Best Vacuum for Long-Haired Cat Hair: According to Ragdoll Cat Owners

Snuggling up on the couch with your fur baby beside you may be the best way to spend a lazy afternoon.  Yet, any cat owner knows that after cuddle time comes one daunting task – clean up time! If you have a Ragdoll cat or any long-haired cat, you know they tend to shed a lot and most likely, you’ll have fur all over the house, on your clothes, and basically everywhere! But don’t worry, clean up time doesn’t have to be a daunting task, thanks to these helpful household tools. We’ve curated are some of the best vacuums for Ragdoll Cat Hair that Floppycats cat owners have tried and tested. We put a message on our Facebook page, saying that it was high time we updated this post, Best Vacuums for Ragdoll Cat Hair According to Ragdoll Cat Owners. Of course, as many of you know, I am HUGE on brushing off cat hair with a Lilly Brush BFF before you vacuum to make it easier to vacuum =) Read on to see which helpful tool might be the best for you and your pet.

Shark Rocket Complete

Shark DuoClean Rocket Corded Ultralight Upright Vacuum Released early 2017, the Shark Rocket Complete TruePet with DuoClean is a stick vacuum and one of the most popular vacuum among Ragdoll cat owners. Its powerful suction makes clean up a breeze, especially with its DuoClean Technology. Basically, you have two roller brushes working together to make sure all dirt is picked up, whether on carpet or bare floors. The downside on this tool is that cat hair gets easily tangled in the brushroll, especially for long haired pets. However, this is commonplace with a most vacuums so Shark included a small handy hair remover tool at the base of the panel. Unfortunately, it doesn’t a HEPA filter which is a really good feature if you are mainly using this for cat hair removal. Overall, this is one of the most beloved cleaning tools of pet owners because of its versatility and value for money.

Shark Navigator Pro Lift-Away

Shark Navigator Life Away Professional Topping our list is another one from the Euro-Pro brand. This is one of the most recommended cleaning tools for ragdoll cat owners as it works very well with cat hair. The Shark Navigator is an upright vacuum and boasts of its signature Lift-Away feature for those hard-to-reach areas. This works well with carpet and bare floors, and also upholstery and stairs using the Power Brush tool. The best feature of this series is that it has a HEPA filter which is very important especially if you’re mainly using this as a cat hair vacuum. This also includes an Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology which ensures that air it forced through the HEPA filter. It also has the option to turn on/off the brushbar which is handy if you’re cleaning both on bare floors and carpet.

Shark Rotator TruePet

Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away TruePet Upright Vacuum in Bordeaux The most popular model among the Shark line is the Shark Rotator TruePet NV752. This is one of the most favorite 3-in-1 upright vacuum cleaners in this brand because of its TruePet Motorized brush. Fitting the palm of your hand, this handy tool effectively removes cat hair even on the thickest carpet. It also features the Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + HEPA filter which makes it ideal for cat hair removal. It is easy to maneuver but some consumers note that the handle and wand is too tall making it difficult to handle. However, this remains to be one of the most beloved tools for cat hair cleaning because of its power suction and how it effectively cleans debris because of its Thick Carpet/Area Rug setting.

Dyson Ball Animal 2 $499.00

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is one of the best tools available in the market for cleaning cat hair. Its powerful suction paired with a very powerful machine makes clean up a breeze as it has no problem pulling up cat hair on bare floors and carpets. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has certified it to be asthma and allergy friendly because of its Whole Machine HEPA Filtration. One of the best feature of this tool is its Tangle-free Turbine Tool which resist tangles. Two counter-rotating brushes allows long hair to be picked up without worrying that it will get stuck in the rotator brushes. It is also easy to maneuver because of its Ball Technology which lets you glide around hard-to-reach areas with a twist of your wrist. These amazing features makes this an easy favorite among Ragdoll cat owners.

Dyson V8 Absolute

Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner The Dyson V8 Absolute keeps up with the brand’s high-quality cleaning system with its motorized cat hair brush, HEPA filtration, and a sealed system. But what makes this one of the most beloved tools for ragdoll cat owners is that it is cordless which allows you to clean and maneuver without any pesky cords. Some owners though note that battery life is not too long but with a powerful suction and specialized cleaner heads, you won’t need a long time to clean up. Consumers also love that its dirt ejector system makes its canister almost “hand-free” to clean up. The brushroll also easily slides out without having to use a lot of tools. This tool is most ideal for those who prefer mobility and convenience of a cordless and also those with only a small area to clean.

Neato XV-21 Pet Allergy Vacuum

Neato XV 21 Pet Allergy Automatic Vacuum Cleaner The Neato automatic vacuum cleaner is a favorite among ragdoll cat owners because it is a robotic vacuum – turn it on and voila! Your house is clean! This is ideal for pet owners who simply do not have the luxury of time to clean as you can leave it on and it effectively cleans all kinds of surfaces. It features a laser-guided technology that actually scans the floor for to methodically clean all surfaces. This is especially designed to clean up cat hair and boasts that it helps reduce pet allergen. It has special brush bristles and powerful suction which makes it the amazing tool that it is. This is a great everyday tool that you can use in your home.

Roomba 770

iRobot Roomba 770 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Another automatic vacuum cleaner made our list but this is made by the popular brand iRobot. It’s the Roomba 770.  Don’t be fooled by its small package – this powerful cleaner can surely pack a punch against those stubborn cat hair! It features its patented iAdapt Navigation to ensure it clean every square inch of your home. It boasts of a 3-Stage Cleaning System which loosens, lifts, and suctions dirt from any surface. It effectively cleans any tight corners because of its Edge-Sweeping brush that effectively catches any dirt. It also has a Dual Counter-Rotating brush that ensures debris is picked up and suctions it to the bin. The 700 series now also feature HEPA filters which is great for Ragdoll cat owners. Our furry friends make a great companion to our homes but it can really be a task to clean up. You can try to clean up as much as you can but their constant shedding will make the task all the more difficult. And if you do not have the right tool, cat hair can also cause health issues such as allergic reactions. Fortunately, Ragdoll cat owners need not to worry. With these powerful tools at our disposal, we can keep our homes clean with just a push of a button.


Do you have a favorite vacuum for picking up cat hair? Readers mentioned a Rainbow vacuum in this post on Facebook that featured this blog post:
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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Super pawesome post & info, Jenny! Thank you soooo very much for this great information!! Drooling over all the lovely vacuums!! 🙂 <3

    I use a Bissell upright that works really well. Got it off Amazon last year!

    I use that vacuum and my Lilly Brush BFF (for spot cleaning between official Vacuum Days) to keep our carpets free from kitty fluffles! (NOTE: Lilly Brushing your carpets is a great workout for your thigh muscles, balance and arms!) 🙂 <3

    I would LURVE to own one of those lurvely Sharks or Roombas one day, too, but they are out of my budget right now. But a girl can dream! 🙂 <3

    Big hugs & lots of love!!!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    1. thanks, patti – yes, after reading readers’ suggestions, i want to try a shark!

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