Lots of people have pet allergies. Several strategies can help to reduce the incidence of allergic reactions due to pet dander. Simply follow as many of these as you can as often as you can for the best results. After all, if you can’t breathe, who is going to take care of your pets?
- Vacuum carpets and furniture on a daily basis.
- Vacuum curtains on a regular basis.
- Dust with a cloth that picks up the dust and doesn’t just move it around.
- Avoid upholstered furniture, curtains, and carpeting. Opt for furniture with leather, vinyl, or wood. Install hardwood flooring and blinds.
- Brush your pets on a regular basis, preferably outside the living area.
- Wipe down all surfaces on a weekly basis.
- Consult your veterinarian about sprays that minimize dander. Purchase ones that he recommends.
- Limit the areas of the home that your pet has access to on a daily basis. Electronic collars can assist with that.
- Get an animal that is known for causing fewer allergic reactions in people.
- Purchase an air purification system that targets animal dander.
If you want to have pets in your home, but you are allergic to their dander, follow the strategies listed for some relief to the potential reactions that you might experience. Plus, visit your doctor and get his advice on the advisability of owning a pet that can cause allergic reactions in you.