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While often frowned upon by some pet owners, chewing is a very natural process for canines – especially when they are young (7-8 months) and in the teething stage. Some dogs continue their chewing habits into adulthood as a result of boredom and not enough human contact or stimulation. In other cases, destructive chewing increases as a dog develops anxiety when left alone for extended periods of time. Chewing habits that stem from anxiety are often due to improper socialization very early in the pup’s development.
When a dog turns to chewing objects that are potentially harmful, such as plaster, rocks, dirt, tree bark and plants, it is possible that the pet is suffering from nutritional deficiencies. If so, the issue needs to be corrected immediately before causing serious health problems.
Precise Pet Foods go beyond the normal pet food standards, providing necessary ingredients that help avoid nutritional holes in a pet’s diet. Many dog foods on the market are lacking in usable minerals, making it difficult for a dog to benefit from many of those minerals listed. In some instances, minerals may be listed on the pet food bag but some dogs do not have an easy time processing them. Trace minerals are critical for helping ensure a pet’s hormones are healthy. Through the use of kelp, these minerals are put back into the pet’s diet. Additionally, fruits, vegetables and botanicals in Precise Pet Foods help fill in diet gaps to create a more natural diet, similar to those had by animals found in the wild.
With Precise Pet Products, food formulas are created with the best ingredients to provide all necessary items in a dog’s diet. When using Precise, you know you are helping ensure your dog’s nutritional needs are met.