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emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 02:09 PM
My son is 7 and was diagnosed in November. He was tested for allergies to dogs and they all came back negative. The doctor said that as long as we keep them cut down and clean it is no big issue right now. We have taken some steps like we are keeping the dogs in the kitchen and they are shaved down and they also recieve a bath every 2 weeks with a special shampoo. What more can i do?? I should also add the Eric found the one dog when he was 2 and he believes that this is his dog and loves him so much. I am so confused!! Ideas??

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 02:09 PM
My son is 7 and was diagnosed in November. He was tested for allergies to dogs and they all came back negative. The doctor said that as long as we keep them cut down and clean it is no big issue right now. We have taken some steps like we are keeping the dogs in the kitchen and they are shaved down and they also recieve a bath every 2 weeks with a special shampoo. What more can i do?? I should also add the Eric found the one dog when he was 2 and he believes that this is his dog and loves him so much. I am so confused!! Ideas??

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 02:09 PM
My son is 7 and was diagnosed in November. He was tested for allergies to dogs and they all came back negative. The doctor said that as long as we keep them cut down and clean it is no big issue right now. We have taken some steps like we are keeping the dogs in the kitchen and they are shaved down and they also recieve a bath every 2 weeks with a special shampoo. What more can i do?? I should also add the Eric found the one dog when he was 2 and he believes that this is his dog and loves him so much. I am so confused!! Ideas??

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 02:09 PM
My son is 7 and was diagnosed in November. He was tested for allergies to dogs and they all came back negative. The doctor said that as long as we keep them cut down and clean it is no big issue right now. We have taken some steps like we are keeping the dogs in the kitchen and they are shaved down and they also recieve a bath every 2 weeks with a special shampoo. What more can i do?? I should also add the Eric found the one dog when he was 2 and he believes that this is his dog and loves him so much. I am so confused!! Ideas??

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 02:09 PM
My son is 7 and was diagnosed in November. He was tested for allergies to dogs and they all came back negative. The doctor said that as long as we keep them cut down and clean it is no big issue right now. We have taken some steps like we are keeping the dogs in the kitchen and they are shaved down and they also recieve a bath every 2 weeks with a special shampoo. What more can i do?? I should also add the Eric found the one dog when he was 2 and he believes that this is his dog and loves him so much. I am so confused!! Ideas??

Melissa75
01-25-2010, 02:27 PM
My 2 cents is that you are doing everything right with the dogs, especially since your son is not even allergic from the IGE standpoint. If you want more ideas on how to reduce respiratory/sinus irritants in your home, you might check the asthma, allergies and green sections of the forums. There is lots of info on unscented detergents, cleaning green, dust covers for bedding, air filters...etc.

Melissa75
01-25-2010, 02:27 PM
My 2 cents is that you are doing everything right with the dogs, especially since your son is not even allergic from the IGE standpoint. If you want more ideas on how to reduce respiratory/sinus irritants in your home, you might check the asthma, allergies and green sections of the forums. There is lots of info on unscented detergents, cleaning green, dust covers for bedding, air filters...etc.

Melissa75
01-25-2010, 02:27 PM
My 2 cents is that you are doing everything right with the dogs, especially since your son is not even allergic from the IGE standpoint. If you want more ideas on how to reduce respiratory/sinus irritants in your home, you might check the asthma, allergies and green sections of the forums. There is lots of info on unscented detergents, cleaning green, dust covers for bedding, air filters...etc.

Melissa75
01-25-2010, 02:27 PM
My 2 cents is that you are doing everything right with the dogs, especially since your son is not even allergic from the IGE standpoint. If you want more ideas on how to reduce respiratory/sinus irritants in your home, you might check the asthma, allergies and green sections of the forums. There is lots of info on unscented detergents, cleaning green, dust covers for bedding, air filters...etc.

Melissa75
01-25-2010, 02:27 PM
My 2 cents is that you are doing everything right with the dogs, especially since your son is not even allergic from the IGE standpoint. If you want more ideas on how to reduce respiratory/sinus irritants in your home, you might check the asthma, allergies and green sections of the forums. There is lots of info on unscented detergents, cleaning green, dust covers for bedding, air filters...etc.

