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7 Best Air Purifier for Pet Hair, Pet Dander, Pet Odors In 2022

Take note pet owner, your Lab, Goldy, Yorkie, or feline (I’m not a cat person) deserve freedom at home! When your body suddenly develops a taste for pet allergies, the likely scenario is your buddy has to go. Allergens flow wherever they want whether you like it or not. Just because your pet is shedding like crazy or smell, it does not mean they should be chased out.

To save you from going to the extreme route, there is an alternate happy ending for both parties. We listed down THE BEST air purifier for pet hair, dander, odors, and allergies catered to different needs. At the end of this post, you will have a clearer answer on how to live well with your furry companion.

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Who is this for?

First and foremost, all the air cleaner listed here is perfect for both the owner and their furry friend. Pet owners with asthma would benefit greatly from this list as well. Newborn, children or elderly with weaker immune system would appreciate an allergen-free environment. Lastly, anyone that is allergic to pet dander, dust mites or even pet odors.

2022 Best Air Purifier for Pets

BEST BUDGETBEST OVERALLBEST PERFORM-ANCEPERFORMANCE
Alen BreatheSmart HEPA Air Purifier ReviewGermGuardian AC5250PT Air Purifier Review
Alen BreatheSmart Classic Air PurifierGermGuardian AC5250PT Air PurifierAustin Air HealthMate HM400 Air Purifier
Recommended Room Size
1,100 sq. ft. (102 m2)180 sq. ft. (17 m2)1,500 sq. ft. (139 m2)
CADR
Dust 300 cfm (510 m3/h)
Pollen 300 cfm (510 m3/h)
Smoke 300 cfm (510 m3/h)
Dust 123 cfm (209 m3/h)
Pollen 128 cfm (217 m3/h)
Smoke 116 cfm (197 m3/h)
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How Do We Measure?

Pre-filterPre-filter Animal sheds all the time. A good pre-filter would have no issue stopping and removing pet hair from the air. It can also extend the HEPA and carbon filter lifespan by reducing both workloads. What we are looking at is a pre-filter that can trap a good amount of dog/ cat hair before the need to clean out the filter. Regardless if is a permanent or a 2-in-1 carbon pre-filter, as long as it can do the job, we are happy with it.
HEPA filterHEPA filter Even a small flake of skin could trigger an asthma attack. High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) is a common filter in "genuine" pet air purifiers. What we need is a reliable HEPA filter that can get rid of airborne pet dander (dead skin), germs, and parasites. For optimize filtration efficiency, it would also have to play well alongside pre-filter and carbon filter.
Carbon filterActivated Carbon filter Cat urine, stool, and saliva are the main culprit that will vaporize to create an unpleasant smell. The bacteria-filled feces can trigger allergic symptoms that no pet's owner would want. An activated Carbon filter is not only great at removing odors, it is also the perfect tool to get rid of toxic gases. What we want is a deodorization carbon filter capable of removing even the foulest pet odor.
Specialized Pet filterSpecialized pet's air purifier/ filter An added bonus point, we will be looking at other filtration designed to tackle pet allergies. For example, antimicrobial is regularly used to prevent microorganisms growth on the filter. You also have UV-light, ionizer that is effective against pet contaminants. Above all, the specialized pet air purifier would have to pass our performance test in order to be fame here.

1. Alen BreatheSmart Classic Air Purifier

Alen BreatheSmart HEPA Air Purifier Review

Alen BreatheSmart overall purifying performance is great, the all-in-one filter is even better. Other than Classic, there are few variants of BreatheSmart models currently on sale. Each air purifier would vary in specification and cater for different price group. Having said all that, it's actually the pet odor neutralizer HEPA-OdorCell that won our heart. It is a must-have upgrade as it is the best filter to remove pet hair, dander, and odors. HEPA-OdorCell filter comes with Alen's patented Molecular Conversion Powder. It is specialized in destroying pet smells at a molecular level.

Treating it as a sheer pet air purifier, Alen BreatheSmart has a rather expensive price tag. Worst still, the HEPA-OdorCell we talked about is an optional purchase add-on. The lack of a dedicated activated carbon filter would also drive the filter cost up. Skipping the downsides and noisy max speed, there are many good things about Alen BreatheSmart that we yet to touch on but its there. You can learn more about BreatheSmart in the detail reviews.

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2. GermGuardian AC5250PT Air Purifier

GermGuardian AC5250PT Air Purifier Review

A worthy replacement to the previous AC4850PT with roughly the same price range. GermGuardian AC5250PT slim profile is arguably the best air purifier for pet hair job. With plenty of filtration strength in its pocket, no allergens will be able to bypass the 5-stage filtration. The combined HEPA filtration is highly effective against cat and dog allergies. Begin with the permanent mesh filter plus charcoal pre-filter for cat's hair and odors. A must-have True HEPA Fresh filter to remove microscopic allergens. Pet Pure treatment AKA antimicrobial that halts microorganism growth. Closing with UV-C Light that destroys airborne germs and bacteria.

GermGuardian AC5250PT is a well-made, mid-range, tower air purifier that barely takes up any space. It does have its downside and is unsurprisingly down to average airflow performance. Mediocre purifying coverage and slow airflow delivery rate. The slightly over-bright indicator light might also be annoying for some. Still, we can't complain much as it holds exceptional value for a pet dander removal machine.

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±229.99 $$$/ 7

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3. Austin Air HealthMate HM400 Air Purifier

A powerful air purifier with a very low annual filter maintenance cost. Pet Machine might not age well in today's standard, it is still one of the best air purifiers for pet hair/ odor. It has one of the widest purifying coverage (1500 sq. ft.) at 2 airflow releases hourly. The strong airflow output is excellent in controlling dog/ cat odors before the stench spread through the house. Trio pre-filter (outer mesh, inner pre-filter, and medium filter) ensure no pet hair would be able to get out. Moving on, impregnated carbon/zeolite mixture carbon filter will tackle smelly odors. The final stage 60 sq.ft. True Medical Grade HEPA filter will trap all microscopic particles.

