Having pets is generally recommended if you want to improve your life. After all, they are a natural source of joy, right? However, things might change if you or someone you love are allergic to pets. How do you deal with it? What are the things you need to consider? This post will help you with it.
Keep your pet outside of your bedroom
We understand that some of us sleep more comfortably when our pets are in the same room. For those who have allergies, this is highly discouraged. Make it off-limits as this is the only place in your home where you can rest and recuperate.
Regularly clean your carpet and rugs
If you must know, it isn’t the fur that causes allergies. It is actually the dander and this easily ‘sticks’ to surfaces like rugs and carpets. It is a must that you have it cleaned regularly, perhaps once a week. Use a vacuum cleaner for your carpet and as for your rugs, we recommend washing. By the way, we found out a natural DIY cleaning solution that you might want to try. These are the things you need.
- Baking soda
- Bay leaves
- Whole cloves
Place all the ingredients in a blender until you reach an even consistency. Vacuum your carpet to remove as much dirt as it can. Sprinkle the solution and let is sit overnight. Vacuum the rest of the residue.
Invest a quality air purifier
If you have a pet at home, dander is possibly everywhere. What you need to do is to look for a nice air purifier to fight back on the allergy symptoms. Here are some of the best air purifiers in the market.
- Coway Mighty Air Purifier AP-1512HH
- Rabbit Air MinusA2
- AIRMEGA 300S Smart Enabled Air Purifier
- Levoit Compact Air Purifier
- Winix PlasmaWave 5500-2
Train your pets to stay away from your couch
Dander can easily stick to upholstered furniture like your couch. We understand that it is sometimes hard to train pets not go there so the least you can do is to cover it with blankets or even towels. At least these are easier to remove and you can wash it regularly.
Take your pet to the groomer
It is also important that you bathe your pet regularly. Or if this is something that you feel should be covered by the professionals, then take your pet to the groomer.
Always have your medications ready
If you have pet allergies, make sure that you have antihistamines at hand. You can’t just stay in your ‘safe’ place all the time, right?
In addition, try to see if allergy shots will work for your condition. But of course, you have to consult your doctor if this is something that you are looking into.
Know when you need to part ways with your pet
Again, we understand if you want to be with your pet. However, if your pet allergy is severe, then it is time to give your new pet a new home. This way, you will be safe and at the same time, your pet will live in a more ‘open’ environment.