As much as we all love our dogs or cats, we have to face the reality of the risk associated with keeping animals in our own living space and what health hazard it can cause if we do not manage it correctly and keep it under control. We all love our pets and do not want to let go of them, however if you have developed asthma or allergy while you have a pet at home, then you must consider some of the below recommendations in order to keep your health at its best.
Pets, especially those with furs or feathers are a big trigger to asthma sufferers knowing that they shed their hair regularly. The allergens are found not only in the fur of the animal but also in the saliva and skin of the animal. Sometimes conventional cleaning methods are not sufficient to get rid of those allergens as they can be so small and sticky and thus stay on your furniture and carpet even after cleaning and it might take months and months of industrial cleaning to get rid of those allergens. According to health care providers, using air filters changed regularly and high efficiency cleaning vacuums might help to get rid of some of the allergens. Here are some ideas that can help you control some of your exposure to the allergens:
- Confine your pets in defined areas. Keep them away from your bedroom or living area where you are sitting and resting most of the time and be firm about it
- Groom your pet at least few times a week outside of your home if possible
- Have your pets cleaned professionally on a regular basis and bath them weekly
- Vacuum your home regularly with a high efficiency vacuum with a filter that captures small hair