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    WORLD NEWS NOW

    With Co-hosts Diane Macedo & Kendis Gibson

    "Where more insomniacs get their news than any other source!"

    On these pages are gadgets I've shown over the past few years on the show. 

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    Monday
    Nov272017

    Hot new pet gadgets I showed on World News Now. (They're also great gift ideas for pet lovers.)

    f you missed my spot on air, it's here: http://abcnews.go.com/WNN/video/pet-gadgets-holiday-season-51427086

    I had a suspicion Diane Macedo, cohost of World News Now might bring Frank, her super adorable pet rabbit to the studio when she saw “pet gadgets” on the schedule. I didn't have anything specifically for rabbits among my gadgets, so I did a web search on Amazon. That's where I found the Pet Sling Carrier. It seemed like it might be perfect for Frank. Here's what Amazon said about it: Made of 100% cotton designed to carry small animals like cats, dog, rabbits, etc. It for pets that weigh up to 4kg, which is roughly 8.8 pounds. There's a hook inside the carrier to secure your pet, and an extra pocket for treats, phone, keys, etc. A vented mesh opening lets pets see outside and get fresh air. It comes in four colors and is priced at about $19.00. ($18.99 on 11/27/17) So I bought one, and luckily Frank liked it. It has a padded bottom which seemed to suit Frank fine. Be sure watch the video to see Frank, Diane and the Pet Sling Carrier. (They'll be a link above once the spot is available online.)

    It's here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iYszhz

     

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    Here's an easy way to clean a dog's paws when it's the weather's bad outside.

     

    Meet the Dexas MudBuster. Coming back home after walking the dog in the rain or snow?Dexas MudBuster is an easy way to rinse your dog’s dirty or muddy paws before they enter the house! To use it add a little water, insert the muddy paw, twist a little, remove and dab the paw dry. Repeat for the other 3 paws! There are soft silicone bristles inside the easy-to-grip tumbler to gently loosen mud and dirt. You can pop the top off the MudBuster and remove the cleaning pad if you want to give it a good rinse in the sink or tub. BPA free. Three sizes. Small is for up to 2 inch paws, size Medium is for up to 2.5 inch paws and size Large is for up to 3.5 inch paws. Priced from about $15.00 and up depending on the size. (Amazon prices can change daily and they have on this item.) 

    http://amzn.to/2zqY2zg

    Giz Wiz Link. Pay the same as everyone else, but GizWizBiz gets a small credit to buy more stuff on Amazon. (We spend far than we make, but we love gadgets!)

    Sunday
    Nov262017

    Keep your cats happy and hydrated.

    Meet the Catit Fountain Mini. According to the company, cats do not drink enough water because they only want fresh, clean water, nothing that's been sitting around in a bowl. This fountain has 3 water flow settings: gentle flow, bubbling top, calm streams. Includes Filter pad and a low voltage pump. Holds 1.5 L (50.7 fl oz). It 'smaller than Original Catt flower fountain. Which holds twice the capacity. And this is a clever little bonus. The Catit Mini Flower Fountain packaging is decorated with a quirky design that can be turned into a genuine cat toy with just a few cuts of the scissors. Good for countless hours of extra, crazy cat fun! $23.99 as of 11/26/17

    Catit Mini Flower Fountain: http://amzn.to/2k2B9PK

     

    Read about their bigger fountain at the link below. It's only $6 more but holds 2X the amount of water. (As of 11/26/17)

     

    Catit 3 Liter Fountain http://amzn.to/2iRCZj4

    Sunday
    Nov262017

    A safer way for you and your dog to be seen at night.

    Meet the Niteyleash. This new illuminated dog leash uses fiber optics paired with a powerful LED, to make dogs and their owners stand out after dark. It glows brightly from end to end. There's a steady mode and a blinking mode, and the company says their 5 foot leash is waterproof. This leash is probably the brightest one I've seen so far. Runs on 3 AAA batteries (included). And you get to try it for 90 days. Here's info from the company: We are so sure that you and your pooch will love Nitey Leash that we offer a 90-night guarantee. Test out your Nitey Leash for 90 nights. If you don't love it, simply return it for a full refund. No questions asked. It's available in 3 different colors, blue, orange and green. It retails for $24.95.  

    http://amzn.to/2i8h5em

    Sunday
    Nov262017

    An new, easy way to get dogs to take pills!

    Ever hear of PillStashios? At first I thought they had something to with pistachios, the nut, but they don't. It has to do with “pills” and how to “stash” them so your pet takes them. Lets of pet owners including me, have trouble getting their dog to take a pill. So this is a clever and easy way to do it. Hide the pill inside this new innovative treat! They look like a little nut that opens with room inside for the pill. They comes in two different sizes for different sized pills. The dog eats the treat and swallows the pill. What do they taste like? Well, I didn't try one, but my dog “Charlie” absolutely loves the apple-bacon flavored ones! There was no pill inside but I bet he would devour just as fast if there was. Here's a bit more info from the company: Using all natural, USA sourced, healthy ingredients, we cooked up some really delicious flavors. We took special care not to includes any cheap fillers, grains, gluten or soy. PillStashios are made with our patented and unique 'Smell Lock TM' closure system to ensure that dogs can't smell the pill inside or they can't separate the pill and spit it out. We offer PillStashios in a variety of delicious flavors that can be found here including; Apple Bacon, Blueberry Chicken and Cranberry Turkey. They sell for under $13. 

    https://www.pillstashios.com/

    Sunday
    Nov262017

    Now your cat can hunt for his or her food - in your home, or apartment!

    This is a totally new way to feed your cat, or more like, let your cat feed themselves. It's called the No-bowl indoor cat feeder. A vet designed this bowl-free way to add a bit of exercise and fun when it's time for cat to eat! The vet says that cats like to hunt for their food, so this feeding system looks like common prey (a mouse). You fill the container inside the fake mice with dry food and hide them. When hungry, the cat goes looking for food which the vet says simulates natural hunting and eating patterns. As they roll the mouse around, spills out. Comes with 5 little fake mice and containers, and a trainer mouse container. Description says “designed for one cat” but I don't see why more they one cat can enjoy 'the hunt for food'. Juse hide them all over the house or apartment. The kit is $39.99. Available on the company website.

    Company website: https://docandphoebe.com/collections/indoor-hunting-feeders