Having small pets like cats and dogs at home is the most desirable thing for many animal lovers. However, after having a pet, if you find yourself or your family having asthma, what should you do? Please refer to the following 7 tips to help asthma patients or friends face the problem with their pets.

House-cleaning

To keep the room clean, you can use the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) with high efficiency particle air filter or vacuum cleaners with a central vacuum system can help with the transfer of air particulate contaminants such as Dust Mites, Mold Spores, pollen and Pet Dander outdoors. Also, if you use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter in the bedroom, remember to change filters to reduce animal dander in the air and change sheets regularly. If you have hard floors such as bricks and wood, please scrub the floor thoroughly.

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Wash hands

Wash hands with soap, especially after touching the pet to remove pet fur, dust and other allergens sticking to the hands. Maintain good hygiene habits  can also reduce the chance of infection. In addition, when touching your pet, you may need to use a mask to cover your mouth and nose. Using Nasal Spray in advance can help.

Pet hair

Pets need to take a bath and bristles often, you can ask the vet how to do this properly. Ideally, let people who are do no have asthma  to help clean your dog. Alternatively, you can take pets to pet grooming. Let the professional staff help clean your pet. Also, other pet supplies, such as toys and cages should be cleaned. Even if you don’t suffer from asthma, keep pet supplies clean to protect the health of family and pets.

Pets have separate space

Since pets spreads fur everywhere, which can easily stick around, it is recommended that pets have separate space. Having the bedroom pet-free can significantly reduce allergens.

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Keep pets away from rugs and upholstered furniture

Carpets and upholstered furniture, such as sofas, easily adsorbs pet fur. Usually, you may need to be cleaned with a vacuum cleaner or use a special anti-allergen shield.

Consult a medical specialist

Consult your doctor or other healthcare professional on how to live with your pet. If you have asthma symptoms or even asthma attacks after contact with your pet, you should Contact a physician who will help to confirm the condition of pet Allergens and how to reduce exposure.

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