Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Bobbi's Recommendation for Winterizing Your Gorgeous Dog....

Hi and Happy Holidays!  This time of year can be so hectic, so I want to provide you with a few of my recommendations for Winterizing Your Gorgeous Pet!

 Plan Ahead.  Both groomers and boarding facilities are busy this time of year.  Book early so you assure that your pet gets an appointment at your favorite facility (or relative).  Have plenty of your favorite Bobbi Panter shampoo on hand for in-between!
Soaking Wet Bebe!
Bobbi Panter Itchy Dog Shampoo
Itchy Dog Shampoo

           Bath More Often.  In cooler weather, your pet still needs to be bathed and actually more often due to the mess from snow, mud and salt.  The change in weather can also be drying to their coat and skin along with the dryness that having the heat on in our homes creates for our pets’ skin.  Remember…if your skin is dry because its winter, chances are so is your pets, only they can’t tell you!   I recommend our Itchy Dog and Natural Moisturizing Shampoos for relief and comfort.  Remember, all of our products are SALT FREE.

Bobbi Panter's Snarly Dog Detangling Spray
Snarly Dog

Brush, Brush, Brush.  Make brushing really easy with Snarly Dog our spray-on, leave-in detangler that removes tangles and adds sheen with macadamia nut oil and wheat protein.  You can use Snarly Dog on a wet or dry pet.  During winter your pets coat becomes thinker which can lead to more tangles and knots.  The oils in Snarly Dog will also keep your pet’s fur hydrated, which will help with dry skin.  It doesn’t leave any residue and leaves a beautiful sheen.  Use as much as you want and guess what…it works great on human hair.
Bobbi Panter's Gorgeous Dry Dog & Cat Shampoo
Gorgeous Dry

      Watch Out for Salty Paw!  Another winter hazard is salt on their little paws!  OUCH!  Salt is not good on their skin, so using my shampoos takes care of that because we are SALT FREE.  Don’t forget, though, about salt on the sidewalks because it hurts!  So, put boots on your pet when going out in the snow and salt.  Spray our Gorgeous Dry on their paws or on a towel & wipe off to remove any and all salt!  It smells great too.

Bebe & Cece with Bobbi Panter
Bobbi, Bebe and Cece

Now you & your pet can have a fabulous holiday season.  I know Bebe, Cece & I plan to!
~Happy Holidays~

Signature of Bobbi Panter
Bobbi Panter

Bobbi Panter is the owner and creator of Bobbi Panter Pet Products.  Bobbi is proud to present 3 lines of shampoos that include Bobbi Panter Signature Line, Bobbi Panter Natural and Bebe and Cece dog shampoo by Bobbi Panter.  To learn more about Bobbi Panter Pet Products, visit our website at www.bobbipanter.com or contact Bobbi at info@bobbipanter.com

Friday, November 1, 2013

Pet Traveling Tips from Bobbi Panter

I am a frequent flier.  Therefore, Bebe and Cece are too.  Since they were puppies, they have joined me for business and pleasure trips.  As frequent fliers, here are a few of our pet travel tips:
  1. Pack water and a bowl.  It is important for humans to keep hydrated on flights and that goes the same for your pets.  When you pass security, grab yourself a beverage and don't forget to grab water for your pets.  Bring your own bowl to serve the water in.
  2. I pack my toiletries and I pack shampoo for Bebe and Cece.  My must have travel Bobbi Panter Pet Products include:
Gorgeous Dry Dog & Cat Spray: The handy 2 oz size can be carried on a plane in a clear plastic
bag for the quick touch-me-up post flight.  This gives Bebe and Cece a fresh look
and fragrance after traveling.

Itchy Dog and Charlie Dog Flea & Tick Shampoos: A different city can mean new "pesky critters"
attacking a dog's skin and fur.  To be prepared, I back both bottles in my checked bags.

    3.  Comforts of home.  I always pack a favorite toy, blanket and treats.

I wish you all the best during the upcoming holiday season and happy travels.  Feel free to share your pet travel tips with me.
Bobbi Panter is the owner and creator of Bobbi Panter Pet Products.  Bobbi is proud to present 3 lines of shampoos that include Bobbi Panter Signature Line, Bobbi Panter Natural and Bebe and Cece dog shampoo by Bobbi Panter.  To learn more about Bobbi Panter Pet Products, visit our website at www.bobbipanter.com or contact Bobbi at info@bobbipanter.com

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bebe's Brave Battle -- Update

It has now been a month since Bebe’s injury to her eye from a rose thorn. It has been an uphill and downhill battle the whole way. Just when we think we have turned a corner there is another setback. On Friday Bebe visited with her eye specialist Dr. Park at Eye Care for Animals in Chicago. We are very encouraged about her progress and that she will regain her sight in her injured eye.  She has 70% right now and we are hoping for 100%!

Cece is still trying to be a good sister but it’s tough when it looks like your best pal is getting more attention than you! So when Bebe got a new cone Cece showed her support by wearing the old cone to keep her company.

Bebe’s perkiness is slowing returning. She is enjoying looking out her favorite window at home and still comes to the office everyday with me and Cece.

We are hoping to get the cone off next week but until then…Bebe is looking and feeling good! Thanks for all of your love and support!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bebe's Brave Battle

Bebe’s 8th birthday last Sunday the 14th started as any beautiful crisp April day…a walk in the park with her sister, Cece and my husband, Matt.  I was preparing her birthday breakfast once they returned but noticed that Bebe was favoring her left eye.  I took a look and saw that something was wrong.  Matt recalled that she had leaned in to smell a rose but had jumped back quickly and seemed fine. It turns out that smelling the roses on her birthday caused a rose thorn to pierce Bebe’s eye!  Off to the emergency vet we all went (including Cece) on Bebe’s 8th birthday!

