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    17 Of The Best Air Purifiers For Pet Owners

    Dump the dander and keep your four-legged friends

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    1. An ozone-free, three-stage filtration system Levoit air-purifier that circulates air over four times per hour and runs ultra-silent for letting sleeping dogs, cats, and humans lie. Covers an area of 129 square feet.

    Black and white cat sitting next to white air purifier
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    Filters allergens, mold, pet dander, dust, smoke, cooking odors.

    Promising review: "This air purifier is great! I bought it because there was a lot of pollen and cat dander in my house which was making my asthma flare up. Since I’ve got this air purifier, the cat odor has decreased and I don’t need to use my inhaler as much. The noise is very quiet and not interruptive for me. Overall, I love this item and totally recommend it." —Dana

    Replacement filter cost: $35.99

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors).

    2. A virtually silent, six-stage filtration PurOxygen P500 Air Purifier with UV light sanitizer (especially helpful for people with compromised immune systems, asthma, or allergies) and air quality and filter health indication on its touch screen control. Covers up to 550 square feet!

    Model with dog on floor in front of box shaped air purifier
    PurOxygen

    Filters pet dander, mold, dust, viruses, bacteria, and "tackles smoke, controls odors, and helps against respiratory diseases."  

    Promising review: "The P500 fits nicely in our bedroom, is quiet, and gives us a great sense of mind. We each have seasonal allergies and it has made a noticeable difference. We also have a dog and cat that shed so filtering the pet dander is a bonus. I have been working from home and it's quiet enough for conference calls and doing computer work. Easy to set up and no issues!" —Dan M.

    Filter replacement cost: $39.97

    Get it from Amazon for $299.97.

    3. A three-stage filtration Blueair Blue Pure 211+ air purifier with machine washable pre-filters for larger rooms (and large pets) thanks to its 540-square-foot coverage area.

    Beagle lying next to a black and white air purifier
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    Filters viruses, pollen, dust, pet dander, mold, bacteria and more.

    Promising review: "I just moved into a new house and decided to beat the dog odor before it beat me. My last house always smelled horrible with four dogs, so when I moved I researched for weeks and bought this. To say I am pleased is an understatement. I love this thing! It combats dust/odors like a champ! I keep it on the highest speed 24/7. It's right in my living room and the sound doesn't bother us at all." —Tamra L. Thein

    Replacement filter cost: $69.99

    Get it from Amazon for $299.21+ (four options available).

    4. A five-stage filtration Renpho air purifier for medium-size spaces (301 square feet coverage) with a smart air quality monitor that changes colors and fan speeds based on what it senses, like pets who are extra stinky.

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    Filters pollen, smoke, dust, pet dander and eliminates germs, mold, and odors.

    Promising review: "I’ll be honest, I never write reviews but, I really want to share my opinion on this product. It’s amazing! It has changed my life. I discovered I’m allergic to my cat. I’ve been miserable for the past couple of years dealing with sinus issues. I’ve been using this product now for about a month. Since then my sinuses have been crystal clear. I no longer use my inhaler or allergy meds! I cannot believe what a difference it has made! I wake up each morning and actually can feel cool air flowing through my sinuses for the first time in years! I highly recommend this product!!! It’s worth every penny!" —Lori Fix

    Replacement filter cost: $28.99

    Get it from Amazon for $124.99.

    5. A three-stage filtration Airthereal air purifier with smart controls for automatically measuring air quality as well as a filter change alert, because your pets certainly aren't going to tell you when to clean the thing. Ideal for medium rooms with 355 square foot of coverage.

    White air purifier with a black top on a floor
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    Removes allergens, dust, pollen, bacteria, mold spores, smoke, odors, and more.

    Promising review: "I have had several air filters to help with pet dander. I also have COPD. This air filter seems superior to others I have had in the past. It sounds like it is a spring rain outside when the fan is running. It's very relaxing. I love that it automatically checks the air quality so it works harder when needed. The number is easily readable on the quality it finds and it was so easy to setup. This air cleaner was worth every penny." —Debbie Cappelson

    Replacement filter cost: $48.99 (for two-pack).

    Get it from Amazon for $107.99.

    6. A compact Holmes air purifier for smaller spaces (109 square feet of coverage) which can be placed vertically or horizontally anywhere from a table, desktop, shelf, or nook right next to wherever your furry ones sleep.

    Black air purifier front and side view
    Amazon

    Filters, dust, smoke, pollen, odors, mold spores, and pet dander.