Bypassing all the cons and expensive price tag, Austin Air Pet Machine is actually a low-maintenance air purifier. The super long-life, all-in-one filter that could last up to 5 years on normal use. However, there is no Auto mode, air quality monitor/ sensor, timer or any modern features you could think of. Fan noise is louder than we preferred and it's also very bulky in size; not great if you have very limited space.

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4.5

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online price (US)** Sales Tag
±539 $$$$$$$/ 7

(annual filter cost ±43)

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4. Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780A Air Purifier

Rabbit Air MinusA2 Air Purifier Review

Not limited to any version, Rabbit Air MinusA2 is a regular sitter in our best list here for many valid reasons. It has an exceptional 360° circulation for comprehensive, all-angle purifying coverage. More importantly, the 6-stage filtration will handle all spectrum of airborne irritants. Starting with the pre-filter that remove first-stage particles e.g. dog/ cat hair. With most pet hair trapped, HEPA filter and Medium filter will focus on smaller allergens. Choose the optional Pet Allergy Customized Filter to get rid of animal dander and germs. Charcoal-Based Activated Carbon Filter would eliminate all foul smells from canine and feline. The final Negative Ion Generator is there to round up any leftover irritants for a new clean cycle.

Lets nitpicking on Rabbit Air MinusA2 disadvantages. The expensive starting price without adding the filter upgrade and front panel. Bulky despite being wall-mountable. CADR is not impressive while few might argue MinusA2 is not effective against foul cat or dog odor. We beg to differ on the last part.

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4.6

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online price (US)** Sales Tag
±599.95 $$$$$$$/ 7

(annual filter cost ±43-85)

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5. Hamilton Beach 04384 TrueAir Compact Pet Air Purifier

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Compact Pet Air Purifier 04384 Review

The cheapest pet air purifier listed here (less than 60 after discount). TrueAir Compact Pet is the ideal tabletop air purifier if you have a cat that loves to hang around the work desk. Small and cheap yet with all the bundled filters squeezed in its tight body. Your table will guarantee stay-free of airborne cat hair, animal dander, and germs. The replacement carbon sheet is also very cheap at around 10 dollars. Permanent, reusable HEPA-grade filter that will trap hair, dust mite, and pet dander. On top of that, there are 2 carbon zeolite filters standing by to neutralize any cat odors stench.

Good as a subsidiary/ tabletop purifying machine on top of your main air cleaner. The big trade-off for such a cheap air purifier is the weak filtration performance. Purifying range is also very limited as you would expect from its compact form. Filtration against animal allergens and odors is way below par. Lastly, the permanent filter requires regular vacuuming to remove the fast-filled pet hair.

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3.5

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±79.00 $$/ 7

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6. Medify Air MA-15 Air Purifier

Medify Air MA-15 Air Purifier Review

A destined replacement to 9500, Winix HR900 Ultimate Pet Air Purifier has my vote of confidence. Not only there is a bumped up airflow performance, it still possesses the previous charm that most pet owner would be looking for. The 5-stage filtration that will trap any types of pet allergies in its surroundings. The dependable pre-filter and optional pet filter will stop furball/ hair moving forward. Protected True HEPA filter will then remove associated allergens as small as 0.3 microns in size. The Coated Deodorization (CD) Carbon Filter will eliminate urine and related pet odors. Last PlasmaWave Technology also in the bag to neutralize incoming odor and germs.

The one and only shortcoming with HR900 is the filter change will end up being VERY COSTLY. The high annual filter replacement cost (100+) is the only biggest beef we have with this air purifier. Other than that, it is well-equipped with dual sensors, timer, auto, and sleep mode all standing by.

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3.9

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±119.00 $$$/ 7

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7. Winix 5500-2 Air Purifier

Winix 5500-2 Review

A popular and inexpensive air purifier with a twist. Winix 5500-2 filtration setup is compatible with HR900 Ultimate pet filter. You can now officially upgrade your air purifier with additional protection. With or without the pet filter add-on, 5500-2 will have no problem reducing the frequency of pet allergies from arising. The outer pre-filter is great at cleaning up airborne dust, dog and cat hair sheds. Inner True-HEPA filter with deal with smaller allergens not captured by the pre-filter. CD Carbon Filter will eradicate odor emitted from feces, saliva. PlasmaWave will end the cycle by neutralizing any germs or bacteria along the way. Combining with wide purifying coverage, decent CADR, and autonomous purifying in the bag, what more could you ask for?

A reliable air purifier for allergens and odor capturing but a pain in the a** to maintain. Winix 5500-2 is effective, has an accessible price point and all the features you would ever need. Again, high annual filter replacement cost is a common theme in Winix air purifier. There is also the minor indicator light glaring issue that might or might not be a big deal to you.

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Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.

 

What causes pet allergies?

Pet allergy is an abnormal reaction to the proteins in pet dander (skin flake), urine, and saliva from your pet. Yes, it is the protein that causes the allergic reaction. NOT shed hair from your dog/ cat as many people might mistake it for. Common symptoms from pet allergies include red eyes, itchiness, wheezing, shortness of breath, and asthma. There are also people that are hyper-sensitive to pet odors. One might experience chronic sneezing, stuffy nose, or nausea when the smell picked up. A final point worth highlighting is that allergies could come and go anytime. some owners would only start developing allergies after a certain stage of life.

For those new to the air purifier scene, below are the common types of air cleaners that can help with pet dander.

