Is Your Cat’s Dander Making You Sick?

It happens – sometimes new allergies come on suddenly and you notice that your cat’s dander is making you ill. There are ways to mitigate cat dander in your home to help you live happily and healthily with your beloved cat.

Tips to Remove Cat Dander from Your Home

Cat dander can be stubborn and clingy, but there are several things you can do to get rid of it from your home.

Wipe Down Surfaces

The biggest tip here is to not dust. Doing so will send the particles airborne, which is what you want to avoid. The best thing to do is make a mixture of hot water and your favorite multipurpose cleaner, then wipe down as many surfaces in your home with a cloth that you have dipped in this mixture.

Vacuum Carpets

Dander will get trapped in your carpets, so vacuuming your rugs and carpets with a double or micro filter High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestin bag will help to ensure that the particles do not get released back into the air.

Get your Furniture Cleaned

If your cat is like most cats, it likes to sleep and lounge on your furniture. Anywhere your cat goes, so does their dander. It is highly recommended to have your upholstered furniture cleaned every few months. In between cleanings make sure you use a lint brush often to remove dander.

Launder your Curtains

Your curtains are a popular place for dander to hide. Laundering them at the highest recommended temperature can help remove the lingering dander.

Remove Cat Dander from your Clothing

Dander gets on your clothes in several ways. It can land as you sit on furniture after your pet has laid on it, it can stick as you walk through a room your cat recently inhabited, or it can go straight to your clothes as you hold or hug your cat. You can immediately remove pet hair by using a lint brush on your clothing, but another step would be to wipe them down with hypo-allergenic pet wipes (to neutralize the allergic effect) before laundering them as usual.

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