You love your dog like family, and everyone knows the dog is a family member just the same. Because dogs and other household pets are a part of the family, their needs, health, and safety are considered before any significant change or decision. Could a humidifier be harmful to or put your dog in danger? Are humidifiers safe for dogs?
In most instances, humidifiers are safe for dogs. Humidifiers can even be highly beneficial for dogs. We know as pet owners, you take your pet’s health and safety seriously - as you should and as do we - so we’re going to give you the full rundown on dogs and humidifiers. Humidified air and vapor feels good, but nothing beats having peace of mind that you and your entire family and safe and sound, so let’s get into it.
What Does a Humidifier Do?
Humidifiers add moisture to the air to increase humidity levels. Humidified air has several advantages over dry air, all of which can benefit our health, well-being, and appearance.
Humidifiers work to provide relief from many unpleasant and uncomfortable symptoms caused by dryness in the air, such as:
- Dry skin
- Cracked lips
- Nasal irritation
- Bloody noses
- Dry throat
- Dry cough
- Sinus congestion
- Cold symptoms such as sneezing
Humidifiers also reduce the transmission of airborne viruses and bacteria in the air, which reduces your likelihood of catching a cold, flu, or other sicknesses. Further, increased humidity can soothe allergies, asthma, and common symptoms experienced when sick. By helping to fight off allergens such as mold, harmful bacteria and dust mites, your ultrasonic humidifiers device will work hard to keep the air full of water droplets and clean air.
Are Humidifiers Safe for Dogs?
Yes! Humidifiers are safe for your pooch and would cause no harm to them in any way. In fact, humidifiers are more than safe and can provide your dog with many benefits that will support their overall health and well-being.
There are two main types of humidifiers: warm mist and cool mist. Each type of humidifier adds moisture to the air, just in different ways. When choosing a humidifier that will work well for you and your dog, we recommend an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier.
Warm Mist Humidifiers May Not Be Safe for Dogs
Warm mist humidifiers use an internal heating element to boil water and generate steam from its water tank which will then be dispersed into the air as warm steam.
Cool mist humidifiers have two sub-types: evaporative or ultrasonic. Evaporation cool mist humidifiers use a fan to evaporate water into the air. Ultrasonic cool mist humidifiers use high-frequency vibrations - rather than a fan - to create and disperse micro-fine cool mist without the annoying hum or crackling.
Warm mist humidifiers may not be safe for dogs because they operate with a tank of boiling water. As dog owners know, it only takes one wag of a tail or something exciting to happen, and any space can turn into a crash course. Warm mist humidifiers may be dangerous for dogs because boiling water can accidentally burn them if knocked over. This is why cool mist humidifiers are recommended over warm mist humidifiers in settings with babies, young children, and all pets.
How Your Dog Can Benefit from a Humidifier
From diet to exercise and everything in between, you care about your dog’s health and well-being as you would for any other family member. Introducing a humidifier to the living environment can benefit them in several ways, such as opening up their nasal passages, providing allergy relief, soothing dry skin, and easing snoring.
Opens their air passages. Humidifiers help dogs breathe more easily. And like humans, dogs can experience allergies and all of the unpleasant symptoms that come with them.
As some of us know all too well, allergies often result in an inflamed and irritated nasal passage which can be highly uncomfortable and painful. When experiencing allergies, dogs cannot identify the cause of their symptoms, which can be highly distressing for them. In severe cases, a dry and irritated nasal passage can even result in scabs and sores and cause a nosebleed.
Adding humidity to the air ensures both you and your dog are inhaling moisturized air. Higher moisture levels also help open up the nasal and air passages, facilitating easy and comfortable breathing. Humidifiers aren’t only for the winter months; moisturized air feels better and helps both of you breathe better in every season. Imagine not having a runny nose or other annoying nasal effects that you are used to throughout the year.
Soothes dry skin. Dry skin is highly uncomfortable and can even be painful. Unlike us, dogs can’t reach for a bottle of moisturizer to help soothe their skin.
Low humidity leads to dry, itchy skin, which isn’t fun for anyone. If you notice your dog constantly scratching or experiencing restlessness, they may be suffering from dry skin. After only a few days with a humidifier, dry skin will be relieved and you may even notice an improvement in their fur as well.
Dry and itchy skin will also hinder your dog’s ability to rest and sleep soundly at night, and the worst part is they can’t ask for help. An ultrasonic cool mist humidifier works quietly to add moisture to the air, allowing you and your pet to rest in peace.
Eases snoring. While it may be cute to hear your dog snore, it isn’t cute for very long when it gets in the way of you falling asleep. A humidifier eases snoring by adding moisture to the air, opening up nasal passages and airways, allowing them to breathe more easily and decrease their likelihood of snoring.
With an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier, not you nor your dog will be woken up by loud snores or an annoying buzzing sound. Sleep is one of the critical pillars of health. Everyone in your home should be able to sleep soundly at night, including the dog.
Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier for Your Dog
You’ve probably known for a while that a humidifier would be a great investment for your home and family. And now, after also considering your pup’s wellbeing, you know an Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier is what you need.
Everlasting Comfort’s Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier comes in two sizes of 4L and 6L, providing moisturized air for spaces up to 300 sq ft and 500 sq ft, respectively. Unlike other humidifiers, which frequently require expensive replacement filters, this filterless design and automatic shut-off function saves you time, money, and peace of mind. It can also run for quite a while before needing a refill and will also utilize its auto shut-off capability to make sure that it never runs too long.
Designed to fit in any bedroom, nursery, living space, or office, our humidifier is safe for dogs because it doesn’t use boiling water which can be a safety hazard around wagging tails. Comfort is our job, but we take safety just as seriously; our humidifier is ETL certified by Intertek's Electrical Testing Labs for safety and reliability. All of our electronic components surpass set safety standards to ensure our room humidifier is reliable. And to add on another level of protection, we back our humidifiers with our 2-Year Replacement Policy.
Thoughtfully designed and meticulously built, our ultrasonic cool mist humidifier is more than safe for dogs and ready to serve your entire family. Breathe easily, sleep soundly, and live well.