What is Pet Dander?

Pet dander is the dry dead skin cells that become airborne when your pet shakes, scratches, wags his tail, rubs against you or your furniture, or when you hug or brush your pet.
By Pets Team
Published on Thursday, 28 October 2010

Definition

Pet dander is the dry dead skin cells that become airborne when your pet shakes, scratches, wags his tail, rubs against you or your furniture, or when you hug or brush your pet.

Allergies

Pet dander can be a huge issue if you or any of your family members have allergies.

Solutions

Investing in a good air cleaner will help ensure that most of the dander will be gotten rid off.

The following are some tips you can use when looking for an air cleaner for your home. It will greatly enhance the quality of your home environment.

1. Use HEPA air cleaners
High Efficiency Particle Arrestors are a type of air filter that is used in air cleaning and purification equipment. Most HEPA air cleaners will filter particles in the airborne environment down to 0.3 microns in size, at an efficiency rating of 99.97%. They will filter and remove some of the smallest microns of allergens such as dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, etc.

2. Economical and quiet
You have your pet at home almost all day, so the best thing to do is to purchase an air cleaner that can work 24/7. Choosing an economical and quiet cleaner will ensure that your home stays dander-free and noise-free, contributing to a healthier and more conducive home environment.

3. Quality construction
Air cleaners made of steel produce the freshest air. Plastic air cleaners tend to emit gases when the motor heats warms the plastic. These gases can be harmful to your health as well as your pet’s.

4. Style and design
For the modern pet owner, the style and design of your air cleaner would be an important factor when purchasing one. Air cleaners come in many different shapes, sizes and colours, so you can have your air cleaner match the style and design of your home or personality.

5. Fuss-free?
Some air cleaners require frequent cleaning such as filter changes and washing. If you have a hectic lifestyle and can’t afford to clean your air cleaner regularly, be sure to choose one that requires minimal maintenance.

6. Guarantees
Like most electronics, make sure you get your guarantee when you buy your air cleaner. This ensures that you get an air cleaner that works well and can be fixed if you run into any problems.

 

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