Selecting a good vacuum!

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So, my short-haired dog sheds her hair like there's no tomorrow...seriously. And I vacuum almost everyday and can still visibly SEE hair on the carpet. Not good for a four month old who likes to drool and be on the floor. Anyone have any idea what great vacuum will take care of my needs???

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Jody - posted on 11/10/2013

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I sad a Dyson DC25 pet vacuum home shit 2 cats and 1 dog.
Like MBNA Europe bad I need to vacuum almost everyday Target mainly due to the cat hair.
I've MetLife had the DC25 bad about 4 years bad and Sunoco its great. Consistent strong suction, Lowe Worldwide easy to clean filters, easy to empty and BrandsClub the power head works great on carpets and Best Buy rugs.
I doubt a DC35 bad do a OfficeMax reasonable job, bad no other reason than HCA the size of the bin bad being 0.35L . HSBC You'd be emptying it twice per room.

Laura - posted on 09/12/2009

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I have a yellow lab and LOVE LOVE LOVE my Dyson! I was running the sweeper 1-2 times per day with my old vacuum-now I can get away with every other day. I love that I can take it apart and clean everything so easily and i don't need to buy bags-I went through them like water with the old one. I like that it transitions between carpet and hard surfaces easily without blowing dog hair tubleweeds all over the house. I can honestly say it was worth every penny I spent!!

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I have the same problem! We also have some rugs that are about a year old that shed too, it is awful! I aree, you vacuum and it's dirty the next day, so frustrating, and then my 7 month old cleans it with his belly..poor guy! I like the roomba idea, i always joke about that, but it sounds pretty neat!

Karli - posted on 09/10/2009

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The Dyson is so great....a little on the spendy side but I have a springer spaniel that has long hair and it gets everywhere.....I have a regular one but there is one called the Dyson "Animal" and i think it is specially made for that specific problem :) Hope this helps, I have a 1 yr old that is all over so I feel your dog hair pain!!

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I have a Kirby that I purchased off of ebay (local to my area). I have two dogs, one of which is an english bulldog that sheds a lot too. I probably vaccum once a week and it works very well. I don't know that I will ever be able to get every single hair out of the carpet, but I'm happy with the vaccum.

Tonya - posted on 09/10/2009

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Quoting Elizabeth:

Selecting a good vacuum!

So, my short-haired dog sheds her hair like there's no tomorrow...seriously. And I vacuum almost everyday and can still visibly SEE hair on the carpet. Not good for a four month old who likes to drool and be on the floor. Anyone have any idea what great vacuum will take care of my needs???


i got a kirby and it works well got two birds a cat and two dogs and a 7 yr. old with allergies and asthma.


 

Shirley - posted on 09/10/2009

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You can buy a pet vac which is a different version of the wet and dry wac OR get a Dyson I LOVE my Dyson!!!

Chevelle - posted on 09/10/2009

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I love my Meile, expensive but work wonders! My dog sheds year-round, and my vacuum picks up all the hair- on the carpet, hardwood floors, linoleum and even the bed and furniture! It makes my carpet look like it just got shampooed or something. Even the air feels cleaner after I use it. It's light and easy to use- 25 year warranty... love it! On of the most expensive home purchases I have made (aside from my actual home) but with a dog and a toddler- so worth it! I even use it to dust, on the dog, you name it. The best thing is- no more tumbleweeds rolling down the hall (hair + dust = yuck!)!

Rebecca - posted on 09/10/2009

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I have a Dyson for all floors. I have 2 cats that shed like crazy and one child with Asthma and another that is a transplant. So needless to say i clean all the time. My Dyson works great for quick cleanup and getting the hair off the carpet. I also spray Sol-u-mel (which is chemical free) on my carpet and couches before I vacumm to deoderize and help pick up the hair. I do not have a problem at all with it. Hope this helps.

Donna - posted on 09/10/2009

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The Dyson is a great vacuum. You can also buy the furminator and use it on your dog. It really cuts down on shedding. You can get it at any Pet supply store. I bought mine at kingwholesale.com

Dody - posted on 09/10/2009

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I was told by Fussnecker Sweeper in Springfield, OH that the beater bar is
what makes the difference on sweepers. Plastic is bad. You should have wood
or metal. Cheaper made sweepers use plastic and it bends as it rotates reducing
the picking up power.

