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Dogs with hair vs fur

Can anyone tell me if there is a difference in the amount of dander a dog with fur vs hair will produce? I watched a mixed breed dog, that supposedly was hair not fur (per owner) and had asthma symptoms within a few hours.

  1. Hi Sue, great question! I did not actually realize that there is a difference; however, I found this article that goes into this discussion: https://dogtime.com/reference/dog-grooming/65235-dog-hair-or-fur. It even discusses allergies. I am curious - do you know if you are allergic to dog dander or saliva? My partner is allergic to cats, but not necessarily their hair. He is allergic to their saliva. -Ashlen, Asthma.net community moderator


    1. My skin test did not specify what component of dog, or cat, I was allergic to. I'll have to ask doctor when I see him next. Thank you for your information.


      1. Hi Sue, and thanks for your reply and further explanation. Please do check back and let us know how this all turns out for you!
        Good luck!
        Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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