pet dander question
August 21, 2009 3:17pm CST
does each breed of like cats and dogs have a different type of dander? because my lab boxer mix dog has made my mom break out before but she has a terrier at home that doesnt.. im also wondering if different types of cats are different since i got a new kitten and he likes to be up in my face a lot and my allergies have been acting up (could just be coincidence because of the season/pollen) so do different breeds have unique dander that you can be allergic to? and i do mean different breeds of the same type pet.. i know you can be allergic to cats and not dogs lol
• United States
24 Aug 09
I agree, I do think different breeds have different kinds of dandruff. I think the bigger question might be, why do they have it? You might check their diet and make sure they have enough fat in it, sometimes a lack of fat or oil will make a pet's skin dry and create dandruff. You can buy special products at pets stores or from your vet for this problem. My cats, I save the water from cans of tuna fish and let them drink it, it has a lot of oil in it, and it seems to help.
• United States
23 Aug 09
I think there is a difference between breeds. I think it has something to do with how long their hair is because of how the dander builds up on the animal. Longer hair means more matting and even sheading so there has to be more build up. I guess I always looked at that as a person would have dandruff - keep them clean and brushed out and a lot of those problems aren't there.