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RE: Good vacuum cleaners for people with multiple pets? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: CrowMeris on 08.25.2011 at 04:33 pm in Pets Forum

A Dyson "Animal" is the best; we've had ours for seven years now, no repairs, no problems. We have four dogs and a cat in a house with mostly carpet and some solid-surface floors. I also use it for the vehicles.

If this one dies, I'll buy another one without hesitation. The newer ones are a bit lighter, but I'd take a copy of the one I have if it's all I could find.

liz_ga, taking the air compressor to the parts is a wonderful idea and I'm going to do that tomorrow. Up until now I've spent time "whacking" it to get the built-up dust out of the intake/cyclone section. It works, but seems to take forever. Thank you!

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RE: Good vacuum cleaners for people with multiple pets? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: spedigrees on 08.21.2011 at 05:44 pm in Pets Forum

Save yourself a bunch of bucks and get a shop vac. They have way more suction than any of the models mentioned above and cost about 1/6th of the price. Also they last forever and they are lightweight and easy to handle. I have two small ones in the room where my bird lives, an old model in the basement that I purchased in the 1980s, and a shop vac hangup with a very long hose, which acts as a central vaccuum unit for the upstairs.

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RE: Good vacuum cleaners for people with multiple pets? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: petaloid on 08.21.2011 at 11:17 am in Pets Forum

We have cats, dogs and a big bird cage in a home with wood and vinyl flooring.

Our 10 gallon heavy-duty Genie wet/dry shop vacuum works well for us, and it has a fabric filter that is washable for re-use. I'm not sure they make that model now, but something similar might work for you.

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RE: Good vacuum cleaners for people with multiple pets? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: pamghatten on 08.18.2011 at 12:41 pm in Pets Forum

I have a Simplicity vacuum that I love (also known as Riccar) ... 4 cats and 2 hairy dogs. It's the only one I've had that does a great job getting up the animal hair.

Prices are generally cheaper than Dyson, and I prefer a vacuum with bags.

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RE: Good vacuum cleaners for people with multiple pets? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: michelle_phxaz on 08.17.2011 at 05:58 am in Pets Forum

I LOVE my Dyson Animal DC27. I bought it on Woot too a few weeks back and it was half off the original price of $600 and well worth every penny. Not only does it get all the pet hair, but I used my old vacuum to see a comparison; I ran the old vac per usual and then the Dyson, I had to clean out the Dyson canister three times before one room was clean, that is how poorly a regular vacuum works. I think it got every single grain of dust and cat litter ever crushed into the carpet.

Dyson, for sure, you won't regret it!

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