Managing Pet Dander
1. Keep pets off the couch
Allergens in the air can be reduced by keeping pets out of bedrooms, dens, or living rooms with upholstered furniture.
2. Choose pets wisely
Get allergy testing done before you choose a pet if you think you have animal allergies.
3. Pets and carpets don’t mix
Consider vacuuming regularly and pulling up rugs and carpets in your home, which cling tight to pet dander and other allergens. This should be done by a non-allergic family member.
4. Clean the cage
Waste is a source of allergens from rabbits, hamsters, mice, and guinea pigs. Cage cleaning should be done by a non-allergic family member.
5. Keep pets off the bed
Keep your pets out of your bedroom and especially off your bed to help reduce their allergic effects.
6. Brush it off
Have a non-allergic family member regularly brush the pet while outside, not inside, your home.