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post #1 of 9
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Some time ago, somewhere, I saw a vacuum for cats. The motor is put in one room and a very long hose attaches. The cat is not aware of the noise and thinks your just brushing her. The hair is sucked into the vacuum into another room. My problem is I don't remember the name of this product. I sort of think it was only on-line. Any suggestions?
post #2 of 9
It's called the PetVac... my mom and I had tried to order it a couple years ago when we first saw the commercial and after awhile it never came or anything and we called the company with our order confirmation number and they said that number didn't exist, so we just gave up on it... if you do get it, please let me know how it works!!! I've recently been thinking of attempting to order it again, as it's shedding season!
post #3 of 9
Here's the link:
http://www.petvac2.com/Default.asp?t...dJ3PSnw&bhcp=1

Apparently, there's now a PetVac 2 that comes with a furminator type attachment... now I'm really interested, but it seems a little more expensive than I remember before
post #4 of 9
I've never heard of a vacuum designed specifically for pets.

I'm fortunate that Chynna loves the vacuum and seeks me out whenever I have it out, demanding to be vacuumed. I recently got a Dyson Animal that has one of those turbine furniture tools (rotating brush). I tried it on Chynna and she absolutely love it.

Now Abby on the other hand! She sees the vacuum and she's gone in a flash. She hides in the closet and won't come out while it's on. However, she doesn't seem to mind the caretaker's vacuum and in fact sits by the door peering under it at the shadow as she vacuums the rug outside my apartment door.
post #5 of 9
Oliver is not a fan of the regular vacuum either lol he's gotten better though... now sometimes as long as he's a bump under a blanket, he's ok - like the vacuum can't get him under the blanket!

The thing I posted is a big bucket that gets attached to your vacuum and then there's a really long hose attached to the bucket - this is so the vacuum itself can be put in another room and not scare the pet and the bucket collects the hair instead of your vacuum... I'm really interested now in this petvac "2" as it comes with the furminator tool....
post #6 of 9
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Well I tried all the local pet stores and none of them have it. I guess the only place to buy this is on line and yes it is expensive. I already have a furminator but I find it makes such a mess. I use it in the bathroom and the fur sticks to everything because of static electricity. But it really does work. One of my cats loves it and the other won't have anything to do with it. I'm thinking about buying the Petvac 2 and will keep everyone informed. Thanks for the replies.
post #7 of 9
Gee, I wonder where a person could buy a 25-foot vacuum hose? Because, essentially, that's all you need. Something to keep the noisy cat-chaser in another room.

Of course, it seems to me like the end of the hose would "hiss," so maybe I need to rethink this...
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by mrblanche View Post
Gee, I wonder where a person could buy a 25-foot vacuum hose? Because, essentially, that's all you need. Something to keep the noisy cat-chaser in another room.

Of course, it seems to me like the end of the hose would "hiss," so maybe I need to rethink this...
The other advantage to the actual pet vac is the pet hair never enters your vacuum and therefore doesn't clog your vacuum filter.... plus, with the petvac you can use it on a wet pet as well, which unless you were using a wet/dry shop vac, would ruin a regular vacuum (the wet pet thing is an issue for me because I do bathe Oliver and I have a dog that gets bathed)... I didn't even bother looking for this in pet stores, but I did google in and found the original petvac at a few other online places, but it looks like you basically have to purchase #2 via their site

I'm way interested if anyone buys it on knowing how well it works! I found mixed reviews on the first one, but again, I'm thinking the furminator tool would make a bigger difference
post #9 of 9
Well, all the cat hair in the house end up in the vacuum, so why should I care about bypassing the intermediate "floor" stage?

But wet thing is a consideration.

OK, if I were going to go big time on this, what I'd do is get a wet/dry shop vac (less than $50) and a long hose. I'd install the shop vac next to a wall in the garage and put a hole through into the house. Then, get a long hose. I'll bet you could do a real good job for less than $100.
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