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    DefaultFood Allergies and Breeding?

    Hi everyone...i just wanted to jump in here with a conversation starter! Im just asking out of curiosity because i seem to not be able to find any information on the web about this!
    Would you ever breed a lab who got food allergies from a parasite?
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    DefaultRe: Food Allergies and Breeding?

    I'm not sure I understand how food allergies and parasites are related.

    But no, I'd not breed a dog (or breed to a dog) with allergies. To me, it's a sign that something is not quite right w/ their immune system. And allergies tend to be hereditary... just like in people. -Anne

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    DefaultRe: Food Allergies and Breeding?

    Food allergies are not caused by parasites. They are two separate problems. And no...a dog with allergies (of ANY KIND) should not be bred.

    Additionally, if you are considering breeding...please read this link.

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    Allergies and parasites are 2 separate issues as stated above. Dog with allergies should absolutely NOT be bred...even tho the vets often state there is no conclusive proof that allergies are hereditary...but no proof they are not hereditary either.

    Why would someone even consider putting another puppy thru allergies if there is the slightest chance it would be passed down the line???

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    Having a dog with allergies, there is no way in Hell I'd breed her. It really wouldn't be fair to any future pups, or owners.

    And I also don't quite get how a parasite caused the allergies. I am also crazily allergic to stuff, and I am pretty sure I don't have parasites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TangerineFizz
    Having a dog with allergies, there is no way in Hell I'd breed her. It really wouldn't be fair to any future pups, or owners.

    And I also don't quite get how a parasite caused the allergies. I am also crazily allergic to stuff, and I am pretty sure I don't have parasites.
    Agree a million times over.

    Maverick is highly allergic to EVERYTHING. Regular dog food, grass, certain dog bones, certain medications, etc- his breeder was very grateful that we told her and very much wanted that information. He may for all intents and purposes be a freak, but she wanted to know to prevent future allergic pups.

    1) it's a huge hassle to deal with and 2) at least in my case, it's insanely expensive - he's on allergy shots, allergy meds, special foods, special wipes, has a dermatologist, and still has terrible flare-ups. Why create that for someone else?


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    DefaultRe: Food Allergies and Breeding?

    There was something on the net previously (I can't find it now) that exposure to giardia can/may cause future food allergies. Is this what you are talking about?



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    Quote Originally Posted by labby
    There was something on the net previously (I can't find it now) that exposure to giardia can/may cause future food allergies. Is this what you are talking about?

    Was it due to immune suppression at a certain time? If you can find that article, I'd be interested in reading it. I ran into one of my obed clients recently whose pup has had a really sensitive gastric system (bleeding!)... I remember her telling me he had a heavy parasite issue as a pup and now I wonder if there was any relation there????
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    I'll see if I can find it Anne. I know I have it saved, but the question is where.



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    DefaultRe: Food Allergies and Breeding?

    i think that may have been the article i read!
    i found it online saying that dogs can develope allergies to certain things after having a parasite!

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