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Healthy Home Blueprint: Remove Pet Dander With Healthy Air

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Are you living with pets? Then you’re also living with pet dander and odors, too. Luckily, there are a wealth of ways you can promote a Healthy Home environment for you and your Healthy Air-loving AprilAire pet to enjoy for years to come! 

Living With Pets Means Allergens 

Don’t just remove pet dander—it’s not the only allergen that can be floating around in your home’s air. Oftentimes, small proteins found in saliva and even urine can exacerbate the symptoms of those with pet-related allergies. As your pet goes about their day, these proteins can attach to their fur, spread throughout your home as they shed, and worsen your air quality. 

But what about so-called hypoallergenic pets? While they do shed less than non-hypoallergenic pets, you can still experience allergy symptoms due to those loose proteins that can enter your air.  

“Short-haired or hairless animals contribute dander and allergens to indoor air pollution just as effectively as long-haired animals do. There is no such thing as a non-allergenic dog or cat,” writes the American Lung Association. 

To help improve your allergy symptoms and create a Healthy Home environment that protects both you and your pet, be sure to wash or vacuum bedding frequently and look into purifying your air with AprilAire whole-house air filtration solutions! 

Healthy Home Dos & Don’ts 

Create a space where you and your pet can thrive when you remove pet dander and other allergy triggers. 

DO: Maintain a Healthy Home 

Regular vacuuming, dusting, and the like can help you maintain the ultimate Healthy Home environment. Doing this alongside your AprilAire whole-house air filtration solutions—with Whole-House and Room Air Purifiers and Air Filters—can help remove pet dander and provide better odor control in high-traffic areas of your home. 

Additionally, keeping your pets off furniture and bathing them regularly can also help improve the air inside your home. 

DON’T: Place litter boxes in high-traffic areas 

Cat owners should ensure litter boxes are covered and placed in lower-traffic areas of their Healthy Home to reduce the production of dust and remove pet dander. It is recommended to clean litter boxes  3-5 times per week—or even daily, depending on how many cats you own— to help reduce odors, too. 

DO: Take precautions against animal-borne illnesses 

When your pet is healthy, your family is, too. Be sure to practice proper handwashing after interacting with animals or disposing of their waste, limit eating or drinking when around animals, take your pet for regular vet checkups, and make sure to check your pets for ticks. 

Final Thoughts 

Living with pets doesn’t mean you need to suffer from allergic reactions to pet dander or strong odors. All you need to create the Healthy Home environment you and your pet desire is AprilAire!  

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