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Best Carpet Cleaner for Pets

best carpet cleaner for pets
Written by Nicky Jones

Last Updated: March 2017

We’ve discussed in great detail what the best carpet cleaners are, we’ve also discussed what the best portable carpet cleaners are and the best commercial carpet cleaners but we’ve yet to talk about the best carpet cleaners for pets. Well, not any more – in this guide we will be discussing the main features you need to be on the look out for, when trying to find a carpet cleaner that will get rid of those pet stains including cat and dog urine as well as the odors that go with them. We will also provide our top recommendations on the best carpet cleaner for pet stains, so sit back and relax, we’ve done all the hard work for you.

Best Carpet Cleaners for Pets

Brand & Model
Owner Rating
5 Star Rating
Price
Bissell DeepClean Professional
4.6 (87 reviews)
71%
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Bissell DeepClean Deluxe
4.6 (293 reviews)
66%
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Bissell DeepClean Premier
4.4 (722 reviews)
65%
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Bissell SpotBot Handsfree
4.2 (2,322 reviews)
61%
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Bissell ProHeat 2X
4.1 (388 reviews)
61%
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*5 Star Rating: this is based on the percentage of consumers who rate the carpet cleaner 5/5.

The table of recommendations above highlights our top 6 carpet cleaners for cleaning pet urine and removing odors. Most of these carpet cleaners have been specifically designed to cater towards pet owners and the constant issues you have with cleaning pet urine and the residing odor.

You will probably notice that all of the recommendations are Bissell branded carpet cleaners this is not intentional. However, other brands such as Rug Doctor & Hoover do not design carpet cleaners specifically catered towards the pet owner market unfortunately, therefore whilst there are some fantastic carpet cleaners from other brands, without the specific tools designed to help lift pet hair, clean pet stains and remove odors it’d be silly for us to recommend them to you.

With that being said Bissell are one of the best, most well-known brands within the carpet cleaning market and have acquired the expertise through trial and error and years of experience catering towards the pet market with there vast series of pet carpet cleaners that they are now a household name in this niche market. There carpet cleaners have been specifically developed for households with dogs and cats, they understand how to efficiently remove tough pet stains and lift pet hair out of carpets or furniture. Not only this, Bissell has also developed specialised carpet shampoos for pet owners that help to effectively remove pet stains and odors, leaving carpets and upholstery looking professionally cleaned.

What to look for when shopping for a carpet cleaner for pets?

There are several key features you should be looking for when shopping for a carpet cleaner to tackle those pet stains and odors, these are:

  • How does it collect and trap pet hair? The most recommended carpet cleaners, including the DeepClean Professional, Deluxe & Premier included a pet hair basket which traps the pet hair once removed from the carpet.
  • How does it remove the odor of urine? Bissell have created carpet shampoos which have been specifically designed for this range of pet carpet cleaners to help remove pet odors from urine and other accidents. When soaked in to carpets and then sucked up and left to, these shampoos remove all of the foul odors that previously existed, leaving the carpet with a beautifully fresh and clean smell.
  • What other pet specific features does it include? All of our recommended carpet cleaners include tools tailored towards pets as these carpet cleaners have all been specifically designed to target pet owners.

Most Recommended: Bissell DeepClean Professional Pet Carpet Cleaner – 17N4P

Average consumer rating of 4.6 out of 5.0 with 87 consumer reviewsBissell DeepClean Professional Pet Carpet Cleaner - 17N4P

The Bissell DeepClean Professional is one of three DeepClean models designed specifically with pet owners in mind. The DeepClean Professional has fantastic feedback from verified consumers with 71% of users giving it a 5 star rating.

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The DeepClean Professional comes with Heatwave Technology which helps to maintain constant water temperature throughout the entire cleaning process as well as 12 rows of dual rotating power brushes. It also includes surround suction which helps dry surfaces faster and EdgeSweep brushes which allow for better cleaning against baseboards.

