Food Allergy Counseling

Food Allergy Counseling
Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSW, Psychotherapist; Specialist in Food Allergy Management, Speaking At Mylan Specialty / EpiPen Event (© Noel Malcolm 2013)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Westminster Dog Show

The doggies are back, the doggies are back!

Although this Allergic Girl is highly allergic (and no, there aren’t any “hypoallergenic” breeds that I can tolerate; as long as a dog has skin and saliva, I’m allergic) I love watching the Westminster Dog Show on TV. Safe and from a distance.

It’s on for two nights: Monday, Feb 11th and Tuesday, Feb 12th.

I'll have to DVR it so don't tell me who's won-Enjoy!


Katherine said...

My oldest is dog allergic and I sieze on this opportunity to tell you a funny story about her dog allergy that took me 4 years to figure out. I never claimed to be so bright.

So, we're told daughter is allergic. My brother has a beautiful Chesapeake bay and daugher will hive or wheeze with too much interaction. But, she tolerates a friend's lab with no problems. Then, we stay over with another hound loving friend with nary an issue. Brother's Bay continues to drive the girl to distraction - the boy even manages to get a lick or two in over the years and its like leaving a hive imprint (I envision you get the same thing when kissed by beards).

Several months ago, she picks up a kibble (I don't know - she's a kid!) and her hand hives up. It occurs to me to look at doggie's food - shellfish. My brother, a scientist and unable to help himself, changes the food - daughter manages interactions with the Bay just fine now.

Allergies - they are funny.

Allergic Girl said...

actually...that is very common:
allergies to dog food!

yeah me it allergies to the dogs and probably the food as well but i've never gotten that close. ;-)

glad you were able to figure that out--so can she play with dogs on a vegan diet? ;-)

Katherine said...

Vegan dogs . . . funny. No, she is allergic to dogs (I hate to use the word mild in relation to any allergy), just not nearly as allergic as she is to shellfish. She can abide a visit to the home of a dog owner. But she had always reacted quickly and significantly at this house before this dog got a new diet.

Hope you enjoyed the show!

Allergic Girl said...

s'true! a dear friend of the family who is vegan has her happy doggies on a vegan diet, fresh fruit and veggies and grains and they love it [they are all recovery dogs].

didn't see the show yet. ;-) was out last night at new resto opening, tre dici and out tonight so am DVR'ing. can't wait to see that working group! ha!

Vittoria said...

So far I have encountered 1, and only 1, dog whom I can actually pet. That is my cousin's Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. I react even to other 'Wheaties' and all other bogs in general. Since going on a gluten free diet I can now enter the home of a furry friend with out going out of my mind, but I'm still allergic. Also, since going GF my "eczema" (dermatitis herptiformus) has really improved along with my other allergies.

Oddly, I am still allergic to bananas.


Allergic Girl said...


that's interesting that going GF has helped your doggie allergies.

BTW the beagle won!! he was a major crowd favorite!

Allergic Girl said...

look at this gorgeous animal!