Four Thanksgiving Leftovers Your Pet Can Enjoy

We know—you’re stuffed. You’ve thought out all of the ways you can repurpose your leftovers, but eating another bite is just asking too much. Over here at Precise, we overdid the holiday indulging as well, but we aren’t wanting our food to go to waste. It’s time to take a breather before the next slew of holiday feasts greets us in December—so why not let your pet help you tackle the scraps. Here are four Thanksgiving leftovers that are safe for your pet to enjoy:

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Sweet Potatoes

Hold the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and fluff—and a small bit of this delicious root veggie is the perfect addition to your pet’s Precise diet. Baked sweet potatoes can serve as a great source of antioxidants and essential vitamins both working to prevent cancer and the effects of aging.

Green Beans

These tasty snacks are an excellent low-calorie treat for your feline or canine. As long as your beans are free of seasonings like garlic or onion, your pet could benefit from it’s plant fiber and vitamins along with manganese.

Raw Veggies

Pets love crunching on asparagus, broccoli and carrots—as long as they’re free of seasonings. Cut these foods into bite-sized pieces for a great addition of vitamin K, A, C and more to your pet’s diet.

Turkey

The main course, and what they’ve been eyeing ever since you put it in the oven. Dogs and cats both are safe to enjoy this Thanksgiving staple as long as the turkey is well-cooked, making it free of any salmonella bacteria. Also, be sure to take the turkey off of the bone and break it into tiny shreds. Consuming bone could splinter and be problematic for your pet’s digestive track. Remove the skin as well to eliminate the possibility of extra fat consumption.

See? Now you don’t have to bare the burden of devouring the leftovers; just be sure to limit them to one or two new foods at a time and appropriately portion your scraps so your furry friend doesn’t get a rumbly tummy (much like us at the moment).

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Five Ways Your Feline Shows They Care

Our feline friends have been getting a bad rap; some believe that they aren’t as likely to bond with us as our lovable canines. We’re here to debunk the myth. Like humans, cats have incredibly unique personalities—and different ways of displaying affection. Just because they aren’t constantly giving us kisses and snuggles doesn’t mean that they don’t love us. The Precise team has great experience in the feline realm, so, trust us when we say these are five ways your feline is showing they care:

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The tummy flash

Cats are pretty defenseless when they roll over on their backs. Typically dominant animals, these furry friends keep their guard up and aren’t classically known for their vulnerable side. If your feline gives you the belly flash, it’s safe to say that they feel protected by you, and trust you!

Love bites and kneading you

Ouch! Love hurts sometimes, but hopefully not too much. If your feline gives you a light nibble, it’s a playful way of showing their affection. They also love to knead, which may leave a few scrapes on your thigh, but is a sweet reminder of nursing with their mother during kittenhood.

Bringing you “presents”

Though coming home to a dead bird, squirrel, or mole isn’t the most appealing of surprises, your cat is actually trying to give you a gift. Cats are born with a natural instinct to hunt, so to them, this love token is more of an offering. Many think that cats obtain this hunting instinct from their mothers at birth.

Looking into your eyes and blinking slowly

As we said before, cats aren’t known to let their guard down. When they’re willing to make eye contact with you, it’s a sign of true affection. Some even say that when your cat slowly blinks at you, it’s equivalent to a human kiss—be sure to reciprocate the love by slowly blinking back!

Stage five clinger

This one is pretty obvious next to purring. A simple sign of affection in cats is their desire to be around their owner—even if that means getting caught under their feet, or constantly tripping them. Though frustrating at times, let every “whoops!” and close call be a reminder that your feline loves you and appreciates you.

See? Your cats are more affectionate than just a purr or meow. Next time your cat gives you a nibble, or catches your eye, take comfort in knowing that it’s a sign of love. How does your cat show their love to you? Let us know in the comments below!

