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How do I clean the bag? I loaned it to someone that had 4 dogs! Needless to say the bag was very dirty, full of dog hair and smells really bad. I emptied the bag out but still cannot get all the hair out and wondered about how to clean the bag. Can I wash it? Thanks so much, Cindy

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Yes you can wash it if it is from textile material, hand wash it i recomand, but not to sure if u can get all the hair out, but at least it will smell nice.\015\012
\015\012A new bag isnt't to expensive either, depends on the model.\015\012\015\012\015\012
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