Best Vacuums for Dogs
Tags: dogs, dyson, vacuum, roomba, hair, vac
What is the best vacuum for a dog?
Question Comment 1: We are about to get our first dog and heard nothing but recommendations for the Dyson animal model. What have you found to be the best model vacuum for the dog owner?
Hi Chris....Congratulations on your first dog... Puppy or adult? Either way, I wish you lots and fun and love. I have the Dyson Animal, and it's one of the better vacuums I've owned. But I will give you this head's up. No matter what kind you get, it's imperative to keep the beater bar cleaned off when you're cleaning up after a dog. No matter what brand you buy or how expensive, they all will collect dog hairs which wrap around the brush on the beater bar. I clean mine off after almost EVERY use, and I use a scissors to cut thru them, then simply pull til the brush is clear. The Dyson does a super job of deep cleaning --- pulls stuff out of the depths of your carpet and you never dreamed was there. The fact that it's bagless can be both good & bad depending on how you look at it. I like not having to buy bags all the time. But sometimes having to go dump the canister can be a pain. Good luck with both the dog and the vacuum.
Comment 3: For Christmas I asked for a Roomba Red. I named him Fred and he is going to help keep my house fur-free (ok, fur-free is pretty much impossible, but, you know, a little less furry). He is hard working (keeps going tirelessly until i say stop), brave (he tackled mountains of fur that most vacuums would cower in the face of), and nice (he even sings you a little song when you turn him on). I love him! Zoey, however, is not such a fan.
He started in the kitchen. She watched for a second, decided she was terrified, and high-tailed it into the living room... Later, when he wandered into the living room with her, she finally decided to investigate further.
I think he will grow on her, but for now she's a little frightened.
Oh, and if you're wondering: yes, there is a dog toy stuffed in the couch in the third pic. Zoey will do that when she wants to play and we won't take the hint
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Comment 4: I don't have a video camera or else you guys would see a lot of Zoey videos Wink
I have only used my roomba twice, but so far I have not found any drawbacks. I love it! I did a suprisingly good job on our furry carpet, could tell when it went from wood to carpet, went fine over the small bump we have between the living room and kitchen, etc. Thinking about it, the only drawback I know so far is that if you have wires on the floor, they will get caught in it.... I know that there are different versions. Mine is the Roomba Red and so far I love it.
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Comment 5: They have half a dozen models that range up to like $350, but the roomba red (the one I have) goes for $150. It's the cheapest one, but it still works pretty darn well! My mom bought it on sale at sears a couple weeks ago though, so they may still be on sale there (not sure what kinda deal it is though, since it was a Christmas present).
Comment 6: This is sort of along the same lines, Brandon got a Swiffer vac vacuum for Christmas that is AWESOME for picking up dog hair - it does a great job on cat litter too LOL I use it once a day now in the kitchen and my floor looks great lately. I'm still looking for a good "real" vacuum for the carpets. My mom's been scoping them out herself and looking at consumer reviews for the best one out there. I know the steam cleaners they rent at grocery stores do a good job at cleaning your carpets, however if you're in need of a quick fix, peroxide works great. I have a friend who's an RN and she told us about it. blood, etc comes right up. Someone got a cut or a scratch and bled on my cream color carpet in the dining room and it came right up with peroxide. There's also something at Home Depot that she said works wonders...can't remember the name of it right now, but they make one specifically for pets. I'll be there within the next couple of days and will get the name.
Comment 7: Yes this is the sleeker that I meant. A Rug Rake saved my sanity. I think I paid $20 for it, it looks like a big slicker brush and has a long handle, so you just rake the rug before you vacuum. I also swiff or sweep the bare floors quickly before I vac, so that seems to keep them from clogging. Plus, daughter and I have very long hair, which also clogs and binds the roller brush big time unless I rake. I found some days raking is all the rug needs, so I've used the old vac much less. I don't remember where I bought the rake, but I do HIGHLY recommend it. If you google it, you can find it.
Plus, you can rake your car and a sleeping newf, too!
For a period of time we were purchasing a new vacumn on a yearly basis. Previous to purchasing a Purple Dyson, the last Hoover lasted three months before it clogged and died.
The Dyson is amazing. Take it apart, clean the filter and your back in business. Our Dyson is now starting it's third year.
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