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Sometimes after a bath which may remove anything from his past environment you wills ee a marked improvement. Using a shampoo that your mom isn't sensitive too helps as well. You may not need to bathe weekly but time will tell, I personally don't like to the a dog that often as I feel it takes too much of the dogs natural oils rom their bodies. But one does what is necessary. Air filters are great to have in your home.
 

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I personally don't like to the a dog that often as I feel it takes too much of the dogs natural oils rom their bodies. But one does what is necessary.
Yes, I hope I won't have to bath her every week, I know it can be stripping. I'm using a dog shampoo for sensitive skin and frequent washes (recommended from my vet), so I hope it won't be too harsh on her skin. If my mom's allergies lessen, I will try to bath my girl every 2 weeks!
 

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Are you sure your dog is full poodle? I only have reactions to my standard poodle when he has been playing with other dogs, even doodles, and have to shampoo him before I can be around him again. Also, shampoo for sensitive skin may not be enough. Make sure it has zero chemicals, and do not use any conditioner. I have found Earthbath has worked the best for us. When I forgot to take it with me for the groomer to use last time I had a problem even though they had used sensitive shampoo.

I also have a reaction to house dust. I finally had to hire someone else to do the vacuuming and leave the house for 3 hours for any dust stirred up in the air to settle before I can return. Another problem was dog food and treats that released any dust, he is now only fed raw, and single ingredient raw treats so either dried meat or vegetables like sweet potatoes, etc. Also, making sure that any bedding has not been treated with chemicals, or anything like scented laundry detergent. Even dryer sheets affect me. I had to re wash my sheets once three times after a friend kindly washed my sheets and used dryer sheets. I keep re-reading the posts about the seriousness, and death. Sadly sometimes it is a choice between a pet and a person..... .. Blessings, and hoping it works our for you all :)
 

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Are you sure your dog is full poodle?
Yes, I’m sure she is 100% poodle :) Thank you for the suggestion of shampoo!

My mother also has a reaction to dust (so I vaccum twice a week when she is not around to avoid her being in contact with the dust stirred up in the air).

So far, it’s our third week with Charlie and my mother’s allergies have improved a lot (without even the need of an air purifier, but I still plan to buy one for the winter since we won’t open the windows as much). She even cuddles and kisses Charlie (washes her hand after + face if she kisses her though)! Charlie is also no longer restricted to a specific room, she can explore all the house. We also started to use allerpet once a week, which is a pet dander remover recommended by our vet. I heard that a person’s allergies can ajust to one dog with exposure, maybe that helped too? Let’s just hope that my mother’s allergies stay as low as they are right now...

Thank you so much poodle forum :)
 

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Are you sure your dog is full poodle? I only have reactions to my standard poodle when he has been playing with other dogs, even doodles, and have to shampoo him before I can be around him again.
Even poodles trigger allergic reactions. I react to my 6 lbs and 8 lbs poodle. It really depends on the individual person (and dog) and the severity of their allergies. No dog is truly hypoallergenic.
 
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