Is pet hair endangering your health?

Ever since I can remember, I was never able to decide whether I was a dog or a cat person. That’s why once I grew up and got my own place, I got two pets, a doggy and a kitty. I can’t say which one of them I love most, but what makes me happy is that they get along perfectly. I guess that’s due to the fact that they were raised together and now sleep together and sometimes even eat from the same bowl.

While my family also loves animals, my mother used to nag me because of the pet hair that could endanger my health. That’s why I decided to do a bit of research to see just how harmful could dander and pet hair be. I’ll start by saying that there are thousands of people living in the United States who have allergies, but I am fortunate enough not to be one of them.


There’s nothing unsanitary with pet hair, let me tell you. If you take good care of your dog or cat and groom them once in a while, there won’t be any infectious risks involved. Of course, this practice might be less necessary if you are a cat owner, and that’s because they take care of their own hygiene. My own cat has issues because she swallows a lot of her own hair, and I try to take care of the issue by giving her specialized food.


Something that has helped me deal with the situation was installing air filters in about three rooms of the house. Those are the places where I spend most of my time when I’m not at work. Also, nothing beats a clean working and living environment, so you might do yourself a favor and invest in one of the many electric brooms for pet hair available out there. Some of the models I came across are very budget-friendly, so you won’t even have to spend a lot of money.


If you live in a household where someone actually suffers from an allergy, you need to get a stick vacuum outfitted with a HEPA filter. I also suggest getting rid of the rugs you might have in your home especially if you have heaps of laminate floors. What’s the point caring for them during the warm season, when the chance of shedding is extremely high?

Brush your cat or dog every two days or so. It would be great to do it on a daily basis, but let’s be realistic and understand that sometimes we’re too tired or don’t have the time to do this. On the one hand, brushing your pet is a pleasurable experience for your dog or cat, and you’ll be giving them the feeling that you genuinely care for them and offering them the attention that they might crave when you’re away from home.