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    https://www.facebook.com/ABCWorldNewsNow/videos/2635329633225215/Need to take an unwilling cat to the vet? The Calm Pet Carrier could help!

    Here's are the new and unique Pet Gadgets I showed on World News Now. Here's my spot in case you missed it and would like to see it: https://www.facebook.com/ABCWorldNewsNow/videos/2635329633225215/

    -.The Calm Carrier has a sliding drawer that the company says eliminates need for forced loading & unloading of your cat. That means a significant reduction of travel-related fear, anxiety & stress (FAS) for pets & owners. It's engineered and built to IATA Airline standards so you can take when you fly. At home it stores efficiently when not in use (base and drawer nest completely inside the top) and it's a tool-free assembly. Other features include easy to clean finish, odor & stain resistant plastic. Flow-through ventilation on all four sides, improving pet comfort. This is a real preview and it's not going to be available until early Spring. The company said it should retail for about $50

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/CkqEW6bBSPE


    Company video: https://vimeo.com/358911752  


    Company website: http://vannesspets.com/  


    Here's the scoop on a new gadget that carries the poop.

    I think this a clever, much-needed doggie gadget, especially on long walks! Here's info from the company: Dog’s love to take walks. And while it’s nice that they love the walk they’re not the ones left holding the poop bag once the deed in done. That’s you, left holding the doo. Our product, the dooloop, is a light-weight, easy to use, solution that puts an end to the need to ever again carry poop bags in your hand throughout the walk. The dooloop is a patent-pending leash accessory to hold used poop bags when you're out on a walk. With one hand you simply slide bags on and off, your hands are free and your pockets empty. dooloops are made in Maine of bio-degradable non-toxic plastic and use zero-waste packaging that includes a ball-chain to attach your dooloop to any leash handle. Available in 5 colors, and the MSRP is $8.00

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/p-rViOIF6-U


    Company website: https://shop.thedooloop.com  


    Need a quick way to put a collar and leash on a dog?

    Then you should know about the new RadDog All-in-one Collar + Leash. This unique collar is has a built-in retractable leash housed within the collar. It's designed for the mostly off-leash dog who has to be leashed quickly. That might be when someone afraid of dog approaches, on you don't want your hound running after something; things like that. It features a built-in 36" retractable leash. Perfect for walking, running, hiking, car trips, heading to the vet, etc. Available in a variety of sizes, (S, M, L, XL) the collar is made of durable nylon fabric. It's ideal when you need a quick-use leash. (I'm thinking of a time when you find a stray dog and want to get him to safety.) To use the leash, just pull it out of the collar. When you release the handle, the leash will automatically retract. It's available in red and blue. MSRP is $39.99, but it's on Amazon for about $34.00 as of 10/21/19.


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    Nite Ize link: https://www.niteize.com/product/RadDog-All-In-One-Collar-Leash.asp 


    You can save money buy washing and shampooing your dog at home.

    The Waterpik Pet Wand Pro offers an economical way to shampoo and clean your pet at home. The WaterComb Spray has two pressure settings and water flow pause. It ships with a 8-Foot Flexible Hose, Outdoor Hose Adapter, an Indoor Shower Diverter and Suction Cup Hook so you can hang up the wand during bath time. Now unless it's in the heat of summer, using a garden hose probably isn't the most comfortable for your for pet (you'll know best), but with the included shower divertor you can attach and unattach the Pet Wand Pro easily. Although the MSRP is $49.99, it's online for about $32 to $35.

     It was about $33 here on 10/21/19

    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2ON9MGJ


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    Carry a doggie water bowl just about any place.

    It's easy with the RadDog Collapsible Bowl Having a doggie bowl with you, especially in warm weather, is a great idea. This tiny portable, folding dog bowl is leakproof, holds up to 16 ounces, and packs down into an incredibly small pocket-sized package. (It can even fit in the pocket of running shorts.) It's made from durable, coated nylon and has a plastic MicroLock so you can clip it on to belts, backpacks, leash, etc. When I tested mine, I filled it from a sink, but it would be easy to fill from a drinking fountain too, like those found in parks.Putting the filled RadDog bowl down on a flat surface makes it a decent-sized doggie drinking bowl. Available in blue or green, it's under $10.

    Amazon link: https://amzn.to/2nJQ6Ze

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    Nite Ize link: https://www.niteize.com/product/RadDog-Collapsible-Bowl.asp#tabs