We are in the UK and have an almost 10 month old female Basenji. My husband has an history of allergy to cats and many dogs, but has not reacted to her at all, despite her sharing our bed and specifically being right next to his body .
Usually in November (Winter UK) my husband has a post viral asthmatic cough that lasts for a month and he also suffers with hayfever from June. He did not have the post viral cough this winter (Nov 20) but very unusually has it now (Spring UK).
I am aware that Basenjis change their coats in the Spring and I have noticed some hair but not a lot and wondering whether this could be contributing.
It's odd that he didn't get ill in November, but wondering whether this related to lockdown reducing the circulation of other viruses. He has had negative Coronavirus tests so pretty sure it's not that and infection rates are extremely low in our area at the moment. He has definitely had a virus though.
Does anyone have any thoughts about whether this could be being exacerbated by our Basenji if she is changing her coat, when he has not reacted to her at all previously?