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Serve your dog a real, homestyle meal brimming with high quality animal proteins.  Bravo! freeze dried raw diets offer a combination of nutrition and convenience.  There is no need to keep them frozen…so you can serve this great-tasting, nourishing meal anywhere you go!  Just mix with warm water, wait 15 minutes and serve!  That is all it takes to prepare a healthy meal for your dog.

How they do it.  Freeze drying simply removes the water from the meat and poultry while retaining every vital nutrient in its original form. To create this complete dinner, Bravo starts with premium, raw, freeze dried meat or poultry as the #1 ingredient.  Then they add organs and chickpeas, plus a generous helping of garden vegetables and cranberries, as well as natural herbs. The freeze dried comes in three different protein flavors, beef, turkey and pork.20160303_110739

Homestyle Complete is so good for your dogs because:

  • Raw meat or poultry is the #1 ingredient plus organs, garden vegetables and cranberries
  • Raised without added hormones or antibiotics
  • No artificial preservatives, flavors or colors
  • Grain and gluten free
  • Natural with added vitamins and minerals
  • Made in the USA by a family-owned business
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And, here are some other reasons that Bravo stands out:

  • Simplicity. At Bravo they believe that less is more.  Their limited ingredient diets are beneficial for pets with sensitive digestive systems.
  • Quality. They use nothing but the finest, most nutritious ingredients and prepare them with strict food safety standards. Bravo also refuses to use any added preservatives, hormones, grains, artificial flavors or colors.
  • Safety.  At Bravo, they are committed to providing the healthiest, safest diets and treats for your pets.  Their 10-step pet food safety process meets strict standards for pathogen control while keeping foods as close to natural as possible.
  • Restaurant heritage. Bravo products come from a family-owned company that has been supplying premium meats to finer dining establishments since 1942.
  • Value. Bravo is committed to offering premium quality products at an affordable price.

Until March 31, 2016, Bravo! Freeze Dried food is 20% off!  Don’t delay…stop in today!  If you have more questions one of our highly educated Team Members can answer your questions.

 

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As we celebrate our nation’s birth this month, our Team also decided to celebrate something that benefits YOU. It’s something that drives every single decision we make at Two Bostons, and it makes us very proud: We’re an independent, locally-owned business.

This means that whether you shop, work, or volunteer with us, YOU are an active contributor to local charities and Naperville civic life. YOU help create financial stability for our local community. YOU establish a training ground for generations of future entrepreneurs. YOU assist local shelters with supportive programs that help pets in need find loving forever homes.

 

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We’re a proud member of indieboundnaperville.org, and we’re also a featured retailer on shopindieretail.com (check out the Thundershirt segment)! We recognize that as our customer, you place a huge level of trust in the experience and service capabilities of our Team Members. It’s a responsibility we never take lightly. After all, every time you make the conscious choice to shop at Two Bostons, YOU make sure that:

  1. Community nonprofits receive ongoing support. It’s a proven fact that local business owners donate more to community charities than non-locals. At Two Bostons, we’re dedicated supporters of The Naperville Area Humane Society, A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter, and numerous others.
  2. Environmental impact is reduced. Local organizations make more local purchases that require less transportation. Two Bostons currently has 59 product lines that are exclusively MADE IN THE U.S.A. – and within those lines, we offer many different products including treats (like Sojo’s, Cloud Star, Stella & Chewy’s, and Bravo); toys (like Planet Dog, West Paw Design, Ruff Dawg, and GoughNuts); and foods (like Fromm, Pure Vita, Zignature, Nutrisca, Merrick, and Raw Bistro). In addition, many of our supplements and ALL of our collars are U.S.A.-made.
  3. More value is created within Naperville. Studies show that a dollar spent at an independent retailer is normally re-spent 6 to 15 times before it leaves the community. When you spend that same dollar at a national chain store, 80% of the money leaves town immediately. So by choosing to shop at an independent retailer like Two Bostons, you create $5 – $14 in value right here in Naperville for every dollar you spend! This helps give Two Bostons the resources we need to keep expanding our U.S.A.-made product line, provide community volunteers, and develop programs that directly benefit local organizations.
  4. Two Bostons owners invest in Naperville. Local business owners live in our community. They’re less likely to leave and they’re more invested in the community’s future. Our Two Bostons owners, for example, are members of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. They’re active in the Downtown Naperville Alliance. They periodically attend Naperville City Council meetings. They’ve led Two Bostons to develop a comprehensive cause marketing program that allows local organizations to receive vital sustaining funds. Our owners inspire our entire Team to partner with these organizations and participate in numerous community outreach events every month.

