Dried skin cells from pets;
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What is pet dander and what causes it?
Pet dander is composed of tiny, even microscopic, flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, rodents, birds and other animals with fur or feathers. These bits of skin can cause reactions in people who are specifically allergic to these triggers. Additional allergy triggers or allergens come from sources other than the animal’s skin.
Where does cat dander come from?
You can go to the mall and find cat dander; even if a cat has never been in the mall. That鈥檚 because the dander rides on the clothes of pet owners. Dander can be found in offices, hospitals, and many places where pets don鈥檛 usually go. It rides in human hair and on clothing. It is easily transferred.
How do you get rid of pet dander?
You can get rid of pet dander by grooming the pet to reduce the amount of dander produced, vacuuming frequently, using a HEPA air filter, use anti-allergen sprays, and limiting where the pet goes. First, brush your pet regularly to remove dead skin cells and fur.
What does it mean when animal dander sticks to everything?
It means that the ragged edges allow the dander to stick to absolutely everything and the light mass makes it laugh in the face of gravity. The dander flakes off the animal and becomes airborne. If you don鈥檛 inhale it immediately, it will stick to the first surface it hits.