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Three Reasons Why Your Kitten is Hiding

Introducing a kitten to your home is an exciting time. Immediately, all you want to do is snuggle up with your new playmate. Though you’re eager to bond with them right away, their initial transition may create a lot of internal stress, leading them to hide. If you feel like your new feline is giving you the cold shoulder, don’t take it personally. This happens to many pet parents, so know that you’re in good company. Here are three reasons why your new addition may be hiding:

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#1: The Territory Has Already Been Claimed

Have other pets? This could cause a bit of stress. While your kitten’s foster parent or brief bio may have communicated that they’re pretty social, stepping into an alpha’s home can be a bit territorial at first; this is especially true with stray and feral cats, as well as felines of the same gender. Your kitten may be intimidated by your longtime pet’s dominance, so they’re looking for a stress-free escape until the two can become acquainted. To help your new addition with the transition into the household hierarchy, check out these tips from the Humane Society.

#2: There’s too much to explore

Curious kittens enjoy becoming familiar with their new home. It is incredibly important for them to explore, but too much exploration can be overwhelming. Be sure to facilitate this on a small scale by providing them with a safe room. This space should contain all of your feline’s essentials: their litter box, food, water, and toys. In this room, be sure to continue with your daily routine—not worrying about normal noises that may initially startle your feline, like opening the fridge or flushing a toilet. Be sure to talk with them in an uplifting tone to begin building their trust. It’s important for your cat to become familiar with these noises and your voice, so try not to tip-toe. Once you notice your cat is comfortable in their safe room, begin letting them explore other areas little by little.

#3: They’re simply nervous to be in a new space

Do you remember what it was like to transition to a new home? Whether you moved out of your parent’s house, or remember starting the dorm days of college, it’s a life-changing move that isn’t always easy. Cats each have their own unique personality. You may bring home a furry friend who immediately feels right at home, and enjoys its new lifestyle, or, your cat may be a bit timid, and need some time to adjust. If you find your feline hiding for most of the day when you first bring them home, it’s okay. They’re just adjusting to the new space in their own way. Let them rest, and try not to move them from their spot. Carry on with your normal daily duties, and be sure to stop by their spot and talk to them with an uplifting tone throughout the day. Leave treats outside of their spot, to encourage them to come out. After a little coaxing with the treats, they will eventually explore the space, and be ready to bond. Keep in mind that it may take a week or two for your cat to fully adjust.

Remember, this behavior is completely normal in cats. Be patient and caring with your feline during their transition process. Try not to drag them out of their hiding place, as this could scare them and prolong their transition. Do what you can to make them comfortable, and make them realize that they are in a safe space. Just because your feline needs some alone time, doesn’t mean that they aren’t a fan of their new abode. Give them time, and eventually they will come around—literally!

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Precise Pet Products Welcomes New Field Hires to its Territory Sales Management Team

St. Louis, MO–November 4, 2016 Precise Pet Products, manufacturer and supplier of all-natural canine and feline foods, recently welcomed Aaron Cohn, Chris Louden, and Nikki Nagy to its sales team. The three new sales professionals will cover territories ranging from Central and Western parts of the United States.

“Aaron, Chris and Nikki have a proven track records of successful sales and account management,” says Kirk Young, senior vice president of Precise Pet Products.  “They are highly motivated and personable individuals with a strong knowledge of the pet food industry.  We’re excited to welcome them to our team of industry experts.”

As the trio assumes their new roles, they will be responsible for managing and growing the sales of Precise Pet Products in the retail channel and within the regional chain accounts of their sales territories. They will be working hand-in-hand with distributor personnel in the following territories to cultivate customer relationships and promote brand awareness:

  • Aaron Cohn – Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
  • Chris Louden – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana
  • Nikki Nagy – Southern California and Arizona

Precise Pet Products’ new additions are eager to foster new relationships within their respected territories and to communicate with pet owners face-to-face.

For more information about Precise Pet Products, please visit www.precisepet.com.

About Precise Pet Products
Precise Pet Products are made in the United States and are made from all-natural ingredients. Using the latest in technology and testing capabilities, Precise Pet Products strives to bring a greater focus to quality canine and feline pet food nutrition in North America. Precise Pet Products is headquartered in St. Helena, California with customer service offices in Nacogdoches, Texas and new sales and marketing offices in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, please visit www.precisepet.com.

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