We were sent home from the vet and ordered to keep watch for any complications.  Bebe spent a restless, painful night and the next morning her eye was worse. That day she had emergency surgery by an animal eye specialist, Dr. Nancy Park at Eye Care for Animals in Chicago, to remove the infection from her eye and graft it from the healthy part of her eye. OUCH!  There was a high risk that she would lose her eye sight in that eye but we were hopeful.

Unfortunately things took another turn for the worse. The infection returned to the injured eye. It was looking like another emergency surgery was in store for poor little Bebe.  Dr. Park consulted with their Wheeling office and decided to aggressively treat Bebe’s eye infection for two days and then decide about surgery.  Bebe was put on a strong regimen of antibiotics: eye drops every hour and pain shots (that I had to give her) in order to save her eye. It was touch and go and Bebe was given a 50/50 chance of having her eye removed.  Brave little Bebe is a fighter.  Two days of this tough regimen and then back to see Dr. Parks.  Lot of prayers and love from everyone poured in for our little Bebe.  Cece, her worried sister, was by her side the whole time whispering in her ear that she would be okay.  Friday came and Bobbi took her back to Dr. Park to see what was next for our little Bebe.  With fingers crossed Dr. Park took Bebe into her arms and smiled widely.  “She’s getting a little better,” Dr. Park declared with delight.  Bebe wasn’t out of the woods yet, but was on her way to recovery!   Home Bebe went with 10 more days of intense treatments but no second surgery.  Bebe even did one of her favorite things the very next day…looking out the window!

Cece is very worried about her big sister and is keeping very close by her. Even though Cece is youngest, Bebe is the baby and Cece takes care of her.


Sunday Bebe started to eat again and is sleeping through the night. We are so relieved to begin to see our brave little girl return!  Thanks to all the prayers, well wishes and love…Bebe is on the mend. We still have a ways to go in Bebe's recovery but so far she has proven to be tough for her size and we are very cautiously optimistic.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Anna Maria Island, Florida -- Second home for Bobbi Panter Pet Products

I have been a part-time resident of Anna Maria Island (AMI) since I was a kid and LOVE it! I practically grew up there on family vacations since I was 9 years old. Living in Florida for so much of my life impacted the products I developed for my all natural dog shampoos. I learned how hard salt is on your hair and skin after spending many hours in the Gulf of Mexico.  This is the reason I decided to make my products SALT FREE--I do not put sodium chloride (table salt) or sodium lauryl sulfate in any of my products. What a big difference having no salt makes.  The essential oils that I use in my products are actually allowed to penetrate the skin and fur so that they work to solve problems. 

Bebe and Cece relaxing after one of their "spa" days.
Since Bebe and Cece spend lots of time on AMI and love it as much as I do, I have found out what problems they both get when they are there.  Bebe almost instantly gets hot spots from the grass so I use Itchy Dog on her right away!  In fact, I put some on my fingers and rub it into the hot spots and leave it in.  She is instantly relieved. Itchy Dog is Bebe’s saving  grace!

Being a celebrity spokesdog is not as glamorous as it sounds!
Since fleas and ticks in Florida are a huge issue I developed my all natural flea and tick shampoo, Charlie Dog, named after my dad Chuck. I know, he would much rather have a martini named after him but dog shampoo is what I do!  Charlie Dog is loaded with Clove Oil, Cedarwood Oil, Citronella and Lavender Oil which kills and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and lice!  Guess what--school nurses have used Charlie Dog on the heads of their students when they have gotten lice and it is so gentle but--WORKS!  In fact, it is so gentle that it is even safe for puppies and kittens of all ages, even newborns.

So, when I am in Florida, which is very often, I use a combination of Itchy Dog and Charlie Dog on both Bebe and Cece and they stay safe from insects and hot spots leaving them looking and smelling fabulous!

My products are carried all over Florida but I really love when local stores carry them.  Last October a new store opened on AMI. It’s called AMI Outfitters and they sell great coastal gear and apparel, mostly for men. They also have a natural dog section with terrific products including my Signature Line of products. It’s great to see this kind of partnership form from a love of AMI.  Thanks AMI Outfitters!  See you next time Bebe, Cece and I are on the island!!  I can’t wait.
Owner Steve in front of his store AMI Outfitters.

Check out AMI Outfitter's Facebook page!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day & Heart Month!

February is Go Red for Women/Heart Month! 

Here at Bobbi Panter Pet Products we’re all about taking care of your dog or cat’s fur and skin. We pride ourselves on producing all natural, salt-free and tear-free products because nothing is too good for our pets. Unfortunately, women are known for not taking the best care of themselves.  We are wonderful caregivers while we tend to put our health last.

That’s why it is so important to celebrate the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women© movement. It is in it's tenth year of getting the important message out to women about the risks of heart disease. Here’s why:
  • Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.
  • Heart disease kills more women than men, at an average rate of one death per minute.
  • Heart disease kills more women than all kinds of cancer combined.
February 1st was National Wear Red Day©, although it has passed it is not too late to wear red to show your support of women’s heart health during February, or for Valentine's Day! Let everyone know that you are taking care of your heart and yourself so you will be here for your family and pets!

Happy Valentine's Day from Bobbi Panter Pet Products!