Best Pet Carpet Cleaner: Top 4!

For those of us with pets and carpets, it is a challenge keeping them clean and free from odour and pet hair.

When you are looking to buy a pet carpet cleaner, there are some things you need to keep in mind:

  • Does it have a system to get rid of urine smell and pet odour?
  • Can it handle the tougher stains left by pets?
  • What other pet specific features does it offer?

Here we will give you short reviews of the 4 best pet carpet cleaners on the market in 2017.

Best Carpet Cleaner for Pets

Bissell cleaner

BISSELL Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine

Price: $$$

Pet Features
Powerful deep cleaning to get rid of pet odour urine and stains
Stain and hose tool to get rid of hard to reach stains
Removes very tough spots and stains
Cleans large areas of carpet
Large tank

The Bissell Big Green is probably the most effective carpet cleaner we have reviewed. It has a large following amongst pet owners because of its extremely efficient cleaning of pet urine, pet vomit and pet stains.

It has a large tank, which means that it is capable of cleaning large areas without you needing to stop and refill.

The downsides of this machine is its price and its size, but if you want this kind of cleaning power, you will just have to live with it.

It is a pricier option, but delivers a carpet cleaning that is hard to beat. The deep cleaning functionality is helpful for cat and dog owners as it really eliminates stains and smells.

A competitor of the Bissell Big Green is the Rug Doctor, which also focuses on deep cleaning and pet stains. Have a look at this article here to see what sets them apart.

Top Pet Carpet Cleaner

Carpet Cleaners

BISSELL DeepClean Deluxe Pet, 36Z9 

Price: $$

Pet Features
Pet Hair Basket
Stain Trapper tool
Deep cleaning to get rid of pet odour pet urine and stains.
Cleanshot Trigger technology to get rid of tough stains

The Bissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet is a very effective deep cleaner that is focused on taking care of pet stains and odours. It has a hair basket, which will trap the pet hair, so that you do not have to remove it yourself in the machine.

The stain trapper is helpful in removing tough pet stains. Cleanshot Trigger technology is a function that directs the formula straight to the stains, which means that it will be easier to clean tough stains.

This pet carpet cleaner is really designed with pets in mind, and has a powerful suction and deep cleaning function as well.

It differs form the BISSELL Big Green in that it has a smaller tank size, and it does not seem to deep clean as powerfully as the Big Green. Its advantage over the Big Green lies in the pure focus on pets, with the pet hair collector, and also its smaller size and the lower price.

Great Budget Pet Cleaner


BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet Full Sized, 17N4

Price: $$

Pet Features
Deep reach pet tool
Pet Hair Basket
Deep cleaning to get rid of pet odour urine and stains

The BISSELL DeepClean Premier Pet is another carpet cleaner focused on pet stains from Bissell. It has great reviews from its users online and is quite similar to the Bissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet.

It has a pet hair basket to collect the hair, and it is a powerful deep cleaner which means that it gets rid of the tougher pet stains.

This is a great value carpet shampooer, and it is cheaper than the Bissell DeepClean Deluxe Pet, so what sets them apart?

The difference between them lies in the functions. The DeepClean Premier lacks the stain trapper tools and the Cleanshot trigger technology of the Deluxe, which means that the Deluxe version handles the toughest pet stains better than the Premier version.

The Premier is cheaper though, and although not quite as powerful as the Deluxe, it is still a powerful deep cleaner that has gotten great reviews by pet owners.

Great Budget All Round Carpet Cleaning

Hoover carpet shampooer

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe, FH50150

Price: $$

Pet Features
Crevice tool
Spin Scrub brushes for better cleaning

Although not technically focused on pets, this home carpet cleaner from Hoover handles pet stains very well. It was one of the best selling carpet cleaning machines in the US in 2015 and 2016.

It uses spin scrub brushes to effectively get the stains out, and weights only 19 pounds.

It does not have the power of the Big Green, or specific pet features, but for the average pet owner, it is a good carpet cleaner for pet stains.

Its main advantages being the price and all round effectiveness at cleaning carpets. Combined with an effective pet cleaning solution this is a good option for those not wanting to spend too much.


If you have the budget for it, the best carpet cleaner for pet stains right now is the Bissell Big Green, with its superior cleaning power and deep cleaning. We will update this list as we review new carpet cleaning machines, but my guess is that this list will stand for a long time.

As not only the carpet but also the floor can become smelly when you have pets, it might be a good idea to purchase a steam mop. By using steam and fragrance discs together you can eliminate the odour on the floor as well.

If you have any thought on any unit you want us to review please let me know in the comments!

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