This ingenious mini pet nozzle is the perfect vacuum attachment to combat pet fur

This clever tool might be the answer to your pet hair woes

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Anyone with pets will know that keeping your home free from pet hair and dander can be challenging, especially if your furry companions love lounging on furniture and bedding.

Removing fur from fabric is made all the more difficult because of static electricity, meaning regular vacuum cleaners often fall short. That’s why the best vacuums for pet hair have strong suction and anti-tangle features.

Some models even have filters or special vacuum attachments designed specifically for tackling fur and pet debris. LG's CordZero™ Series excels in this area, offering solutions like an innovative mini pet nozzle and self-emptying machines.

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How does it work?

'Our mini pet nozzle is a motorized mini attachment with rubber fins that allow for anti-tangle cleaning above the floor on stairs, couches, or in cars,' explains Samuel Hodgkinson, Global Product Manager at LG Electronics. 'It includes a removable brush bar for easy cleaning and a rear castor wheel to help with consistent push and pull force on fabrics.'

'Other traditional bristle brushes are prone to hair tangle and they tend the lift off the surface when you pull back on upholstery due to their design,' Samuel continues. 'But our mini pet nozzle is specifically designed to provide anti-tangle cleaning on various surfaces.'

Moreover, the attachment's compact size and pivoting feature enable it to reach tight spaces and otherwise hard-to-reach spots where dander and debris can gather – essential for anyone with common allergies.

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Why do I need a vacuum specifically designed for pet hair?

Not all vacuums are up to the challenge of pet hair and dander. So, if you want to keep your home clean and hygienic when living with a furry friend, you should consider the following factors before purchasing your next vacuum:

Powerful Suction: Ordinary vacuum cleaners won't cut it against fur embedded deeply into carpets, upholstery, or fabrics. Look for pet-specific vacuums or attachments that have strong suction power to pull out hair from deep within fibers.

Anti-Tangle Tech: There's nothing more frustrating than getting hair tangled around the brush roll of your device. Thankfully, pet hair vacuums and attachments, like the LG Mini Pet Nozzle, come equipped with anti-tangle technology, such as rubber fins and a specialized brush design to prevent this from happening.

Enhanced Filtration: Fur and dander go hand in hand, which is a common trigger for allergies. That’s why devices designed specifically for homes with pets have HEPA filters or similar advanced filtration systems that capture fine particles and allergens before they leave you sneezing.

Ease of Maintenance: Look for features such as self-cleaning brush rolls, removable brush bars, and self-emptying dustbins. These will make it easier to clean and maintain your vacuum cleaner.

Suitable for Multiple Surfaces: Pets shed hair everywhere, from carpets to hardwood floors and upholstery. That’s why the best pet-specific vacuums are those that are suitable for a variety of home surfaces. Attachments like the Power Mop Pro Nozzle on the LG CordZero™ A949K will make cleanup a breeze.

While it's important to know how often to vacuum with pets and stay on top of your cleaning routine, there are other simple ways to combat pet fur in your home. If your pet is prone to shedding, try grooming them regularly and invest in affordable solutions such as lint rollers, washable furniture covers, or the best air purifiers.

Gabriella Dyson
Head of Solved

Gabriella is Head of Solved at Homes & Gardens. She is a DIY enthusiast and a lover of all things interior design, often found antiquing or browsing the aisles of her local hardware store. 

She has a particular passion for historic buildings and is in the process of renovating a Victorian coachhouse in the British countryside. 

For much of the past decade, Gabriella has worked as a freelance writer, crafting copy for national publications and renowned homeware brands. Most recently, she worked on Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, focusing on case studies for the magazine and website, as well as writing features about issues surrounding historic and listed building projects.