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The Slice

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When one child is seriously allergic to cats and dogs, everyone in the family has to do without indoor animal companionship.

That’s just the way it is.

OK, some families might try to fudge this. That’s understandable. In households where the indoor pet was on the scene before the allergic child, exiling the animal can be heartbreaking.

But in homes where sane parents are in charge, concern for the little wheezer eventually trumps all other considerations.

Naturally, this can make the child with the allergy feel guilty. Siblings can be resentful.

So it’s important that every member of the family understand that allergies are not something anyone chooses.

Parents’ genes are to blame.

How did your family deal with this situation?

Paul Turner

pault@spokesman.com

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