Air Filters For Animals

The Best Air Purifiers For Pets & Allergies

The Best Air Purifier for Pet Owners

Why do You Need an Air Purifier for Pets?

As pet owners, we all love our furry or feathery roommates. Pets can greatly enhance our quality of life, while, at the same time, make our lives unbearable because of their pet hair and our allergies. As much as we love our pets, they pollute our homes and the air we breathe.  The right air purifier for pets will help the home owner get rid of

  • Pet dander  (which is an allergen and the primary cause of allergic reactions and discomfort),
  • Pet hair that accumulates on your furniture, carpets and other soft surfaces, and
  • Odors that build up from wet dogs, cat boxes, bird cages, food dishes, etc.

If you want to get rid of any one of these three types of pollutants, you need an air purifier for your pet.  I've been able to overcome my cat hair allergy with the use of an air hair filter for cats. But you may have a different issue altogether that deals more with odors or air quality.  There are many different air purifier models available, and choosing the right unit can be a challenge.

In this article, I will be taking an in-depth look at the best purifiers for pet owners available. The review will look at the three types of air purifiers that are most useful in homes and apartments, depending on your needs. The air purifiers that are most useful to your particular needs are:

  • True HEPA filters that are certified to remove all pet hair (and close to 100% of pet dander particles as small as 0.3 microns)
  • HEPA-type filters that specialize in removing pet hair, and
  • Add-on activated carbon filters that absorb pet smells.

Identifying your particular needs is key to the process of delivering the best air quality to your family and your pets. So let’s take a look at the top air purifiers for pet pollution problems and allergies and get you breathing healthy air again.

Review of the Top 5 Purifiers for Pets: Top Picks

Simply the best animal hair filter 

Winix WAC9500 Ultimate
  • Targets molecular pollutants 
  • True HEPA filtration system
  • Washable pre-filter 

Rated by: Stacy 

Best For small pet hair particles 

Sharp FPA80UV review
  • 3-stage filtration system 
  • TRUE HEPA system
  • Removes 99.97% of all hair particles 

Rated by: Stacy

Levoit LV-H132 Animal Filter  

Best Small Air Purifier for Pets

Levoit LV-H123
  • Compact and easy to move 
  • Doubles as a nightlight 
  • 3 filter, ozone-free system 

Rated by: Stacy 

Quick Summary

Winix WAC9500 Ultimate

Rated by: Stacy 

If you or someone in your home suffers from pet allergies, this unit is the perfect air purifier for homes with pets. The Winix WAC9500 is a top-of-the-line air purifier that features a True HEPA filtration system to filter out dust, pollen, mold, and mildew, and 99.99% of pet dander. In addition, the Winex PlasmaWave technology system also targets molecular pollutants like viruses and bacteria.  This feature ensures that the air in the room is healthy and free from harmful microbes.

If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, this unit is ideal. The True HEPA filter doesn’t only take care of dust, pollen, mold, and mildew, but also 99.99% of pet dander. The sophisticated filter with its 5-stage air cleaning and can rid the entire area of allergens as small as 0.3 microns. 

The sophisticated Winex filters, with their 5-stage air cleaning system, can purify the air in a room up to 280 square feet, removing allergens as small as 0.3 microns. As an added benefit for pet owners seeking clean air and a clean home, the washable pre-filter is designed to remove all pet hair in the room. Since pet fur and large particles tend to reduce the lifespan of a carbon filter, this feature can save you money while ensuring quality, allergen-free air. As an added bonus, the filter removes stinky odors as well – like pet smells, tobacco smoke – smells from dirty dishes, and food.

Unit operation requires minimal input from the pet owner. In auto-mode, the Winix smart sensors can detect the level of pollution in the room and adjust the air purifier settings accordingly, and the auto-dim feature lowers the intensity of the unit’s lighting for a quiet evening cuddling with your furry friend.


  • True HEPA filter purifies the air from dander, hair, and unpleasant smells
  • The unit covers a sizeable indoor area of around 280 square feet
  • Effective 5-stage air cleaning 
  • Winix PlasmaWave technology removes harmful micro-organisms from the air


  • Replacement filters are not readily available
  • No handle for easy portability

Quick Summary

Levoit LV-H132 Air Purifier

Rated by: Stacy 

This compact air purifying unit from Levoit features a 3-stage filter system that consists of a pre-filter, True HEPA filter, and coconut shell carbon filter. The filtration system covers an indoor area of around 86 square feet, which makes it ideal for bedrooms, offices, and small living rooms. 

Since the LV-H123 features a True Hepa filter, it can remove up to 99.97% of airborne allergen particles, including dust mites, mold, mildew, and pollen. The filtration system can also remove pet dander flecks as small as 0.3 microns. If you or a someone that lives in your home suffers from allergies, this bedroom accessory will provide immediate relief. 

Finally, the activated carbon filter is responsible for cleaning your home from any foul smells. All three filters work in unison with one another to ensure that you and your family are breathing the highest level of air possible.

Although ozone is an integral component of the atmosphere, it can be harmful to your lungs and the rest of your respiratory system at ground level. Since the LV-H123 is not an ionizer or user of UV-C light, it is entirely ozone-free and allows for safe breathing in the area. 

This unit is also ideal for bedside use. It has a quiet running speed that won’t keep you awake and features a handy nightlight. You get three different speed settings: low, medium, or high. The control settings are accessible and straightforward. 


  • Air purifier with compact and modern design
  • 3-stage filtration system that includes a carbon filter for odors
  • True HEPA filter removes allergens from the air
  • The unit doesn’t produce any measurable traces of ozone
  • Easy to set up and use