JORDYSMOM
01-25-2010, 03:13 PM
It has been our experience that the love & companionship provided to Jordan by our animals is priceless. When Jordan was in the hospital for his spine surgery, my husband drove them to the hospital so that Jordan could be wheeled outside to visit them. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> He missed them, and this really boosted his spritis.

If your child is not allergic, I wouldn't worry about it at all. An animal is a great way to teach a kid responsibility. Walking the dogs is exercise, which is something very important to anyone's health, but especially those with CF.

Our kids have to give up play time to treatments & hospital stays. They need the everyday normal kid things like having a dog.

Stacey

JORDYSMOM
01-25-2010, 03:13 PM
It has been our experience that the love & companionship provided to Jordan by our animals is priceless. When Jordan was in the hospital for his spine surgery, my husband drove them to the hospital so that Jordan could be wheeled outside to visit them. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> He missed them, and this really boosted his spritis.

If your child is not allergic, I wouldn't worry about it at all. An animal is a great way to teach a kid responsibility. Walking the dogs is exercise, which is something very important to anyone's health, but especially those with CF.

Our kids have to give up play time to treatments & hospital stays. They need the everyday normal kid things like having a dog.

Stacey

JORDYSMOM
01-25-2010, 03:13 PM
It has been our experience that the love & companionship provided to Jordan by our animals is priceless. When Jordan was in the hospital for his spine surgery, my husband drove them to the hospital so that Jordan could be wheeled outside to visit them. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> He missed them, and this really boosted his spritis.

If your child is not allergic, I wouldn't worry about it at all. An animal is a great way to teach a kid responsibility. Walking the dogs is exercise, which is something very important to anyone's health, but especially those with CF.

Our kids have to give up play time to treatments & hospital stays. They need the everyday normal kid things like having a dog.

Stacey

JORDYSMOM
01-25-2010, 03:13 PM
It has been our experience that the love & companionship provided to Jordan by our animals is priceless. When Jordan was in the hospital for his spine surgery, my husband drove them to the hospital so that Jordan could be wheeled outside to visit them. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> He missed them, and this really boosted his spritis.

If your child is not allergic, I wouldn't worry about it at all. An animal is a great way to teach a kid responsibility. Walking the dogs is exercise, which is something very important to anyone's health, but especially those with CF.

Our kids have to give up play time to treatments & hospital stays. They need the everyday normal kid things like having a dog.

Stacey

JORDYSMOM
01-25-2010, 03:13 PM
It has been our experience that the love & companionship provided to Jordan by our animals is priceless. When Jordan was in the hospital for his spine surgery, my husband drove them to the hospital so that Jordan could be wheeled outside to visit them. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border="0"> He missed them, and this really boosted his spritis.
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<br />If your child is not allergic, I wouldn't worry about it at all. An animal is a great way to teach a kid responsibility. Walking the dogs is exercise, which is something very important to anyone's health, but especially those with CF.
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<br />Our kids have to give up play time to treatments & hospital stays. They need the everyday normal kid things like having a dog.
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<br />Stacey

NYCLawGirl
01-25-2010, 05:08 PM
If you son isn't allergic to dogs, then really your only worry should be dust and other incidental issues that can come along with pets and it sounds like you're combating that well by keeping the dogs clean and well-groomed. I had a dog and a cat growing up and also rode horses daily, and I was healthier back then than I have been since I stopped riding and moved away from my animals to go to college! Animals aren't inherently dangerous to CFers, and like so many people have mentioned, they provide awesome companionship and love. Speaking as a CFer, I personally feel like if the dogs aren't a threat to your son from an allergy standpoint then the emotional effects of losing the dog "because of CF" would outweigh the possible dust issues.

Have you considered a HEPA air filter for your son's room and or any carpeted areas of the house? They can really help with reducing the allergens in the air and might also give you some much-needed peace of mind.

