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A paw-sitive home environment: clean spaces for your furry friends.

Posted by Brian Inami on Nov 22nd 2023

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	Living with a pet is its own unique joy. They are our loyal friends, eager playmates, and, in recent years, our work-from-home office buddies. They provide us with comfort and companionship—and for many pet owners, the thought of their furry friend waiting at the door makes getting home all the more exciting.</p><p>
	Truth be told, our pets probably spend more time at home than we do, so keeping a clean and healthy space is important for your animal friends (and you).</p><p>
	There are plenty of ways to make your home clean and cozy for your pets. Here are a few suggestions.</p><h2>Healthier water breaks: filtered water for pets.</h2><p>
	Pets aren’t different from their humans when it comes to needing clean, healthy drinking water. According to 
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Living with a pet is its own unique joy. They are our loyal friends, eager playmates, and, in recent years, our work-from-home office buddies. They provide us with comfort and companionship—and for many pet owners, the thought of their furry friend waiting at the door makes getting home all the more exciting.

Truth be told, our pets probably spend more time at home than we do, so keeping a clean and healthy space is important for your animal friends (and you).

There are plenty of ways to make your home clean and cozy for your pets. Here are a few suggestions.

Healthier water breaks: filtered water for pets.

Pets aren’t different from their humans when it comes to needing clean, healthy drinking water. According to an article from the Whole Dog Journal, “water plays a critical and complex role in the health of all mammals.” Dogs in particular need water for a variety of bodily functions, like cooling themselves by panting and sweating through their paw pads.

Knowing this makes access to safe drinking water much more important. The same contaminants that we hope to avoid in our own drinking water—like ”forever chemicals” (aka PFAS), heavy metals, and more—can be equally harmful to your pets as they are to you.

For cleaner, safer tap water, consider investing in water filtration systems certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA), like our Coral Three-Stage Under Sink Water Filtration System and Capella Reverse Osmosis Under Sink Water Filtration System. Choose from the multistage carbon block filtration of the Coral, or the efficient Reverse Osmosis technology in the Capella—two powerful systems that extensively reduce contaminants from your water. Both are an excellent option to traditional pet water fountain filters, which may offer limited contaminant reduction. Our Cypress Three-Stage Countertop Water Filtration System is great for homes that cannot install an undercounter system. Read about how the Cypress changed Hepper's Jessica Kim's dog Nora's daily drinking routine.

If you’re wondering what contaminants your local water utility may be leaving in your supply, the Environmental Working Group’s Tap Water Database can provide that information, along with recommendations for the right kind of filtration technology for your specific needs.

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	<a href=Investing in cleaner air is a healthy choice for pet-friendly households. Airborne contaminants like pet dander and fur are common, and those with allergies know how they can negatively impact respiratory health. According to the American Lung Association, pet dander can affect health in a variety of ways, from runny noses and asthma symptoms to dermatitis and skin rashes.

To reduce these airborne contaminants, consider getting our Revive True HEPA Air Purifier & Humidifier or the Horizon HEPA-Type Air Purifier. The Revive features a five-stage system with built-in humidifier, while the Horizon is a cost-effective yet powerful package. Both systems feature quality air filters for pets and owners, allowing them to reduce airborne dander and fur as well as other contaminants like wildfire smoke, mold spores, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Our Brondell Pro Sanitizing Air Purifier is a particularly useful appliance for homes with multiple pets or high-shedding dog breeds. The Brondell Pro removes pet dander, and outdoor allergens, like dust and pollen, and traps and reduces the amount of pet hair in the home. The Pro had a high impact on Jessica Kim's household, producing safe and clean air for her family and pets.

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	Difficult, dramatic, wet, and messy are a few words that can describe bathtime with your pet. Depending on their personality, it can be a challenge to get them to stay calm.</p><p>
	That’s where handheld showerheads come in. 
	<a href=Their design makes them quite versatile—use it as a regular overhead shower, or pull it down when it’s time for your pet’s bath. Since you’re able to direct the water’s spray anywhere you need, you can avoid spraying your furry friend in the face and eyes, while being able to rinse those hard-to-reach places.

For a human- and pet-friendly showerhead, the Nebia Corre 4-Function Handheld Showerhead is a great option that offers luxury and sustainability. Its patented nozzle technology provides a comfortable water pressure while saving up to 50% more water compared to standard 2.5 gpm (gallons per minute) showerheads. With four spray modes to choose from, you can dial in the right one for your pet—whether it’s a wide, gentle spray or a stronger, more direct one.

An integral part of your home.

Your pets are a part of your home and family, and they deserve the very best space you can provide. By switching to products that promote cleaner air and water, you not only create a healthier environment for yourself, but for your furry friends too—and that feels better already.