How to Reduce Cat Dander
by Robert Hudson
If you suffer allergic reactions to cat dander, can you still live with a cat? It depends on the severity, but there are steps you can take to greatly reduce the dander level. Otherwise it is a constant battle with trying to clean up hair and having to limit the time you cuddle with kitty.
In this article, we’ll dive into what dander is and how you can reduce your cat’s dander so they stay clean longer (and you stay sane).
Cat dander effects ⅓ of all American households. And it’s a combo of hair and dead skin cells, yikes! Dander impacts your air quality, creates allergic reactions, and it settles into carpet, furniture, and clothing. This impacts your health and the cleanliness and smell of your home.
So, all of that being said, let’s clean your cat and get him or her ready for long-term health!
#1 Brush your cat daily
This one is easy to start implementing today. Make brushing your cat a part of your morning or evening routine and both your cat and your house will be thankful. Brushing picks up loose hairs so there’s less hair to shed throughout the day. Pay close attention to your cat’s back – this area can be especially hard to reach for elderly or ailing cats.
#2 Clean your cat weekly (using wipes)
Okay, we know: most cats hate water and baths. That’s why we found a cat bath solution that is… wait for it: a wipe. You can clean your cat and eliminate dander simply by wiping your cat! And the best part is our wipes include natural catnip oil.
#3 Give your cat high-quality food
Cats with poor diets produce more dander. So, to improve your cat’s coat, make sure their diet is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, or buy cat fish oil supplements.
#4 Clean your cat’s bedding and toys regularly
We recommend washing your cat’s bedding and toys every other month, if not monthly, to eliminate dander from piling up. Schedule it in your calendar, or set a reminder on your phone. It’ll be worth it.
#5 Vacuum as needed
Although it’s not a fun chore, vacuuming is one of the most powerful cleaning tasks you have on your list of to-dos. This will reduce dander, allergens, and dirt in your air, which is especially important if you have children crawling or playing on your floors.
#6 Consider switching to hardwood or tile floors
Carpet and fabric-covered furniture more easily absorb dander from the air. If you’re looking to decrease dander in your house and help your cat stay clean long-term, then we recommend having easy-to-clean floors, such as hardwoods or tile.
#7 Consider keeping your cat off your bed and couch
Bedding and couches are a common surface to hold pet dander. This is an easy way to reduce how much dander your family comes in contact with.
#8 Avoid ticks and fleas with preventative treatments
Keeping your cat free of ticks and fleas is as simple as using preventative treatment, such as Frontline. You can purchase it from your local vet and you apply it once per month. The best time to apply is when your cat is freshly cleaned, so keep that in mind!
#9 Use Stain & Odor Remover
If your cat has an accident or there’s spilled litter, be sure to use the right cleaner to eliminate odors (which helps prevent future accidents). We recommend our Natural Stain & Odor Remover, which is third-party tested to be more effective than the leading brand name. You simply pour it onto the surface, let soak, and then absorb with paper towels.
Where to start?
Here’s our to-do list:
- Invest in the products you’ll need:
- Brush for your cat’s hair
- Catnip Bath Wipe
- Stain & Odor remover
- Tick and flea prevention treatments
- High quality cat food
- Powerful vacuum
- Natural laundry stain remover
- Brush your cat today if you already own a brush
- Vacuum today if you already own a vacuum
- Wash your cat’s beds and toys and schedule a monthly, or bi-monthly, cleanup
We know you’re an amazing cat parent who works hard to keep your family and pet(s) happy and healthy. Fortunately, cleaning your cat and reducing dander is a win-win for everyone involved.