Welcome to Pet Hair Vacuums!
If you’re like me you know how difficult it can be to own pets and keep your house clean. Carpet and furniture seem to be a magnet for pet hair. It sticks to everything.
I’ve owned numerous dogs and cats in the past. I actually suffer from seasonal allergies, and I’m allergic to cats! Probably not the wisest choice to keep animals I’m allergic to, but I love those fuzzy little critters.
I have been on the lookout (and continue my search) to find the best vacuum for pet hair. There are many people that swear by one brand or another. My goal with this site is to research all the claims and take advice from my readers regarding the various makes and models of pet hair vacuums. With thorough research and customer reviews I’m sure we can narrow down the absolute best vacuum for pet hair and help other pet owners in the process.
Thanks and keep your house clean!
Update 6/25/2012 - I would like to thank everyone for their support and suggestions. We have continued to review vacuums in pursuit of the Best Vacuum for Pet Hair. What we have found is that price truly is a factor when shopping for a quality pet vac. At this point we still recommend the Sebo X4 as the best vacuum for pet hair if you have allergies. The Sebo X4 requires bags, but still has HEPA filtration. The bags add an extra layer of air cleaning and prevent the operator from coming in contact with dust and pet dander when changing the bags. It is an extremely well built vacuum with tons of features. It should last a couple decades if properly taken care of. If you don’t want to change vacuum bags, then our next recommendation for Best Vacuum for Pet Hair is the Dyson DC25 Animal and a very close second is the Dyson DC41 Animal. The DC41 Animal is more maneuverable than the DC25, but we prefer the quality of the DC25.
If you are on a budget then there are many decent pet hair vacuums in the $200 range. They all have some short comings in one way or another. There is the ever popular Shark Navigator, but it is small and doesn’t feel well built. If you are on a limited budget and you are concerned about quality, then we currently recommend the Carpet Pro CPU 2T. This vacuum does require bags, but they are inexpensive. One drawback with this pet vac is that it does not come with a turbo brush attachment to loosen pet hair from stairs and furniture. Where this vacuum shines is in the hardware. It has many metal parts and feels solid. It is relatively quiet and provides good suction. We have read other user reviews from people that have been using this vacuum for over one year, and it still works as good as new.
If you’re on a tight budget and really want a bagless pet hair vacuum then we have to mention the Bissell Healthy Home Vacuum. It is a bagless pet vac that has true cyclonic action. It is not built to the same quality as the Dyson DC25, but does have extremely good HEPA filtration with anti-microbial treated parts. So, if you suffer from allergies this vacuum could be right for you.