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My dog has a nut allergy - what do I do now?

My dog has a nut allergy - what do I do now?

Old Feb 17, 10, 8:06 pm
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My dog has a nut allergy - what do I do now?

I am so confused.

I know that I'm allowed to have my dog on board: the government has said so:

http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelin...gage/pets.html

But my poor dog has a nut allergy, and I understand Air Canada will accommodate this:

Air Canada can provide nut-free zone
National Post, Wednesday, February 17, 2010
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/can...tml?id=2573580

But I am now so confused, because the Canadian Medical Association has just said that that my dog may be a hazard:

CMAJ editorial: Keep pets out of airline cabins to prevent allergic reactions
http://www.google.com/hostednews/can...lIhJZTiMaDenWQ

So I am thinking:

-- when I book my seat, should I try and book outside the 3-row zone, or hope for a big seat, as noted in the article above, so that my dog is away from the peanuts

-- but could that mean that my dog, now considered a hazard, should mean that I should be moved further away from other passengers?

-- should this not imply that my dog, and therefore me, should have 2 rows of J-class reserved to ourselves, so that we are far away from nuts AND passengers?

-- should I get my dog a Nexus?

I am so confused.
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Old Feb 17, 10, 8:08 pm
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Neuter him?
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Old Feb 17, 10, 8:30 pm
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Thanks for the post intheairguy, it gets my nomination for post of the month. ^^
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Old Feb 17, 10, 8:40 pm
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Thanks for the post intheairguy, it gets my nomination for post of the month. ^^
+1 ^

an alternate solution would maybe charter an Air Canada Jetz to fly you and your dog around in style!
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Old Feb 17, 10, 8:45 pm
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Is your dog a COS (Canine of Size)? Might qualify for additional paw-room...
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Old Feb 17, 10, 8:56 pm
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Wouldn't the nut quarantine area be applicable to humans only? Or is that nuts?
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Old Feb 17, 10, 9:36 pm
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Thanks for the post intheairguy, it gets my nomination for post of the month. ^^
+1. LOL
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Old Feb 17, 10, 9:48 pm
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Old Feb 17, 10, 10:23 pm
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Is your dog a COS (Canine of Size)? Might qualify for additional paw-room...
A neutered dog most certainly doesn't have NOS (Nuts Of Size). So he shouldn't require a second seat - problem solved!
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Old Feb 17, 10, 10:38 pm
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Try a plastic cone

our dog too had that nasty habit our vet provided a plastic cone which got the problem licked
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Old Feb 17, 10, 10:57 pm
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Originally Posted by jjclancy View Post
A neutered dog most certainly doesn't have NOS (Nuts Of Size). So he shouldn't require a second seat - problem solved!
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Old Feb 17, 10, 11:00 pm
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well it might be hard for your dog to pass the NEXUS iris scan unless he/she can stand on their heels. now having said that, the rest of your plan seems fine.
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Old Feb 18, 10, 12:15 am
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Haha ^
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Old Feb 18, 10, 4:09 am
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If only it were nuts with a dog allergy, then the problem would be a fair bit simpler.
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Old Feb 18, 10, 5:09 am
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Why hasn't anyone guessed that his dog is female???

I think that is why the dog has a nut allergy... she's been pregnant too many times, and has developed a NUT allergy
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