Is Carpet Causing Your Pet’s Asthma & Allergies?

Is Carpet Causing Your Pet’s Asthma & Allergies?

If your pet has allergies or asthma, did you know that your flooring might actually be the culprit? If you have carpeting in your home, that could potentially be the cause!


The Issue With Carpeting

Carpets are notorious for being extremely allergenic because of the dust and debris they harbor. Allergens carried in from outside can also become trapped in the carpeting.

Not only that, but consider the fact that carpet fibers are often sprayed and coated with a variety of chemicals that help preserve its color and protect it from damage or staining. Some carpets even contain fire retardants, which might be great for putting your mind at ease, but aren’t so good for your pets.

How This Is Harmful

Over a period of time as your pets lie on the carpeting, they breathe in these allergens and chemicals. After a while, this can be really harmful to their respiratory system and cause a lot of damage, which can result in conditions such as asthma.

What to Do About It

If you have a pet that’s suffering from asthma or allergies, think about whether you have carpeting in your home. If you do, seriously consider replacing it with a non-porous flooring such as tile or wood.

Not only are these types of floors better for your pets, but they are also easier to clean, so it’s a win-win scenario for the both of you!

Keep those pets healthy and happy everyone!


April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., P.M.H.