    Promising review: "I love this air purifier. It doubles as white noise for me as well. I definitely notice a difference in the air quality when I use it. I turned it off for a weekend when I was away and as soon as I powered it back on, I noticed the air quality improved. I have asthma and allergies to pets (my roommate has a cat and a dog, but they’re not allowed in my room.) This product has definitely caused an improvement for me." —Rachel

    Replacement filter cost: $23.99 (for a four-pack).

    Get it from Amazon for $55.86.

    7. A five-in-one, ozone-safe Hathaspace Smart True HEPA air purifier to automatically measure air quality and replace that air twice an hour in medium-size (350 square feet) areas.

    Tan and white cat sitting next to white air purifier with a lit-up digital screen
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    Filters dust mites, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, pet hair, odors, smoke, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

    Promising review: "I specifically got this unit for mold toxins, dust, and pet hair. It is really helping a lot. The smart feature runs at idle after it has sensed the air has been purified. I noticed that when I farted about 6-feet away from the unit it flashed into the red for a few minutes and then gradually settled back down. Very impressive if you ask me." —Bradley D. Adams

    Replacement filter cost: $34.99

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    8. A remote-controlled, three-stage filtration Winix air purifier with a washable carbon filter, smart sensors, and auto mode to gauge and filter air as needed in medium to large space (up to 360 square feet) at a rate of five times per hour.

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    Filters dust mites, pet dander, pollen, other allergens, odors, and chemical vapors.

    Promising review: "The effectiveness of this Winix 5500-2 has been so surprising. I have it in my bedroom and it not only helps me sleep better, with the removal of pollen, but it also helps eliminate dust. I know that it is sensitive to odors after a test where my dog, still damp from the rain, came in and sat next to it. The indicator light turned red and it went to work. It is very easy to clean. I snap it open and vacuum the filters every time I vacuum the room." —Bichon Mom

    Replacement filter cost: $44.99

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    9. An ozone-free, three-stage filtration Pure Enrichment PureZone 3-in-1 air purifier with a built-in UV-C light for destroying illness-causing microorganisms and creating a deeper level of air sanitation in 200-square-foot spaces.

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    Filters dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, and household odors.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for. Great value for the price. The highest setting makes a nice white noise that I find soothing. It's far from loud, and not at all disruptive. I noticed an immediate reduction of smoke- and pet-related odors in the home. I also appreciate that this doesn't have a lot of bright lights and it's more nighttime friendly than many other units. It's a very straightforward product that is easy to assemble. You'll spend all of 40 seconds putting it together, plug it in, and having it up and fully functioning." —Matthew Fisch

    Replacement filter cost: $16.99+

    Get it from Amazon for $99.98.

    10. A four-stage filtration Coway Air purifier with an eco mode for energy saving and filter replacement indicator for forgetful pet owners that communicates indoor air quality in real-time for medium-size (361 square feet) spaces.

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    Filters pollen, pollutants, other allergens and reduces volatile organic compounds and odors.

    Promising review: "I was diagnosed with some pretty severe allergies recently and it was highly suggested that I buy a room air purifier with a HEPA filter. After searching the internet I decided to get this one. It is fantastic! I had no idea there were odors in the house until this started removing them. I have a dog and there is no trace of dog smell. I used to clean constantly to prevent pet odor and had a hard time keeping up with it. This makes it so much easier. It is very quiet when on low speed and I sleep with it running during the night. It's quieter than the AC when it kicks on. I am going to buy a second one so I don't have to move it from room to room every day." —David Chang

    Replacement filter cost: $39.99

    Get it from Amazon for $187.58+ (available in two colors).

    11. A Blueair Blue Pure 411+ air purifier with six washable, pre-filter color options ("Dark Shadow" included), because even though the silent filtration system makes less noise, you still want it to look loud. Filters 161-185 square feet every 12 minutes.

    Blueair, Amazon

    Filters odors, gas, pollen, dust, and viruses.

    Promising review: "Bought this because my boyfriend has terrible seasonal and pet allergies so being at my home (where I leave my windows open and I have two huskies) was like a circle of hell for him. This helped significantly! There are three settings on it (three levels of intensity?). Really great product. Best for smaller rooms." —MFajardo

    Replacment filter cost: $21.31

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (five options available).

    12. An ozone-free Veva Elite Pro Series air purifier, which can be changed from a tower air purifier to a tabletop air purifier by removing the base. Requires a filter change every 6 -12 months (depending on usage for a 325 square feet area).

