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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by dogwatcher, Feb 4, 2008.


  1. dogwatcher

    dogwatcher PetForums Newbie

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    My hubbie told his uncle we were going to get a dog in the future, his uncle said we shouldn't get one because the hair could be a problem for our daughters lungs, if she kisses the animal or something. I told my hubbie I wouldn't let our daughter kiss the dog, nor would I either. Would shedding hair be a problem? I hoover everthday anyway, and I could brush the dog everyday too, it won't matter. Turkish people don't understand much about pets, so I am sure he is over dramatising.
     
  2. dogwatcher

    dogwatcher PetForums Newbie

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    oh yes forgot to say, I am thinking about a pug, just sounds so suitable for us, as long as shedding isn't going to cause a problem for my young daughter.
     
  3. Vixie

    Vixie PetForums VIP

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    does your daughter have allergies or asthma? these are two reasons that your daughter might have a problem with dog hairs, and even then some breeds are non moulting such as poodles and they shouldnt cause any breathing difficulties,

    otherwise I would not think she should have a problem, I have young children who have been around dogs all their lives and have not suffered with any problems as a result. My children hug and have close contact with my 4 dogs and do not have any lung problems. I hope this has been some help.

    I expect some members will have other thoughts on the matter but I know many of them have both children and dogs that are fine together :)
     
  4. Eolabeo

    Eolabeo Guest

    As vixie said above :)
    I have been bought up with dogs and so have my children from day one and i have had no probs what so ever.
    As for the kissing part, my children have always given our dogs a hello or goodbye kiss and cuddle with no probs, But i will say and no doubt you obviously know to not let dogs lick the childrens faces etc :D
     
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