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Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« on: June 27, 2017, 05:01:37 pm »



Y'know like how some people are allergic to dogs and all that
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 05:04:41 pm »
No. The chances are very low. Considering the fact that the dander present in dogs and cats is also present in most animals with fur. So if they were allergic to other furries, they'd be allergic to themselves, assuming they have fur themselves (considering the term furries). But if were talking about anthros in general that may be a different story.
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 05:05:54 pm »
I have no idea but that'd be hilarious
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 05:07:00 pm »
I dunno, but that'd be absolutely hilarious if they could.

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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 05:09:29 pm »
How could furries be allergic to furries if they were brought into a world of furries?

Okay hear me out,

For humans, being introduced to any mammal (such as a cat or dog) at a young age increases the chance of not having said allergy

If furries are raised into a world where they themselves, and every other being is covered in fur then there would be like a 0-1% chance of having allergies as bad as humans would have

I don't know if human and animal lung anatomy is different, but I've never heard of an animal being allergic to fur..? Maybe they could have weakened immune system (like when it's spring and allergy season is in) or maybe respiratory problems

However since furries are considered half human and half animal, they could probably have human lungs-Meaning that when there are excessive amounts of fur (or any fur) in the air they could have some form of symptoms similar to allergies

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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 05:24:11 pm »
..assuming they have fur themselves (considering the term furries). But if were talking about anthros in general that may be a different story.
Well, I meant anthros in general, but yeah I doubt the ones with fur would be allergic to other furred ones. However, referring to anthros in general, what about feathered ones? Do they produce a different type of dander? And could genetically "hairless" animals (certain breeds of cats/rats/etc.) have the potential to be allergic to more heavily furred animals?
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 05:25:43 pm »
..assuming they have fur themselves (considering the term furries). But if were talking about anthros in general that may be a different story.
Well, I meant anthros in general, but yeah I doubt the ones with fur would be allergic to other furred ones. However, referring to anthros in general, what about feathered ones? Do they produce a different type of dander? And could genetically "hairless" animals (certain breeds of cats/rats/etc.) have the potential to be allergic to more heavily furred animals?
Well, here we come across the point, whether or not humans are special in the fact that we have those special allergies to dander. We cannot say much because we have no evidence to base it off of.
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 05:41:35 pm »
..assuming they have fur themselves (considering the term furries). But if were talking about anthros in general that may be a different story.
Well, I meant anthros in general, but yeah I doubt the ones with fur would be allergic to other furred ones. However, referring to anthros in general, what about feathered ones? Do they produce a different type of dander? And could genetically "hairless" animals (certain breeds of cats/rats/etc.) have the potential to be allergic to more heavily furred animals?
Well, here we come across the point, whether or not humans are special in the fact that we have those special allergies to dander. We cannot say much because we have no evidence to base it off of.
Hmm.. Then perhaps let's just assume (for the sake of simplicity) that most anthros' lungs are more human-like in composition, except for maybe avians, who would probably have air sacs. However, I guess that still leaves the question of skin contact allergies. (Like how some people can develop rashes from simply touching horses, etc.)
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 05:45:42 pm »
..assuming they have fur themselves (considering the term furries). But if were talking about anthros in general that may be a different story.
Well, I meant anthros in general, but yeah I doubt the ones with fur would be allergic to other furred ones. However, referring to anthros in general, what about feathered ones? Do they produce a different type of dander? And could genetically "hairless" animals (certain breeds of cats/rats/etc.) have the potential to be allergic to more heavily furred animals?
Well, here we come across the point, whether or not humans are special in the fact that we have those special allergies to dander. We cannot say much because we have no evidence to base it off of.
Hmm.. Then perhaps let's just assume (for the sake of simplicity) that most anthros' lungs are more human-like in composition, except for maybe avians, who would probably have air sacs. However, I guess that still leaves the question of skin contact allergies. (Like how some people can develop rashes from simply touching horses, etc.)
Assuming that then the answer yes. And about skin contact allergies, they aren't true "allergies." They are an irritation of the epidermis, which occurs on sensitive skin, so in theory those would exist too.
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2017, 12:44:35 pm »
I don't think they would be. I haven't really heard of animals (other than humans) being allergic to other animals so I don't think anthros would be allergic to other anthros. I definitely think they'd have food and environmentally factors though as I know there's animals irl with those types of allergies
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2017, 06:30:14 pm »
Are animals allergic to other animals? If so, furries can be allergic to other furries. If not, then probably not.
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Re: Could furries be allergic to other furries?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2017, 07:15:22 pm »
That'd be pretty funny!
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