Lampshades and furniture can collect it too, giving a dirty look to your decor. One way to attack this problem is through the use of vacuums with special attachments and features that are especially designed for dealing with the problem.
If you have a family member or friend suffer from pet allergies (maybe you have them yourself) it is particularly important to clean frequently and remove pet dander from the environment in which you live.
Best Upright Vac for Carpet and Pets
Among other wonderful features included with this Hoover (UH70210) T-Series WindTunnel Pet Rewind Bagless Upright Vacuum, are special on board air powered pet hair hand tools. They attach to an 8 inch hose which stretches to give you a greater cleaning range.
The vacuum itself has five settings to handle everything from deep pile carpet to hard floors. You can store this Hoover in a small space, thanks to its handle which folds over when not in use. A 27 foot rewinding power cord provides you with convenience and the wind tunnel technology provides constant suction to help with getting that dirt and pet material off stairs, upholstery, drapes, floors, and anywhere else you need to clean.
This Hoover vacuum weighs 17.8 pounds and has a limited two year warrantee.
Customers approve of the no bag needed dust cup, the retractable power cord gets many positive votes, and they do find that the vacuum does a good job with picking up dirt and pet hair. One person mentioned the quick set up and durability of this unit.
Best Ultra-Light Upright Pet Vacuum
A lighter (8 pound) vacuum cleaner to consider for cleaning up pet hair messes, is the Shark (HV322) Rocket TruePet Ultra-Light Upright. It makes claims to never lose power and never lose suction. Among other on board tools, this vacuum includes a special attachment for picking up pet hair. It can handle carpets and hard floors.
A great feature of the Shark Rocket TruePet is the ability to push a lever and immediately begin cleaning the ceiling or hard to reach areas like drapery and shelves. It can change into a hand held vacuum for cleaning stairways and upholstery. It has a 30 foot power cord and includes the following tools: pet hair tool, TruePet motorized tool, crevice tool, dusting brush, and microfiber pad for hard floors.
One customer’s wife commented to him that when compared to their larger, and more expensive vacuum, this Shark TruePet was like going from a “flip phone to a smart phone.” They were also impressed with the maneuvering capability. Another customer tested it on the floors in their home and used it on the dog beds to remove pet hair. They were impressed with the vacuum’s ability to clean thoroughly.
Best Inexpensive Hard Floor Vacuum
This vacuum – BISSELL (81L2A) PowerEdge Pet Hard Floor Corded Vacuum has the interesting and unique feature of having a “V” shaped head. It claims to pick up debris that can only be captured by using a broom and dustpan. It does not come with attachments because it claims that this design eliminates the need because of the clean it provides with the unique head design.
It has rubber wipers along the arms to attract pet hair into the vacuum’s suction sections. Small and hard to reach places like around furniture legs, in corners, and along baseboards are easier to free from dirt and hair because of the “V” design. This vacuum is designed for hard floor use and has a 20 foot power cord.
One customer, an employee at an animal clinic, found themselves amazed at the cleaning power of this vacuum that had been picked up to only temporarily replace the larger vacuum that broke at the clinic. They commented about the suction power of this unit and its ability to remove hair, dirt and nail clippings.
Best Small Vacuum for Pets under $100
Unlike the previous vacuums mentioned above, this is a canister vacuum cleaner, and unlike the other vacuums this Eureka uses a bag to collect debris. It uses odor eliminating Arm & Hammer bags that claim to remove pet odor and collect pet hair and dander.
The Eureka (3684F) Mighty Mite Pet Lover weighs less than nine pounds and has a limited one year warranty. It comes with a 20 foot power cord, a crevice tool, and a wand with the ability to telescope. Its HEPA filter claims to remove 99.97 percent of pet dander and dust.
One customer with a 100 pound dog that is a shedder found this vacuum to be powerful and says it has good suction. This person had to sweep twice a day to keep their apartment free of pet hair, but since they have purchased the Mighty Mite, that is a job they no longer have to do. Another customer could not stop raving about the power and suction with this particular vacuum.
If you have cleaning challenges in your home when it comes to removing pet hair and dander, you should seek out a vacuum with special attachments or a special design to address this issue. There are vacuums in a wide variety of price ranges, so there should be one to fit every person’s budget and solve every person’s pet cleaning problem.