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pet hair and hoovering ...

Ive always had a vax for hoovering around the house only downside is its abit heavy and tricky to balance on the stairs, the hoover itself ive had about 5 years now and seams to be coming to the end of its lifespan, i was thinking about trying a henry hoover for £99 but not sure what it would be like for pet hairs. altho i only have a small dog he still manages to cast hair around the house  Roll eyes Anyways what do you peeps use ?  Im not looking to spend anymore than £150 max
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Re: pet hair and hoovering ...

I use a VAX air compact, similar models here (I paid half price for an older model at Tesco, definitely worth shopping around): http://www.vax.co.uk/vacuum-cleaners/cylinder-vacuum-cleaners
It's lightweight and seems powerful compared to my previous cleaner, we don't have a pet hair problem though because our miniature schnauzer doesn't shed much, neither do the cats so I can't really say how good it is for pet hairs.
Years ago our old mongrel used to love being 'hoovered' using the small round brush attachment, removing much of the 'problem' at source.
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I was thinking about trying a henry hoover

Hoover don't make the Henry, it's made by Numatic Wink Lips are sealed
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My Vax U88-AMM-P is very good with cat hairs.
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haha strat you know what i mean Tongue
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My Vax U88-AMM-P is very good with cat hairs.

I wouldn't have thought an upright was very good for hoovering a cat - difficult enough using an attachment on a cylinder type.
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haha strat you know what i mean Tongue

I do indeed. You are paying Hoover a very big compliment by using their name in a generic way Cool
@w23 it's all in the technique Wink
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... hoovering a cat - difficult enough using an attachment on a cylinder type.

Probably easier if you use one of these to stop the cat moving ...
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That's very good.
I'm sure my cat would prefer that to being cooped up in a plastic box.
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Hoover don't make the Henry, it's made by Numatic Wink Lips are sealed

Ah someone else who likes to correct people when it comes to using the brand name "Hoover" for the appliance that is a "vacuum cleaner", after all, you can't clean the floors with a Hoover kettle, or sweep the stairs with a Hoovermatic twintub... Grin
As for pet hair, I use a Tristar CXL (an american vacuum cleaner) coupled with a Sebo Dart power nozzle (an electrically-operated brush head), if that can't clean the carpets, then it's time to replace the carpets... Grin