Five best pet vacuums for dog and cat owners including Shark, Dyson and more


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May 22, 2023

Five best pet vacuums for dog and cat owners including Shark, Dyson and more

From Anti Hair Wrap Technology to HEPA filters - these vacuums will banish your abode of pet hair in no time Every pet owner eventually succumbs to the fact that their life fast becomes an endless

From Anti Hair Wrap Technology to HEPA filters - these vacuums will banish your abode of pet hair in no time

Every pet owner eventually succumbs to the fact that their life fast becomes an endless cycle of attempted deshedding, washing bedding and vacuuming the car seats, whether you have the smallest feline, or a giant Great Dane.

And if like us you’re tired of chasing your tail in the never-ending pet hair battle, fear not, because our team of experts have pulled together a list of the best pet vacuum cleaners that are sure to leave your humble abode spotless year round - shedding season or not.

We’ve sought out the best clean machines for moulting mutts and moggies, hunting out devices with super-strength suction, hardworking filters, dust-tackling tools and epic anti hair wrap technology to help owners keep their home gleaming, including some of the top rated brands like Vax, Shark and Dyson.

To help you find a vacuum that’s perfect for you, we’ve included a range of corded and cordless devices, taking a close look at their capacity, battery power, accessories and price point to ensure there’s something for everyone.

So, sit back and take a look through our top picks for pet vacuum cleaners that will have you wondering how you ever lived without them.

Price: Was £379.99, now £279.99

The Shark Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner with single battery is without a doubt our top pick when it comes to vacuum cleaners for pet owners. Said to be ‘perfect for homes with pets’ the flexible cordless vacuum is engineered with Shark’s signature Anti Hair Wrap Technology, which separates and removes hair from the motorised brush-roll as you clean, meaning it’s suitable for long and short pet hair.

Included in the vacuum set is the stick vacuum cleaner itself, as well as the removable battery which lasts for 40 minutes, and a number of detachable tools, such as the Anti Hair Wrap Pet Tool, Crevice Tool and Upholstery Tool.

The lightweight vacuum is easy to navigate, and is fitted with a flexible wand that bends to easily clean under furniture without heavy lifting, sliding nearly under sofas and TV units.

The Shark transforms into a handheld vacuum in the click of a button, which is perfect for cleaning out the car. For more stubborn areas, there’s even a trigger on the vacuum for extra suction power, which helps immensely and means as the user you can put in even LESS effort.

Read our full review here.

Price: Was £180, now £150

When you're facing industrial-grade pet hairs, you need to bring in the industrial-strength vacuum - and the Henry Pet vacuum cleaner will do the trick nicely.

Okay, he's not the most stylish of the bunch, but this Henry has been specifically designed for pet owners and is complete with that iconically British feel. The EcoBrush effortlessly picks up those stubborn hairs, while the charcoal activated MicroFresh filter works to reduce musty, unpleasant pet odours.

There's also a handy ultra-long cable reach of 10 metres, so you're not constantly swapping plug holes, and a nine litre capacity so you’re not constantly emptying it. It also comes with an adjustable floor head and nozzle accessories, so you can easily switch between carpet, hard floors and soft furnishings. And don't be put off by the bagged design, the disposable dust bags are very easy and simple to empty and replace.

Buy the Henry Pet PET200 here.

Price: £329

Oh how we love a cordless Dyson and this one specially-designed for hoovering up pet hair is another favourite.

First of all, it's versatile, powerful, lightweight and easy to use. The suction is strong and works brilliantly on all types of floor. It also has a highly efficient post-motor filter that captures allergens inside the machine and expels cleaner air, ensuring a more pleasant atmosphere for you and your family.

The handheld mode is perfect for tackling your pet's favourite spot on the sofa, as well as being ideal for the car and the stairs. There's even an extra tool for removing pet hair from smaller spaces - that stuff really does get everywhere.

It's also great for cleaning up high, tackling those constant cobwebs and dust, with a 40 minute battery life, and fast 3.5 hour charge time.

Buy the Dyson V8 here.

Price: Was £699, now £600

A pricey option, but one well worth the investment if you've got multiple pets at home, for completing the cleaning of the whole house with ease. Reportedly 60 per cent more powerful than the HX1 model, it outperforms the brands most powerful corded vacuum - which is pretty impressive.

Users can switch effortlessly between three modes - Comfort, Reach and Compact - with up to 60 minutes of battery life.

The Cat and Dog vacuum also includes a BrilliantLight on the floorhead which is ideal for spotting all of those fine hairs and pieces of dust under surfaces. There's a HEPA lifetime filter and compact electrobrush for an even deeper clean - which is especially good for those with allergies.

Miele Triflex HX2 Cat and Dog Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Price: £129

Combining a sleek, contemporary look with great results, this is a good vacuum for pet hair at a great price. With the versatility to allow you to clean your entire home or car, it's an extremely light lift out vacuum, letting you reach areas you can't normally get to.

The upright vacuum comes with a turbo tool to remove pet hair from all kinds of floors, surfaces and upholstery around your home. It also features a 3-in-1 dusting brush, crevice and upholstery tool, and an extra Fur & Fluff tool to tackle those super-stubborn pet hairs.

The 10-metre cable means you can cover all bases from one socket, and the 6.2kg weight means it's easy to manoeuvre, plus its full recline position easily gets under chairs, tables and settees. At this price? We're sold.

Buy the Vax Air Lift Steerable Pet Max Upright Vacuum Cleaner here.