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Tips for dog owners with pet allergies

Herbicide DogWe know you love your dog. We all do. But what do you do if you have pet allergies? There are things that you can do to make living with Fido easier.

Living with Dog Allergies

Dander. Carpets, sofas, and beds are a great place for dander and allergens to gather. Regular vacuuming is a must with carpeted flooring. If you can remove carpet and replace it with hardwood floors you will have fewer allergy issues. If this is not an option, then regular vacuuming and cleaning are a must. Get a vacuum that has a good upholstery tool on it. This will help keep the furniture free of allergens as well. Practicing good cleaning practices will cut down on the dander in your home. Consider getting your carpets cleaned regularly. If your dog has accidents on the carpet, make sure you use a cleaner that removes all the bacteria and biomatter from their urine, like Natures Miracle.

Good hygiene. If you have allergies, make sure you always wash your hands after touching your dog. This simple practice can go far in helping you to has fewer reactions. If you touch your face after touching your dog, you can transfer the allergens and they will activate. Keep your pet clean and well-groomed. Brushing your dog can help to keep that dander from going all over the house. Bathing your dog is important but can be done too much. Excessive bathing will dry your dogs’ skin out which will cause more dander. You can always give them plain water rinse to make sure to knock off some dander build-up, just skip the shampoo.

Get an air purifier. There are some great and very effective air purifiers that will remove allergens from the air. This will help reduce the amount of dander floating around.

Some other things you can do include using a vacuum with a good filter on it. This will trap the allergens and keep you from spreading them around your home. You can also create a pet-free zone in your home. This is an area where the dog is not allowed to go. A good choice can be a bedroom so that you can get a good night’s rest without the allergens around. A good cleaning schedule and a well-groomed pet can cut down on the number of allergens in your home and make it a happy place for you and Fido.