Robot Vacuum vs Regular Vacuum: Which Is Best For Pet/Dog Hair?


Some vacuums are better than other when it comes to sucking up pet and dog hair.

This applies to both the type, and brands of vacuums.

In this guide, we answer which vac might be better when comparing a Robot Vacuum vs a Regular Vacuum:

Which Is best for cleaning up pet and dog hair, and why?

We also list some vacuum models in both vacuum types for you to consider if you’re in the market to buy.

Let’s take a look!


(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)


Robot Vacuum vs Regular Vacuum: Which Is Best For Pet/Dog Hair?


Robot Vacuums For Pet Hair

Robotic vacuums are light cleaning vacuums. They are mainly only for light/fine hair, low quantity hair amounts, and loose fur on the surface of floors.

They have much lower suction power, smaller brushes, and smaller dust container capacities than upright vacs.

Because they are automatic vacuums, you can’t apply pressure to the spots with the hair with them like you can an upright vac.


Upright Vacuums For Pet Hair

For thick hair, high quantities of hair and deeper lodged hair – get a full size powerful upright vac.

They are more powerful, have bigger brushes, and bigger dust containers than robotic vacs.

An upright vac gives you more flexibility, power, control and range.

Many of them allow you to access furniture and above floor level surfaces with pet tools as well.


Best Robot Vacuums & Regular Upright Vacuum For Pet Hair

We’ve already identified what some of the best overall vacuums for pet hair might be in this guide.


Some Hair Is Just Going To Be Too Hard For A Vac To Clean Up

If there is a lot of particular thick hair in your carpets or on your house surfaces, you may want to dislodge and brush up some of the hair yourself first to prevent it clogging the vac or so that you ensure it actually gets picked up.

You can then run over the remainder with a vac.



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