Does your best friend love to play catch, sunbathe in the sun, or eat crickets?
Let’s face it, we treat our pets better than we treat ourselves. From the food they eat to the toys they play with, you are willing to do anything, and spend whatever, to make them happy.
While you probably found a pet owner’s checklist with the basic necessities like leashes and chew toys, there’s one key thing your pets are probably missing. A dehumidifier!
If your house is starting to smell like a wet dog or you notice your pet having trouble breathing, this may be a sign to get a dehumidifier for your home.
In this article, we will discuss:
- If dehumidifiers are safe for pets
- Benefits of dehumidifiers for pet owners
- Why you need a dehumidifier for reptiles
- Where to put your dehumidifier
- How to get high-quality dehumidifiers
Let’s get started!
Are Dehumidifiers Safe For Pets?
The short answer? Yes, dehumidifiers are safe for pets. In fact, they have many health benefits including preventing heatstroke or discomfort for pets. If you feel warm in your home imagine how your pets, especially those with lots of fur, feel.
While there are some dehumidifiers that use harsh chemicals, there are many on the market that use pet-friendly technology. These are also spill-proof so you don’t have to worry about your pet getting into them!
You can learn more about why desiccant dehumidifiers are a safer alternative by reading our blog The Dangers of Calcium Chloride Desiccant in Traditional Dehumidifiers.
Why Do You Need A Dehumidifier If You Are A Pet Owner
Now that we know dehumidifiers are safe for your furry friend let’s discuss their benefits. People are using dehumidifiers to both protect their pets and their homes. Dehumidifiers can be used for any type of pet, even your reptiles.
Combat Pet Odor
No matter how much we love our pets we have to admit, they can get pretty smelly. If your house starts to smell a little funky it may be because of excess moisture.
No matter how clean you try to be, the second your dog comes running in after playing outside it will be shaking water everywhere. That water gets into the rugs and upholstery, or puddles up on the floor.
Dehumidifiers help to suck up excess moisture and can help reduce those pet odors that are taking over your home.
Control Humidity For Reptiles
If you own a reptile, you know how important it is to maintain the perfect humidity level to keep your scaly friend happy and healthy. Bearded dragons, for example, need their enclosure around 30-40% RH to keep their scaled skin healthy.
While you want their enclosure to be slightly humid, too much humidity can be dangerous to their health.
So how do you regulate the humidity and keep it from getting too high? Many have turned to a dehumidifier for reptiles’ enclosures.
Where Do I Put My Pet Dehumidifier?
Anyone with a furry friend knows that pets can be a danger to the things around them. From a kitten that makes anything a scratching post to a great dane that knocks everything over in its path to treats.
Put your dehumidifier up high in a room that has high humidity levels. While you want to place it somewhere it won’t get knocked around, keep it away from corners so that it can have proper airflow and ventilation.
Learn how to use a dehumidifier to dry a room properly with these 6 basic, yet vital, dehumidifier tips.
Pro tip: Get a portable dehumidifier that doesn’t need to be plugged in so you don’t have to worry about chewed power cords or them tripping. For smaller spaces, you can get one that does not use a water basin so you don’t have to worry about your pets spilling or drinking the water.
Get A High-Quality Dehumidifier That is Safe For Pets
- Use non-toxic desiccant to absorb excess moisture
- Are small & unobtrusive
- Can hang discreetly inside a tank
- Use no power to operate
- Last for ten years
- Are spill-proof & mess-free
For your bigger pets, you can get a larger dehumidifier like our EDV-4000. It has the power to tackle larger spaces so you can place it in their favorite room to hang out in.
Monitor the humidity levels of your room or pet’s tanks with an EDH-1 Hydrometer Plug which can regulate the RH levels and adjust the power to your dehumidifier.
If you’re a first-time pet owner, consider reading our other blog, Tips for First-Time Dog Owners to better prepare.