Who doesn’t love a furry nose in your face waking you up in the morning? Or paws at your arms begging for attention? Pet owners know that these are not just animals – they are part of the family. But not everyone can appreciate the unconditional love of a dog or cat (ok, maybe not a cat, they prefer the aloof and distant approach!) Pet hair and dander can create an unpleasant environment for those who are allergic. Respiratory problems, sneezing and stuffy noses can accompany those furry friends we love so much. Studies show that allergens in the air can worsen breathing problems for those who already have issues which can lead to a decline in how well the lungs function. Many people have to give up their pets or just don’t get one because of these allergies.
But there is good news! Having the right vacuum cleaner can make all the difference between suffering from allergies and breathing clean air. The best vacuum cleaners are those that pick up pet hair and dander and keep it locked inside the canister. When you have clean air inside, your lungs remain clear and you can breathe easier. Sweeping and dusting only move things around, they don’t get rid of all of the pet hair or dander. Here are a few pet perfect vacuums to consider.
These bag less upright vacuum cleaners are lightweight and durable, and can easily be moved around the house, both up and down stairs. They are safe for hardwood floors and make clean-up a snap. Some of the features of this vacuum include a self-adjusting cleaning head for optimal contact (to get that pet hair trapped in the corner), ball technology for smooth steering and cyclone technology for maximum suction. It also comes with a 5-year warranty.
Hoover Smart Upright
The vacuum cleaners are also bag less and are ideal for hardwood floors, stairs and carpet areas. They offer excellent performance and pick-up, and are also rated “A” in the category of energy efficiency. Features include a stretch hose for above-the-head cleaning areas and a large 3L bin capacity. That will pick up a lot of pet hair! It picks up on the first pass, so you don’t have to go over the same area time and again.
Miele Complete C2 Cat & Dog PowerLine
These canister vacuums are among the best at vacuuming on bare hardwood floors, as well as getting in to corners and hard-to-reach places. The powerful 1600W motor will pick everything up the first time on almost any surface, and stairs are a cinch. The attachments – an upholstery brush, dusting brush and crevice nozzle – store nicely into the body of the canister.
Any one of the above are considered among the best vacuum cleaners, not only for pet hair and dander, but for all of your household messes. Having allergies doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the joy of pet ownership! Fight back with a pet-perfect vacuum.