In the last post, we discussed the basic kinds of tools and supplies that you need as a dog owner in order to properly care for your pet. One of those items, as I’m sure many of you are nodding your head in agreement, is a good vacuum for pet hair. Well, after our post went live, Jamie Chan of top5vacuums.com reached out to us and decided to offer a little more detail of what makes a great dog hair vacuum, and some of the models she is currently recommending to her readers. Take it away, Jamie!
Hi guys! I’m very excited to be able to post here today. As Tony mentioned, I reached out to him after reading his post, and thought I could offer a little more detail on what kind of vacuum cleaners you all should be looking for in order to clean up after your pet. And as the owner of two yellow labs, believe me — I know
So let’s get to it. There are a couple of things you want to look for in a good pet hair vacuum, but chief among them is suction power. Yes, we all want good suction on our vacuums, but when you’re dealing with pet hair, it’s the top priority. You also want a vacuum that’s lightweight, so that when you’re moving it around from room to room cleaning up after your dog, it isn’t a heavy burden that’s hurting your back. Another good feature is a vac that has some nice attachments, such as a pet hair tool, which allows you to zero in on those hairs.
Here are a few of my favorite models out on the market today.
1. Shark Rotator Lift-Away: Priced at around $250, this is my current favorite. Great design, powerful suction, and the canister detaches so it’s effectively two vacuums in one.
2. Hoover Linx — This unit is about half the price as the Rotator, so it’s a good value. It’s lightweight and can be used on either carpeting or hardwood floors.
3. Eureka EasyClean — This is if you’re looking for a handheld vac, and not a full-time upright model. While obviously not as powerful as an upright vac, the EasyClean is only $40 and is super portable and lightweight.
Check my link above for even more details!