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Are Humidifiers Safe for Cats?

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If you own a pet or have been looking at potentially buying or acquiring a pet for the first time, ensuring that your home environment is safe for them is vital. Indeed, pets can get into all sorts of mischief, and this is something that many of us struggle to manage. Nevertheless, it’s a core responsibility as a pet owner to ensure you can provide a safe environment for your four-legged friends.

With this thought in mind, today, we’re looking at whether humidifiers are likely to be safe for cats – and whether they can provide any benefits, too.

Humidifiers are a potentially valuable addition to your home, but it’s well worth keeping in mind that they may not necessarily be a good option if you have a pet. Indeed, while many humidifiers are safe for cats, this isn’t the case in every scenario; therefore, it’s critical to start by purchasing a specifically safe humidifier with your cat’s needs in mind.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Humidifier as a Cat Owner

When purchasing a humidifier as a cat owner, there are a couple of vital things you will need to keep in mind. The most overarching of these is whether the device will be safe around your pet.

Now, let’s be honest for a moment – cats have a tendency to get everywhere and anywhere. This means that nowhere will be safe to store your humidifier during use without your cat potentially being able to reach it. Even putting it on a shelf up high may be risky.

So, now we’ve clarified that your cat can most likely get access to your humidifier device, the key question remains: what makes a humidifier safe (or not)? Well, there’s always the risk of your cat knocking the humidifier off, which could be dangerous in its own right; so always opt for one that’s built to very high standards. The bigger risk in many cases, though, is the use of heating elements.

Warm mist and steam humidifiers use heat to encourage moisture release into your property’s air. And, of course, any exposed heating element can potentially increase the risk of your beloved cat getting burned. So, if you do decide to get a humidifier as a cat owner, make sure you go for a cool mist model instead.

Can Humidifiers Promote Health and Wellbeing in My Cat?

Depending on the current humidity in your home, there is the potential that a humidifier may be able to help with your pet’s health. Notably, dryness in the air can lead to poor respiratory health and a dry coat in your pet. Adding moisture to the air may help alleviate some of these symptoms.

However, we strongly recommend that you consult your veterinarian before investing in a humidifier. This simple distinction can help you ensure the new device won’t risk your pet’s health.


Final Thoughts

Our pets hold a special place in our hearts, so we’ll often do whatever we can to ensure they’re well looked after. However, humidifiers aren’t always safe to use around pets (and small children, too). With this in mind, if you have a cat, we strongly recommend that you avoid warm mist humidifiers and check whether your cat needs the extra humidity in the room. If you have further questions, please contact us at Jelly.Wang@smillon.com.

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