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Do pomskies shed? Are they hypoallergenic?

Do pomskies shed? Are they hypoallergenic?

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Post date:  July, 2012

Most of my family is allergic to dogs, and i want to know if this one would be okay.

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1. All dogs shed (yes even the 'hypoallergenic' poodle) it's just a matter of how much. Huskies shed a lot. I would assume any mix of one would do the same. One of the best ways to reduce pet dander (which is what people are actually allergic to) is frequent bathing and combing of the dog. Have you considered a dog anti-allergen shampoo? http://www.achooallergy.com/pets-petshampoo.asp I've found this one to be quite effective. While I myself have no allergies, if I am taking my dog to go visit friends who do, he gets a good bath with this beforehand, dried and brushed, and then my allergic friends can hug and pet him all they want, no red eyes, no runny noses, no sneezing. My dog has actually been used several times now as a 'trial run' dog for several allergic friends to see if, with the shampoo and proper maintenance tactics, the allergens could be reduced enough that they could keep a dog of their own. Happy to say they all have dogs of their own now. It will take a little more effort and care on your part if you live in a house where people have allergies, but it can be done. Just be sure the dog is bathed once a week, brushed thoroughly at least every other day (brush the dog outside to prevent that shed hair and dander from floating around inside), try to get a breed that doesn't drool much (many people who have pet allergies are actually more allergic to the saliva, so don't allow pets to be licking themselves all the time), feed a high-quality dog food that encourages a healthy coat - which means no wal-mart brands (healthy coats shed less), vacuum frequently to pick up any shed hair - a vacuum with a HEPA filter is best for catching allergens (not just dog, but plant as well), consider purchasing an air filter (again with HEPA filters), and be sure to also wash pet bedding frequently, as any area where a pet frequently sleeps will collect more dander. If you are ever considering redoing the flooring to your house, note that tile or wood flooring holds much less fur or dander than carpet, and is much easier to sterilize and keep clean.
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Post date:  January, 0001
2. Yes, they shed. Curly-coated breeds tend to shed less.
Posted by:  Catherine
Post date:  July, 2012
3. Poms are a double coated breed and shed.So chances are the mix would too.
Posted by:  mauveme49
Post date:  July, 2012
4. ALL dogs shed , some more than others , and just what the he// is a ( pomskie ) ? Let me guess another designer BYB mutt .
Posted by:  Steve
Post date:  July, 2012
5. There is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. All dogs shed. Some shed less than others, making allergies less severe. If you want a dog that wouldn't be so harsh on your family look into poodles, Maltese, and Yorkies. If they are allergic don't get a dog? Wait to move out? Get a cat or fish.
Posted by:  Stephanie
Post date:  July, 2012
6. What is a Pomsky????????
Posted by:  LabLover
Post date:  July, 2012
7. All dogs shed (yes even the 'hypoallergenic' poodle) it's just a matter of how much. Huskies shed a lot. I would assume any mix of one would do the same. One of the best ways to reduce pet dander (which is what people are actually allergic to) is frequent bathing and combing of the dog. Have you considered a dog anti-allergen shampoo? http://www.achooallergy.com/pets-petshampoo.asp I've found this one to be quite effective. While I myself have no allergies, if I am taking my dog to go visit friends who do, he gets a good bath with this beforehand, dried and brushed, and then my allergic friends can hug and pet him all they want, no red eyes, no runny noses, no sneezing. My dog has actually been used several times now as a 'trial run' dog for several allergic friends to see if, with the shampoo and proper maintenance tactics, the allergens could be reduced enough that they could keep a dog of their own. Happy to say they all have dogs of their own now. It will take a little more effort and care on your part if you live in a house where people have allergies, but it can be done. Just be sure the dog is bathed once a week, brushed thoroughly at least every other day (brush the dog outside to prevent that shed hair and dander from floating around inside), try to get a breed that doesn't drool much (many people who have pet allergies are actually more allergic to the saliva, so don't allow pets to be licking themselves all the time), feed a high-quality dog food that encourages a healthy coat - which means no wal-mart brands (healthy coats shed less), vacuum frequently to pick up any shed hair - a vacuum with a HEPA filter is best for catching allergens (not just dog, but plant as well), consider purchasing an air filter (again with HEPA filters), and be sure to also wash pet bedding frequently, as any area where a pet frequently sleeps will collect more dander. If you are ever considering redoing the flooring to your house, note that tile or wood flooring holds much less fur or dander than carpet, and is much easier to sterilize and keep clean.
Posted by:  Coyote
Post date:  July, 2012
8. They are MUTTS - mutts are unpredictable in all things. The color, size, temperament, coat could end up with any thing. They are NOT hypoallergenic and will shed - even poodles shed!
Posted by:  Ocimom
Post date:  July, 2012

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