Do HEPA Filters Work on Pet Dander?

We love our pets. Our four-legged friends are a part of our family as much as the next person. We would do anything for them to keep them happy. Unfortunately though, there are some people who are allergic to animals. Long-haired animals (like cats and dogs) produce pet dander, which are little flakes of dead skin and saliva that move through their fur and drop into the air. Many people don’t have to worry about it, but some people can’t handle the protein in these little bits of skin. It causes their allergies to act up, producing itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, and makes it difficult to breathe. Damage Control 911 has a lot more information on it.

Air purifiers are a great way to cut down on the pet dander in the air. With a HEPA filter, it will trap these small particles of dead skin and flecks of saliva and destroy them or keep them there until you clean it out later. While washing and brushing your pet can cut down on the dander (especially if you do it outside), a HEPA filter will do you and your family a lot of favors. It can be heartbreaking to take a part of your family away because of allergies!