Features

  • Weight – 28 lbs
  • Cord Length – 22ft
  • Water Tank – 1.25 gallons
  • Motor – 7 amps
  • Warranty – 3 years
  • Includes – Pet hair collection basket, DuraStrength Nozzle, 6″ Stair Tool
  • Formula – 3 Trial size bottles of Bissell’s 2X Professional Formula
Performance9
Convenience9
Accessories9.5
Warranty & Support10
Price9.5

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Most Recommended: Bissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet Full Sized Carpet Cleaner – 36z9

Average consumer rating of 4.6 out of 5.0 with 295 consumer reviewsBissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet Full Sized Carpet Cleaner - 36z9

The Bissell DeepClean Deluxe is the priciest in the DeepClean range, offering a variety of additional features over the Premier & Professional. This model has equally positive feedback from verified consumers with 66% of users giving it a 5 star rating.

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The DeepClean Deluxe comes with additional features including the innovative Cleanshot Trigger which sprays formula directly at stains for targeted stain removal. It also comes with Heatwave Technology, EdgeSweep brushes, 12 rows of dual rotating power brushes, surround suction & the Stain Trapper Tool which isolates extra dirt from coming in to contact with the rest of the machine.

Features

  • Weight – 32 lbs
  • Cord Length – 22ft
  • Water Tank – 1.25 gallons
  • Motor – 7 amps
  • Warranty – 3 years
  • Includes – Pet hair collection basket, DuraStrength Nozzle, 6″ Stair Tool & Strain Trapper Tool
  • Formula – 3 Trial size bottles of Bissell’s 2X Professional Formula
Performance9
Convenience9
Accessories10
Warranty & Support10
Price8.5

Overall, whilst the DeepClean deluxe has some great added features when comparing it to the professional model, it’s simply not worth the additional investment (it’s significantly more expensive than the professional). Therefore, we would recommend most pet owners who are looking for a carpet cleaner to go with the DeepClean Professional which we reviewed above.

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Most Recommended: Bissell DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner – 17N4

Average consumer rating of 4.4 out of 5.0 with 722 consumer reviewsBissell DeepClean Premier Pet Carpet Cleaner - 17N4

The Bissell DeepClean Premier is extremely similar to the Professional, they both have equal features. However, where they differ is in the motor – the Professional has a slightly more powerful motor at 7 amps, where as the Premier has just 6 amps. This leads to the Professional having slightly better suction power, meaning it is more efficient and effective at cleaning.

Having said this, the Premier has still managed to hold it’s own, receiving equally good feedback from verified consumers with 65% of users giving it a 5 star rating (only 1% behind the professional).

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Features

  • Weight – 31.8 lbs
  • Cord Length – 22ft
  • Water Tank – 1.25 gallons
  • Motor – 6 amps
  • Warranty – 3 years
  • Includes – Pet hair collection basket, DuraStrength Nozzle, 6″ Stair Tool & Strain Trapper Tool
  • Formula – 3 Trial size bottles of Bissell’s 2X Professional Formula
Performance8.5
Convenience9
Accessories9.5
Warranty & Support10
Price9.5

To summarise, whilst there is minimal differences between the DeepClean Professional and this model, the DeepClean Premier we would still opt for the slightly more expensive model (the Professional) simply because it comes with a more powerful motor for very little extra cost.

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FAQ

Will these carpet cleaners work on cat & dog urine?

Yes, these carpet cleaners work by spraying the area with water mixed with the specially designed detergent, once this has been soaked the carpet cleaner will begin to thoroughly clean, using the DeepClean technology and removing any urine from your pet that was previously there.

Will these carpet cleaners remove pet odors?

Yes, the specifically designed carpet shampoo will remove any odors that have come from the pet stains.

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About the author

Nicky Jones

Being brought up around the family cleaning business, it was only natural for me to continue down the line. Having worked with my father from a very young age, helping him to clean client's properties, whether it be a hotelier, holiday home or simply a families house I was there to help. With all this being said, I've gained a tremendous amount of experience and I am here to share it with you.

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