I never knew how sensitive dogs were to indoor air quality until I let my indoor air get out of control.
I never contacted an HVAC professional to come service my HVAC system before turning on my air conditioner like I normally would have, and I neglected to switch out my air filter. I let my daily life get the best of me, forgetting to prioritize my HVAC system. When my dog started getting sick, I became concerned with her health. She was sneezing frequently and she lost her energy. Eventually, she stopped eating and all she did was sleep. When I took her to the vet, the doctor told me that she was having some respiratory issues. Then, she asked me about the indoor air quality in my home. I admitted that things were a little musty and dusty and that I’d forgotten to replace my air filter. The doctor insisted that I install a clean air filter right away and purchase an air purifier as well. She told me that dogs are the most susceptible to bad air quality because they’re inside more than their owners. A clean air filter along with an air purifier was the best way to cleanse the air. If I did both of those things, my dog would regain her energy because she had cleaner air to breathe in. Thankfully, the doctor said it wouldn’t take long for her to regain her strength and get back to her normal self. I feel really bad about letting my air get that bad in the first place.