If you find dog grooming a challenge you may be glad to know that you can vacuum groom your dog. However, you’ll need a hoover designed for use on pets, or special vacuum attachments for dog grooming.
Fortunately for me, Whippets don’t shed very much and they’re short haired. This means that grooming isn’t a huge chore for me. That said, I still occasionally use a vacuum for grooming, alongside a more thorough “manual” grooming session.
It’s advisable to use special equipment if you intend to use a vacuum for grooming your dog. Professional dog grooming vacuums can be expensive though. Hence, in this post I’m going to focus on perhaps the most economical way to carry out “suction” grooming: vacuum attachments.
I’ve researched Amazon for vacuum attachments for dog grooming. Where possible, I’ve looked for attachments with a universal fitting. However, there are one or two products on this list that have a specific fitting for branded models.
I list each of the attachments with details of vacuum compatibility, star rating according to reviewers and links to each grooming attachment on Amazon for you to find out more. I should advise that I am not providing reviews of the products myself. I’ve only researched what’s available on Amazon to save you some legwork!
Table of Contents
- Wessel-Werk Universal Vacuum Attachment for Dog Hair
- Green Label Dog Hair Vacuum Attachment Grooming Brush
- Shop-Vac 9190400 Dog Grooming Tool
- Defurry Dog Vacuum Grooming Brush and Shedding Kit
- Qualtex Dog Deshedding Grooming Tool Kit
- EZ SPARES Vacuum Hose Attachment Dog Grooming Tool
- Penn-Plax VacGroom Dog Grooming and Shedding Vacuum Attachment Kit
- Fur Sure Vacuum Brush Kit for Home Dog Grooming
- Gforest Dog Vacuum Grooming and Deshedding Attachment Tool Kit
- Dyson “Groom Groom” Tool
- ALL PARTS ETC. 3-Pack Dog Vacuum Attachment Kit
Wessel-Werk’s vacuum attachment includes a universal fitting so it can be paired with most vacuums.
The attachment itself has a swivel neck, adjustable air relief and removable bristles to make grooming your dog with a vacuum an easier affair.
It currently has a 3.4 star rating on Amazon.
Green Label’s vacuum cleaner dog hair brush attachment removes hair and dander and by all accounts provides a relaxing massage!
The 360° rotatable head enables grooming from a variety of different angles. It has a one click button to make it easy to remove the attachment for cleaning the bristles after use.
Its universal adapter fits a wide variety of vacuum models with a 1.25inch to 1.38 inch hose diameter and friction-fit, such as Electrolux, Hoover, LG, Philips, Samsung, Siemens and Vax.
The Green Label vacuum attachment for dog grooming has a rating of 3.3 stars on Amazon.
Shop-Vac has produced vacuum cleaners and vacuum cleaning products since 1965.
The 9190400 dog grooming attachment fits on vacuums with a 1 inch to 1.25 inch hose and so will be compatible with a range of different hoovers.
Amazon currently rates Shop-Vac’s 9190400 attachment at 4.3 stars.
Defurry’s dog vacuum brush and shedding kit claims to have a near universal fit, but won’t work with vacuums that have a non-circular intake channel.
It comes with an adapter, grooming attachment and a 1 metre extension hose, which gives you more freedom when grooming your dog and puts more distance between you and the noisy vacuum.
The grooming attachment itself has a patented design that effectively removes loose fur and protects your dog’s body.
It offers quick and easy grooming and has an Amazon rating of 5 stars.
Qualtex’s dog grooming attachment comes with a universal vacuum adapter to fit most cleaner brands.
Along with the adapter the kit comprises a hose, grooming tool and comb to remove fleas and ticks, while maintaining coat condition.
Amazon reviewers rate this at 4 stars.
EZ Spares vacuum hose dog grooming attachment appears to be effective for removing fur directly from your furry friend and also for picking up stray hairs from your furniture.
As a fairly basic attachment, it has an outer rubber comb that should feel pleasant to your dog.
It’s a compact attachment at 1.25 inches (32mm), but it should fit a range of different vacuum cleaners.
Amazon currently shows this with a rating of 3.8 stars.
Another dog grooming vacuum tool that should fit a number of different cleaner brands.
The VacGroom kit includes a universal adapter, extension hose, grooming tool and 3 interchangeable combs to help fight fleas and ticks.
You certainly seem to get a lot of bang for your buck with the VacGroom and it’s a popular dog grooming product. Amazon reviews rate it at 4.1 stars.
Fur Sure’s vacuum dog grooming kit comprises a universal hose adapter and ergonomic handpiece with 2 inserts: one with a curry comb brush and the other a bristle brush. The handpiece includes an adjustable hand strap for ease of use.
Both brush inserts will help to groom any type of dog coat and deliver a pleasing massage at the same time!
This dog grooming vacuum attachment currently holds a 3.5 star rating on Amazon.
The Vac & Groom kit connects to vacuum hoses of between 1.25 inches and 2 inches in diameter, as long as they are round.
Its reinforced extension hose can be extended up to 37 inches, so your vacuum won’t be too up close and personal if you have a nervous dog.
An extremely popular vacuum attachment for dog grooming with a 3.9 star rating.
A tool for Dyson lovers only! Dyson’s “Groom, Groom” vacuum attachment fits the following models:
DC50, DC28, DC14, DC40, DC65, DC17, DC07, DC41, DC15, DC23, DC18, DC25, DC11, DC24, DC26, DC22, DC33, and DC27.
Dyson fans with dogs will love this vacuum attachment, since it’s design and function will likely compliment their Dyson collection!
The attachment head has a very specific 364 flexible bristles to penetrate dog coats and removes loose fur and dander.
Ideally suited to medium to long haired dogs, the Groom, Groom attachment is highly rated on Amazon, having 4.3 stars.
ALL PARTS ETC.’s grooming attachment kit can be used with most home vacuum brands such as Beam, Bissell, Craftsman, Dirt Devil, Eureka and many others: it has a standard 1.25 inch diameter fitting
The 3-pack kit comprises grooming brush with soft bristles, a nozzle for deshedding and grooming and a turbo brush to clean dog hair from a variety of surfaces.
This is perhaps the most comprehensive vacuum attachment kit for grooming on this list and it’s also highly rated on Amazon with 4.4 stars.
You may not feel you need vacuum attachments for dog grooming, especially if you’re like me and have a low-shedding dog like a Whippet.
However, vacuum grooming attachments definitely have their place if you like the idea of a quick groom and vacuum at the same time… they definitely can help to save time.
As a final note, if you decide to purchase any of these dog grooming attachments, be sure to check the details of your vacuum to avoid ordering something that that’s not compatible with your cleaner.
Do you use vacuum attachments for dog grooming? Perhaps you use a product that’s not on this list? Leave a comment at the bottom of this page to let me know.
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