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Can animals be allergic to other animals?

Asked by augustlan (47715points) August 4th, 2010

Many people are allergic to dogs, cats or birds. Could a dog be allergic to say, birds? Could a bird be allergic to humans? You get the picture. If not, why would only human beings be susceptible to these types of allergies?

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Kraigmo's avatar

My cat is allergic to dirty dogs. She’ll sneeze. Clean dogs don’t seem to bother her. She has the same symptoms as me.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

Apparently so. According to this article, they can actually be allergic to humans.

perspicacious's avatar

I think so; I seem to be allergic to certain people. They make my neck hurt. I heard someone once say that their poodle was allergic to their cat.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The vet said my cat has allergies…not to cats though…. XD

MaryW's avatar

Definitely, they have the capability of “enjoying” all the problems our human animal bodies can have.

Afos22's avatar

Humans are animals, so why wouldn’t other animals have allergies ?

augustlan's avatar

@Afos22 That was my thought, exactly. I knew that cats, dogs, etc. could have allergies to substances, I just hadn’t ever heard of other animals being allergic to, well, other animals.

tifa's avatar

@afos22: agreed

RocketGuy's avatar

My dog is allergic to chicken. Got eczema. Switched to lamb and rice, and all is well now.

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