did it end up.
Thanks, I couldn’t remember who held the honor of doggie ping list!
If its just a mild allergic reaction the child may build up an immunity but obviously consulting a doctor is the way to go.
I was allergic to baby chicks when I was little but I couldn’t leave them alone and got used to them.
Has the toddler been around any dogs before even a little bit?
The dog is going to have to go.
Thanks, it does appear to be mild. albeit upsetting. Hoping time will settle this issue.
The child will be in misery around that dog.
Bathe the puppy as frequently as possible and limit the toddler’s exposure to the puppy’s bedding.
Well, you have a very difficult choice to make. Which do you like more? The very expensive child or the cute puppy?
Yes been around dogs and cats for short periods of time. Reaction the same with them also.
You could try over-the-counter allergy meds to see if that is enough to ease the symptoms, and see if the child gets over the reaction. I developed a pretty bad allergy to cats when I was younger. Stayed away from them for years, but then I spent some time at a friend’s house who had a cat, and he gave me some Claritin that worked wonders. After having spent some time around that cat, with the help of antihistamines, I have never had much of a reaction to any others.
It could go either way though. Often, exposure just makes allergies worse, but it can also build up a resistance. I think the key might be that the exposure needs to be sporadic, like allergists do when they treat allergies by exposing people to small doses occasionally. So, maybe keep the dog outside the house and only allow the child to play with it once in a while, to see if that helps?
You don’t build up an immunity. Lowering the histamine load with drugs can help a bit, but the sure fire solution here is avoidance.
Parents are extremely aware of the situation and are already trying to find someone to take the puppy.
might have to consider a hypoallergenic pooch, like a poodle.
a standard is a large athletic and affectionate family dog as a lab, good with kids.
“Parents are extremely aware of the situation and are already trying to find someone to take the puppy.”
Really?? They are keeping the kid and not the puppy? Do they have any idea how expensive a kid is to raise today?
Perhaps it’s a chocolate allergy? Maybe a yellow (butterscotch) lab would work?
Call the police!!! They’ll take care of bidness without you having to say a word since police just loooooooooooooooove doggies.
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