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Here’s a news flash—most puppies will shed. That soft, cuddly coat they have now is their puppy coat, and they’ll shed that for their adult coat when they’re between 3 and 6 months old, although some breeds take much longer. And puppies, and some adult dogs, may pee or poop in the house during potty training or as they get older. And  So how do you find the best vacuum to get rid of pet hair or to clean your carpet?

Overall Best Vacuum For Pet Hair

Eureka NEU202 Powerspeed Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner

Eureka Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner Powerful for Carpet and Hard Floor, PowerSpeed w/Pet Tool, Purple

This all-floor cleaning vacuum comes with a 12.6-inch-wide cleaning path and a five-floor selection dial, plus the manufacturer was founded in the U.S.A. Great for all types of floors from hardwood to carpets, this vacuum is able to free pet hair from almost any type of surface.

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It’s lightweight and includes storage for the 25-foot cord. Instead of having to purchase bags to hold dirt and debris, the upright apparatus comes with an empty flip cup that requires little maintenance. This product comes in one color and one size (pictured above). Price: $129.99 and up

Best Budget Vacuum For Pet Hair

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, Corded, 33A1,Black

Want a great pet hair vacuum for less? This handheld hair eraser is for you. With two different nozzles, you can get hair out of any surface. The specialized rubber nozzle attracts hair and pulls out dirt on areas such as stairs and upholstery. Price: $24.99 and up

Best Handheld Vacuum For Pet Hair

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Lithium Ion Cordless Hand Vacuum, Purple

This handheld vacuum is great for surfaces like upholstery, automobiles, stairs, and much more. The manufacturer, Bissell, uses a Cyclonic Cleaning system that is comprised of multi-layer filtration.

This product gives you the option to just purchase the replacement pieces. The rubber nozzle is great for pet hair as it is designed to attract hair while pulling out dirt. It also comes with several attachable nozzles to specialize for multiple surfaces. Price: $79.39 and up

Best Vacuum and Grooming All-in-One

Dyson Groom Tool

Dyson Groom, Groom Tool

If your four-legged friend doesn’t mind the sound of the vacuum, then this may be the tool for you. This Dyson Groom attachment fits most Dyson models and is great for medium to long-haired dogs. Before your dog sheds, you can simply groom and vacuum all in one. The manufacturer has designed this so that it catches allergens before they spread throughout your home, while also improving the coat of your pet. Price: $67.10 and up

Best Carpet Cleaner and Deodorizer for Pets

Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Carper Odor Eliminator with Oxi Clean Fighters

Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh Carpet Odor Eliminator Plus Oxi Clean Dirt Fighters (Pack of 3), 48.9 Ounce

Made in the U.S.A., this product eliminates pet odor while also picking up hair and dirt. The manufacturer notes that this is said to pick up 25% more dirt, as it acts like a booster for your vacuum. While it leaves behind a fragrance for freshness, it can also absorb strong odors like smoke or mildew. Price: $14.16 and up (3 pack)

Best Deep-Cleaning Vacuum for Carpets

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Plus, 3588F, Upright Deep Cleaner

BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Pro Plus, 3588F, Upright Deep Cleaner

This machine offers Bissell’s deepest-cleaning system yet to tackle the toughest pet odors. It includes 12 rows of Dual DirtLifter PowerBrushes, which work to remove deep stains. This vacuum is quiet, meaning it won’t unnecessarily upset pets, and its suction system is very powerful. Price: $278.10 and up

Other Cleaning Tips

Many owners keep lint brushes nearby for clothes, furniture, and more. If you find yourself at your wit’s end with unlimited shedding, you can use a damp sponge as it will eventually lift hair from furniture and floors. You can try to reduce shedding by investing in grooming tools, but be prepared to spend time brushing each day. And remember that shedding is a small price for the incredible companionship your dog will show you.

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