  • HEPA air purifier - The most common and must-have filtration in an air purifier. Most HEPA air purifiers come with a pre-filter, True HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter that will capture all kinds of airborne particles. The safest option for a first-time buyer.
  • Ionizer - Generates negative ions that attract positive ions pollutants. The ions will combine, forming heavier contaminants that fall inside the room. You will have to vacuum to remove the particles that adhere all over the surface area.
  • Electrostatic precipitator - Induce electrostatic charges to pull down airborne pollutants for the collector plate to capture.
  • Ultraviolet cleaner - Radiate UV-C light that alters the DNA structure of microorganisms from causing allergies and multiplying. Not effective against pet hair.
  • Photocatalytic oxidation (PCO) - Relies on broad-spectrum UV light reacting to titanium dioxide for oxidization. Like UV light, it is less effective against pet dander.
  • Ozone generator - A so-called air purifier that emits toxic ozone harmful to our body instead of cleaning the air. EPA/ AHAM/ FDA strongly against using an ozone generator with occupants inside.

What is Pet Dander?

In simple terms, pet dander is dead skin cells that shed from animals’ fur or feathers. All warm-blooded animals produce dander including tiny gerbil, reptiles to bird species. Cat dander is the most common contributor to allergies follows closely by dog dander.

It Is hard to spot pet dander on its own through our naked eyes. These tiny skin flakes vary in size with an estimated 75% scale at 5 microns or larger and 25% are 2.5 microns or smaller.

Most people mistake pet dander as an allergy aggravator. It is actually the protein within that trigger symptom like sneezing, skin rash. Our body immune system produces antibodies as it mistakes protein as harmful allergens.

An air cleaner would get rid of airborne animal dander, but vacuuming and grooming work best complement each other.

How Long Does Pet Dander Stay In a House?

Pet dander will stay in a house for around 4–6 months or 20 to 30 weeks even if the pet has already left. Cat dander is the most known type to be adhesive on household objects including our hair, bag, and clothes. As a result, many pet owners unknowingly became the allergen official transporter. When on the move, the allergens will spread to common places e.g. shopping malls, offices, classrooms, etc.

Can You Develop An Allergy To Cats Later In Life?

Can You Develop Dog Allergies Later in Life (Or Cat)?

Yes, you can develop allergies later in life regardless of how old you are. This happens when our immune system overreacts to a substance as a harmful allergen. The body will respond with a chemical compound Histamine that triggers allergy symptoms. Almost anything can trigger an allergic reaction from food, mold, to pollen. For pet allergies, animal dander (dead skin) is the most common culprit. Follow by dog/ cat saliva, bacteria in pet hair to the less common insect bites and bird dropping.

Pet Allergy Symptoms To Look Out For

Sneeze nonstop when your cat is rubbing against your legs? Watery eyes at the sight of shed hair? Have a family history of allergies particularly on pet dander? The whole house smells like animal pee and the air feels stale? If you have developed dog or cat allergies out of a sudden, do look out for the following symptoms.

  • Constant sneezing, Runny nose, Nasal congestion, Rubbing of the nose (children)
  • Postnasal drip Cough, Itchy throat, wheezing
  • Swollen eyes, Red eyes, watery eyes, Blue circle under eyes
  • Rashness, Hives, Itchy skin, Eczema
  • Facial pressure, Trouble sleeping or awake from pain
  • Difficulty breathing, Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness, Sudden chest pain

Do Air Purifiers Work For Pet Allergies?

Yes they do but it’s only limited to airborne pet allergens. An air purifier is a perfect companion when you perform routine household vacuuming. It will also promote better health by distributing clean air to you and your furry friend.

There are many different types of air purifiers in the market. Assuming you are not comparing the different sizes and categories, HEPA equipped air purifier is your best bet. Also, ignore those ozone generators that market themselves as pet-oriented air purifiers. On improper use, it will do you more harm than good.

For those that do not have the privilege of owning an air cleaner (yet), the following steps would work as well.

How To Get Rid of Pet Allergies

While there is no quick fix in getting rid of pet allergies another than letting your pet go, the best way is to avoid getting the allergens indoor. Still, sometimes we will visit places that have cats, dogs or have visitors that own pets to our home. They are the transporters that will bring contaminants and germs in unknowingly. So to keep us protected from the external pet allergens, here are some pro tips to safeguard yourself.

  • Restrict the places your cat or dog can go ESPECIALLY in your bedroom. This is because you would spend one-third of your time sleeping. Best to avoid keeping pet indoor or having one at all (OUCH).
  • Never hang around places where pet roams. Pet dander is very light and can become airborne when disturbed.
  • Boost your body's immune system with a clean and healthy lifestyle. First, eat lots of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats. Our favorite pick include berries, kale, cauliflower, garlic, leafy greens, raw honey, and yogurt. Next, sleep between seven to eight hours a day. It will restore your immune system, control your blood pressure, and reduce stress. Finally, exercise at least 3 times a week and limit the numbers of alcohol consumption. Keep your heart pumping.
  • Make sure your furry pal is healthy too. Feed him with only grain-free food to keep the fur thick and glowing. A healthier skin equals to less irritation and fewer shed hairs. That would also mean less pet dander would spread around the house.
  • Allergies will come and go at any stage of life. If you are suddenly allergic to your own pet, don't worry as the allergy severity might lessen or even disappear over time. No one knows when exactly this will happen, but there is always hope.
  • Can't stand the coughing, sneezing, itchiness from allergy irritation, ask your doctor to prescribe some pills. Antihistamines will subdue the production of histamine chemicals. Decongestants improve breathing by reducing swollen tissues in the nasal passageways. Corticosteroids are used in a nasal spray to lessen inflammation and redness. Leukotriene modifiers will help prevent an asthma attack. Alternatively, probiotics can be taken for a healthy digestive system and alleviating allergies.
  • Practice good hygiene and never kiss a dog as their saliva contains bacteria that can cause gum disease. Avoid rubbing your eyes when your pet is around. Do not touch, hug, pet them even thought how cute and fluffy they are. If there is contact, always wash your hands with antibacterial soap and water. Use a lint roller or change your cloth when necessary.
  • Steam clean floor carpet and upholstery as is a magnet for pet dander and germs. If possible, switch every household item with allergen-free materials. Examples hypoallergenic pillows, and bedsheets.
  • Bathe your dog at least twice a month to curb down the spread of germs and dander. Not only it will keep the pet odors away, bathing will remove skin flakes from being airborne. You can use allergenic-free conditioners to keep their hair strong and shining. Try not to use a hairdryer as it will make the hair dry and more prone to shed.
  • When you are down with very bad pet allergies, don't be afraid to seek help. Ask your family member, partner or friend to take over some of the house chores while you take a good rest. Even if they refuse, you can always hire temporary helpers or maid online.
  • Get a HEPA air purifier and turn it on 24x7 to reduce the number of airborne hair, odors, and allergens. The lesser the airborne particles, the fewer pet allergies you will be experiencing. Works well if your room is centrally heated or air-conditioned.
  • No air purifier? Try opening windows and doors to improve room ventilation.
  • Getting an allergy shot (immunotherapy) helps increase the tolerance level towards allergies. It is used as a treatment option to improve our body's natural defenses. By injecting very small doses of allergen into the body over a period of time, the person will be less sensitive to the allergens.
  • Go for hypoallergenic cats (Sphynx, Bengal, Balinese) or dogs (Maltese Terrier, Shih Tzu). They shed less or has fewer germs in their saliva. Do note there is no 100% hypoallergenic-free pet regardless of how "hairless" they are.
  • Brush your cats or dogs daily and thoroughly to reduce the number of shed hair from being airborne. Wear a mask or have a non-allergic family member to perform the grooming.
  • Replace your furniture with pet allergy-proof pillowcase, bedding, sofa cover or carpet. Carpet is notoriously known to trap pet dander.
  • Perform housekeeping regularly to get rid of allergens that stuck on the floor. Use HEPA vacuum cleaner for vacuuming with air cleaner to capture pet hair that is stirred back up in the air.
  • Change the cat litter box frequently and place it in an open area. The smell and bacteria will go away faster.