On August 16th , for instance, we’re partnering with popular Naperville eatery Crosstown Pub & Grill to bring you Pints 4 Paws! Stop by either of our locations through August 15th, and in return for a $20 cash donation to NAHS you’ll get a glass that you can fill with $2 pints or $3 craft pints from 12 noon -4 p.m. on the day of the event. Plus, of course, your pup’s invited to join us on the patio! Visit our Facebook page or web site for more fun summer happenings that are making a difference!

Why do YOU shop with Two Bostons? We’re always interested to hear your feedback!

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Whether you just got a puppy or adopted an adult dog from a shelter, training is an ongoing process for dogs of all ages. For food-motivated pups, receiving treats during training can really speed up the learning process. In fact, many brands have treats specifically made for training. Today I want to tell you about some of our Team favorites!

Cloud Star, known for their Buddy Biscuits, also makes a great training treat option called Tricky Trainers. Considering that your dog will probably have more than one treat during each training session, Tricky Trainers are low in fat and calories. They are also wheat, corn and soy free, making them a healthy, low-allergen treating option all around. Of course, Tricky Trainers are also very small, so they’re easy to store in your pocket or a treat pouch (which, by the way, is also available at any Two Bostons location!). Tricky Trainers come in two textures, chewy or crunchy; and three flavors: salmon, liver, and cheddar. After all, when it comes to texture and flavor, it’s all about what your dog likes best!

Another popular pet company, Bravo, makes a great variety of all natural, mini-sized, freeze-dried, grain-free Training Treats. Options include:

  • All-Beef Hot Dog. Most dogs love hot dogs, and these freeze-dried treats are the real deal.
  • Turkey Bites. These are perfect if your dog is a fan of poultry. They’re made with one ingredient — turkey thigh meat – with no added preservatives or hormones. This limited-ingredient profile also makes them ideal for dogs with allergies.
  • Buffalo Bites. This is another limited ingredient treat option, made from freeze-dried buffalo heart. Because this is an especially good source of protein, iron, and B vitamins, your dog ends up getting a healthy boost while he thinks he’s being treated.
  • Trail Mix. For those who are undecided, Bravo puts all three options together and adds some freeze-dried Vermont cheddar cheese! These are perfect for pet parents who want to try each of Bravo’s protein types, while giving their dog some yummy variety while training.

Our newest training treats include Five Star Organic Coconut Training Treats from Cocotherapy. These one-calorie treats are free of grain, full of fiber, and low in fat. They also contain USDA certified organic coconut flour and organic coconut oil, which are wonderful for your dog’s skin and coat. Choose from heavenly Coconut Gingered Pumpkin or Coconut Bananas Foster flavors.

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When it comes to tail-waggin’ training treat choices, look for options that address your pet’s unique allergen sensitivities and weight management requirements. Cloud Star Tricky Trainers and cheddary Cheese Please are just a few furry friend favorites.

 

Also remember that at Two Boston’s, we have treats of all different sizes and protein sources available! Almost all can be, in some way, used as training treats. For example, Buddy Biscuits are easily broken up into smaller training pieces. Fruit-based Fruitables (my dog’s favorite) can be made smaller as well; and Healthy Dogma’s Amazing Apple Crisps or Blissful Banana Crisps are another tasty, dehydrated fruit reward. Is your dog a big cheese lover? Try Cheese Please. These yummy bites are just 3 calories each, gluten-free, low in salt, and 99% lactose free.

All of these options are available at any Two Bostons location. Come in today and find out which one works best for you. Do you and your pet have special favorites? Tell us about them below!