Lhasa Apso Questions

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Lhasa Apso Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 5/1/2007

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5/6/07 When people have been diagnosed with a Dog Allergy, they are known to be allergic to the dog's dried Saliva (NOT THE HAIRS). Many Disreputable or Medically Ignorant breeders will tell you that their dog breed is "hypo-allergenic", but this is simply not true since all dogs produce saliva and wash themselves. Lhasas are known to lick themselves (and other things) quite a lot, so this type of dog can actually increase your exposure to salivary allergens. To try and live with a dog and a dog-allergic person, you have to commit yourself to daily vaccuming, and dog grooming (and dog bathing at least 3-4 times weekly)...a long haired dog has to be clipped very short all year round in order to reduce the surface area where saliva will collect, dry and flake off into the air. The dog should never be allowed to sleep in the allergic person's bed or to frequent their bedroom. Lhasas are not suited to this isolation. If you have been diagnosed with a Dog Allergy by a Dermatologist, you Genie
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