Siberian Husky and dog allergies.. ?

I've got lots of questions… well, three actually. First of all, I've got a Siberian Husky (who for later reference is at a friend's house since months back since i have loads of trouble finding a place to live where he's allowed)… I've experienced with two allergic people and heard from others that their fur lacks the thing that people with allergies react on. Is this true? and is this a generalization or is it everyone? Second, if it were to be individual, is this allergy curable, and how? (what about the dog Obama is getting… is it a breed everyone can be around?). Third, I've fallen heavily in love with a man who's totally perfect for me in every way but one… he's allergic. He hasn't met Shrek (that's my dog's name) yet, but that will happen on sunday and i am of course worrying about the fact that he might react… in that case i'd have to choose… but how could i? what would you do in a situation like this?
First, huskies shed like crazy!! And yes, they do have dander – the thing people are allergic to. I am allergic to huskies. There are shots for some allergies, dogs included. But after a huge round of shots, the treatment isn't 100% gguaranteed to be even a little affective. Obama got a Portuguese Water dog. In theory this dog is low shedding and low dander. Kinda like a yorke. I'm not allergic to yorkies. To make sure your new love isn't allergic you will HAVE to expose him to the dog. And how do you choose? That one is up to you. What is more important to you?

  • Rachel-PitPolice-Spay the Humans

    Huskies aren't generally good for allergy sufferers as they are a high-shed high-dander producing breed.

    As far as allergies go, there are two things that generally cause reactions: The dander a dog produces, and the proteins in the saliva. Either way, your potential man would be best advised to get his allergies treated and under control before you decide to cohabitate or anything. There are medications that can control reactions, but it would entail a trip to an allergist to determine the best course of action.
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  • ?willow?

    First, huskies shed like crazy!! And yes, they do have dander – the thing people are allergic to. I am allergic to huskies.

    There are shots for some allergies, dogs included. But after a huge round of shots, the treatment isn't 100% gguaranteed to be even a little affective.

    Obama got a Portuguese Water dog. In theory this dog is low shedding and low dander. Kinda like a yorke. I'm not allergic to yorkies.

    To make sure your new love isn't allergic you will HAVE to expose him to the dog.

    And how do you choose? That one is up to you. What is more important to you?
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  • ceejay24

    First, Siberian Huskies are not a hypoallergenic breed. To be hypoallergenic, a dog has to lack an undercoat, which unfortunately for you, Huskies have THICK undercoats. (Think about it, they are made for being in the cold, they need the insulation. The poodle is famously known as being hypoallergenic, and this is why they cross breed poodles with golden retrievers and labs (goldendoodle and labradoodles) this produces puppies that are hypoallergenic as well. A dog allergy is not curable, however, staying on Claritin, or another allergy med. will help, as well as brushing the dog daily, and bathing it weekly to remove dander. There is also a product called Allerpet, that you can spray on your dog, it helps to reduce dander as well. And finally, as a fellow dog owner, I think it is very sad that you would consider getting rid of your dog because you met a man who's allergic. You made a commitment to your dog first,and shouldn't abandon it because you have a crush.
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  • Loki ? Wolfchild

    Rachel is right. I've never heard anything about allergic people having no reaction to Siberians…they produce plenty of fur, and plenty of dander (especially true of both when they are blowing coat).

    I would not count on an allergic person being able to tolerate your dog.

    I've known some very dedicated allergic pet owners who receive injections to help control their reaction to their animals…I don't know if this is something your boyfriend would be willing to do, but talking to an allergist might give you both some ideas.
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The Siberian Husky Manual