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Dyson Vacuum Worth the Money

Updated on November 23, 2013

After owning a Dyson Animal for several years, I'm convinced that this is the best product for pet hair removal. It also works great on cleaning up dust and dirt and getting rid of fleas.

Is A Dyson Worth The Money?

My pets include multiple cats, one who has long fur, and a mixed breed dog who has Chow-Chow and Sheltie in him and sheds constantly.

All the pets live indoors so I needed a good vacuum that did not clog.

I also was interested in going bagless since bagged vacuums tended to fill up after one use.

After my upright died, I began researching what kind of vacuum to get.

I talked to several other pet owners who swore by the cleaning ability of the Dyson Animal.

After reading the reviews, I decided to take the plunge even though the vacuum cleaner cost over twice what I had paid for my old one. I hoped that it would be worth it

I have no reservations in saying that for this pet-filled and kid-filled household, I have had no regrets.

About My Dyson

I bought an upright DC 25 with Ball Technology. While I would have liked the one with higher amps, I was already stretching my budget to purchase the one that I bought.

I have enjoyed the Ball Technology and the machine is lightweight and easy to maneuver. Emptying the chamber is quick and relatively easy.

I rarely have to use my hands to get out any of the dirt or hair, even if there is a lot of it. I have had no repair issues so far either.

My only complaint is that the cord is a bit too short so I’m constantly plugging and unplugging the machine to go from room to room. However, an extension cord would easily fix this issue.


My house is mostly carpet. While I could like to change out to hard floors in more rooms, time and money are factors.

Even on older carpet, the Dyson does an amazing job of cleaning it. You can see the different between a section of floor that has been cleaned and one that hasn’t.

It easily gets up hair, even hair that I don’t see. Sometimes I run it over an area and am surprised to see how much dirt, dust and pet hair it will pick up, even if an area looked relatively clean and hair free.

With the Dyson, your pets can come back inside.
With the Dyson, your pets can come back inside. | Source

Hard Floors

While I do not have any wooden floors, I do have areas of linoleum and tile. The Dyson Animal has a feature that allows you turn off the rotating brush.

Then you can easily run the vacuum over any hard floor surface without worrying about scratching or the brush scattering the dirt.

I find that this feature works better than I expected, and I can get the hard floors clean very easily.

The suction power, even without the brush, is amazing and you can see it literally pull in dirt and hair as you push it along.

Hose and Attachments

Using the hose attachment is pretty easy. Just pulling up on the handle releases it so that you can quickly clean a baseboard or a vent.

I have found that you want to be sure to attach the tools. Otherwise the opening of the hose is large enough to pull in larger objects.

I have sometimes vacuumed up items such as small toys, which then get stuck. Sometimes it takes me a while to fish them back out.

So my advice is to be aware of your surroundings when you are using the attachments, because it can easily suction coins, buttons and other small, loose items.

Cleans Up Kid Messes Too!

I also have two kids who love to play outside. They do tend to track in leaves, dirt and debris.

The vacuum seems to handle their messes with ease.

I’ve sometimes been tempted to vacuum the kid too but confess that I haven’t tried that one yet!

Overall I would highly recommend the Dyson Animal for your vacuum and cleaning needs.

It is easy to use right out of the box, requires very little maintenance, and the brush does not tend to clog with pet hair and other debris.

I find that it is one household product I can depend on to work correctly every time.

I don’t have to think about it. For this busy mom and pet owner, that is a definite plus.

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    • LCDWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      L C David 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Yes, I have the same issue. There is a lot of cannister emptying---especially if I haven't vacuumed in awhile. But even on my old carpets you can clearly see where the Dyson has been and where it hasn't. I still love this vacuum.

    • OldRoses profile image

      Caren White 

      5 years ago from Franklin Park, NJ

      Love, love, love my Dyson animal vac. I have three cats, 2 of whom have long hair. One is a champion shedder. My only "complaint" about my Dyson is that it does such a good job getting up all the hair and dirt, that I have to empty the canister after vacuuming each floor of my house.

      Oh, and great hub! Well organized and persuasive.

    • LCDWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      L C David 

      5 years ago from Florida

      Thank you so much! I'm enjoying it here so far. Yes, the never-ending pet hair battle...completely understand!

    • Kimberly Vaughn profile image

      Kimberly Vaughn 

      5 years ago from Midwest

      Welcome to HubPages LCDWriter! I'm glad you have joined the community! I have a black lab mix named Jack and I am constantly fighting a battle with dog hair at my house! This hub is well written and helpful!

    • LCDWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      L C David 

      5 years ago from Florida

      I have heard from other friends that sometimes human hair can be a bigger issue for them than the pet hair. I'm with you on the bagless. I will never go back to bags again after using the bagless. I'm guessing it's better for the environment too!

    • cre8ivOne profile image


      5 years ago from Midwest, USA

      I also own the animal Dyson. It has been a great vacuum cleaner, only complaint I really have is that my daughter's and I have long hair and we have to stop about once every month or other month to cut put and human hair off the roller. It is pretty nice to not have to buy bags for the vacuum either and instead just emptying it into the trashcan. I don't like taking time out to clean and wash the filters out either because I always seem to have something to vacuum up! This product is worth the money, everything else I have tried breaks after about 3-6 months.


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