Best Wet Dry Vacuums For Pets


In addition to regular vacuums, steam mops & powered mop cleaners, and carpet cleaners, wet dry vacuums are another type of cleaning machine that can be used to clean areas trafficked by pets.

We’ve put this guide together outlining what might be some of the top rated wet dry vacuums for pets.

We’ve included reviews and comparisons of individual models of wet dry vacs.

Let’s take a look at some of the best brands and models!


(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

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Best Wet Dry Vacuums For Pets

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing some of the top rated wet dry vacs here:

At the moment, the Crosswave Pet is one of the leading models on the market, so we will update this guide if any similarly top rated models from other brands become available.


In terms of cordless models, one option is the:


Best Wet Dry Vacuums For Pets: Reviews

You can read a review of the BISSELL Crosswave Pet Pro All In One Wet Dry Vac here.

As a summary:

The Crosswave Pet can vacuum and wash your floors at the same time.

It uses a water tank, pet cleaning solution, and a brush roll to do this.

There’s controls that allow you to switch between vacuuming and wet washing on different surfaces.

It’s designed for area rugs, and hard floors mainly, but also tile, sealed wood floors, laminate, linoleum, rubber floor mats, pressed wood floors, and area rugs.

It’s designed for picking up and cleaning accidents, food spills, pet hair and pet odors.

It weighs around 11.5 lbs, requires manual cleaning out (comes with a pet hair strainer for pet hair), and has a 25 foot electrical cord.


Note that BISSELL also offers the non pet version of the Crosswave –  BISSELL CrossWave Floor and Carpet Cleaner with Wet-Dry Vacuum, 175A (on Amazon)

You can read a comparison guide of the Crosswave Pet vs Crosswave here.

We’ve also put together several comparison guides of the CrossWave vs other cleaner models and brands:

Shark VacMop Pro vs BISSELL CrossWave: Comparison

BISSELL CrossWave vs SpinWave vs Symphony vs PowerFresh: Comparison

HOOVER SmartWash vs BISSELL CrossWave: Comparison

BISSELL 2X Revolution Pet Pro vs CrossWave: Comparison


Best Wet Dry Vacuums For Pets: Buyer’s Guide

Who Might The Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro Be For?

Those looking for a 2 in 1 wet/dry vacuum and cleaner

Those looking for a wet/dry vac and cleaner for area rugs and hard floors

Those looking for a light to medium duty cleaner


Who Might The Bissell Crosswave Pet Pro NOT Be For?

Those looking for a cheap vac

Those looking for a deep cleaner – you’ll need to buy a dedicated spot cleaner or deep carpet cleaner machine for that



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