RATIONALE: A novel non-standardized acetone-precipitated (AP) dog allergen extract has recently become available commercially. It contains a substantially higher concentration of the major dog allergen, Can f1 as compared to traditional mixed breed (TMB) extract.
What does AP dog mean?
Unfortunately, that’s a big “if.” Most allergists only test for one dog allergen, either Acetone Precipitated (AP) dog, or dog epithelium. AP dog is great because it has about 50 times more of the most important dog allergen than dog epithelium has.
What is a Class 2 dog allergy?
Class 2: Moderate level of allergy (0.70 KUA/L – 3.49 KUA/L) indicative of stronger ongoing sensitization. Class 3: High level of allergy (3.5 KUA/L – 17.4 KUA/L) indicative of high level sensitization. Class 4: Very high level of allergy (17.50 KUA/L – 49.99 KUA/L) indicative of very high level sensitization.
What are signs of dog allergies?
- Runny nose.
- Itchy, red or watery eyes.
- Nasal congestion.
- Itchy nose, roof of mouth or throat.
- Postnasal drip.
- Facial pressure and pain.
What is a dust mite allergy?
Dust mite allergy is an allergic reaction to tiny bugs that commonly live in house dust. Signs of dust mite allergy include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose. Many people with dust mite allergy also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.
Can you live with a dog if you are allergic?
You may want a dog, but are concerned about your allergies or those of a family member. Or you may have a dog and know that your allergy is a problem. The good news is that dogs and people with allergies can live together.
What is the best pet for a child with allergies?
Here are five perfect pets for kids with pet allergies:
- Fish. Many pet-lovers young and old have found joy in raising fish in aquariums. …
- Reptiles. Reptiles are another option for non-furry friends. …
- Birds. Birds can be a fun and beautiful pet. …
- Hamsters. …
- Hypo-allergenic dogs and cats.
Can I be allergic to one dog and not another?
Dogs secrete proteins that end up in their dander (dead skin), saliva, and urine. An allergic reaction occurs when a sensitive person’s immune system reacts abnormally to the usually harmless proteins. Different breeds produce different dander, so it’s possible to be more allergic to some dogs than others.
What is the most common allergy in dogs?
The most common food allergens in dogs are proteins, especially those from dairy products, beef, lamb, chicken, chicken eggs, soy or gluten (from wheat). Each time a pet eats food containing these substances, the antibodies react with the antigens and symptoms occur.
How long does it take for dog allergies to go away?
The process usually takes 6-8 weeks but could take as long as 12 weeks for the symptoms to resolve. Before beginning an elimination trial (limited-ingredient diet), it’s important that all other potential problems have been ruled out.