25th July 14:44
Allergic to Dogs?
We recently brought home a 11 month old beagle / fox-terrier mix from a
rescue that deals with high-kill shelters. He is adapting very well to
our home so far, but one of my roomates seems to have an allergic
reaction to him. When we brought him home, after playing with him and
being in our part of the house where we keep him, the roomate had itchy
eyes and felt like he had a cold later on that night. He was surprised
because his parents have a boston terrier and he didn't have much of a
reaction to him and he also previously had 3 cats 5 years ago and never
had reactions to them (although when he goes back to visit, he does get
allergic reactions to the cats). Is it possible that he has become
allergic in the time away from the animals at his parents house? What
is the likelihood that this is temporary and will go away as he gets
used to having animals around again?