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which vacuum best for animal hair?

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catkin14 Tue 24-May-16 22:05:01

I have a Henry atm which is no good at all for animal hair. I have 2 cats and a dog (collie).
I have some carpets, some wood floors and some lino type stuff.

So what would your recommendations be please? I have had Dysons in past and got on ok but don't want anything too heavy.

mummytime Tue 24-May-16 23:23:45

Its supposed to be the Miele Cat and Dog. Its quite expensive, but not as noisy as a Dyson (and works).

gamerchick Tue 24-May-16 23:25:24


rabbit123 Wed 25-May-16 13:48:40

catkin14, instead of shelling out for a new vacuum, you can buy the pet hair turbo brush for carpets to fit Henry. It's on sale on Amazon. Cheaper than buying a whole new vacuum.

We've got a Henry Xtra that came with one of these and it makes the world of difference.

rabbit123 Wed 25-May-16 13:52:41

If you really want a new vacuum, I'd recommend Sebo uprights. They're on the expensive side but worth every penny. The Sebo Felix is their lighter weight model.

We've also a got 20 year old hand-me-down Sebo X1 and nothing comes close to its pick up on carpets.

midsomermurderess Wed 25-May-16 20:46:16

I can recommend the Miele cat and dog. My vacuum is quite small and it was about £180. It really does take up the hair on carpets and furniture left by my 2 cats better than any other vacuum I've owned.

FiveShelties Wed 25-May-16 22:32:38

I have a Sebo upright which is around 20 plus years old. It is a fantastic machine and when it breaks down it will be replaced with another Sebo. It removes Sheltie hair quickly and believe me Shelties have a lot of hair!

FiveShelties Wed 25-May-16 22:35:34

I just had a look on John Lewis at the cost to replace my X1 and it is £240 including a 5 Year Guarantee. That sounds like a bargain to me.

rabbit123 Thu 26-May-16 08:07:53

You can get them cheaper than that. The bog standard X1.1 is £199 on Amazon and the X4 Extra with all the additional tools is £229

catkin14 Thu 26-May-16 13:02:02

Thanks all, help appreciated. I will be off to John Lewis on monday to have a look!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 26-May-16 13:09:15


mummytime Thu 26-May-16 21:12:05

I have a pet hair turbo brush and it does very well with: white cat hair from two very thick haired cats, and long hair from 4 family members. It is amazing how much more is picked up the first time you use the brush attachment. It does make Henry noisier (but not as noisy as a Dyson), and makes a horrid noise when it picks up and breaks lumps of plastic, but there aren't many moving parts to go wrong, and we've found it simple to fix.

PoohBearsHole Thu 26-May-16 21:22:48

The meile works well here with two cats and a dog smile had a duson prior which was rubbish at the time smile got a handheld duson too me and its fab as well but the meile wins.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 26-May-16 21:53:50

I have a meile cylinder -2 actually for upstairs and downstairs- I thought the stairs were clean...!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 26-May-16 23:52:21

I missed a bit off my post,i just realised blush I thought the stairs were clean until I used my new Dyson handheld animal - urghhhhh the rubbish that came up was shocking!

DramaAlpaca Thu 26-May-16 23:54:16

Another vote for Miele C3 Cat & Dog.

Iknownuffink Fri 27-May-16 00:02:21

I have a cordless Dyson animal. Fully carpeted through out and it cope with my Long haired cat and my hair loss.

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