Dried skin cells from pets;
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What is pet dander and where does it come from?
Pet dander is tiny, dead flecks of skin shed by any animal with fur or feathers 鈥?but in our homes it mostly comes from cats, dogs, pet birds and pet rodents like hamsters or guinea pigs. It is, for the most part, microscopic and can鈥檛 be seen with the naked eye.
What is pet dander and is it dangerous?
Pet dander is very tiny particles of skin that had been shed from animals with fur or feathers. So, foxes produce dander, parrots produce dander, and horses produce dander. Since most people don鈥檛 have these animals in their home, their dander is not a problem.
What is pet dander and why is it on my carpet?
Pet dander is in fact dried skin cells from pets; skin cells that are so light they float in the air but eventually settle on surfaces like furniture and carpet. Pet dander is so small that it is often microscopic, although you may be able to see larger particles on your dog or cat鈥檚 back; it鈥檚 essentially the pet鈥檚 dandruff.
What is the difference between cat dander and dog dander?
The dog’s saliva, urine, and sweat also have allergenic potentials. The general concept behind cat dander is similar to that behind dog dander. The cat’s skin naturally sheds dead skin cells or flakes that travel via fallen hairs and spread within the air when the circulation is favorable.