So I developed asthma about a year ago, fairly recently had allergy testing done and found out I had cat-induced asthma and a reaction to dog dander. I've been living with it for a while now, am on steroid inhaler 2x a day, rescue inhaler, and a prescription allergy pill, have been vacuuming the heck out of the house with hepa filter vacuums, and bathing the cats and dogs on a regular basis. And I am still getting worse and now that the windows are closed everyday its so much worse. I don't know what to do the cats are going to new homes that we have lined up, none of the cats are mine. But this morning I hugged my dog and shortly after had an asthma attack, so now I'm fully allergic to my dog. I don't want to give him up he's my perfect dog and best friend, its so unfair. I bathe him as much as he can stand without developing problems himself. But what can I do I pet him and it feels like I'm inhaling little pieces of glass into my lungs. Is there anything I can do to keep my pup, or do I need to say goodbye and re-home him for his sake and mine. Also my insurance doesn't cover allergy shots and I live at least 50 miles away from anyplace that does them and can't drive myself either so allergy shots are out of the question, but my allergy doctor was doubtful they would help anyways in his opinion based on my medical info they may also be life threatening.