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 like non-toxic silica beads. These are also spill-proof so you don’t have to worry about your pet getting into them!

You can learn more about why silica gel 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 from their pets.

dehumidifier for reptiles and pets

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 they will be shaking water everywhere. That water gets into the rugs and couch fabric, 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.

Protect Your Pet From Mold

Mold and bacteria flourish in high-humidity environments. While it takes mold in high quantities to begin affecting humans’ health, pets have smaller lungs and can be more susceptible.

If you notice your pet sneezing or eye irritation it may be a sign you have mold. Keep your best friend healthy with a dehumidifier that sucks up all of the excess moisture and prevents mold.

Fight Pet Allergins

dehumidifier for reptiles and pet allergies

By removing the excess moisture in a room, a dehumidifier can help keep allergens and bacteria that strive in moist environments at bay. It eliminates pet odor that causes pet dander which is another contributing factor to allergies.

A lot of humidity also leads to pets shedding skin/fur which can heighten allergies. With a dehumidifier, you no longer have to keep Benadryl around when you have guests over.

Decrease Dust Mites & Fungi

Have you or your pet been wheezing? Then you may need a dehumidifier for dust mites. Dust mites are one of the most common causes of allergy symptoms.

Just like pets that can be carrying around dust mites, they can also be hosting fungi. Fungi is very common on animals and often occurs due to humidity in the pet’s skin. Dehumidifiers eliminate humidity and can reduce the chances of fungal growth.

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.

dehumidifier for reptiles

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

The perfect dehumidifier for reptiles’ enclosures is our renewables including the E-250, E-333, E-500, and Air-Dry system.

Renewable dehumidifiers:

  • Use non-toxic silica gel 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.

Author Rick

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