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polack Posted: Sun, Jan 15 2012 5:36 PM

Believe it or not I have never bought a vaccum cleaner and I'm 65. Well I really need one that will pick up cat, and dog hair, and I don't know what to get.  I would appreciate if I could get some feedback from  you all.

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Nana replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 5:40 PM

I have an Oreck that I really like but I think there are others that probably do a good job too.   I have heard good things about the Dyson.

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Susan replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 5:43 PM

Polack, I have two Bissel uprights that I use for one, dog and cat hair. And second one for general cleaning. Three of my friends have these also. Im sure any of the uprights would work as well. There inexpensive and fill my needs. just keep filters clean. Susan

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I had an Electrolux (canister) many years ago, but the Oreck cost less and worked better.

I'm on my 2nd Oreck  (upright) and it is wonderful.  My 1st was a gift from my in-laws.  It lasted about 18 yrs and when it quit working and would cost more to repair than buy a new one, I did purchase another Oreck.  It is great on carpet, tile, & wood floors.  Boy, I think I sound like a commercial.

My sister has a Dyson and loves it.

 

 

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gini replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 6:06 PM

if you've made it to 65 without a vacuum cleaner, why ruin a good run.

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I have also had an Oreck for Years and love it, works great and is very light weight.

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Karla replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 8:42 PM

I have a Dyson specifically designed for cat and dog hair.  It is not a lightweight, but it sure does the job. They are expensive.  We've had it about a year now and have had no problems.

 

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Arzella replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 8:54 PM

WOW!!!!  It's hard to believe you have never had a vaccum cleaner.  How did you get along without one.  I have a kenmore and have had it for years.  It works very well and not that expensive.  I use to invest in those really expensive vaccum cleaners and found that you only paying for the name because they all do about the same.  I suggest whatever you decide on, not to invest into a very expensive one because they all will last about the same time frame.  Good luck in your choosing.

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Joyce replied on Sun, Jan 15 2012 9:15 PM

Hi

I have a Bissell Healthy Home and I love it. Picks up cat hair really well. I'm always amazed when I empty it how much I have cleaned up. Didn't cost allot either. 

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Kris replied on Mon, Jan 16 2012 3:53 AM

I have a Dyson animal it work great. A bit pricy but you never have to buy bags and it has a hepa filter that you can wash.

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Patti replied on Mon, Jan 16 2012 8:27 AM

How much you need to spend probably depends on the dog.  For a mini short haired dog, anything will do.  For a Bernese Mountain dog, get the best pet hair vacuum you can get.   Otherwise anything less is a waste of money. 

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abcd replied on Mon, Jan 16 2012 9:36 AM

I have had a Kirby, a Bissell, a Hoover, and now a Dyson.  Except for the fact that my Kirby also had a shampooer that was the best in the world, my Dyson is the best for pet hair.

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Annie replied on Mon, Jan 16 2012 9:59 AM

Karla:
I have a Dyson specifically designed for cat and dog hair.

My daughter has this one and loves it.  She has 2 long haired cats that are always shedding.  

I just had carpet installed after many years of hard wood floors and was surprised to see that the warranty on my stain master carpet warned against using the Dyson, claiming that suction is too strong.

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Karla replied on Mon, Jan 16 2012 10:09 AM

Suction is extremely strong, you can vacuum everyday and fill up the canister each time.

 

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