When pets are happy the ambience in the home is lighter and happier as well. No one likes a sick animal and a pet that is aggravated and unsettled can become very hard to deal with. A commonly overlooked factor that can lead to pets becoming aggravated is a lack of clean air. Yes, clean air. Clean air is not only good for you but is also great for your pets. This is why you just have to buy the best air purifier for pets.

Pollutants in the Air

Do you know that the air around you contains both natural and unnatural pollutants? Natural pollutants such as pollen, dust and mould spores can be found everywhere. However because they are natural does not mean they are harmless. They can trigger allergic reactions in humans and can also settle into the fur of dogs, cats and other furry animals causing irritation if not washed out regularly.


Unnatural or chemically harmful pollutants such as smoke particles and volatile organic compounds can be the cause of much discomfort to you and your loved pets. Smoke particles not only lead to coughing spasms but the particles themselves can line the insides of your lungs leading to uncomfortable irritation in the chest area. The same is true of your pets. They inhale the same air that you do and the same smoke particles and chemical compounds can line themselves in the lung tissue your pets causing them to suffer as well.

So keeping the air clean in your surroundings will not only help you but will also help your pet to be a happier little guy. But just how do you go about finding the best air cleaners for pets when there are literally scores to choose from? Well, we have done all the hard work for you and have compiled the some tips to help you to find the best air purifier for pets.

Identify what it is exactly that you want

Getting rid of bad odours


There are different types of air purifiers around. You need to see what it is you want and then buy it. If your pets have a habit of relieving themselves unceremoniously in your home and you have had it up to your wits end trying to train them to no avail, then you may need to consider a purifier that will help diffuse the smell from your home. The most popular option when it comes to odour removing purifiers is the carbon filter. However, when it is used by itself the carbon filter doesn’t really do a great job of removing pet dander, dust and pollen. For best results it needs to be combined with the HEPA filter.

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Lymphedema is swelling of a body part caused by an abnormal accumulation of fluid, proteins, and cellular waste in the tissues under the skin. It occurs when there is a problem in the lymphatic system:
§         The failure of lymph vessels to develop properly
§         Damage to lymph vessels by trauma, surgery, or infection
§         Removal or destruction of lymph nodes, usually during treatment for cancer

Lymphedema can be a painful and disfiguring condition. It can lead to decreased mobility, repeated episodes of infections (cellulites, erysipelas, lymphangitis), and depression. It can require constant medical care and expense. Severe cases involve thickening of the skin, hardening of the tissues (fibrosis), leaking of fluid, massive swelling, and skin changes such as warty growths. The extreme version of lymphedema is called elephantiasis when the limb becomes enormous and distorted, with drastic changes in the skin and tissue.

Even when the lymphedema is relatively mild, it can make wearing regular clothes more difficult, limit your activities, and put you at risk for infections. Because lymphedema is a chronic progressive condition, even mild cases can eventually escalate and have serious consequences.

The lymph system consists of a network of lymph vessels traveling to lymph nodes carrying lymph fluid. The lymph vessels are located all over the body, usually next to veins. They transport lymph fluid – the excess fluid in the tissues which is filled with proteins, white blood cells, germs, and cellular waste products. This lymph fluid is carried up to the lymph nodes where it is filtered and detoxified before being returned to the blood stream.

You have 500-1000 lymph nodes located all around your body:

  •   The neck (supraclavicular and cervical)
  •   The armpits (axilla)
  •   Along the windpipe (trachea)
  •   Adjacent to the lung (bronchial)
  •   In the chest cavity (thoracic)
  •   Along the intestine (abdominal)
  •   Behind the abdominal cavity (retroperitoneal)
  •   The pelvic area – The groin area (inguinal)

Lymph tissue is also found in the tonsils, spleen, intestinal wall and bone marrow.

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Two great options for replacing your TV’s so-so built-in speakers.

YOU KNOW, IT DID not seem like it was that long ago I was bragging about my Sony X BR 40-inch CRT. T he set weighed about 275 pounds, and it left major dents in my carpet. That was right before HD became all the rage, and no, it was not cheap. Fast-forward to 2013, where HD flat-screens are the standard, and 4K in every home could be just around the corner. But while the picture has vastly improved, I certainly cant say the same for the quality of the built-in audio.

Heres how I know.


I have a 50-inch Samsung in my bedroom. My pillow is about 15 feet away from the screen. The sound is passable, but sometimes I need to crank it up just to hear whats happening, especially with those BBC America shows in which the accents are hard enough to understand. Now, I dont want to go whole hog and hook up to a full speaker array in my bedroom; forget that. Instead, I discovered two external sound solutions that have vastly improved what I’m now hearing in my house in cases where the TVs themselves let me down.

First up: the Zvox SoundBase 580 (above; $500), which is exactly as advertised. No, its not a soundbar, but an actual base your TV can sit on. Its got a really sharp-looking black lacquer finish, and it becomes such a part of the decor that you stop noticing it after a while. It boasts Zvoxs Phase Cue II virtual surround-sound system and contains two 6.5-inch powered subwoofers.


Setup is about as easy as you could expect. Connect the SoundBase 580 to your TV using either good old-fashioned RCA plugs or an optical cable. Next, sync it with your TV remote. The entire process is done in under 5 minutes.

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