There are literally hundreds of pet hair vacuum attachments. They fall into two main categories; attachments you use to clean your carpet and upholstery, and attachments that you use when grooming and brushing your pet. I urge everyone who has a cat or dog that leave hair on their carpet and furniture to learn about the various vacuum attachments available that will make your life easier.
I’ve always had a cat, and had a few dogs over the past 20 years. Before I discovered an attachment for my vacuum cleaner that was designed for pet hair, the loose hairs always used to frustrate me. I’d vacuum the same spot 10 times and eventually get onto one knee and pinch the hair free from the carpet, and then vacuum it away.
If your vacuum cleaner came with any of the pet hair attachment below, get using them! If not, find which one fits your vacuum cleaner, and shell out the money as it is well worth it. There are generic brand pet hair attachments that come with adaptors to fit dozens of brands of vacuum cleaner. Even the brand name attachment listed below fit a wide range of models in most cases.
If you are unsure of which pet hair vacuum cleaner attachment is best for you, choose from the best of the best that we have listed below. If you have any questions, consult your vacuums manufactures website, or ask in the comments below.
Pet Hair Vacuum Attachments for Carpet
Below are the best pet hair attachments for removing hair from carpet, rugs, and furniture.
If you own a BISSELL vacuum cleaner, and also own a furry little friend, this is the pet hair kit you absolutely need to buy. If you don’t own a BISSELL vacuum cleaner, the adaptors included in the package are designed t fit most popular vacuum cleaners. This cheap pet hair kit comes with all you need to be able to fully manage your pet hair problem. This kit is great for getting the pesky hair off your stairs, and cars interiors. It is also great for your pet’s favourite sleeping spot, whether that be your bed, or the sunny spot on the couch. Whats included in this package?
- Pet Contour Tool – This allows you to reach into those tough crevices and hidden nooks to pull out stubborn pet hair and dirt. Perfect for reaching between the couch cushions, or between your car seats and centre consoles if your dogs are frequent passengers in your vehicles.
- TurboBrush – This six inch wide brush is your typical rotating brush that is perfect for clingy pet hair, and combines the brush with rubber fingers to ensure more hair is picked up on each pass.The TurboBrush will be your new best friend!
- Adaptors – BISSELL includes two adaptors to fit most vacuums. Check the BISSELL site to ensure this is compatible with your vacuum.
Buy the Dyson pet accessory kit if you want a full package that will give your home a thorough cleaning. This kit fits all full size Dyson vacuums, and is made by Dyson to ensure you are buying a quality product. Check Dysons website to ensure this is compatible with your model vacuum cleaner. The kit contains multiple attachments:
- Flexi Crevice Tool – This tool allows you to get into all those pesky nooks that accumulates not only pet hair, but other general household rubbish such as kitchen scraps under the fridge and food crumbs in the couch crevices. Next time you walk past the fridge shine your phone light down the side of it. If your home is anything like mine dust and crumbs seem to be constantly gathering here. This is the tool to solve your messy problem! The Flexi tool is about 12” closed (not flexible) and about 19.5” extended with 8” of this being flexible. It is good thick plastic and seems to be well made.
- Mattress Tool – This tool features a wide head which is great for cleaning your entire mattress in minimal time. This tool is worth its weight in gold for me, as my cat spends her days lounging on my bed while I am at work, and coats my black covers in pesky ginger fur. The Dyson mattress tool removes dust mites and allergens from mattresses and upholstery to ensure you are sleeping and lounging in a clean environment. My Asthma flared up this winter which motivated me to begin vacuuming my mattress and bedding more frequently, and this vacuum attachment works a treat.
- Carpet Cleaning Kit – The Zorb groomer attaches directly to the wand on your Dyson vacuum and works hard to massage the Zorb carpet cleaner powder deep into your carpet.
Pros: Dyson is an innovative brand that makes quality, long lasting, products. Their pet hair attachment products are no exception. Great for under and behind the fridge, or cleaning your dryers lint depository.
Cons: You may find hair gets stuck to the fabric attachment, and not actually sucked into the vacuum. This however happens with nearly all of these pet hair tools so don’t let it put you off. Every now and then, take the attachment off, and vacuum the hair off!
There are two models included in this review, as they are essentially the same but for different Shark vacuum cleaner models. Version 1 is for Shark Navigator model NV22. Version 2 is for Shark vacuum models NV350, NV352, NV355, and NV356E.
