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News and Information about Dogs, Cats, and Pet Products

When the seasons change, it seems that we always want to do some cleaning…we have some awesome products to make sure that your dog and your house get clean this Spring!

Reduce the stress of bath time with this new Aquapaw™ Bathing Tool. It is the first wearable combination sprayer-scrubber giving you total control during bath time.

  • You can ‘Click’ ON and ‘Click’ OFF the water flow with one hand by just making a fist and pressing the button, allowing you to have one hand on your pet at all times
  • One-size-fits-all straps that can quickly and easily be adjusted and worn on either hand
  • Comes with an adapter for either the shower or the garden hose
  • Includes an 8 foot hose

If your house has hard-wood floors and you are constantly looking to see what you can and can’t put on them…we got it!  Nature’s Miracle Hard Floor Cleaner Dual Action Stain and Odor Remover is specially formulated to safely remove stains and odors from hard surfaces. It has a finish-protect technology that cleans deeply while protecting natural floor coatings on sealed wood, ceramic tiles, vinyl, linoleum, brick, and grout. It will quickly remove stains and the odor-locking technology seeks out, traps and works to destroy the stain and odor.

Don’t let your dog track mud into the house, the Mudbuster™ by Dexas provides you with a quick easy way to get their paws clean. The silicone bristles will remove the dirt and mud from paws, keeping the mess in the MudBuster and not on your floors. It is easy to use:

  • Just add water
  • Insert the muddy paw
  • Do a little twist
  • Dab dry
  • Repeat 3 more paws

The Dirty Dog Doormat is great for this unpredictable Chicago weather.  It will let you welcome your pets inside, while leaving the mess at the door. The mat’s made of super-absorbent microfibers that dry FIVE times faster than most ordinary door mats and it can hold up to 7 times its own weight in water and mud! All the dirt, moisture that is tracked-in will soak themselves in the fibers, then stay locked inside the mat so floors stay clean and dry. You can toss the mat right into the washing machine when it becomes too soiled. The Dirty Dog Doormat is also great insides a dog’s crate, underneath food and water bowls or in the car.

Stop into any Two Bostons store and ask our team member to show you these products and others to keep your pet and your house clean!

 

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With summer just around the corner, our canine friends are itching to get outside – and so are we! After all, who can blame us after that terrible winter we just had? While trips to the dog park and getaways to the lake house are fun ways to enjoy the warmer weather, they can quickly turn into a dangerous situation if you’re not keeping your pet properly hydrated.

Just like us, pets need water to keep cool and to regulate their temperature. In fact, hydration is even more important for a dog, because – unlike us humans – dogs don’t have sweat glands distributed over their entire body surface. Most canine sweat glands are, in fact, located around their foot pads. So when your dog is overheated, he can only cool himself down by perspiring through his paws, or by panting through his mouth.

That’s why cooling water is crucial – and it’s never a good idea to head out into the heat and just assume you’ll stumble across a clean communal water source. You never know if standing water has been contaminated by other animals, or overheated in the scorching sun. Plus, many dogs tend to avoid water that comes from an unknown source or a stranger — so getting them to drink under these circumstances can be a hassle. Though on the other hand, we pet parents can’t be expected to walk around with fresh water at all times … can we?

Actually, we can – thanks to my absolute favorite go-to water source for Shenzi (left photo, below) during the warm spring and summer months: the Gulpy Water Dispenser by Kyjen. You fill up Gulpy just like a regular bottle, but the cap has a long connected tray that folds up against the bottle for easy storage. When your pet is thirsty, just open the tray, squeeze to release the water, and offer it up to your pet! Once you’re on the move again, just toss the extra water out of the tray and fold it up, so there’s no mess.  It’s super-portable, and the convenient side clip makes it easy to attach to a bag, backpack, or purse. Plus, you don’t have to worry about unexpected leaks since water won’t come out unless you squeeze it. Gulpy gives me peace of mind knowing that I have a convenient way to get Shenzi her water on the go (even if she’s more focused on the other dogs at the dog park)! It comes in a small and large size, with the large size being slightly smaller than your average Aquafina water bottle. I recommend the Gulpy Water Dispenser to any pet parent who comes in asking for portable containers or collapsible bowls.

Gulpies and Dexas

Pups like Shenzi (left) can stay hydrated anywhere with the fold-up Gulpy Water Dispenser or popular “popware” pet bowls from Dexas. These portable bowls pop open when you need them, then fold flat like a Frisbee so they’re easy to tote.

But speaking of collapsible bowls, that’s another awesome option we recommend for thirsty pups! Dexas makes a line of safe, durable silicone “popware” pet bowls that collapse down flat for easy traveling. They also come with handy clips to attach them to your backpack or purse. These portable pop-up bowls are perfect when you prefer to give your pet water from a fountain or your own bottle during an activity break. Plus, they can be used to hold food as well – say, when you want to grab some Sweet Spots ice cream cups for your dog on your walk around Downtown Naperville!

Both of these compact, convenient watering options can be found right here at Two Bostons, and they’re excellent ways to keep your pup cool and hydrated in the bright spring and summertime sun. Be sure to stop in and pick one up … then get back out there and enjoy this beautiful weather!