We all love our pets, but we may not be as fond of the shedding that comes along with our adorable fur family members. There are two times a year that dogs shed their coats the heaviest and we’re quickly approaching the first round. According to Statista, over 63 million households in the United States own at least one dog. That calculates to…a whole lot of shedding. Will you be prepared?
Most dog breeds develop a heavier coat over winter in order to protect them from the colder climate. When that cold climate dissipates, so does your dog’s winter coat. Where does it go? Inside your house. Your pets winter coat consists of hair, follicles, and dander – all of which can cause odor and allergens to be released in the air. While pet hair is visible to the human eye, making it easier to clean and keep under control, airborne pet dander is microscopic in size and often suspended in your air. Inhaling such particles, even when not allergic, can cause inflammation of the sinuses and nasal membranes. This is often dismissed as a weather induced side effect, early onset of a cold, or a slight sinus headache. So… while it’s warming up outside and your precious pet is becoming more comfortable, you might be left sneezing with a mess on your hands.
Our pets can’t control their shedding, but these struggles can be reduced with the use of an air purifier. The first step in reducing the accumulation of pet hair and dander in your home is with the right air purifier – specifically, the right filtration system. The Winix True HEPA filter efficiently captures 99.99%* of airborne pet dander and particles down to 0.003 microns in size. In addition to the True HEPA filter, every Winix air purifier comes with a pre-filter and a carbon filter. The pre-filter offers extensive control over pet hair, dander, and larger visible particles. The carbon filters work in absorbing VOCs and household odors – including the unpleasant smells that can come from our fur companions.
Shedding season should seem less daunting now that you’re equipped with the right filters. You’re only one powerful filtration combination away from staying on top of dog shedding season and maintaining the best breathing environment for you and your fury best friend(s).
*Based on independent laboratory tests conducted on inanimate particles as small as 0.003 microns.