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Dog allergy

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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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For a contact allergy like that, I'd think first of something you are using on the dog...shampoo, flea/tick treatments, etc... I think most dog allergies are causes by dander and/or saliva, which I think you'd find less of on the belly than on other parts. Do you use a spot on flea treatment? Those travel through the oil glands on the skin to cover the whole dog...belly would be where you'd get direct skin to skin contact.
Oh, or, what about fleas themselves? When our puppy had fleas I found them mostly on her belly and around her face.
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