Both of these are genuine Shark products, so you can be sure they fit your vacuum perfectly, without any air escaping which can cause performance issues. The rotating brush is air powered, and can occasionally get clogged with long hair that wrap around it and reduce performance, but a quick pull on these hairs removes them and then you can vacuum them directly into the tube so they don’t get caught again. The small size makes it small and ergonomic enough to reach into tight spots, and use on small surfaces such as single seat couches, or up each individual stair in your house if you find these gathering unusually large amounts of cat and dog hair.
Pros: Brand name product which will fit like a glove. You can use it on furniture, stairs, or in your car. The product is simple and exactly as described online.
Cons: There are a few reports of it breaking too quickly, but I suspect these are isolated cases. The Shark brand pet hair attachments will in most cases be constructed to a higher quality than generic attachments. Taking into account the cheap price, and the return policy some online retailers offer, this is still a saf buy.
The Electrolux pet hair attachment is similar to the Shark, Bissell and Dyson alternatives reviewed above. Simply put, if you have an Electrolux vacuum cleaner, this is the one you should be buying. The Power Paw attaches to your vacuum cleaner and provides a rotating brush the removes pet hair from deep within your carpets. Also in the package is a bonus adaptor that will allow the Power Paw to fit most leading vacuum brands. Something to keep in mind is that both the Power Paw, and the adaptor, is designed to fit circular tubes, not oval. If you have an oval tube, please don’t purchase this pet hair attachment! The universal adaptor fits with most brands with a 32mm or 35mm hose/wand.
Pros: Nice and cheap, so despite flaws (see below), it is easily replaceable. It is an excellent performing pet hair attachment, and if it was twice the price I would still recommend it. It fits into the same snap on storage spot, and does a killer job on stairs, car seats etc
Cons: Some people report that theirs breaks frequently. They aren’t built super tough so don’t be too rough with the product. Sometimes when cleaning particularly tough areas, and put too much pressure on it, you may crack the plastic casing at the seams. If you are a bit of a handyman perhaps consider applying some epoxy along the seems to make it more durable.Also, expect a bit of a high pitched noise.
What a name! The Pet Power Paw Turbo nozzle is similar to the BIZZELL attachment above in that it makes removing pet hair easy and fits most vacuum brands. The key difference is that it is a little bit cheaper, doesn’t come with the Contour Tool, and only has one adaptor included.
The vacuum suction will get the brushes spinning fast (which makes a bit of noise) and it is great to use on sofas and bedding. At under $20 this tool is a no brainer, if you don’t want to sit in the fluff pile your sleeping dog or cat has left behind on your favourite chair.
Pros: Very satisfying watching the pet hair be picked up in particularly messy patches of carpet. The adaptor ensures it will work with most types of vacuums. I should have bought a pet hair attachment like this much sooner.
Cons: Some types of fabric may require a bit more elbow grease to be applied to ensure the brushes pick up all the hair. If you apply a little to much pressure you will notice the spinning brushes begin to slow down a bit.
Pet Hair Vacuum Attachments – For Pet Grooming
These vacuum cleaner attachments are for use directly on your pets. And by pets, in most cases I mean dogs.
This Topdog product comes with two different combs. One is best used on long haired breeds, and the other for short haired breeds. These interchangeable grooming heads can simply be changed at a push of a button.
The combs remove hair deep down and bring it to the surface, allowing it to be quickly and efficiently sucked away before it even gets on the carpet or your furniture. If you want to keep you dogs or cats hairs off your carpets, couch, furniture, bed sheets, duvets, and clothes, then this is a very cheap and affordable solution.
Simply connect the hose to any vacuum cleaner pipe that has the standard 1 ¼ standard hole. If you are unsure if this is your vacuums dimensions, read customer Q&As online to see if anyone else has asked your question already, or consult your owner’s manual. The Topdog Groomer Pet Brush fits on most Kirby, Eureka, Electrolux, Hoover, Royal, Kenmore, Fantom, Panasonic, and Shop Vac brands. It will not fit Dyson products.
Pros: Quality product with quality materials. Well built and will last a long time. Very reasonable price.Dogs love it when we brush them twice a week.Very easy to use.
Cons: They are surprisingly large and bulky. Not the most ergonomic design. Often the hair will get stick in the brush, and not removed by the vacuum suction. Personally I just remove the attachment for a moment and vacuum the hair directly into the vacuum hose if the brush is becoming full.