The Best Pet Hair Vacuums for Dogs
If you’re ever had a furry pet, then you are undoubtedly familiar with the pain of constant year-around shedding. Aside from accumulating on your carpet, pet hair seems to have the unique quality of attaching itself to any upholstered furniture and being especially difficult to remove. That’s why, when selecting a vacuum, it’s good practice to look at vacuums that are designed especially for use with pet hair. These vacuums will have a stronger suction, will allow for easy maneuverability in the corners where hair can accumulate, and preferably have attachments for special uses. The following list comprises some of the best vacuums for dog hair:
- Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum $34.99
What makes this Bissell vacuum unique is its nozzle. It comes with two different types, one made specifically for vacuuming hard-to-pick-up pet hair. The rubber nozzle conveniently attracts pet hair making it easier to pull out of upholstered furniture and carpet. Coming in at less than 4 pounds and with a comfortable handle, you can carry and maneuver this vacuum anywhere, especially with its 16-ft power cord. The size makes it convenient for vacuuming sofas, stairs, and even your car. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is not a quiet vacuum by any means, but that’s the power speaking for itself.
- Bissell 9595A Vacuum with OnePass $79.00
Bissell’s 9595A Vacuum with OnePass advertises itself as being able to vacuum better without having to go over the same area repeatedly. This is especially pertinent to stubborn pet hair. The vacuum can do this due to its “innovative brush design” that rotates further into the carpet. What this leaves you with is carpet that is clean of pet hair. The maintenance with this vacuum is simple. The tank can be emptied from the bottom and the vacuum itself utilizes a foam filter that you can opt to wash or replace. Furthermore, this vacuum comes with a TurboBrush tool for harder-to-vacuum areas.
- Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Cordless Hand Vacuum $49.99
If you’re willing to shell out a bit more money, this vacuum is the improved version of Bissell’s Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum. For one, this vacuum is cordless, making it much more portable than the former’s 16-ft power cord. It also features a motorized brush that is meant to make picking up pet hair even easier, a crevice tool for those tight spaces, and an upholstery tool. To top it off, this vacuum comes in at only 3 pounds. However, as with most cordless items, don’t expect to get as much power as you can with the corded ones. Also, keep in mind the battery life of the vacuum and charge as needed.
- Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional $249.99
Though the price of this vacuum is initially off-putting, what you’re getting is worth the price. What makes this vacuum unique is its “Lift-Away” feature. It can be used as a standard floor vacuum or, at the push of a button, the canister separates from the nozzle, turning itself into a much more portable version. What makes this vacuum particularly great for pets is its Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology which claims to keep 99.9% of dust and allergens, once it’s been picked up, inside the vacuum. What you’re left with is a pet-hair-free house. Do keep in mind that this vacuum comes in at around 13 pounds, so it is not as easily portable as its 3- and 4-pound competitors.
- Shark Rocket TruePet Ultra-Light Upright $229.99
The Shark Rocket TruePet Ultra-Light is another convertible vacuum. Like the cordless version of Bissell’s Pet Hair Eraser, this vacuum features a motorized brush that makes it ideal for picking up pet hair. What is has that all the other vacuums don’t are LED lights that help you see into those darker corners and crevices. This vacuum comes in at 9 pounds, which makes it significantly lighter than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional.
No matter what types of dogs you have in your home, all your pet-hair worries can be solved with one of these vacuums. Just keep in mind your budget and how much weight you are willing to lug around.