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It is COLD Outside…actually it is freezing outside!  I was hoping that it was only going to last a few days and then be back into the 30’s for the rest of the winter, but that doesn’t look like it will be the case this year.  Here are some tips to keep your pup safe during the cold weather.

Limit time outside – Even dogs with thick, heavy coats can still feel cold.  Our pets can also get frostbite and hypothermia just like we can. Not even an Arctic sled dog is meant to spend long periods of time outside during the winter. Only take them outside for any length of time if they are going to be active and exercise.

Bundle them up – Small and short haired dogs especially need a little extra help when it is cold out. You may also want to give the puppies and older dogs a little extra warmth because it can be hard for them to control their body heat. If you need a new sweater or coat, look at our warm dog coats on our website or come in and we will help!

Protect their Paws – Your pups paws are very sensitive and in the winter ice, snow, salt, antifreeze and de-icers can be very harmful to your their paws and pads. Make sure you wipe down their paws after coming inside.  You can also get Mushers Secret Paw Protection by Top Dog that creates a wax barrier to protect their paws against particles and harsh temperatures. And you can get dog boots so they can enjoy walks and outdoor fun still in the winter!

Don’t leave them in the car – We know not to leave our pets in the car when it is hot out…same goes for when it is cold too!

Know the Signs – If you see your pet doing any of the following, get them inside right away:

  • Whines or acts anxious
  • Has ice on her body
  • Can’t move or they slow down
  • Won’t stop shivering or is weak
  • Looks for a warm place to burrow

If you see any of these signs of frostbite and hypothermia call your vet right away.

At Two Bostons we have several sweaters, coats, boots, blankets, beds and more to keep your pups warm and cozy during the winter months. Stop in and any of our team members can help you today!

 

 

 

Before the weather outside gets to unbearable we want to make sure our pups have what they need to stay warm…Coats!

It is not the easiest thing to buy for our furry friends because they are all different sizes, and shapes.  And they probably won’t sit or stay the best for you as you try on two, four or even five different styles and sizes.   At Two Bostons you can find one of the best-fitting and warmest coats available!

Apache-Coat-Big-DogApache River Coats ranked #1 by Whole Dog Journal for superior design and fit, are made from Polar Fleece 300 – the most insulating variety – then lined and bound with four-way-stretch Lycra Spandex so they hug your pet like a second, streamlined layer of fur.  What is so awesome too is that they are incredibly lightweight and breathable, to avoid overheating.  Apache River Coats are offered in 19 sizes (and 10 colors), and for even the hardest-to-fit hound, you can have them custom-tailored…we can even get your pup’s name embroidered on them!

 

Apache-Coat-Tiny-DogAnother thing that you will love about these coats is that they are a cinch to take on and off.  If you have a skittish or touch-shy breed at home, you know what a huge help this can be.  The special neckline keeps the chest area fully covered, and it prevents the coat from riding down in the snow.  It has rear leg stirrups that hold the coat in place, but you can easily snip these loops off if your runner-and-romper prefers it.

 

These coats are made in the U.S.A. by an company in Arkansas with 25 years of experience in hand-crafting top-of-the-line saddle jackets for championship horses.  In other words, they know a little more than something about keeping your dog cozy-warm and dry during the cold months in Chicago!

Here are 10 reasons to stop in today and try out the Apache River Coats:

  1. Made in the U.S.A.
  2. Super-easy to put on and take off
  3. Made of insulating, stretch, body-hugging materialApache-Coat-three-dogs
  4. Lightweight
  5. Water resistant
  6. Highly breathable without overheating
  7. Fully lined and bound with black Lycra Spandex
  8. Available in custom-fitted sizes
  9. Offered in 19 standard sizes (even Longs!)
  10. 10 great colors

Any of our highly trained Team Members can help you find the perfect fit for your perfect pup any day or time during store hours!  We look forward to keeping your pets warm this winter.

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Ever notice that certain canines just have a unique shape that’s tricky to fit? This isn’t such spectacular news as we face what’s predicted to be another horrible Chicago winter. When the weather outside turns frightful, pups of nearly every shape and size need a little extra help staying warm and protected. Did you know, though, that one of the best-fitting pet coats available is also one of the warmest?

Ranked #1 by Whole Dog Journal for superior design and fit, Apache River Coats are made from Polar Fleece 300 – the most insulating variety – then lined and bound with four-way-stretch Lycra Spandex so they hug your pet like a second, streamlined layer of fur. What’s surprising is that they’re also incredibly lightweight and breathable, to avoid overheating. Apache River Coats are offered in 19 sizes, and you can also have them custom-tailored for even the hardest-to-fit hound (YES, we can embroider them with your pup’s name, too)!

Here’s something else I especially love about Apache River Coats: they’re a cinch to take on and off. If you have a skittish or touch-shy breed at home, you know what a huge help this is. The special neckline keeps the chest area fully covered, and prevents the coat from riding down in the snow. Rear leg stirrups hold the coat in place, but you can easily snip these loops right off if your runner-and-romper prefers it.

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These coats are made in the U.S.A. by an Arkansas company with 25 years of experience hand-crafting top-of-the-line mane/tail tamers and saddle jackets for championship horses. In other words, these guys know a little something about keeping animals cozy-warm and dry while preventing overheating! So if you’re looking for a dog coat that’s:

  1. Made of insulating, stretchy, body-hugging material
  2. Crafted in the U.S.A
  3. Lightweight and moisture-resistant
  4. Highly breathable
  5. Fully lined and bound with black Lycra Spandex
  6. Super-easy to put on and take off
  7. Available in custom-fitted sizes
  8. Offered in 19 standard sizes (even LONGS!) and 10 great colors

… stop by any Two Bostons store today! We’re even offering a custom-fitting event at our 75th Street Naperville store on 9/27; at our Downtown Naperville store on 9/28; and at our Burr Ridge store on 10/4. These coats sell out extremely fast, so don’t miss it!