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5 Best Upright Vacuum Cleaners For Pet Hair Suction

 

 

5 Best Vacuums for Pet Owners5 Best Vacuums for Pet Owners

 

Pet dander, fur, hair, skin and feathers are a challenge to clean up in our homes. Shedding is nature's way of getting rid of dead cells so new ones can take their place, but they are a main cause of air pollution in your home, and the number one allergy trigger.  To make a 'clean sweep' of your home, you're going to need some strong suction to remove your pets' shedding.  Here are five of the best upright vacuum cleaners that, as it happens, specialize in pet hair!

(These pet vacuums are all excellent machines; they have different features that are appealing to different customers.  Arbitrarily, they are arranged from one to five from most expensive to least expensive.)

 

Best Pet Upright Vacuum Number 1: Miele S7260  Cat & Dog Upright Vacuum Cleaner

The S7260 is smartly styled, with a thin body and an easy swivel sweeper, both essential to getting under furniture. The "SwivelNeck" sweeper glides easily along borders as they curve so you don't miss a spec as your vacuuming.  All of the controls are on the handle so you can switch from carpet to floor smoothly,  An extra-long hose helps your reach as you employ the attachments conveniently stored on the back of the vacuum body - a dusting brush, upholstery tool, and crevice nozzle. 

 

Miele S7260 Cat & Dog Upright Vacuum CleanerMiele S7260 Cat & Dog Upright Vacuum Cleaner

 

My favorite part of this system is that it promises 99.9 percent capture of dirt, dust, and allergens that will not leak back into your house when you change the vacuum bag. Not only is the vacuum's air filter at work, but its dust bag locks instantly as it is removed from the machine.  The Miele S7260 is a high-end vacuum, but its features and its 7 year warranties on the motor and casings.  Learn more details about the Miele S7260 Dog & Cat Upright Vacuum Cleaner at Amazon.com.

 

Best Pet Upright Vacuum Number 2: Dyson DC25 Animal Ball-Technology Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Like the Miele (above), the Dyson DC25 glides easily around corners and in crevices with its 'ball-technology," but the Miele swivel is quite a bit lower, so it gets under cabinet and furniture overhangs more easily. 

This Dyson model is lighter weight than the older models of Dyson, weighing only 16 pounds. It is bagless, like its other models.  Its 'Root Cyclone Technology' spins the air to suck up dust and whirl around inside the plastic bin, so you can see how much pet hair and everything else the Dyson picks up.  I will say it's easier to find an earring in the bin than in a bag.

 

Dyson DC25 Animal Ball-Technology Upright Vacuum CleanerDyson DC25 Animal Ball-Technology Upright Vacuum Cleaner

 

The washable Hepa filter in this vacuum is very convenient and effective - so much so that the vacuum, like other Dyson uprights, is certified 'asthma friendly' by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. It has an extra long extension with a 'beater bar' that can be used to clean upholstery, pet beds, and other items where pet hair collects. Check out the Dyson DC25 Animal Ball-Technology Upright Vacuum Cleaner, available here.

 

Best Pet Upright Vacuum Number 3: Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner - Model NV356E

The Shark Lift-Away doesn't have 'Pet' in its name, but pet owners love this vacuum cleaner.  It's a swivel cleaner with a detachable handle, so that one minute you're operating an upright and the next minute a hand vacuum, when greater portability is needed. The Lift-Away lifts every bit of pet hair, dust, and dirt from your carpet and seals it up with its Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology.  It features a tool for dusting bare floors and includes washable microfiber pads for that purpose. It has a stretch hose, crevice tool, and a pet hair power brush.

 

Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner - Model NV356EShark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner - Model NV356E

 

Customers warn that the first time you vacuum with the Shark Pro Lift-Away you will be in shock at the amount of pet hairs, dust, and actual dirt you find in the dust cup.  It will look like you never cleaned your carpets before.  One consistent complaint is that pet hair tends to get caught up in the power brush and it is awkward to remove the hair, but that did not stop Amazon customers from giving the Shark Pro Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner rave reviews.  Check out the Shark Pro at Amazon.com.

 

Best Pet Upright Vacuum Number 4:  Bissell Trilogy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner 81M91

Here's a vacuum with no only a great capacity for picking up pet hair and other carpet and floor debris, but it spot cleans as you go.  Notice the bottle of OxyPro Carpet Spot & Stain Remover attached to its side for urine and other pet stains. Like the Dyson above, the Bissell uses cyclone technology for suction.  This draws dirt and dust into the bin without clogging up the vacuums filters - although the Bissell filters do need occasional replacement.

