Apr 25 2017

Your furry little friend is the source of much happiness in your life. As pets shed, however, they throw pet dander into the air, creating a problem with the indoor air quality in your Claxton, Georgia, home. To breathe easier, here are a few tips to keep pet dander in your home to a minimum.

Give Them a Bath

There’s no doubt that most pets hate being put into the bathtub. However, it’s a great way to remove excess hair and dead skin cells, also known as dander. In between baths, a pet wipe or baby wipe can be used when your pet comes in from the outdoors to help remove pollens, dirt, and debris from their coat without drying it out.

Keep Your Pet Out of the Bedroom

Many pet owners love curling up with their cat or dog for comfort and warmth, but it’s not always the best idea, especially if you suffer from allergies. When they’re in your bed, they shed hair and dander, and once it’s there, only a wash can remove it. If you must have your pet in the bedroom, buy a bed to put at the foot of your bed. You should also train your pet not to jump on the bed, although with cats, this is sometimes impossible.

Change Their Diet

Diet has a profound effect on pets, much as it does on humans. Without a healthy, nutritious, and well-balanced diet regimen, pets are more susceptible to itchy skin. This causes them to scratch constantly, emitting dander into the air. This dander can then move from room to room via your HVAC system, creating a problem in your entire home. If you’re not sure what to feed your pet, consult a veterinarian for some tips.

If you suffer from allergies or poor air quality due to your pet, you don’t have to get rid of them. By following these tips, you can ensure the best air in your home. For additional help on air quality or to schedule a test, give Dyess Air a call today at 912-225-0166.

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