The best vacuums on the market that pick up dog hair

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The best vacuums on the market that pick up dog hair
Use a vacuum brush attachment to remove dog hair from your sofa. (ô le doux regard canin ! image by Francis Lempérière from

One of the easiest ways to control pet dander allergies and prevent odours is to use a high-functioning vacuum cleaner that removes dog hair from carpet, furniture and hard surfaces. Vacuum at least once a week, then remove any remaining hairs from upholstery with a lint roller or a rolled-up piece of tape. A light spray of laundry static eliminator will prevent pet hairs from sticking to your furniture between cleanings.


The DC25 Animal is an upright-style vacuum cleaner from Dyson that offers 365-degree rotation and easy steering with trademarked Dyson Ball maneuverability. The patented Root Cyclone technology of Dyson vacuums ensures strong and constant suction. Use the mini-turbine head attachment to lift dirt and dog hair from your car upholstery, furniture and stairs. The High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter is washable and you can empty the bagless dust bin with just the push of a button.


Many of the highest-rated pet hair vacuums have a high price tag to match. At £51.90 (as of January 2011) the Tempo Widepath bagged upright-style vacuum by Hoover offers a 15-inch-wide cleaning head for faster cleaning and attachments such as the crevice tool, upholstery tool and dusting brush to remove pet hair from virtually every surface in your home. The machine accommodates both Allergen Media and HEPA bags, so you can choose replacement bags based on your needs and budget.


The Callisto canister-style vacuum cleaner from Miele offers a trademarked Sealed System with two types of filters. A dust compartment filter protects the motor and a HEPA filter traps pet hair and 99.97 per cent of airborne particles as small as .03 micrometers, including pet dander, within 33 feet. User-friendly features include an indicator light for when the dust bag needs replacement and a safety shutoff if the machine overheats.


The upright-style Eureka Comfort Clean OH! vacuum has a HEPA filter and is equipped with trademarked dual-side Edge Kleeners that pick up dog hair in corners and in baseboard crevices. The Power Paw with Riser Visor attachments removes pet hair from stairs and upholstery and an adjustable telescoping handle allows you to reach up-top areas that collect pet hair such as shelves, blinds or ceiling fans. The 25-foot cord has an automatic rewind button so you can store it quickly.


The water-based filtration system of the Rainbow vacuum was created on the notion that "Wet Dust Can't Fly." A separator inside the unit catches dust and solid particles in a water reservoir that you dump and rinse after each use. The Hurricane Motor operates without common carbon brushes so your air stays cleaner. The HEPA Neutralizer Filtration System goes the final step to ensure the steam released from the unit is free of pet dander and other harmful micro-particles.

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