When you share your home with pets you sometimes need to take extra precautions that items we bring into the home are just as safe for them as for us. Here are a couple of tips for using an electric home fragrancer in your house when you have pets. Chances are if you have pets you probably use some type of deodorizer to ensure your house doesn't begin to take on any distinct pet odors. While candles can be dangerous around some pets, such as cats that like to jump up and might knock over a burning candle, an electric home fragrancer is safe in most cases. You will want to ensure that there is adequate ventilation for the fragrancer and never keep a pet in a small, unventilated room with an electric home fragrancer. Small pets, such as birds or hamsters, can be especially sensitive to strong scents. If you do use an electric home fragrancer and you have this type of pet make sure to plug the fragrancer in as far away from the pet's habitat as possible. Also, try to purchase a fragrancer that allows you to adjust the strength of the scent and have it on either low or medium strength only.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|