How Do You Neutralize Pet Dander?
How Do You Neutralize Pet Dander?
What is the Fastest Way to Get Rid of Pet Dander?
It's estimated that as many as 20% of people worldwide are allergic to dog and cat dander. For some people, this isn't a big deal. They might get a little sneezy around their friend's dog, but it's nothing that a tissue can't fix. However, for others, pet allergies can be a real problem. Indoor allergens can cause asthma attacks, sinus infections, and a host of other uncomfortable symptoms. No one should have to choose between their pets and their allergies—and with a little bit of effort, they don't have to! Fortunately, there are steps that pet owners with allergies can take to eliminate indoor allergens, including pet dander, and live full lives with their pets.
According to the Mayo Clinic, some people are allergic to proteins found in dogs’ dead skin cells, saliva, or urine––otherwise known as dander. Dander causes the most problems because the tiny particles can remain in the air for long periods. It’s also somewhat sticky and will adhere to soft surfaces like upholstered furniture, bedding, and clothes. Typically, pet dander can linger in a home for four to six months after the pet is removed. Cat dander lasts longer than dog dander as it’s more airborne.
A comprehensive approach to reducing and removing pet dander around the home is the fastest, most effective method to finding relief. With The Ecology Works Anti-Allergen products, you can address the source of your allergies, not just symptoms.
Is there a Dog Shampoo that Reduces Dander?
Yes! The Ecology Works Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo neutralizes allergens in pet dander and dust mite allergens while cleaning and conditioning for an extra-soft, fresh-smelling coat. The 100% biodegradable plant and mineral-based formula also make our pet shampoo an environmentally-friendly choice.
How Can You Neutralize Pet Dander in Your Home?
Reducing the level of dander in your household can dramatically reduce symptoms of allergies. Best results in reducing allergens are found when the recommendations listed here are applied consistently over time. Talking with your doctor is highly recommended in all cases, as some people may benefit from prescription medicine, allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots), or other medical treatments. Some with severe allergies and asthma may be discouraged from owning pets; however, most people can effectively manage their symptoms.
Clean, Especially Where Your Pets Spend the Most Time
This may sound like common sense, but you’d be surprised at how difficult it is to properly rid your house of pet allergens without cleaning effectively. Neutralizing pet dander is a long game, not something you can magically do instantly. If you have pet-allergic family members or guests, thorough cleaning should be a regular routine.
When laundering bedding, clothing, rugs, and other washable items (including pet beds), use an Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent to relieve allergy sufferers. Our Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent removes allergens such as dust mite waste, mold, mildew, smoke, pollen, and pet dander on all clothing and bedding. This 100% biodegradable plant and mineral-based formula naturally removes the allergen while leaving your washables fresh, clean, and soft. Our Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent is effective in cold, warm, or hot water.
Let Fresh Air Inside
Maintaining fresh air throughout your home is one easy way to help remove pet dander from around the home. Open windows, run a fan or turn on the air conditioner to create an exit for the allergens. Also, ensure your HVAC filter is replaced regularly, and consider using filters explicitly designed for allergies.
Keep Bedrooms Pet-free
If you have severe pet allergies or regularly host pet-allergic guests, designate the bedrooms in your home pet-free to keep the dander-loads down. However, even in pet-free rooms, it’s essential to wash linens and bedding with an Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent.
Groom Your Pets Weekly
Regular brushing and bathing with The Ecology Works Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo at least once a week will keep the amount of dander to a minimum. A grooming routine will also help remove other allergens that may be sticking to your pet’s fur.
The Ecology Works specializes in household allergy relief products. Our trusted formulas have helped people and pets for nearly 30 years. Have questions about which allergen-reducing products are best for your home? Contact us today to talk allergen-busting, or check out our Instagram for everyday tips on reducing or preventing allergies for the long term.