NYCLawGirl
01-25-2010, 05:08 PM
If you son isn't allergic to dogs, then really your only worry should be dust and other incidental issues that can come along with pets and it sounds like you're combating that well by keeping the dogs clean and well-groomed. I had a dog and a cat growing up and also rode horses daily, and I was healthier back then than I have been since I stopped riding and moved away from my animals to go to college! Animals aren't inherently dangerous to CFers, and like so many people have mentioned, they provide awesome companionship and love. Speaking as a CFer, I personally feel like if the dogs aren't a threat to your son from an allergy standpoint then the emotional effects of losing the dog "because of CF" would outweigh the possible dust issues.

Have you considered a HEPA air filter for your son's room and or any carpeted areas of the house? They can really help with reducing the allergens in the air and might also give you some much-needed peace of mind.

NYCLawGirl
01-25-2010, 05:08 PM
If you son isn't allergic to dogs, then really your only worry should be dust and other incidental issues that can come along with pets and it sounds like you're combating that well by keeping the dogs clean and well-groomed. I had a dog and a cat growing up and also rode horses daily, and I was healthier back then than I have been since I stopped riding and moved away from my animals to go to college! Animals aren't inherently dangerous to CFers, and like so many people have mentioned, they provide awesome companionship and love. Speaking as a CFer, I personally feel like if the dogs aren't a threat to your son from an allergy standpoint then the emotional effects of losing the dog "because of CF" would outweigh the possible dust issues.

Have you considered a HEPA air filter for your son's room and or any carpeted areas of the house? They can really help with reducing the allergens in the air and might also give you some much-needed peace of mind.

NYCLawGirl
01-25-2010, 05:08 PM
If you son isn't allergic to dogs, then really your only worry should be dust and other incidental issues that can come along with pets and it sounds like you're combating that well by keeping the dogs clean and well-groomed. I had a dog and a cat growing up and also rode horses daily, and I was healthier back then than I have been since I stopped riding and moved away from my animals to go to college! Animals aren't inherently dangerous to CFers, and like so many people have mentioned, they provide awesome companionship and love. Speaking as a CFer, I personally feel like if the dogs aren't a threat to your son from an allergy standpoint then the emotional effects of losing the dog "because of CF" would outweigh the possible dust issues.

Have you considered a HEPA air filter for your son's room and or any carpeted areas of the house? They can really help with reducing the allergens in the air and might also give you some much-needed peace of mind.

NYCLawGirl
01-25-2010, 05:08 PM
If you son isn't allergic to dogs, then really your only worry should be dust and other incidental issues that can come along with pets and it sounds like you're combating that well by keeping the dogs clean and well-groomed. I had a dog and a cat growing up and also rode horses daily, and I was healthier back then than I have been since I stopped riding and moved away from my animals to go to college! Animals aren't inherently dangerous to CFers, and like so many people have mentioned, they provide awesome companionship and love. Speaking as a CFer, I personally feel like if the dogs aren't a threat to your son from an allergy standpoint then the emotional effects of losing the dog "because of CF" would outweigh the possible dust issues.
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<br />Have you considered a HEPA air filter for your son's room and or any carpeted areas of the house? They can really help with reducing the allergens in the air and might also give you some much-needed peace of mind.

LisaGreene
01-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Hi Stacey,
I agree with the other postings. This really isn't a "parenting expert" question but I'll answer it as a CF mom. As long as your son isn't allergic and you are doing all the right things to keep the place clean, I wouldn't worry about it. In fact, we are thinking of getting a (small) dog and both of our kids have CF. Our docs have all also said it's fine.

I think it's important to keep in mind that our kids are kids first and a kid with CF second. We want them to have as normal a childhood as possible with all of the things that typical kids have and do as long as it doesn't put our kids in jeopardy (which is subjective in and of itself).

