Reaction to Dog Saliva?

Posted on: Tue, 06/10/2003 - 11:32am
Driving Me Nutty's picture
Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

This was mentioned in the

Posted on: Tue, 06/10/2003 - 1:02pm
CarolynM's picture
Joined: 03/27/2001 - 09:00

This happened to my dd. It was not from actual dog food ingredients, but from a dog toy. The dog had been given a pill several hours earlier with PB. My dd picked up the toy (a ball that was in with other kid toys, not dog toys) and started playing with it. She got hives all over her face and itchy, watery eyes. We have not had any reactions with dog food with peanut ingredients, however. It is definitely something to consider.

Posted on: Tue, 06/10/2003 - 1:46pm
momtwoboys's picture
Joined: 09/25/2002 - 09:00

My ds, as an infant, used to break out in small red blotchy hives, every time the dog licked his face. This was before we knew he was PA. We have long since changed dog food and I never did check the ingredients, but I am assuming that the hives were in response to something in the dog food. We still have the dog, and ds shows absolutely no other signs of being allergic to the dog, 7 years later.

Posted on: Tue, 06/10/2003 - 1:47pm
joeybeth's picture
Joined: 09/01/2006 - 09:00

my two pa girls react to the saliva of most dogs even if the dogs have not eaten peanut products. there is something in the actual saliva that causes red hives and intense itching and burning in the exact area they were licked. it has gotten less severe over the years but they used to cry and be very uncomfortable until the benadryl i gave them took effect. oddly, they do not react like this to all dogs' saliva and not to their fur or dander at all.

Posted on: Tue, 06/10/2003 - 2:22pm
cynde's picture
Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

Our son has reacted to a few dogs when they have licked him or he has handled a dog toy. Apparnetly this is quite common. None of the dogs had PN in their diet, it is just an allergy to dog saliva.

Posted on: Wed, 06/11/2003 - 1:09am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

Jason's last reaction, the first to land him in the ER, was from a dog licking him on the face 5 minutes after eating a peanut butter granola bar. My grandmother feeds her stupid dog all kinds of crap.
Cheryl, mom to Jason (5 PA/TA/other FAs and EAs),Joey (3 NKA) and Allison (11/02 dairy sensitive)

Posted on: Wed, 06/11/2003 - 1:38am
Janet Laflamme's picture
Joined: 02/08/1999 - 09:00

Our son is around the dogs my mother and sisters have all the time without problems. They have checked the food and treats that they give their dogs so we won't have a problem.
A friend's puppy licked my son all over his arms before we could stop him when he was about 4 yrs old and he broke out in hives. We assumed it was something the dog ate and ever since we've been careful with dogs of friends and neighbors in case they've eaten something offlimits.

Posted on: Wed, 06/11/2003 - 2:30am
McKenziesMom's picture
Joined: 03/05/2001 - 09:00

I react to cat saliva. When I'm petting a cat and it drools on me. Wiping it off and washing aren't enough, I usually have to have a swig of benadryl. Cat scratches are doubly bad.
Dogs haven't bothered me and my DD has never reacted to dog or cat, but with our own dog, we obviously have never bought him a treat with peanuts.

Posted on: Wed, 06/11/2003 - 6:10am
BENSMOM's picture
Joined: 05/20/2000 - 09:00

My son used to get hives when a dog licked him. I don't think it had anything to do with peanuts--I think it was just the saliva. We would wash off the area and it would go away immediately. He doesn't react anymore.

Posted on: Thu, 06/12/2003 - 9:02am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My ds breaks out from dog saliva. It has nothing to do with ingredients in the food. Never has a problem when he pets them just when he gets licked.

Posted on: Thu, 06/12/2003 - 4:29pm
tgab's picture
Joined: 06/24/2000 - 09:00

My daughter has also gotten hives from dog saliva. She doesn't get them every time. We always have her wash her hands immediately after petting any animal, so petting hasn't been a problem.
She tested allergic to dogs when she had a skin test several years ago. So I'm not sure if the hives are an allergy to the dog saliva, or the dogs food.

Posted on: Sat, 06/14/2003 - 1:28pm
Kathykc's picture
Joined: 06/14/2003 - 09:00

We just had this situation in our house. My 2 1/2 year old is severely PA. We had 2 dogs in our house and my parents have 2 dogs and my son never had a reaction to any of them. Our dogs died last year so we have been dog free for a while. My brother just asked us to watch his dog for 6 months the dog was great but everynight DS broke out in hives. He played w/ the dog each night before tubby and would roll around and get licked and kissed by the dog. I finally figured out it was the dog food. He had been eating Kibbles n' bits which we never used before. I checked the ingredients and it did not list Peanuts or any other nuts. I swiched to Purina One lamb and rice and the hives continued, not as bad but still there and again no nuts in ingredient list. I am now buying Pro Plan Lamb and Rice and the hives stopped. This was also the brand we used w/ my own dogs. I never even thought that dog food would cause an allergic reaction. We were giving this poor kid Benedryl like it was water the poor guy. Good Luck.

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