8 Signs That You Need An Air Purifier For Pet Allergies

If you experience any of the known pet allergy symptoms only when your pet is around, it's a clear sign that you "have" it. Time to get some airborne protection.

  1. You have more than 1 pets - One is fun. Two is trouble. Three is a nightmare! Imagine staring at clouds of pet hair flying up and down.
  2. Your house stinks - Not just odors coming from your pet. Other unpleasant smells also chipped in from cat litter box, urine, and saliva.
  3. You have the signs - Can’t stop sneezing or have itchiness all over the body. Checked. Watery/ red eyes, nasal congestion or shortness of breath. Checked. Symptoms go away when you are in a pet-free area. Checked.
  4. You are breathless - Not because of someone, is "THE" respiratory disorder. From Asthma, COPD to pulmonary edema, to hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and respiratory tract damage.
  5. You snore loudly - When your cat or dog is sleeping close to you. This can happen out of the blue even if you have been sharing the bed with your furry friend for quite sometimes.
  6. You feel choked - No not by a Jedi master, is the air feels stale and stuffy. In other words, your home might be a victim of bad indoor air quality.
  7. You have unexpected visitor - Dust mites can be seen (or feel) in your bed. Yes, the same bed you share with your domestic pets. Remember, dust mites feed on dead skin aka pet dander.
  8. You are in the weak category - Either you or your loved one that has an inferior immune system. Newborn baby/ children, elderly above 60, pregnant women, sick persons all qualifies.

What To Look for When Buying An Air Purifier for Pet

There are just so many health benefits an air purifier can bring to the table. Even though not all are related to pet allergies, you should consider them when choosing the right one. To get the most out of the many available options, focus on the following features below:

  1. Price and maintenance - First, look at the price of the air cleaner. Second, cross-check the annual filter replacement cost via our website. If you are comfortable with the pricing and cost of ownership, is time to move to the next features.
  2. Size and weight - Air cleaners come in different size and weight. If you live in a small apartment or room, there is no need to pick a full-size console machine. It's overpowering and will eat up your pet activity space. Also, picking a heavier model will prevent it from tipping over when your cat brushes against it.
  3. Airflow performance - The stronger the airflow, the more airborne particles will be pulled in by the pet air purifier. Not a great deal for those that stay in a small room.
  4. Room size - Calculate the room size where your plan to place the air purifier. Take into account the spot where your pet spends the most time in. Make sure the purifying coverage is sufficient with at least 2 air charges of airflow.
  5. Pre-filter - A good pre-filter can trap a large amount of pet hair filled with germs and bacteria. Pick those that are permanent/ washable so you could regularly vacuum the hair out and reuse it again.
  6. HEPA filter - Allergies are in microscopic size that will easily pass through the pre-filter. Look for True HEPA filter that has a 99.97% efficiency rate against microbes like bacteria and viruses.
  7. Carbon filter - The filter you need to get rid of pet smell. Instead of thin carbon sheet, look for an activated carbon filter that can trap stronger odors at one go.
  8. Other specialized filtration - The more the merrier. UV-light is effective in killing off germs and bacteria. Ionizer makes stubborn particles a lot easier to capture. Antimicrobial prevents trapped microorganisms on the filter from further growth.
  9. Auto mode/ Sleep mode - Autonomously manage airflow speed according to its surrounding air quality. Very useful when you are away or during night time.
  10. Power consumption and noise level - Basic rule of thumb applied here. The higher the airflow, the more energy consumption it would require. Same goes with noise level, the lower the noise level, the weaker the airflow output. Thus, if you don't need that much power, consider a more energy-efficient unit.
  11. Branding reputation - Allergies never stop but an air purifier will break down at certain point. Check and compare the warranty period and what does the warranty cover. Also, how does the company exercise its warranty? With replacement parts or 1-to-1 exchange? A reputable brand will have responsive customer service and spread out service center.

How To Use Your Pet Air Purifier Properly?

I'm sure 99% of you did not go through the air purifier's manual. Probably missed few interesting quirks but no biggie. We are here to cover the most generic yet important tips you should do after unboxing your air purifier.