So, if the doctors are "blessing" the decision to have a dog, I wouldn't second-guess or worry about it. Just enjoy the dog, your child and life. :-)

Hugs,
Lisa

LisaGreene
01-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Hi Stacey,
I agree with the other postings. This really isn't a "parenting expert" question but I'll answer it as a CF mom. As long as your son isn't allergic and you are doing all the right things to keep the place clean, I wouldn't worry about it. In fact, we are thinking of getting a (small) dog and both of our kids have CF. Our docs have all also said it's fine.

I think it's important to keep in mind that our kids are kids first and a kid with CF second. We want them to have as normal a childhood as possible with all of the things that typical kids have and do as long as it doesn't put our kids in jeopardy (which is subjective in and of itself).

So, if the doctors are "blessing" the decision to have a dog, I wouldn't second-guess or worry about it. Just enjoy the dog, your child and life. :-)

Hugs,
Lisa

LisaGreene
01-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Hi Stacey,
I agree with the other postings. This really isn't a "parenting expert" question but I'll answer it as a CF mom. As long as your son isn't allergic and you are doing all the right things to keep the place clean, I wouldn't worry about it. In fact, we are thinking of getting a (small) dog and both of our kids have CF. Our docs have all also said it's fine.

I think it's important to keep in mind that our kids are kids first and a kid with CF second. We want them to have as normal a childhood as possible with all of the things that typical kids have and do as long as it doesn't put our kids in jeopardy (which is subjective in and of itself).

So, if the doctors are "blessing" the decision to have a dog, I wouldn't second-guess or worry about it. Just enjoy the dog, your child and life. :-)

Hugs,
Lisa

LisaGreene
01-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Hi Stacey,
I agree with the other postings. This really isn't a "parenting expert" question but I'll answer it as a CF mom. As long as your son isn't allergic and you are doing all the right things to keep the place clean, I wouldn't worry about it. In fact, we are thinking of getting a (small) dog and both of our kids have CF. Our docs have all also said it's fine.

I think it's important to keep in mind that our kids are kids first and a kid with CF second. We want them to have as normal a childhood as possible with all of the things that typical kids have and do as long as it doesn't put our kids in jeopardy (which is subjective in and of itself).

So, if the doctors are "blessing" the decision to have a dog, I wouldn't second-guess or worry about it. Just enjoy the dog, your child and life. :-)

Hugs,
Lisa

LisaGreene
01-25-2010, 08:22 PM
Hi Stacey,
<br />I agree with the other postings. This really isn't a "parenting expert" question but I'll answer it as a CF mom. As long as your son isn't allergic and you are doing all the right things to keep the place clean, I wouldn't worry about it. In fact, we are thinking of getting a (small) dog and both of our kids have CF. Our docs have all also said it's fine.
<br />
<br />I think it's important to keep in mind that our kids are kids first and a kid with CF second. We want them to have as normal a childhood as possible with all of the things that typical kids have and do as long as it doesn't put our kids in jeopardy (which is subjective in and of itself).
<br />
<br />So, if the doctors are "blessing" the decision to have a dog, I wouldn't second-guess or worry about it. Just enjoy the dog, your child and life. :-)
<br />
<br />Hugs,
<br />Lisa

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 11:09 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful responses I really appreciate them! This makes me feel so much better!

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 11:09 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful responses I really appreciate them! This makes me feel so much better!

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 11:09 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful responses I really appreciate them! This makes me feel so much better!

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 11:09 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful responses I really appreciate them! This makes me feel so much better!

emilyspeanut
01-25-2010, 11:09 PM
Thank you for all the wonderful responses I really appreciate them! This makes me feel so much better!

sophiethornton
02-17-2017, 05:11 AM
That was very sad to hear. I think you should give some anti-allergic pills to your pet and keep him disease free. If you donít know where to buy them then Petcarerx (https://www.petcarerx.com/trifexis/22843) site would be helpful for you. Give regular bath with tropical shampoo and use sprays for long lasting freshness in them. Hope you will get other healthy products too that can be easily added in petís food. I believe that such medicinal product will keep your pet away from infections and thus, your kid and home will also be safe from future threats.

acheter
05-18-2017, 05:25 AM
They need the everyday normal kid things like having a dog.