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Old 03-04-2021, 07:43 AM
 
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Hi community, Does air purifiers helps in pet allergies?
I have a cat that i keep sitting in my lap all day, which made me allergic. i am looking for your suggestion for air purifiers which really work for pet allergies. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:53 AM
 
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Air purifiers usually consist of a filter, or multiple filters, and a fan that sucks in and circulates air. if you are in serious allergy problem I suggest you consult with a physician, but there are some air purifiers that are especially for pets.
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Old 03-07-2021, 12:18 PM
 
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Hi community, Does air purifiers helps in pet allergies?
I have a cat that i keep sitting in my lap all day, which made me allergic. i am looking for your suggestion for air purifiers which really work for pet allergies. Thanks.
If you are allergic to cats, no air cleaner is going to prevent you from having a reaction to holding/petting a cat all day! An air cleaner isn't going to remove dander and fur from your hands or your clothing. Have you actually been tested for allergies? You'll need to change some habits.

A dear friend of mine loves cats but has become more reactive to them as she's gotten older. She can still own a cat, but has needed to minimize holding it, washing her hands/face and brushing off her clothes afterward, and has to keep her home scrupulously clean...which includes using an air cleaner. I think she uses a Rabbitaire with HEPA.

An air cleaner can reduce the dander in your room. If you do a search of this subforum you'll find all sorts of recommendations. Air filters are a very popular topic here! Problem is, how well any of them work will depend a lot on the size of the room, the furnishings, how you clean the place in general, and personal behavior (such as holding a cat on your lap). Bathing the cat and keeping it well brushed may help too.

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Old 03-07-2021, 04:35 PM
 
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Winix and Oransi are both very good. Both expensive but really work with a pet. Need to vacuum, vacuum, and more vacuum, and dust, dust and more dust. Our cat is more than worth it.
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Old 03-08-2021, 06:38 AM
 
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Winix is very good, agreed with @louise50. i recommend this model HR900: Reference and details: https://topbestairpurifiers.com/best-air-purifiers-for-pets/#winix-hr900-air-purifier


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Winix and Oransi are both very good. Both expensive but really work with a pet. Need to vacuum, vacuum, and more vacuum, and dust, dust and more dust. Our cat is more than worth it.
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Old 03-08-2021, 06:41 AM
 
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I hate cat dander and hair, they are impossible to clean. So imagine how it looks inside your nose.
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Old 03-08-2021, 07:11 PM
 
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I currently have 2 different models of this Levoit brand & I like them. They do have one specifically for pets:

https://www.levoit.com/allproducts/c...a-air-purifier
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Old 03-09-2021, 01:18 PM
 
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The best air cleaner in the world won't solve the problem if an owner insists on petting and holding the animal they are allergic to on their lap all day!
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Old 04-01-2021, 03:57 PM
 
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Winix is very good, agreed with @louise50. i recommend this model HR900: Reference and details: https://topbestairpurifiers.com/best...0-air-purifier
I confirm that a HEPA air filter is the best solution as far as cleaning the air (of dust and dander from animals) and that an air filter is not going to solve the problem of being allergic to your cat. It can help but if you are allergic and petting your cat all day you're still going to suffer.

Try wearing a "brush glove" at the least.
You need to vacuum every day and wash your hands after every petting of the cat.

I had to give up having a cat because of my allergy/asthma problems. After the last one I had, died, I just decided to never get another one, for my health.

I second the nomination for a WINIX hepa filter. I had the 5500 and loved it.
I had several different brands over the years and the Winix was by far the quietest and most efficient and lightweight, easy to move around, etc.
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Old Today, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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I bought 2 of this one:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&psc=

for bad seasonal allergies which affect me much of the early part of the year in AZ.

I just shared with a friend on Wed. that I had no allergy symptoms all season so far and was thrilled however now that it's high 80's (and 90 today) I have had the windows open and the pollen count for trees - which seems to be my problem - is 11.5 out of 12 and starting Friday I have been feeling really unwell. I think it is good though and quite reasonable.
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