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A 25-year-old male asked:

i don't experience any allergic symptoms when im around cats or dogs. so that means, im not allergic to animals? not allergic to animals. anxiety?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
But what about...: But what about all the other animals? Being non-allergic to cats and dogs does not mean one is not allergic to some other animal. However, there is no reason to think about being allergic to some animal, unless one already has allergic reactions to other animals or to other things that might be related to animals.

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