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I use the vacuum for cleaning up **** and **** from my dog now everytime i run the vacuum the whole house smells like **** what can i do to clean out the vacuum so it smells less

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I am not surprised at all ... this is a very unhealthy procedure you are using ... endangering the health of everyone in your home ... particularly the family but not excluding visitors. Please stop this at once. You are sending all the stuff in the **** and **** into the air for all to breathe, eat and live amongst. I suggest you toss the vac and get your rugs professionally cleaned. I also suggest you get your animals under control.

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