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My 12 year old brother is allergic to cats

Posted by:  Lee
Category:   Other
Posted on:  November 24, 2002 at 19:42:34

Question:

Hi. We are in talks about getting a dog, (I am opting for a Jack Russell) but one of our concerns is my brother, who is 12 years old. He has a mild case of asthma, and his eyes used to puff up whenever he was around cats for long periods of time. However, we have no reason other than that to believe he is allergic to dogs. His asthma has gotten much better, but we don't want to get a dog for life if he will have to live with puffed up eyes. He has been around dogs before and has shown no signs of any allergies towards them, but we just want to be sure. Is it possible that he's only allergic to cat hair? Is there such a thing? WHat do you think? Thank You.