  1. Choose the perfect spot - Most common mistake for owner that banish the air purifier to a corner. Air purifier needs "breathing" space to perform full cycle purification. Reserve at least 2 feet of clearance between walls so there is no airflow disruption. We recommend placing the air purifier right at the spot where your pet "chills". This would ensure hair and pet dander are captured straight before it is scattered across the room.
  2. Don't block, please - An air purifier is not a dryer, never place an object like cloths on top of the air outlet. Some models have air inlet located at the back or front while others are on both sides. Make sure there is no obstruction within the pathways. When contaminants cannot flow in and clean air cannot dissipate, air quality will remain unchanged.
  3. Turn it on and leave it - Pets shed daily, rain or shine. When the air purifier is turned off, the contaminants will start building up making it harder to remove. As a result, allergens and bacteria will spread quickly without you realizing it. It is essential to keep the air purifier on without turning it off so nothing gets away. Don't worry too much about the electricity bill. Modern air purifiers are energy-efficient that consume energy less than a light bulb. Further supporting that is features like Auto or Sleep mode that manage energy usage.
  4. Replace worn out filters - Very important step as ignoring it will defeat the purpose of having an air purifier. The HEPA filter and carbon filter has a usage lifetime. Whether is 6 months or 1 year, you need to change the filter when it's time. There is also a washable pre-filter that requires cleaning regularly so it would not be clogged from particles. Most air purifier has a filter change indicator that will lit when the filter is worn out. Check with the manufacturer or our website on the filter's lifespan.
  5. Keep windows and doors shut - Like air-con, continuous operation will ensure only cool air will cycle inside the room. The same scenario with an air purifier, the longer it purifies, the lesser allergens will be in a room. It will also prevent outdoor pollutants from flowing in and clean air from escaping. You will be enjoying the purified air while at the same time, reduce the air purifier workload.

Pro Tip For Removing Pet Hair From Air

The easiest way of removing pet hair in the air is to set the air purifier at max speed and place it near your cat or dog. The strong airflow will quickly pull in surrounding air into the filter before anyone has a chance to breathing in. It can be very loud thus it is not possible to run it in the bedroom at night. So limit your pet activity space especially during night time. Also, pet hair is not microscopic, you don't need a top-end air purifier or the best HEPA filter to get rid of pet hair.

Why Am I Allergic To My Cat All Of A Sudden?

Here's a fact, anyone can develop or outgrow cat allergies at any stage of their life. You may only experience cat allergy as you grow older because you have been repeatedly in contact with the same allergen, not because of the age factor. Another reason is cat allergies take some time to develop from the initial exposure. Hormones, family history, and surroundings would affect allergies development. Some breed of cats directly correlates with a particular type of allergy. If you have a history with other allergies or are a hypersensitive person, you are likely to be more sensitive to cat allergy.

It all begins when our body is in contact with a substance via inhaling, ingestion, or entering through the skin. An allergic reaction occurs because the immune system treats the harmless substances that enter our body as harmful. Our body will produce immunoglobin E (IgE) to fight off foreign substances in response. IgE antibodies release histamines, leukotrienes, and other chemicals that lead to allergy symptoms. As the allergens build up, one will start experiencing milder symptoms and slowly transform into a more severe case.

How To Get Rid Of Cat Allergies In House

Let's be clear up front. Avoidance (NOT ignorance) is the best treatment, but it's not the only solution. There are many ways you can deal with cat allergies or at least curb down on the symptoms. Some methods are controversial, so skip the one you're not comfortable with. Remember, ignorance is not an option, and you should never wait it out and hope for the best.

