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Science is our pet subject

Dyson’s microbiologists study how dirt, pet dander and other particles can be spread by pet hair – helping to find better ways to capture and contain them.

Dyson microbiologist studying pet hair in a Dyson laboratory

Dyson deep cleans – wherever pets get

Woman using a Dyson cordless vacuum to clean all around the home

Your pet drops hair and particles as small as allergens around your home

Pet hair

You can see pet hair – but not all of the dirt and other matter that can cling to it.

Picture of pet hair under a microscope

Pet dander

An allergen made of dried skin cells and saliva, dander can float in the air and settle on furniture.

Picture of pet dander under a microscope


Dirt from outdoors can cling to pet hair – potentially spreading bacteria if hair drops around your home.

Picture of bacteria under a microscope


Pet paws and hair can pick up particles from outdoors, that could spread indoors.

Picture of pollen under a microscope


Dyson reveals invisible dust and hard-to-spot pet hair. Laser Slim Fluffy™ cleaner head makes invisible dust visible on hard floors – so you don’t miss anything.

Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head cleaning hard floor

Laser reveals microscopic dust particles to show you exactly where to clean

Automatically adapts suction for the right balance of power when you need it

V15 hepa and V12 core colors

The science of pet hair

Dyson microbiologist observing pet hair
  • Strand of pet hair being analysed in a Dyson laboratory

    Dyson knows pet hair

    Our scientists have spent years understanding different hair types, down to how they bend, bounce and fall.

  • Cutaway shows Dyson Motorbar cleaner head technology in action

    And how to remove it

    Dyson Motorbar™ cleaner head technology drives stiff nylon bristles deep into carpet to capture stubborn hair.

  • Dyson Motorbar cleaner head deep cleaning hair from a carpet

    From all surfaces

    Dust and hair can cling to the static charges in hard floors. Anti-static carbon fibre filaments reach deep to release fine particles.

Powerfully captures

Automatically de-tangles. Powerful Dyson suction removes dust, dirt and pet hair.

Dyson Motorbar cleaner head cleaning across a hard floor and a carpet
  • Dyson Hair screw tool cleans a pet bed, and a Motorbar cleaner head clears hair from a carpet

    De-tangles hair automatically

    Motorbar™ cleaner head technology uses polycarbonate hair removal vanes to automatically clear the brush bar as you clean.

  • Motorised brush bar inside the Dyson Motorbar cleaner head

    Removes hair from pet beds, car seats and stairs. Fast.

    De-tangling Hair screw tool. The motorised conical brush bar migrates long hair and pet hair into the bin.

Pets drop more than just hair

Dyson microbiologists study microscopic particles
  • Close up of pet hair

    Pet hair can carry allergens

    Everywhere your pet gets, dropped hairs can spread microscopic allergens around your home.

  • Pet hair under a microscope at Dyson

    Dyson looks closer

    Our microbiologists study the particles that can cling to pet hair, helping to find better ways to capture them.

  • Particle becomes visible under microscope

    For a cleaner, more hygienic home

    That’s why Dyson vacuums have the tools, power and filtration to capture and contain invisible particles.


Dyson’s advanced filtration traps 99.99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. Our latest HEPA vacuums have a filtration efficiency of 99.97% down to 0.1 microns.1

Close up of a Dyson cordless vacuum's filter unit

Pet-focused tools and accessories

Pet groom tool

Suitable for pets with medium and long hair. The Pet groom tool sucks loose hairs directly into the bin – so they don’t drop around your home.

Grooming a pet with the Pet groom tool
  • Pet groom tool capturing loose hair

    Captures loose hair

    Brushes, then removes loose hairs from your pet directly into the vacuum.

  • The angled bristles on the pet groom tool

    Grooms quickly and comfortably

    364 bristles are angled at 35° and flex to an upright position as you brush.

  • Pet groom tool captures dead skin cells

    Removes allergens as you go

    Captures dead skin cells with every stroke – helping to prevent them spreading around your home.

Hair screw tool

Engineered for Dyson cordless vacuums. The de-tangling conical brush bar removes long hair and pet hair from pet beds, car seats and stairs. Fast.
Comes in the box with V15 and V12 vacuum.

Hair screw tool sucking up hair from pet bed

Frequently asked questions

Homes with pets need to be vacuumed more frequently. Pet paws tread dirt from outside. And pet hair and pet dander drop wherever your pet roams at home. Dyson recommends vacuuming your floors, pet beds and upholstery one to four times per week. More often, if you have many pets.

Dyson vacuums are engineered to capture and contain household dirt and pet hair – even the microscopic pet dander you can't see. Available across Dyson’s range of cordless vacuums, our latest de-tangling Motorbar™ cleaner heads are engineered to suck up pet hair. And hair removal vanes automatically clear wrapped hair from the brush bar as you clean. Also available with Dyson V15™, V12 Detect Slim™, Cyclone V10™ and V8 Slim™ vacuums, the Hair screw tool has a de-tangling brush bar that quickly removes hair from pet beds, car seats, sofas and stairs.

Dyson’s researchers study how dust particles transfer between surfaces. Helping to pioneer technology that deep cleans fine dust and allergens such as pet dander. Tested and engineered for homes with pets, the Dyson Outsize™ vacuum creates powerful suction that drives deep to remove dirt and pet hair from carpets and rugs. Featuring Dyson’s most advanced filtration in a cordless vacuum, the Dyson V15 Detect™ vacuum has a HEPA post-motor filter that traps particles as small as 0.1 micron – smaller than pet dander. Helping to maintain more hygienic living spaces.

For spot cleaning wherever your pets get, Dyson’s Hair screw tool has a de-tangling conical brush bar that quickly takes care of long hair and pet hair left on pet beds, car seats, sofas and stairs. The Hair screw tool is engineered for Dyson cordless vacuums.

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1Filtration tested against ASTM F3150 in Boost mode.