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Hello again! Ever since warmer weather got underway a few months ago, dog owners have been noticing the return of an all-too-familiar problem: SHEDDING! Even the shortest coats can become a nuisance; and unless you just love to accessorize your outfits with clumps of pet fur, owners aren’t exactly fond of all this extra hair lying around. In the past, we’ve talked about the Furminator and its awesome ability to reduce shedding by eliminating the undercoat of loose fur. Today, Shenzi and I are here to share another fantastic brush alternative that really gets rid of all that loose hair — the Zoom Groom by Kong!

The Zoom Groom is essentially a rounded rubber brush that’s unique because it “sucks” the loose fur off your pup’s coat like a magnet. The fur sticks to the rubber — which makes the brush extremely easy to clean. Plus, because it’s made of pliable material, it’s also extra-gentle on sensitive pet skin and won’t scratch or irritate your pet. Zoom Groom comes in a number of snazzy colors, and it’s perfect for cats too. Cute little dog and cat designs are even featured right on the brush!

 

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Shenzi definitely felt pampered — and the ZoomGroom definitely felt full of loose fur — after our “spa day” grooming session.

 

Shenzi is a German Pointer/Italian Greyhound mix (and probably a few other things besides!), so she has very short hair that doesn’t need much more than a bath every few weeks to stay looking fresh and groomed. She sheds a fair bit, but I was curious to see just how much loose hair was really hanging on her coat. After using the Zoom Groom, I was amazed at how much actually came off! I got at least a handful of fur off my mid-sized, 45 pound dog!

Zoom Groom was super-easy to use, and the hair collected in a neat little pile near Shenzi’s tail which made cleanup a breeze. Best of all, my girl absolutely LOVES being groomed with this tool! She got down and stretched out to make it easier for me, which shows just how relaxed she felt with a soft rubber brush as opposed to hard wire bristles that could scratch up her skin and make her uncomfortable. After our brushing session, Shenzi’s shedding was noticeably reduced for about two weeks with just a few quick touch-ups in between.

So if you’re looking for a gentle yet super-effective brush option that is perfect for dogs with sensitive skin, grooming anxiety, or shorter coats, I’d definitely recommend coming in to try out the Zoom Groom today. Your canine or feline friend will feel like they’re getting a soothing massage, and you (along with your favorite black pants) are sure to notice the difference right away!

 

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It’s official, because it’s actually on the calendar – Spring arrives this week!  After the loooooong, snowy, frigid winter we’ve endured, just the idea of sunnier days and balmier temps provides a much-needed mental break. If your family’s like mine, nicer springtime weather means longer walks, new trail discoveries, and more trips to the dog park. Yet it can also mean grimy paws and muddy underbellies that threaten to track dust and dirt all over the carpet and furniture. We all know that bathing our pets too frequently can be messy, time-consuming, and extremely harsh on their skin and coats. So does this mean we’re stuck staying indoors after all?

Not a chance! That’s because the smart folks over at Earthbath have developed Earthbath Grooming Wipes. These large, thick, pre-moistened wipes – manufactured in the U.S.A. with only the safest, most natural botanical ingredients – are great to use between baths as a touch-up grooming aid. We tote them along in a backpack, where they’re super-handy for cleaning dirty paws, legs, ears, snouts, undercoats, and um … bottom areas, too. They’re designed to help remove the animal dander, eye discharge, enthusiastic drool, clinging plant matter, mud stains, and/or general fuzz that just seem to accumulate whenever your pup charges through an open field after being snowbound all winter. They’re also ideal for wiping down paws after every walk. This helps reduce the number of outside allergens that get tracked through the house.

Besides all-natural cleansers and conditioners, Earthbath Grooming Wipes also contain shine-enhancing extracts plus healing aloe vera and moisturizing vitamin E (as an added bonus: notice how soft they make your fingers and hands feel after wiping off your pet!). They’re free of animal by-products, lanolin, and skin-drying alcohol; they won’t remove spot-on flea and tick control products that have been applied per manufacturer’s directions; and they’re safe for daily use on animals over 6 weeks old.

 

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Don’t let springtime dirt, dust, and allergens rain on your pet’s parade! Earthbath Grooming Wipes are the safe, gentle, all-natural way to keep your furry friend’s skin and coat in soft, shiny, pristine condition all season long.

 

Here’s another benefit I especially like: Earthbath Grooming Wipes can be a real life-saver when you own a cat and have friends who are allergic. Our Ben was a total neat freak who bathed himself whenever he wasn’t eating, staring at birds, visiting his litter box, or napping. These wipes helped to cut way down on the amount of dander and cat saliva on his fur, so our pet-loving neighbors could give him some kitty TLC. The natural ingredients also provided great peace of mind, because we didn’t have to worry about Ben ingesting harsh toxins during one of his numerous daily “spa breaks.”

Earthbath Grooming Wipes come in several varieties:

  • Green Tea – scented with fresh-smelling green tea leaf extract, a natural antioxidant
  • Hypo-Allergenic – totally fragrance-free and allergen-free, with a moisturizing blend of all-natural conditioners. Great for pets with sensitive skin or skin allergies. Also great for pet parents who are sensitive to perfumes.
  • Mango Tango – beach-yummy tropical scent, with conditioning Hawaiian awapuhi extract
  • Especially for Puppies –allergen-free with a blend of all-natural conditioners, plus a sweet wild cherry fragrance
  • Regular and Hypo-Allergenic for Cats — uniquely formulated to give our kitty friends safe, special pampering

Earthbath Grooming Wipes come in a convenient travel size as well, and the company also makes extremely effective Ear Wipes and Eye Wipes. These are a huge help when it comes to keeping your pet’s eyes and ears clean, clear, and comfy no matter what the season. There’s also a full line of great-smelling, natural Earthbath shampoos, spritzes, and grooming foams that can keep your pet’s skin and coat in prize-worthy shape. Stop by any Two Bostons store with your furry friend, and ask us to suggest some of our favorites!