August 5th, 2015
Allergic To Your Dog?
For those animal lovers out there, some of the most heart breaking news is that you could be allergic to your fur babies! Now if your anything like us, allergies won’t keep us away from our pets, and we sure as heck are not getting rid of them! So I have found some tips and tricks to dealing with the sniffles and red eyes better in your own home. For some people, finding the time to clean your home can be a daunting task. However if you can dedicate as little as 10-15 minutes a day to keep up with the hair, dust, and outdoor debris dragged in from your shoes, you may find that breathing and living in your home becomes much more manageable.
Try vacuuming your home at least 2 times a week, or more if you are able to. The best vacuum to have is one with either a bag, or a water canister that catches every tiny particle and traps it in water, then just rinse the canister and voila!
Pick up a wet rag and dust off the furniture a few times a week. Dry rags or feather dusters only push the dust and particles around the house even more.
Keeping your animals off of your bedding is crucial! And even better yet, don’t allow them in your room at all. Have your time for playing and loving on them elsewhere and leave your bedroom the safe zone if you feel too stuffed up.
Washing bedding at least once a week does wonders for your breathing and itchy watery eyes.
If you have long hair animals, use a shedding tool on them once a week to help battle the extra fur floating around your home. It’s best to shed outdoors, however in the winter months make that difficult. So dedicate one room of your home to practice shedding. Then quickly vacuum up the hair before opening the door to the rest of your home.
I hope these tips and tricks are helpful for those of you allergic to your own pets!