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- The best air purifiers for cat allergies I’ve found are the Germ Guardian (value option), the Holmes (small desktop) and the Honeywell (luxury option!!).
- Good air purifiers can remove cat allergens from saliva, urine and dander, relieving allergy symptoms. Air purifiers can also get rid of cat odor and litter dust as well as pollutants, bacteria and viruses.
- Always choose a HEPA filter (not HEPA-type) if possible, as these are held to higher standards than other air purifiers.
I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog now how my husband has a pretty nasty cat allergies. Why he chose to get a kitten is beyond me, but I’m sure glad he did! Luckily we’ve found lots of ways to minimize his symptoms. Now his symptoms only bother him a few days a year.
One of the things which made a big difference to both the odor in our house and the amount of fluff floating around (I do clean daily, I promise! But it still happens) was getting an air purifier for cat allergies. I’m not generally an allergic person but I go into a fit of sneezing whenever I’m around cat litter. It helped with that too 🙂
Overall, an air purifier was a pretty great investment. I feel like the air we’re breathing is a lot cleaner. I also don’t have to worry about any lingering kitty smells when we have guests over. However, when looking into buying an air purifier for cat allergies, the information can get quite technical. I’m going to share what I learned while researching this purchase. Hopefully it will help you decide if air cleaner for cat allergies can be of help in your household too.