A furry friend quickly becomes part of your family, cuddling up on the sofa and making themselves at home. The problem is that many cats and dogs shed their fur all over your home. So when it comes to buying a new vacuum, you need to make sure that it’s a pet vacuum.
It might come as a surprise to you, but not all vacuums are created equal, particularly when you want to remove pet hair from your carpets and upholstery. If you’re in the market for an affordable pet hair vacuum, here are the features that will help you select the best model for your home.
What is a good vacuum
for pet hair?
If you want to buy a new vacuum to pick up all the hair that’s shed by your pets, one of the first factors you need to consider is your flooring. You need a fairly powerful pet vacuum to lift hair that’s embedded in carpet, furnishings and upholstery. If you only have solid flooring and your pets are not allowed on the furniture, this might not be a problem, but it’s wise to err on the side of caution when buying a new vacuum cleaner.
Another factor to consider is the breed of your pet, because some breeds shed far more than others. If your pet doesn’t shed at all – if, for example, you have a poodle or Bichon Frise –then you might get away with a regular vacuum cleaner. For other breeds, however, such as Beagles, Border Collies and Pugs, you will never regret buying a pet hair vacuum.
Best vacuum for pet
The best vacuum for pet hair will depend partly on your preferences. For example, you might be happy with your current vacuum and just want a new handheld vacuum for cleaning upholstery. On the other hand, you might prefer a bagless or bagged vacuum, an upright model or a stick vacuum. At Godfreys we have lots of pet friendly vacuums, so let’s look at our best picks in each of these categories.
Handheld pet hair vacuum
The best handheld vacuum for pet hair is the Hoover Pets Plus, because it comes with a deep cleaning powerhead attachment that easily lifts pet hair embedded in carpets and upholstery. Add in the extension tubes for cleaning hard to reach spaces, upright charging station and sleek design, and this Hoover pet vacuum ticks all the boxes.
Upright pet vacuum
If you’d prefer an upright cleaner, then the best vacuum for pet hair is the Vorwerk Kobold VK200 with a 700W motor and sensors that automatically adjust the power depending on the type of floor. It also has an optional mop for liquid spills, a carpet freshener and upholstery brush, and a filtration system to remove airborne particles.
Bagged vacuum for pet hair
The best bagged pet vacuum is the Hoover Action with a powerful 1600W motor, deep cleaning powerhead and turbo tool for lifting pet hair from furniture and upholstery. It also has a HEPA filter, LED lights and a lightweight, compact design.
Bagless vacuum for pet hair
The best bagless option is the Hoover Dog & Cat Vacuum. This Hoover pet vacuum comes with a powerful 1800W motor and turbo head to lift the most stubbornly embedded pet fur from your carpets and upholstery. It also has a HEPA filter and multiple accessories.
Stick vacuum for pet hair
If you want a stick vacuum with plenty of versatility, then the Sauber Advance Cordless Stick is the answer. This pet hair vacuum comes with two speed settings (boost and low mode), a mini motorised pet brush for lifting embedded hair and a HEPA filter.
For help selecting the best vacuum for pet hair in your home, why not chat to one of our experts online or in store today?