Does anyone know if there is any way I could possibly have developed an allergy to dogs after not having been without one since I was born 19 years ago? I still have hives, but nothing in my routine has changed as far as soaps, foods, detergents, etc. go (I've even cut peanuts and other tree nuts out of my diet to see if that's it) and I've now had them going on almost a full month. I have to go to my doctors next week for an allergy scratch test, but I'm just curious if anyone thinks it could possibly be the girls. No need to fear though, even if it is dogs I have no intention of giving either of my girls up. I will work around it with extra baths, vacuuming, blanket washing, medication, etc. if that's the case. I think it's more likely due to stress, but one never knows and I know nothing about allergies and when they can be developed. I was on one medication that cleared the hives up, but within 24 hours of being off of it they were back. I do have two more meds that I need to pick up tomorrow to try and clear them up. And on the bright side, I'm getting used to the hives and the itching doesn't even really bother me (it's so constant it's like it's not even there) so I'm quite sure I can deal if need be.