  1. Not having a cat at all - If you or your family members are allergic to the feline, the sensible move is not to have one. But what if you already have a cat or your children are very attached to it? Your best option is to keep it outside as much as possible. If the kitten must stay, consider the other options below.
  2. Do not touch, hug, or kiss a cat - A simple rule that many fail to follow. Their saliva is packed with scary germs that you cannot imagine. Avoid scratching the cat as it will lift the cat dander off into the air. Even petting the furry animal is a no go as it could trigger your allergy. If you have contact with your cat, wash your hand with soap and avoid rubbing your eyes when the cat is present. Finally, shower and change new clothes after exposing a cat. You'll be surprised how clingy cat hair can be on your cloth and hair.
  3. Restrict your cat activity - Particularly in the bedroom as that's the place you spend one-third of your time in. By setting a boundary on the cat activity space, you are limiting the cat dander and hair exposure to only a specific area. Ideal for those that have to live with their feline despite their allergies. Also, keep a distance between you and the cat. Let other family members take up the responsibility for the cat's care e.g. cleaning the litter box.
  4. Groom your cat daily - A simple chore but it will greatly reduce the numbers of cat dander and germ floating around. Use a soft-bristled brush and start stroking down repeatedly to reduce shed hair, stimulate the skin, and prevent matting. Perform the cat grooming outside to prevent loose hair and skin flakes from flowing back in. Wear a mask if you have trouble grooming the furball without having a sneezing frenzy. If you are down with pretty bad allergies, maybe it's better to share the chore with others.
  5. Bathe your cat - This one is slightly controversial as some experts believe it will not reduce allergens. In our own experience, bathing Mr whiskey helps wash away dead skin, dirt, and germs. For the best result, apply conditioner to keep hair strong and shining. Use a towel instead of a hairdryer because the heat may lead to skin rash. In short, if bathing your cat does not traumatize them at all, there's no harm in trying.
  6. Try allergy shots (Immunotherapy) - An allergy shot AKA Immunotherapy is a treatment used to enhance our body's natural defenses. Injecting small doses of allergen into our body will progressively desensitize the immune system to cat allergens. Shots are required every week and gradually decrease to monthly for 4-5 months. Ideal for hypersensitive persons where their immune system is sensitive to unknown substances. Take note that some people might be allergic to immunotherapy (take about irony). Check with an allergist before opting for this option.
  7. Allergy drugs for temporary relief - Consult with your doctor or allergist before proceeding with this method. When you have a hectic day and allergies strike, some medications provide fast relief. Antihistamines alleviate allergic reactions by decreasing the production of histamine chemicals. Corticosteroids help lessen inflammation and redness. Leukotriene modifiers hinder the action of immune system chemicals. Decongestants reduce swollen tissues in the nasal passageways and help improve breathing. Inhaler (for asthma) and epinephrine injection pen can be a life-saver for those with a specific condition.
  8. Get an air purifier - Our air is full of particulate matters that can be dangerous when inhaled. This includes the featherweight cat dander and traveling germs. An air cleaner will pull in all the airborne contaminants discharged from your furball and trap it into its series of filtration. It will also remove bad odors from your cat's saliva and feces. There are many types of air purifiers in the market, choose the right model according to your room size. Also, make sure the air purifier comes with a genuine True HEPA filter and activated carbon filter. You can learn about the different types of HEPA filters here.
  9. Avoid using carpet or rugs - Is either the cat goes or the decorative mat does. Carpets contain germs, mold, and cat dander buried deep within that cannot be seen through our naked eyes. You will need a good HEPA vacuum cleaner with the discipline to perform regular vacuuming. Failing to do so will lead to the unavoidable accumulation of cat allergens. For floor or wall-to-wall carpet that cannot be easily removed, daily vacuuming is your only option. If you have the budget, replace it with wood/ tiles flooring that saves you a lot of time and effort.
  10. Change a different breed - It's no secret that some breed shed more than others. That's just how it goes. If you insist on having a cat, go with hypoallergenic cats that shed way less and produce much fewer germs in their saliva. The popular breed includes Siberian, Devon Rex, Cornish Rex, Sphynx, Balinese, Russian Blue, Javanese, and Bengal cat. Preliminary clinical study also showed lighter colored or female cat tends to produce fewer allergens.
  11. Switch to hypoallergenic products - Costly but it can make a difference defending against cat allergy. A hypoallergenic label product is less likely to cause allergic reactions than non-hypoallergenic products. There's one for everything from hypoallergenic pillows, bed sheets, upholstery to makeup cosmetics or shampoo.
  12. Vacuum thoroughly and regularly - From left to right, top to bottom. Cat hair and dander are so light that they will fall all over the places. To reduce exposure to cat allergens, get a HEPA vacuum cleaner with a microfilter bag and start vacuuming at least once a day. Focus on furniture, carpet, and even the top shelf where the cat lounge on. Wear a mask to prevent you from inhaling the airborne cat dander or let someone else do it. An air purifier would help capture all the disturbed dust and cat hair during vacuuming.
  13. Plan ahead - If you have guests that own cats, their clothes might be stuck with cat dander and hair that will indirectly spread the germs to you. Prepare yourself allergy medication. If you stay in a house with cats, politely ask the owner to keep the cat out of the room you're sleeping in for at least a couple of weeks. Avoidance is the best defense against cat allergen.
  14. Eat healthy, stay healthy - A healthy lifestyle can make a big difference in fighting off allergens. Consume lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and even healthy fats. Example berries, garlic, leafy greens, cauliflower, kale, raw honey, and plain yogurt. Exercise 3 times a week between 20 minutes each session. Drink plenty of water, sleep 7-8 hours a day, control yourself, and avoid stressing out yourself. Last final bits of advice, stop smoking or hang out with smokers. The chemicals in tobacco smoke will destroy the body's immune system. Do the same with Mr. Whiskey. A healthy cat will shed less, be free from skin rash, and produce fewer germs. Add fish oil with selective grain-free cat food and never lock a cat inside a cage. You easily tell if the diet works when the cat's skin is healthy with thick, glowing hair.
  15. Outgrow your cat allergy - All hope is not lost. You might be allergic to cats now, but that doesn't mean a few years down the road, you will still be. A person's allergy reactions may gradually subdue or disappear at any stage of life. Researchers are scratching their heads on this occurrence, but the possibility is there.

Never ignore the signs. Even to this date, researchers could not figure out why some people will develop cat allergies, and others do not. Cats are notoriously known for causing allergies to humans. While living harmoniously with a cat is still possible, it may cause discomfort that will not end unless something is done. An allergy could lead to never-ending cold symptoms in your children that can be bad for their immune system development. Look out for the following symptoms:

  • Coughing/ Wheezing
  • Sneezing/ stuffy nose
  • Red eyes/ bloodshot eyes
  • Rash/ itchy skin
  • Asthma attack
  • Throat irritation

If you are not entirely sure your allergy symptoms have to do with a cat, go for a short getaway and see if the allergies subside with a cat out of sight. It's still a good idea to get confirmation from an allergist or doctor before asking for any treatment.

How Long Can Pet Dander Stay In a House?

Pet dander will typically stay in a house for 4–6 months or 20 to 30 weeks even after the pet is no longer present. This is according to different researches and allergists. Generally, cat dander is more adhesive than dog dander as it is easily airborne. You will regularly find pet dander stuck on hair, bag, clothes, sofa, carpet, bed, floors and even all
l. If the dander is stuck on a person, any movement or action will cause the allergen to spread to other locations. Because of this, pet dander can be found in malls, offices, schools, nursery rooms, or restaurants even though pets are not allowed in the premise. We highly recommend home buyers with hyperallergic to avoid purchasing a unit that has housed a pet for the past 6 months.

6 Common Pet Dander Allergy Symptoms

  • Constant sneezing, Nasal congestion
  • Postnasal drip cough, Wheezing
  • Swollen eyes, Red eyes
  • Rashness, Eczema
  • Difficulty breathing, Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness

How Do I Remove Pet Dander From My Home?

There are plenty of ways you could get rid of pet dander in your home. Some are very straightforward while others require regular cleaning for it to work. Unfortunately, the best way to make your home complete dander-free is to part ways with your cat or dog. Cruel it may seem, but that's the most dependable way to stop the source of the pet dander.

If that is not an option, here are ways you could do keep airborne pet dander at a minimum level.

