What can you do if you are allergic to your pet?
- Vacuuming daily with a high quality vacuum with a HEPA filter can trap 99% of allergens that are in the air.
- Allergens on your pet’s fur can be reduced by as much as 84% just by weekly baths. Make sure to use an unscented shampoo that doesn’t dry out your pet’s skin, such as one with oatmeal, and rinse completely.
- Most allergy experts discourage allowing pets on beds and upholstered furniture, but if you can’t resist, consider using washable slipcovers on furniture and hypo-allergenic encasement’s for mattresses and pillows.
- Create a pet-free zone in your house. This should be the bedroom where the person with allergies sleeps, as well as any rooms where he or she spends a lot of time like an office, den or playroom.
- The more fur on the floor, the more allergens in the air. If you have allergies and pets, daily floor cleaning is a must. You may even consider replacing carpet, which collects dander, mold spores, pollen, etc., with wood or another hard surface to reduce the amount of irritants in your home.
- Pets can also suffer during human allergy season. Help your buddy and yourself to avoid allergies by washing his bedding at least twice a week and keeping his area disinfected and well-ventilated.
- If you have one pet and are not allergic, you should change the air filters in your home once every 60 days. If you have more than one pet and /or you are allergic, you should change them every 30 days.
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