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Re: Need advice re vacuum cleaner for pets

I have the dyson dc62 and a Miele cat and dog. I like the Dyson, but am disappointed in the battery life. I wish it had a cable option. It does a good job. So does the Miele, although people are right about the mess with the bags. Even with the Miele bags, I have to vacuum out the Miele with the dyson when I change bags.

I've also recently started to use a squeegee on carpets to pick up hair. Although the dyson does a really good job.
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Without direct experience, I wonder if a robot would be strong or efficient enough for pet hairs.

Hair will undoubtedly cluster in places where Robbie can't go - under furniture and inaccessible corners.

I would think that a more typical cleaner with a pipe and telescopic tube handle is the way to go.
I used to have a tabby cat who shed constantly and my experience is that you need both. Robbie the Robot patrolled the apartment daily to keep the dust and the floating fur to a minimum, which helped keep it off the furniture. Then once a week or so, I used the regular vacuum for the spots behind doors, under furniture, etc. where things more typically collect.

My Robbie is a pet hair model. This is an option which I really recommend regardless of whether you have pets, as he's much better equipped to deal with people-hair as well. By patrolling often, Robbie is very good at maintaining the floor, but he is ill-suited to cleaning up a mess. Start from a clean house and work your way towards lengthening the time between deep cleans.

I also have a wet/dry mopping robot (which is different from the vacuum) which kept the muddy-paw print scrubbing to a minimum. It didn't prevent me from needing to get out my mop and bucket for the worst of it, but kept those occasions to a minimum. Cats are cleaner than dogs in this regard though, so I'm not sure how that will translate to your scenario.
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Re: Need advice re vacuum cleaner for pets

In my experience, pet hair was not a problem for my Dyson motorhead. It is the one I am now selling since we moved and I no longer need two vacuums, so I am keeping one Dyson.

I had a Miele cat and dog but it was just not as efficient.

For cleaning serious pet messes, I have a steam cleaner and a wet vac.
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Re: Need advice re vacuum cleaner for pets

I guess it depends on the size of dog, a dane would need something different from a yorkie.
Next question, how do you train your dog to use it?
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Re: Need advice re vacuum cleaner for pets

I also have a Miele (and 2 dogs and 2 cats) and i'm very happy with it. Once had a bagless vacuum and that didn't work out, the motor caught fire...
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In my experience, pet hair was not a problem for my Dyson motorhead. It is the one I am now selling since we moved and I no longer need two vacuums, so I am keeping one Dyson.

I had a Miele cat and dog but it was just not as efficient.

For cleaning serious pet messes, I have a steam cleaner and a wet vac.
Thank you Mrs Dolittle. May I ask, what steam cleaner and wet vac do you use?


Many thanks
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Re: Need advice re vacuum cleaner for pets

Thank you all for your super advice! This really is all very helpful.

I'll share this with you in case it also helps you. Though I'm sure the experienced of you are probably aware of this already. Meloncollie already mentioned it a while back, I believe.

I was dogsitting for the month of September and I noticed a big difference in the mud & debris in my home after the morning walk in the dewy forest. It was amazing! The summer wasn't bad, but as soon as we got in from the morning walk in September, it was mud, leaves & insects everywhere. I didn't want to give the little chap a rinse each time as that probably isn't good for his skin. The owners didn't seem to have any brushes. Wiping his feet didn't help much.

Then a neighbour said just to let him sit in the cellar / garage area for half an hour until he is dry and then all the stuff will fall off him. Well, I did that. Though sometimes it took longer for him to dry as he has long hair. Then I would chase him and play to really get him moving before we went into the house proper, and I must say, that worked amazingly well.

I let the robot out every day or two and the miele out once a week and the house was fine. So thank you all - holiday dog was happy and I was happy too!

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Re: Need advice re vacuum cleaner for pets

The dyson handvac is reasonable for but the full size dyson has much more power and does twice the job of the handvac.

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try the Dyson DC62 Animal Pro. I have the regular version and it's amazing. I actually have the Samsung robot vacuum that's run regularly and the Dyson for intense cleaning. Combination works quite well.
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