Reduce Persistent Pet-Related Allergies With A Few Hints From The Breathe Easy Experts
No matter what season it is, one thing is for sure: we love our four-legged friends! However, caring for your pet isn’t always easy. In fact, when allergy season rears its ugly head once again, your favorite friend can suddenly turn into a walking pollen distributor, not to mention the dander! That’s why we’ve created a pocket guide for making it through allergy season alongside your fur-baby!
Consider HEPA Filters
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particle Absorber. These specialized filters silently pick up the pollen, dander and other airborne particles Lucky might carry inside. Some additional benefits of HEPA filters include:
- Little maintenance required.
- High energy efficiency.
- Reduces allergies and symptoms of asthma.
- Eliminates harmful VOCs
If you’re looking for particle absorption technology so effective that it’s widely used in hospitals in order to clean the air and reduce illness then HEPA filters are right for you!
Off The Bed!
While your pup or kitty may give you sad eyes all day long, it’s important to remember what can happen if you let them cuddle with you during allergy season! Allowing pets on the bed not only increases your chances of coming into contact with dander, but also with any other particles that may be attached to your pet’s fur. If you have a smaller animal that absolutely insists on sleeping on the bed and you just can’t say no, make sure he or she lies down on a separate, washable blanket and limits their time on the bed as much as possible.
Create A Grooming Routine
While pollen and other particles can embed themselves into your pet’s fur, a few good washes throughout the season should do the trick to keep your allergies at bay! Bathing your pet is recommended in order to quell symptoms; just be careful not to inhale any irritants in the process. Brushing your pet, however, can lead to even more severe symptoms.
Consider these tips when bathing or brushing your pet:
- Brush him/her outside.
- Wear a mask while brushing/bathing.
- Use a brush that is designed to remove particles from your pet’s undercoat.
- Wipe your pet down with a wet microfiber towel to instantly clear away pollen and other allergens.
- Brush your pet twice a week between weekly baths.
Did you know that animals with some skin conditions can make allergy season even more unbearable? Consult your veterinarian for treatment options because taking care of their needs can help take care of yours!
If you have any other questions about how to best take care of your pet while sparing your family from having to suffer the consequences of walking the dog during allergy season, contact the professionals at Breathe Easy! We would be more than happy to help in any way we can.