  • Vacuum, mop, and wipe thoroughly - As pet dander is very sticky to smooth surfaces, you need to constantly vacuum and mop the floor on carpet and tiles. For dander that is adhered to the wall, shelf, or upholstery, use a wet rag and scrub out as much hair as you can. Keep in mind that if your pet is still inside, you will need to repeat the steps over and over again.
  • Get a HEPA air purifier - As pet dander is light, it can stays suspend in the air for a long time before settling on any surface. So a pet air purifier with HEPA filter will really come in handy. It will pull the airborne pet dander down and trap it into its filter. That way you will not likely breathe into the pet dander and there is less dander falling to the ground.
  • Refloor before moving in - Costly but a must for a home with pets record. Old carpet can be filled with pet dander hidden and is unremovable. The only way to remove the irritants is to refloor the entire carpet. If possible switch to tiles as it is non-porous so there is no way pet dander can sneak inside.
  • Get yourself checked - Ask your allergist to perform a test to determine what kinds of allergies you are going through. If you are particularly allergic to certain cat or dog dander, there are medications your allergist can prescribe. Medications will help alleviate your upper and lower respiratory symptoms.
  • Groom And Bathe Your Pet - For those that decided to go against the wishes of the doctor and keep their pet indoors. Grooming and bathing your pet will remove a good chunk of pet dander in the process. You should groom your cat or dog everyday especially if they are the types that shed a lot. Also, bathe them every 1-2 weeks depending on the breed size.
  • Dander Removal Spray - For those that needed a quick clean up before their guest arrives. Just a few quick sprays and settled dander will be killed off instantaneously. There are tons of dander removal spray you can purchase, look for those fragrance-free and without parabens, and phthalates.

An estimated 5-10 percent of Americans are allergic to pet dander. Pet dander is excessive skin flakes that shed from animals’ fur or feathers (bird species). Hidden inside shed hair, the tiny skin cells vary in size between 5 microns down to 2.5 microns or smaller. In a household, cat dander is the biggest culprit to allergies follow by dog dander.

When a person is having an allergic reaction, it is the proteins from the hair that is aggravating the allergy, not pet dander. Our immune system will mistake the protein as harmful allergens and start producing antibodies as part of the reactions. This will result in a person experiencing symptoms such as sneezing, skin rash, and headache.

Do Air Purifiers Work For Pet Allergies

Do Air Purifier Help With Pet Allergies?

An air purifier can help get rid of pet allergies by removing particles in the air and provide relief for allergy/ asthma sufferers. It will also remove airborne pet dander, germs, and pet odors associated with your cat or dog. With reduced allergens in the air, there is less chance of you inhaling or expose to the irritants. Allergy reactions like sneezing, swollen eyes, breathing difficulty will be gone with the wind. With an air purifier running in the background, you and your furry friend will both live happily under one roof.

Which Is The Best Air Purifier For Pet Allergies?

An air purifier with a HEPA filter works best for pet allergies as it removes tiny irritants that are harmful to our health. H13-H14 True HEPA filters met the standard set by the U.S. Department of Energy in capturing 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 micrometers. Never settle with an inferior HEPA-type less dense filter, thus capturing 99% of the airborne particles as small as 2 micrometers. You will also need to account for the air purifier capacity, such as airflow delivery rate, CADR, and the maximum room size and air cleaner can cover. A small air purifier would do poorly to cover an entire basement or living room. For instance, if you intend to purify a bedroom with 200 square feet of space, pick a model that can support at least 200 sq. ft. coverage at 2 air changes per hour. The stronger the airflow delivery rate, the faster an air purifier would remove contaminants in a room. Additional filtration like UV-light, ionizer, or carbon filter does play a part in reducing cat and dog allergy symptoms.

There are 8 types of air cleaners in the market and we are pushing on only 1 type: HEPA air purifier. It is the most common type and you have plenty of options to go for. If you are an asthmatic person, hyperallergic to pets, our handpicked best pet air purifier reviews would do a bang-up job.

What Causes Pet Allergies? Cat Or Dog?

People who are allergic to cats or dogs have an overly sensitive immune system. Most pet allergies are triggered by the proteins found in the pet’s saliva, feces, urine, and dander instead of from the hair. The overactive immune system will flare up to protein substances and set off allergy reactions like sneezing, running nose, or cough.

A lot of people think pet dander is all cat or dog hair. It’s so much more than that. Pet dander is flecks of skin shed by rodents, hamsters, guinea pigs, birds, and other warm-blooded animals with fur or feather. Whenever your pet scratches, shakes and moves, the tiny bits of dead skin will fall off and stay suspended in the air for an extended period of time. The jagged, sticky skin flakes will eventually settle on your upholstery, sofa, carpets, curtains, bedding and spread throughout the home, causing a chain allergic reaction.

The protein in cats is called the Fel d I, while the proteins in dogs are called Can f I and Can f II. Cat allergies are more common at home but are often triggered by dried saliva than pet hair. For dog allergies, it is usually dandruff from fur that is causing the trouble. According to the latest studies, there are 2 times more people allergic to cats than dogs.

More Ways To Deal With Pet Allergies

63% of American households have at least one pet based on a study from The Humane Society. Yet according to IQAir, 31 million Americans are allergic to pets and 30% of them have asthma. That is 3 out of 10 people have some form of pet allergies. While it is still possible to outgrow your allergies, we are pushing more towards an air purifier solution; there are a few ways you can alleviate your cat or dog allergies while keeping your spouse, kids, and yourself happy.

