Patsy’s Pet Tidbits Blog

How to properly meet other dogs on a leash

Did you know your dog has a strong sense of personal space? Face-to-face sniffing (especially on a leash) is generally discouraged because it may lead to aggressive encounters. It is your job as their handler to not go up directly to another dog on a leash and let them meet face to face. So, let’s talk about how to introduce your dog to another dog. Dogs prefer to approach each other from side […]

Visit us for our Exceptional Grooming Services in Katy, TX

If you want only the best Professional Grooming services, book an appointment today. Here are some tips from our Professional Groomers Amanda, Ariana and Lisa. A great relationship between you and your groomer starts with you. Our wonderful Professional Groomers always say to play with your dogs’ feet to get them used to nail trims. Slowly massage their paws and separate each toe while giving them treats to ensure a calm […]

What’s the difference?

People often ask me what is the difference in pet foods from Target or a grocery store and what Patsy’s offers. I have great knowledge of the pet feed industry and choose the best brands available in our area. I want to ensure your pets will maintain proper health and growth throughout their lifetime. Every product on our shelves has the highest quality ingredients along with excellent scientific research backing their formulas to […]

Why Pork is good for your pets!

We are celebrating the PIG this month to encourage Moms and Dads to think differently about adding pork to their pet’s diet. Pork is perfectly safe for both cats and dogs and is slightly higher in protein than chicken. Pork really is the other white meat and is now gaining an excellent reputation in the pet food industry. Over the years I’ve watched leaders of the pet food manufacturers add lean pork […]

Myths and Facts of Raw Goat Milk

I’ve heard lately that some Vets have poo-pooed goat milk saying that it can be a source of Salmonella, E-Coli and Listeria.  This is a myth. FACT: We only sell goat milk and other raw foods that test
 every single batch for Salmonella, E-coli and Listeria prior to release for distribution.  FACT: We only order from companies that believe in third-party testing, taking that extra measure that the product is […]

What’s In Your Dog’s/Cat’s Bowl Workshop – Part 4 – July: How to Read Label

My 20+ years of experience of offering high quality pet foods has taught me a lot about the inner workings of the pet industry. I have seen trends come and go. I believe one component to helping your pet lead a healthier life is knowing how to read and to interpret the terminologies of pet food ingredient labels and marketing buzz words used on packaging. Let me share my knowledge […]

What’s in Your Dog/Cat’s Bowl? (Part 3)

Canine Enrichment Feeding (Snacks and Brain Teasers) Now that we are in the summer months and it is HOT outside it is important to host indoor activities for your dogs and cats. This month we focus on how to mentally stimulate your cat or dog’s brain with creative ways of offering treats and snacks. Your pet will appreciate the little time and cost it takes to introduce these games to […]

What’s in your dog/cats bowl? – Part 2: Canine Enrichment Feeding

In this part of my “What’s in Your Dog or Cat’s Bowl?” series, I explore ways to change up your feeding routine for both your best furry friend.  Slower eating means less chance of bloating, reduces vomiting, as well as slowing down digestion, and can helping to combat obesity.  The design of any slow feeder is meant to slow down fast eaters and encourage dogs and cats to use their […]

What’s in Your Dog’s/Cat’s Bowl?

Ever wanted to learn more about what goes in dog or cat foods?  Looking to read a food label and understand what it means?  Want to know why RAW foods are such the rage?  In this article I’ll begin to explain some of my philosophies in creating a well-rounded meal for your pets. I also invite you to join me anytime at my workshop (always FREE) between 11 and 1 […]

The Value (and FUN!) to Shopping Local

Out of the 2.6 million small businesses across Texas did you know more than 99% of them are small businesses? In 2014, more than 175,000 small business jobs were created equaling 45.9% of all Texas workers that year. WOW! While Katy has encouraged many large businesses and retail establishments, it’s the small local owned businesses that help maintain and create a community’s local character. From bagel shops, hair salons to […]