dog allergies

We love our furry friends but sometimes we could have mild allergies to our dogs. So, what can you do besides medication?

It’s unfortunate that some humans have dog allergies. How could you be so unlucky that your body wants to keep you away from such marvelous creatures? Of course, if you have life-threatening allergies we highly suggest you do not test your body. But for those who own dogs, and have friends and family with mild allergies we’d be happy to assist you with some tips! Berks Pet Care highly suggests some good cleaning to help keep everyone safe. We have mentioned in a previous post about how dander is one of the biggest sources of allergies. Generally, dander and fur are unavoidable when it comes to owning pets, but we can try to maintain them. With the proper amount of cleaning, it’s possible to keep everyone safe!

HEPA filters on your vacuum

Keep those dog allergies at bay with HEPA filters. For those who are unaware, HEPA means high-efficiency particulate air. Its design traps particles from going back out. Because of their use, most pet vacuums usually have HEPA filters. On top of the filters, we suggest vacuuming at least twice a week, sometimes more depending on how serious the allergic reaction is.

Add an air purifier

A quality air purifier can help keep your home clean. Similar to pet vacuums, many purifiers already have a HEPA filter in place to trap the dander and other particles. Pair this tool with the vacuum and see many symptoms of the dog allergies subside.

Sheets & rugs need a thorough clean

These two items are likely where your dog will reside the most. bedsheets and rugs will likely hold the most dog dander and particles in your home, second to furniture. For the sheets, we recommend washing the bedding every week to help cut down the build-up. If the pet loves to hang out on your bed you may want to consider washing it more than once a week. If possible, add dust-proof covers to help keep your sheets clean without washing so much. For rugs, we recommend a once a month cleaning. If you are not cleaning them, as simple vacuuming will suffice.

If you have any questions about decreasing the chances of dog allergies affecting your loved ones, contact us at (610) 467-7003 or use our online contact form.