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What is the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair? – A Review of Pet Hair Vacuums

If you are grooming your pet in your house I highly recommend that you invest in a good vacuum for pet hair. Not only do they do a better job at removing pet hair they basically do a better job at removing everything from your floors, rugs, curtains, and upholstery. The motorized brushes on a pet hair vacuum are designed to reach deeper into the carpeting than other vacuums.  In addition, they also have a stronger suction and come with attachments made specifically to get pet hair out of upholstery.

In this article, I am going to show you several pet hair vacuums that I found to be at the top of the list along with my personal favorite. This information will help you make an educated decision in which vacuum is the best vacuum for pet hair and your needs.

 

Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner


The Dyson brand vacuum has become one of the most popular vacuums sold today. They have the leading edge in technology with their Dyson Ball and Radial Root Cyclone technology. This upright vacuum for pet hair is a powerhouse. The brush is designed with stiffer bristles to dig deeper into your carpet to remove more dirt and hair. Featuring a self-adjusting base plate for maximum suction power on all kinds of surfaces. The Dyson DC65 comes with a Tangle-free Turbine tool designed to remove pet hair from upholstery. Also, features an instant release wand to reach more places in your home.

Pros

  • Engineered for pet hair pick-up
  • Includes all accessory tools
  • Extension wand
  • 35 ft. power cord
  • 270AW suction power
  • Bagless
  • Washable lifetime filters
  • 5-year parts & labor warranty
  • Weight: 19.2 pounds

Cons

  • Needs to be put together
  • Some attachment do not fit on the vacuum for storage
  • Tends to clog easily
  • A bit on the pricey side


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Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet


Shark has built a very good reputation for making high-quality vacuums. They are well known for their DuoClean technology with a dual-brush roll system to reach deeper into carpets. Shark is also known for their Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology. You get all this and more with the Shark Rotator TruePet vacuum. This is an upright compact vacuum full of power. Featured with a lifetime Hepa filter that traps 99.9% of all the dust and allergens in your home. Comes with the TruePet motorized brush and pet upholstery tool designed especially for picking up pet hair. I personally think this is a great vacuum and well worth the price. It offers just as much as some of the more pricier vacuums. The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet vacuum is my personal favorite.

Pros

  • Swivel steering
  • Accessory bag for all the tools
  • 30 ft. power cord
  • 270AW
  • Bagless
  • Washable filter
  • Includes all accessory tools
  • Extension wand
  • Bright headlight highlights pet hair
  • Seven years parts and labor warranty
  • Weight: 15.6 pounds

Cons

  • Filters need to be washed often
  • Attachments do not store on the vacuum itself


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Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Vacuum


Bissell in one of the oldest manufacturer of vacuums, they started producing vacuums way back in 1876. That’s a long time ago and the company is still going strong. Bissell is well known for their SuctionChannel technology which gives you edge-to-edge cleaning. The Pet Hair Eraser has a patented Cyclonic Pet-Hair Spooling System for easy cleaning and SmartSeal Allergen filtration with Febreze Pet Odor Eliminator. Featuring a tangle free brush roll and additional tools made especially to pick up pet hair. 

Pros

  • Swivel steering
  • Brush on and off switch
  • Includes all accessory tools
  • Bagless
  • Washable filter
  • 8.5 amps
  • 30 ft. power cord
  • Extension wand
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Weight: 18 pounds

Cons

  • The wand is a bit on the short side
  • Accessory holder is not very strong
  • Requires frequent cleaning


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Hoover T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Vacuum Cleaner 


The Hoover company has been around since 1908 and is well known all over the world. That’s over one hundred years of manufacturing vacuums. Hoover’s claim to fame is their WindTunnel technology that traps the dirt directly into the canister eliminating scatter. This upright vacuum has 5 position carpet height manual adjustments. I also like that it has a pedal to turn off the roller when switching to hard floors. This vacuum includes an air-powered pet hand turbo tool and a pet upholstery brush. Furthermore, comparing this vacuum to the price of others you will see that it is well worth what you paid for. It may not have all the bells and whistles like others do but if you’re on a budget this is a great buy.

Pros

  • Folding handle for easy storage
  • 27 ft. power cord
  • Washable lifetime HEPA and carbon filters
  • Includes all accessory tools
  • Bagless
  • Auto cord rewind
  • Telescoping extension wand
  • Two years, limited warranty
  • Weight: 17.8 pounds

Cons

  • The hose is shorter than most
  • Tends to clog easily
  • Requires frequent cleaning


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Eureka AS ONE Pet, Bagless Upright Vacuum


Eureka is another well-known name in the world of vacuums. The company was born in 1909 and has been manufacturing quality vacuums ever since. Eureka’s well known for their Multi-Cyclonic technology. The As One Pet is designed with an efficient air path and limited bends and turns. This allows more air to pass through the vacuum. This upright vacuum comes with the Pet Power Paw, low profile nozzle, and Pet dusting brush all designed to remove pet hair from your house. This vacuum also has 5 setting height adjustments and an air speed air flow control switch.  Do not expect this to perform like the more expensive vacuums for pet hair. This is the least expensive of all the vacuums I reviewed but I found this to be a very powerful vacuum for the price. Furthermore, this is another great vacuum for those on a budget.

Pros

  • Scuff resistant furniture guard
  • 29 ft. power cord
  • Includes all accessory tools
  • Bagless
  • Washable filters
  • One year limited warranty
  • Weight: 9.6 pounds

Cons

  • Noisier than most vacuums
  • Onboard tools may fall off easily
  • Requires frequent cleaning

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Conclusion


Most of all you want to eliminate pet hair from all over your house, don’t you? As you can see I chose the top 5 vacuum manufacturers, Dyson, Shark, Bissell, Hoover, and Eureka. I researched their vacuums and found the best vacuum for pet hair from each one. With this information, you can now make a better-educated decision when it comes to purchasing a vacuum for pet hair.

Thank you for reading this review. If you have any questions or advice you would like to share please leave a comment.

Happy vacuuming,

Cathy

 

About Cathy

Animals are my passion in life. I am here to help you take care of your pet/pets. Educating yourself in pet care will lead to a happier healthier pet and that is something we all want!

4 comments on “What is the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair? – A Review of Pet Hair Vacuums

  1. Hi Cathy,
    I just visited your site and found the review about pet vacuum cleaners really helpful.
    I always loved having pets in my home but my mom didn’t like them because of the hair falls pet have everywhere around the room.I think pet vacuum will solve this problem of mine and now I can enjoy the love of my pets in my own home.

    1. Hi Amit,

      Thank you for visiting my site. I’m glad you found this article to be helpful. Using a vacuum for pet hair will definitely make living with your pet more pleasurable.

  2. We’re on the lookout for another vacuum, one powerful enough to pick up pet hair but lighter than our present model.

    We currently have a Dyson, it’s one of the older models, superb but it’s one heavy beast to lift around, especially when vacuuming the 2 flights of stairs in our townhouse.

    We’re on the lookout for a lightweight model, the Eureka vacuum at the end of your review grasped my attention due to it’s light weight of only 9.6 pounds. How does this compare with power and picking up pet hair against the rest within your review? This weight certainly fits our bill.

    Thanks for your time,
    Simon.

    1. If you’re looking for a lightweight vacuum then the Eureka As One Pet will work very well for you. Like I said don’t expect it to perform like the pricier ones but it’s a great value for the price. I think you will be happy with it. Thank you for visiting my site. 🙂

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