• Jen Bedard

How to Reduce Pet Allergens in Your home (and Make Guests Comfortable)

Updated: Dec 6, 2019


If you entertain a steady flow of company over the holidays or otherwise, you may have encountered this a time or two. Regardless of the time of year, house guests with pet allergies are not always going to share your enthusiasm for your furbabies (for shame). However, there are many things you can do to reduce the friction and keep everybody happy.

Here are some of my best tips to help you when visitors happen to have pet allergies.

1 – Get into A Lather

There are several different pet-safe shampoos available on the market these days. If you are not already giving Rover or Fifi a regular treatment, maybe now is the time to consider it. Shampooing your pet does a great deal in reducing the number of allergens carried in their coats. Massaging your pet with a good quality pet-safe shampoo will also feel good to them!

2 – Use Your Filter

Although this could be interpreted as ‘watching what you say around your house guests’, what I’m really referring to is an air filter – or two. Choose the type that traps small particles with HEPA filters to keep pet allergens under control. Place filters in the guest room as well as common areas and be sure to run them for a few days before your company arrives.