 

 Bissell Trilogy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner 81M91Bissell Trilogy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner 81M91

 

Customers say the power of the Bissell is about the same as the Dyson, for a few hundred dollars less than the Dyson. But the power cord is shorter, as is the extension wand, and the Bissell is a heavier machine. The Bissell does have 7 height adjustments if you happen to have that many different surfaces on your floors!  Check out the Bissell Trilogy Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner 81M91 here; it has a great pet hair attachment for upholstery too!

 

 

Best Pet Upright Vacuum Number 5: Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Of course, there's a Hoover among the top five pet vacuums, but this particular Hoover is a sleek, modern Hoover that's light weight (10.5 pounds) and cordless! The Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum operates on an 18 volt lithium ion battery, a feature that has a two-year warranty.  (Don't store the battery in the charger!)  And one of the neatest features of the Linx is that it has a battery power reader so that you know when it's getting low.

 

Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum CleanerHoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

 

Pet owners are so pleased with the Linx. They love the maneuverability (swivel base), the low profile base (making it easy to get under furniture), the brush rollers on the sides of the base, the flip button handle switch from carpet to floor, and mostly, the wind tunnel suction so great for sucking up pet hairs. Oh, did I mention, the Hoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner is also bagless?  Purchase the Linx from Amazon.com.

This article has been updated from an article published on November 2012.  

See  Also:

5 Best Hand-Held Vacuum Cleaners For Pet Hair Suction
10 Best Products For Your Dog...Sold on Amazon

10 Best Products For You Cat...Sold on Amazon

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Jan 30, 2013
by Anonymous
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There is growing awareness

There is growing awareness of the health and hygiene problems caused by pet dander. As a result, there are many specialized vacuum cleaners available in the market these days. They are quite different from conventional cleaners in a variety of ways. 

Jun 2, 2013
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For carpet I love the Dyson

For carpet I love the Dyson DC39, but with the amount of dogs I have, the tubes, filters, and all parts of the vacuum get dirty and are unusable after a year or so. I go through a lot of vacuums. And DC39 is the best vacuum for pet hair. For hard floors, I use the DC39. It works really good at picking up dog hair after I use a broom.

Nov 26, 2013
by Anonymous
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I didn't even read the

I didn't even read the entire article; it's obvious you didn't take the time to proofread your work before posting. If you can't be bothered to take the time to look over your work before making it public, how can you expect to educate people?

Dec 13, 2013
by Anonymous
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I just love the Miele Cat

I just love the Miele Cat and Dog. I've had it for a few months now and it works great so far. Thanks for the recommendation. It's definitely the best pet hair vacuum.

Dec 18, 2013
by Anonymous
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i like the shark vacuum. I

i like the shark vacuum. I think is one of the better ones. it it lightweight, quiet and has great suction power!

Dec 22, 2013
by Anonymous
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It doesn't matter with brand

It doesn't matter with brand as long as a product that works for you. For me, Dyson DC41 is a best vacuum cleaner for pet hair, just sharing my thought here, cheers!

Dec 26, 2013
by Anonymous
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Are you curious about a

Are you curious about a better solution?? : ) Ready for a cool tool that picks pet hair with little effort and zero electricity? yes, take 10 seconds to see what you are missing at www.SecretKidCleanup.com

Jan 21, 2014
by Anonymous
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Why spend all that money on

Why spend all that money on a vacuum? Why not get a tool made for this pet fur problem?? Curious : ) yes, take 10 seconds to see what you are missing at www.SecretKidCleanup.com

Jan 23, 2014
by Anonymous
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Another good option is one

Another good option is one of the top rated robot vacuums on the market.

Apr 14, 2014
by Anonymous
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For carpet I love the Dyson

For carpet I love the Dyson DC39, but with the amount of dogs I have, the tubes, filters, and all parts of the vacuum get dirty and are unusable after a year or so. I go through a lot of vacuums. And DC39 is the best vacuum for pet hair. For hard floors, I use the DC39. It works really good at picking up dog hair after I use a broom.

Apr 16, 2014
by Anonymous
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I use the Dyson DC24, and I

I use the Dyson DC24, and I love it! The filters and tubes do get dirty, BUT if you continue to clean the filters every few weeks or so, the vacuum lasts quite a while. Plus, Dyson has a wonderful 5 year warranty, and they'll help you with any problems that you encounter with their vacuum. Aside from vacuums, you can check out other great pet cleaners via http://www.animalhouz.com/

Aug 20, 2014
by Anonymous
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Great review. I have both a

Great review. I have both a Shark and Dyson vacuum cleaner. I use the Shark portable for the downstairs spot cleaning since I mainly have wood floors there with a few rugs. For the upstairs which is carpet, I use my Dyson which works really well for projects around the house including vacuuming high areas and even using for my car.

Sep 29, 2014
by Anonymous
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I have a Shark and it is

I have a Shark and it is awesome! Best vacuum I've never had - works perfectly on my wood floors, tile, carpet, upholstery. Pet hair? No trouble for the Shark! Love it!!

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