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Hi all

My wife has a weird allergic reaction to Alfie, it's only on her forearms and seemingly only from when she picks him up so that his chest/tummy is on her arm. Just wondering if anyone else has seem anything like that? I thought it might be something to do with his skin or possibly sweat, as his hair doesn't seem to cause anything?

Also was wondering if it might be hormonal, and when he gets the snip in a couple of months it might change?
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I have a bad allergy to most dogs. Something that has helped here is keeping the dogs washed frequently, like at least once a week. Also, if she has allergies to environmental stuff outside, the dog could be bringing it in on his fur and that could be whats causing the problem. We have to be really careful with that here, as well.
There is some kind of shampoo that helps keep down dander, which might help if thats the problem.
If its a mild allergy, it could be helped with benedryl/zyrtec/claritin. Some people get relief from allergy shots (I did not) or an injection called Xolair (I did not). Good luck.
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