Can dogs be allergic to guinea pigs??

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Can dogs be allergic to guinea pigs??

Post by Michele Simar » Wed, 25 Dec 2002 09:11:22



Does anyone know if this is possible or how common it is? I have a 1 yr old
Bull mastiff shep mix that has chronic ear infections and is now***ing and
scratching her feet, face, and ears til they bleed. Vets think it is a food
allergy and we just started Hill's D/D. I recently got another dog from a
shelter and this dog has started itching constantly also. It seems a funny
coincidence that they both could have a food allergy. In addition, I have
had an increase in allergy symptoms over the past few months and cannot
figure out why. I am concerned about the dogs and don't know what to do. I
have isolated the guinea pig for now to see if their symptoms improve but
that could take months.
 
 
 

Can dogs be allergic to guinea pigs??

Post by FurPa » Thu, 26 Dec 2002 21:55:18


Quote:

> Does anyone know if this is possible or how common it is? I have a 1 yr old
> Bull mastiff shep mix that has chronic ear infections and is now***ing and
> scratching her feet, face, and ears til they bleed. Vets think it is a food
> allergy and we just started Hill's D/D. I recently got another dog from a
> shelter and this dog has started itching constantly also. It seems a funny
> coincidence that they both could have a food allergy. In addition, I have
> had an increase in allergy symptoms over the past few months and cannot
> figure out why. I am concerned about the dogs and don't know what to do. I
> have isolated the guinea pig for now to see if their symptoms improve but
> that could take months.

Figuring out the cause of allergies isn't easy.  Another
place to look would be at any products that you use in your
household, such as carpet cleaners, deodorizers, furniture
polish, etc.

One of our Chihuahuas started scooting a lot; we had her
***glands checked, and they weren't full or impacted.
Then we stopped using a foam-in carpet cleaner (which we'd
started to use a few months earlier - useless stuff) and
steam-cleaned the carpets, and soon after that, she stopped
scooting.  So we figured that she may have been allergic to
something in the carpet cleaner.

Sorry I can't answer your question about the guinea pig - it
sounds like a reasonable supposition, too.

Hope this helps!

FurPaw