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    Filters dust, odors, lint, mold, chemical vapors, pet dander, mold spores, pollen, bacteria, and germs.

    Promising review: "You can see how well this product works if you look at these photos. I have a cockatoo that sheds a fine powdery dust. The air quality in my home before I bought this was horrendous. There was absolutely no keeping up with the dust from my bird. Now the air is so much cleaner. My tables and furniture do not require dusting and sweeping every day." —Birdie

    Replacement filter cost: $29.99

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    13. A Honeywell air purifier for large spaces (465 square feet) circulating air up to five times an hour. Big time bonus: comes with a five-year warranty!

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    Filters smoke, pet dander, odors, dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and mold spores.

    Promising review: "Ten minutes after my husband plugged this baby in, the entire bedroom smelled like a team of professional cleaners came through! I couldn't believe it. I thought it was in my head but my husband said the same thing. I have severe allergies and post nasal drip and we have two cats and a large dog (not smart, I know, but we love them). The first night, we both had much-improved sleep. I didn't wake up with tearing eyes or cough throughout the night. As soon as I went downstairs, I started sneezing so it looks like we will have to buy another one! Highly recommend." —Angela M.

    Replacement filter cost: $39.99 (for a pack of three).

    Get it from Amazon for $228.01+ (also available with Bluetooth).

    14. An Alen air purifier to handle huge spaces (700 square feet) like extra-large bedrooms, livings rooms, offices, kitchen, and basements, filtering fresh air every 30 minutes while weighing under 15 pounds.

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    Filters allergens, germs, pollen, dust, mold, pet odors, and bacteria.

    Promising review: "Bought this because I have a couple of furry pets that live with me in my 1 bedroom apartment. After some days of having this on 24/7, I couldn't believe how much fur this collected! I really love the sleek design and doesn't look like an air purifier!" —Degi

    Replacement filter cost: $69

    Get it from Amazon for $275.34 (available in six colors).

    15. A boxy but energy-efficient Coway Airmega 150 HEPA air purifier for cutting down on pollen, pollutants, and other allergens no matter where you four-legged friend wanders around the home.

    Sage air purifier
    Coway

    What I love about this Coway Airmega air purifier, other than its big boxy shape (which is oddly enough, a nice change of pace from most air purifiers), is the automatic mode, which senses the air quality in the room and then gets to work. The LED light even tells you how clean (or dirty) the indoor air is within about a 200+ foot radius. It's also quiet because the fan enters low-noise mode when no pollution is detected after 30 minutes. Sometimes, I forget that's it's actually there.

    Replacement filter cost: $39.86

    Get it from Amazon for $143.50+ (available in three colors).

    16. A Hisense air purifier that lights up like an alien aircraft so there's no way you can easily ignore the air quality. Mix some essential oils (not included) with some water to add a nice fragrance to all that fresh airflow.

    Split image of white air purifier with blue lights and red lights
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    Promising review: "I have an expensive Dyson air filter/fan I keep in the bedroom and I purchased this one for my office to try it out for the price and as far as filtering it does a great job. I have a litter box and I put it near that and the room smells a lot better. I also bike in the same room where I have a smart trainer setup and I breathe heavily during my workouts, I feel like this has made a difference with allergies from pet dander." —Brandon Harris

    Replacement filter cost: $39.99

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    17. A lightweight (1.2 pounds), quiet, and portable LG PuriCare Mini air purifier with up to eight hours of battery life, for the car, office, or anywhere when you're on the go and can't lug around a much larger device!

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    Promising review: "I bought this hoping it would help cut down on dust and pollen triggered allergy symptoms. I am beyond impressed with this little air purifier. It immediately reduced my symptoms and the light tells you when it's filtering more dust (when the dog runs by or an outside door opens, it turns yellow or orange). The battery life is ok, but charging is easy. I run it all day on low or auto and I get 7-8 hrs. I've used it at home and in the car. It's hard to believe this tiny unit can provide a clean air bubble around you, but it does. Per the manual, the ~$12 filter lasts 6 months. It is incredibly quiet, only getting slightly louder when it's filtering more particles. Not enough to feel any breeze." —JZ

    Replacement filter cost: $13.65

    Get it from Amazon for $137.53+ (available in white and black).

    Sniff, sniff. What's the odor? Smells like a fresh, clean, dander-free home for you (and your pets).

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