  • Vacuum daily - A clean house is very important to curb pet dander and hair from spreading. Wipe away dust particulates on the sofa, table, shelf, and bed to prevent it from being stirred back up. For those with carpets at home, vacuum back and forth as it is filled with dust mites and germs. Remember to wear a mask and have an air purifier running to capture all fallen allergens when performing housecleaning. When possible, opt for mites-resistant hypoallergenic pillows, bed sheets, or upholstery.
  • Limit pet activity space - Especially in the bedroom where we spent most of our time in there. By restricting the area your cat or dog can access with pet gates, you can contain the spread of pet dander and odors in the house. In any case, never take away your pet's freedom by caging them.
  • Groom and bathe your pet - Get good grooming gloves or brush to ease the process. As your cat and dog shed every day, grooming them daily can greatly decrease pet dander and skin flakes from spreading around the house. It can also stimulate the skin, reduce shed hair, and prevent matting. Depending on how dirty is your dog or cat, bathe them routinely to wash away the dead skin. Use lukewarm water, allergenic-free shampoo, conditioner, or moisturizer to keep their hair strong and shining.
  • Get treated with allergy shots (Immunotherapy) - By injecting small doses of allergens. The allergy shots will be injected weekly, followed by monthly shots later. You will be less sensitive to pet allergens as the body's natural defenses improved. Take note that some people might be allergic to shots (ironically), and it can be mentally draining going through the process. For quick relief, you can take antihistamines pills to reduce allergic reactions, decongestants reduce swollen tissues to improve breathing, and Leukotriene to prevent an asthma attack.
  • Practice good hygienic - Wash your hand thoroughly with soap after touching your dog or cat. Avoid rubbing your eyes, kissing, and sharing food with your pets. Be more mindful in the homes of family and friends that have pets or public places like shopping malls, workplaces, classrooms, and parks. Whenever you're back from outside, change your clothes and shower straight to minimize the exposure to pet allergens.
  • Stay clean, stay healthy - A healthy lifestyle goes a long way. Improve body immune system by eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats. Exercise at least 3 times a day to help relieve stress and lower your blood pressure. Make sure you have sufficient sleep to recharge your body's immune system. Curb any bad habits such as smoking, high alcohol consumption, or staying up late that can deteriorate your health.
  • Your pets have to go (or at least stay outdoor) - This is the last resort method that we don't recommend. Pets offer us unconditional love and unlimited happiness that we cannot imagine life without them. This is especially true when our furry companion is with the family for years, and everyone is attached to it. However, leaving your pets outside or not having one means no constant irritants aggravate your allergies. If you are still undecided about getting a pet, try getting a hypoallergenic cat or dog that sheds less and produces fewer germs in their saliva. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), the smaller the breed, the less fur and allergens to deal with, according to the American Lung Association (ALA).

What Are The Benefits Of Pet Air Purifiers?

There are many advantages VS a few disadvantages to an air purifier for a pet. For those still unsure about one, here is the listing of why one should or should not invest in a pet-oriented air cleaner.

Pros

  • Fewer pet allergens - Whether a cat or dog, an air purifier will effectively remove any allergens derived from domestic pets. Very helpful for those allergic to pets yet staying in a home with one.
  • Better indoor air quality - A pet air purifier is still an air cleaning machine at its core. Even if you don't have pets, it can still provide better airflow circulation and help improve indoor air quality to a healthy state. A must-have in any home.
  • Manage pet odor - Pet smells and an air purifier can help with that. It contains pet odors from germs, urine, and feces from spreading and stink out the house. If you constantly have to deal with the unpleasant smell, you will need a strong deodorizer pet air purifier.
  • Improve well-being - Air purifiers can play a part in your and your pet's mental and physical health. When you are in constant clean air, you will be less stressed, breathe better and live happier without suffering from common allergies. You will enjoy a better life and get to focus on more important things in life; your pet.
  • Better sleep quality - Very useful for those having their pet sleeping by their bedside. An air purifier ensures your sleep quality does not deteriorate due to airborne irritants. Just leave it by the bedstand for countless nights of quality sleep.
  • Easy ownership - Most pet air purifiers use mechanical filtration that requires little cleaning and care. On average use, you only need to clean it monthly and perform filter changes annually or so.

Cons

  • Extra cost - Air purifiers can range from a hundred to a thousand, depending on the specification. You will also need to anticipate the filter cost and electric bill tag along with it.
  • Additional noise and space - While most pet air purifiers are not loud, they can be a nuisance for those that enjoy absolute serenity without the spinning fan noise. Some compromise has to be made to live with one.

Is Pet Air Purifier Safe?

Pet air purifiers that use mainly mechanical filtration, like pre-filter, HEPA, and carbon filters, are safe for home use because they do not release harmful byproducts. Most air purifiers sold in the U.S. are UL listed and certified by CARB to be safe.

How Much Energy Does Air Purifier For Pet Use?

It depends. A mid-range air purifier will use a low 30-45 watts of electricity, but the figures will change based on the airflow speed and the number of filters. The monthly electrical bill will be around $6.5 or less, depending on the operational hours. For comparison, an air conditioner uses 3000-3500 watts of electricity.

How To Use An Air Purifier For Pet Odor Effectively?

It is not easy to manage a pet air purifier, particularly on the carbon filter part. To ensure optimal performance, one can practice a few straightforward steps to effectively use an air cleaner for pet odors.

  • Run it 24x7 - A running air purifier will continuously maintain indoor air quality free from stinky pet odors. To run it more efficiently, set it to max speed at the initial hour, then revert to the lowest speed once the air quality is at a healthy state. For models that come with auto mode, leave it with that.
  • Change the carbon filter - Like the HEPA filter, an activated carbon filter is non-washable and requires replacing after some time. Check the recommended usage lifespan or replace them when the indicator light is on.
  • Never open windows with a running air purifier - While it may help air out pet odors, there will be other airborne pollutants that enter and force the clean air out. It will be counterproductive to an air purifier effort.
  • Place near the pet area with 2-4 feet of space - We do not want the air inlet impeded from drawing pet allergens and odor.

How Long Do Air Purifiers For Pets Last?

Depending on the usage and care, pet air purifiers will typically last 5-10 years. The HEPA and carbon air filters will typically last 6-12 months before the need for replacement.

Is It OK To Leave A Pet Air Purifier Humidifier On All Night?

Yes, you can leave a pet air purifier on all night in the room with your pets. It will continuously remove pet dander keeping the air safe and clean. Turning off the device will allow airborne contaminants to remain lingering in the air and increase the risk of you inhaling them.

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