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How to Thrive With Pet-Related Allergies

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There are many reasons to get a pet; they’re cuddly, comforting, and observing their playful spirits can be more entertaining than people-watching at the mall. But when you suffer from pet-related allergies, your relationship with your furry friends can be complicated, to say the least. 

We’ve rounded up a few helpful tips to help you take control of flying fur and dusty dander in your home. 

1. Clean, Clean, Clean 

While you don’t have to be dusting every second of the day, a little extra cleaning can help reduce the level of pollutants in the air and surfaces around you. Wash blankets weekly and, if you can, invest in washable covers for your couch pillows. Be sure to vacuum carpets and rugs frequently, as pet fur and dander can quickly build up between fibers. A vacuum with several layers of filtration and powerful suction is an absolute must. 

2. Regular Grooming 

Frequency of grooming depends on your pet’s breed and fur type. Cats rarely need to be washed, as they keep themselves clean. Dogs, on the other hand, seem more than happy to roll in the dirt, run through pollen-filled fields, and rub all these contaminants onto your upholstery.  

In addition to bathtime, deshedding sessions can help reduce the amount of fur left on household surfaces. The deshedding process utilizes a special brush to remove hair from your dog’s undercoat, keeping them cooler when summer arrives and your home cleaner. 

Check in with your local dog spa to book an appointment and receive expert advice on your pooch’s grooming needs.  

3. Suds It Up 

Wash both your bedding and your pet’s bedding on a regular basis, preferably weekly. It’s also a good idea to keep track of how often you’re replacing your pet’s bedding, as dust mites, dander, and strong odors can build up over time. If you have a pet bed that you’re ready to replace but is only lightly used, consider donating it to your local animal shelter. 

4. Pet-Free Zone 

Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting the expulsion of pets from your home—just a room or two. Create a fur-free haven by training your pet not to enter it or by using a pet gate. Even if they whine, it’s important to never let them inside so they won’t become confused by your boundaries. 

5. Air Purifiers 

Find an air purifier that filters pet odors and dander, along with the contaminants that cling to their fur (pollen, dust, etc.). This can help protect your home’s air quality when your pet kicks up fur and dander during playtime.  

The Levoit Vital 200S Smart Air Purifier is perfect for households with pets. Equipped with an additional U-shaped air inlet, the Vital 200S effectively captures airborne pet fur while significantly reducing the possibility of clogging. The Washable Pre-Filter, Main Filter, and High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter trap and help neutralize a wide variety of airborne pollutants, including pet dander, fur, dust, pollen, and pet odors. 

Important Note    

The information provided here is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be used in medical emergencies or for diagnosing or treating any medical condition. It's crucial to consult a licensed medical professional for diagnosis and treatment. External links are for informational purposes and do not constitute endorsements. No warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, is made as to the products and/or the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, or correctness of the information provided herein. 

 

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