Even With Pets In The Home, You (And Your Kids) Can Breathe Easier With A Great Air Purifier

by Rachel Aschenbrand-Robinson
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Levoit Pet Air Purifier

The best air purifier not only filters smoke, but also filters that strong dog smell that pet owners know all too well. No matter how much you clean your home, if you have a pet, you know the struggle to keep it hair- and dander-free is real. You can vacuum, wipe, wash, and dust ’til you’re blue in the face and still feel like you’ve barely made a dent. Of course, getting rid of your furry family member isn’t an option. So if you’re looking for allergy relief (for you or your kiddos), or you’d just like your couch not to be constantly covered in a thin layer of Mr. Whiskers, it’s time to start shopping around for the best air purifier for pets.

And with all of the large wildfires burning on the West coast, people are turning to air purifiers to help reduce the smoke smell inside their homes. If you’re someone who is being affected by the thick smoke from these wildfires, the EPA has some tips on how to protect your family from smoke exposure while you’re indoors.

The number of air-cleaning options available, as it turns out, is kind of boundless. Purifiers vary according to size, function, power, and price. There are models that are better for smaller rooms and units that suit larger spaces; some operate by remote, some are manual. Are you just interested in air purifiers for pet allergies (i.e. removing pet hair from the air) or are you looking for an air purifier for pet odors, too? Yeah, that’s right–because it’s not all about itchy eyes or furry furniture; there’s also the smell factor. If you’ve ever encountered a litter box that’s gone a bit too long without being emptied, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

To figure out the best air purifier for pet hair and dander that you should purchase, keep scrolling. Ahead, you’ll find 9 highly-rated picks and exactly what they do. We’ve even separated them by price point, so you can breathe easier, no matter your budget.

Best Air Purifiers for Pet Odors

Under $100 Air Purifiers

Air Purifiers That Filter Out Smoke

Air Purifiers Worth Splurging On

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