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Pam Weaver


Suck it UP!

If pet dander is affecting your indoor air quality, the best thing to do is SUCK IT UP!

Pet dander is tiny pieces of skin shed by dogs, cats, and other animals with feathers or fur. It is one of the most invasive allergens because it can be found everywhere including homes, work places, hospitals, and other public buildings. Pet dander greatly affects indoor air quality and can be linked to many mild or life-threatening health risks.

Many people have discovered allergies to pets after they have added a cute and cuddly member to their family. Some of the symptoms to watch out for are coughing, watery eyes, sneezing, and shortness of breath. Pet dander may, also, contribute to the development of asthma or other respiratory illness.

As a proud owner of a shorty Russell Terrier named Addison, I am always looking for the best ways to improve my indoor air quality while enjoying her as part of my family. Here’s my three top tips for lowering your exposure to pet dander while still adoring your canine (or feline) friends.

        1. SUCK IT UP: Vacuum regularly all carpets, furniture, and cloth material where dander may accumulate Use HEPA filters for best results).

2.  GROOM or DOOM: Wash pets and their bedding often. Brush them outside to reduce dander from spreading.

3.  WASH ‘N RINSE: Wash your hands thoroughly after playing with pets every time.

So, keep your furry friends while reducing the dander in the air.


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