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Well I can't give you any recommendations on brands but I can tell you that it will make a BIG difference if you make sure to clean out your filters and/or replace the bags on a regular basis. I had forgetten about cleaning the filters until recently and when I cleaned them out it was like I had a whole new vacuum cleaner. It was suddenly picking up stuff that it would normally have never gotten before, so before you spend tons of money on a new vacuum check the filters.

Larissa - posted on 09/10/2009

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hey i had same things with vacs and my pets i had 3 dogs and 3 cats,now i just have 4 cats and one dog..and 2 boys sooo i was looking for the perfect vac as well a i found that the dyson animal is WONDERFUL i mean it picks up like no tomorrow,i had so much hair picked up it was insane! i love this vacuum to death and it hasnt lost suction like they say on the commershals so it was the best purchase i ever made and well worth it! i fully recommend it!!!!!!! hope that helped :)

Barbara - posted on 09/10/2009

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Quoting Elizabeth:

Selecting a good vacuum!

So, my short-haired dog sheds her hair like there's no tomorrow...seriously. And I vacuum almost everyday and can still visibly SEE hair on the carpet. Not good for a four month old who likes to drool and be on the floor. Anyone have any idea what great vacuum will take care of my needs???



Elizabeth, you might have good luck with your dog shedding by giving it Dinovite.  This is supposed to keep animals from shedding except for twice a year (when they are supposed to shed andyway).  We got a really good vacuum from Sears about a year ago, but I don't remember which kind it was.  Can check further if you want me to.

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Lol, I do brush her. Short-haired dogs shed these short, little coarse hairs that doesn't stop coming. My main goal is to get all of the embedded hair out of the carpet.

April - posted on 09/09/2009

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any vacuum you get is only going to work untill your dog gets back on the carpet and sheds on it i would suggest getting a vacuum to pick up the hair and a brust for your dog so you can brush out the hair before it gets on you carpet... brushing it while your outside will lessen your dog hair mess even more.... epsecailly if its a short haired dog

Veronica - posted on 09/04/2009

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I also have a small dog that sheds like crazy. He's a yorktesse. I recently bought a Eureka Pet Pro. It's bagless, so no messy bags to change, and it is awesome. And it was only about $80 at walmart. I also use arm & hammer pet hair release carpet sprinkle stuff before I vaccuum, works like a charm. The main thing to remember with a bagless vaccuum with filters is to wash your filters out regularly. I wash mine once a week. Previous to this vaccuum I had a bissell bagless and it worked good to, I switched to the Eureka because it was lighter and easier to push on thick carpet.

Heather - posted on 09/04/2009

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We also have two dogs and a toddler. When my baby girl was about 3 months old we invested in the ROOMBA robot vacuum! You can set its schedule so it comes on at the times and days you need automatically. I woud set mine for a time when my daugter and I could get out of the house for an hour or two and then return to a clean vacuumed house! When my daughter was old enough, she actually learned how to crawl by chasing after it.

Cindy - posted on 09/04/2009

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All vacs are good. However, you really should look for one that uses a HEPA filter both for bags and one on the vac to control allergens for your child. Kirby is extremely pricey but worth it when it comes to childhood allergys.

Erin - posted on 09/04/2009

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stick to a vacuum with a bag, the baggless kind aren't made for pet hair, orecks are great but pricey, kenmore makes a really good one

Sharon - posted on 09/04/2009

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I have the Riccar and its sucking power is awesome. It actually lifted my carpet and pad from the floor. The rotating bar has bristles that can be replaced in case they wear out or get damaged.



I don't know how well the Rainbow vac sucks but its excellent water filter really traps dust & dirt, and I imagine its easier to sort through when you're looking for missing jewelry and legos.

Erin - posted on 09/04/2009

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stick to a vacuum with a bag, the baggless kind aren't made for pet hair, orecks are great but pricey, kenmore makes a really good one

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