Dogs with atopic allergies suffer from an allergic response to something inhaled (think ragweed, pollen, mold, and/or dust mites). For these dogs we recommend either the outdoor mesh or the heavy duty vinyl. This is because neither of these fabrics will harbor allergens like pollen that may have come from the dog’s fur coat or paws. They are both very easily cleaned so irritants can just be wiped off with a damp cloth or hosed down and wiped dry, ready for immediate use after cleaning.
Dogs with skin sensitivity usually prefer our textured nylon which is a cordura nylon that does not have a vinyl coating on it. We have found that dogs with sensitive skin can be irritated by the vinyl coating that makes our other fabric options easier to clean. The textured nylon is similar to a canvas or a brushed cotton so if your dog with sensitive skin is not offended by similar fabric types, he will likely fare well with this option.