Skip to main content

Tuesday Tip: Dyson 50 Makes Cleaning Dog Fur A Pleasure

Django, Dyson vacuum, dogs fleas
Django's leisurely snoozes result in a ton of fur left behind!
If you are a pet owner, chances are that you have been through a vacuum or two. For me, getting a new vacuum hasn't just been a casual decision. I have gone through at least 5 since moving to our home 4 1/2 years ago. When we first moved in, there was so much reconstruction going on (which seemed to last forever) that I vacuumed about twice a day. 

We only had Hayley back then and she didn't shed much. However, when she acquired fleas, I became almost obsessive in vacuuming. (I also learned the hard way how vital flea preventatives are!) This might account for how many vacuums I went through but I also could never find one that worked as well as I wanted it to work.

When we adopted Django and she became a part of our family, that brought the vacuum to a whole new level. She has slept in our bed since her first night home and also grabs a seat beside us on the couch, so I needed full back-up just to keep a handle on the sheer amount of fur that leaves her Labrador body on a daily basis. 


I recently tried out a Dyson vacuum and I have to say it seems to be everything that you see on the commercials,  a mix of sleek design meeting fanatical cleaning standards. The first thing I did was vacuum the stairs that lead to the second floor. The bottom step is one that both Hayley and Django sleep on regularly. Django also sleeps on the fourth or fifth step, especially during the summer because that is the precise area where the cool air conditioned breeze hits best. The stairs are a constant struggle to keep clean so I expected there to be a lot of fur and dust.

But what I found was mildly disturbing. Nearly half of the canister filled up with muck, fur, hair, and dust. It was horrifying to see what had been on the stairs. To the naked eye, they looked clean. 

And that's when I fell in love with the Dyson50. 


dyson vacuum, fleas, dogsdyson vacuum, fleas, dogs

The DC50 is a miniature size of the original and has a 2 tier radial cyclone technology which means that it captures microscopic dust. When I read that, I felt much better about the sheer amount of stuff that it picked up from my stairs. The attachable brushes also help this effort and the tangle free turbine tool ensures that fur won't bunch up and tangle in the brush bristles. The vacuum weighs just 11 pounds so it's maneuverable in small spaces and on the steps.

As pet owners, we know that the daily cleaning process can be yet another task in a busy day and not the most fun one either, so it' s important to use the most efficient methods possible.

What cleaning tool do you love most for cleaning up after your pets?

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Keep Your Dog Safe With These Holiday Safety Tips!

    ‘Tis the season for putting up decorations and eating delicious holiday treats, but that also means pets could be getting into serious trouble! Trupanion , a leading provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs, sees a 10% increase in foreign body ingestion claims and a 24% increase in toxicity claims during the holiday months each year. But you can keep your pets safe this holiday season with the below tips from Dr. Sarah Nold:

10 Strangest Items Swallowed By Dogs

My mother’s Schnauzer mix, Sha Sha, eats just about anything.  I didn’t quite believe just how often she would quickly snap up everything in her sight until a few weeks ago when she swallowed a quarter and a nickel in the blink of an eye. The vet advised my mother to watch her for the next few days as the coins would likely pass. It’s a very common issue among dog owners and it doesn’t only happen with puppies. The majority of dogs do grow out of the need to eat inedible objects. It can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what a puppy would eat so it’s best to be vigilant about where you dog is allowed to freely roam. Many dogs and puppies have been known to swallow seemingly unsuitable items, which  you might not find in any way enticing or preferable, but they do. Check out this list of the strangest things swallowed by dogs as witnessed by the  ASPCA :

10 Most Common Medical Conditions That Send Dogs to the Vet

No one likes going to the vet, especially our dogs. Like many others, my dogs can sense when they are going way before we get there. They get nervous and hyper. Some dogs whimper endlessly at the vet’s office while countless others have fear-induced accidents right in the office. While regular check-ups and vaccinations are a necessary evil, we can try our best to keep our pups in optimal health thus avoiding another dreaded trip. Veterinary Pet Insurance  compiled a list of the 10 most common medical conditions that send dogs to the vet. Some are unavoidable while others may be caught early on. Dr. Carol McConnell, DVM points out that many of the conditions that most regularly require vet visits “can be stopped early or successfully managed in partnership with a veterinarian. To prevent some of the discomfort that so many pets experience from common diseases, the place to start would be by checking them regularly for developing problems.” Check out the full list here at Babb