Fall Activities Your Pets Will Enjoy More Than a Pumpkin Spice Latte

The fall season has officially begun! Bring on the endless pumpkin-flavored everything, bright fall colors, and cozy sweaters—it’s time to make some new memories with your furry friends. Whatever activity you decide to fill your autumn days, be sure to bring your pets along for the ride!

In lieu of the new season, the Precise team has compiled five fall activities to welcome back the crisp, cool weather with with your number one companion:

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  1. Pumpkin Picking

Getting out and about to wander local fields will certainly make for a happy puppy; so grab your pet and head to your local pumpkin patch to find yourself a prize-winning pumpkin to take home. While enjoying this fun activity with your pet, be sure to keep plenty of water on-hand as well as ‘doggy bags’ to clean up after your animal. In most cases, pumpkin patches welcome pets with open arms—as long as they’re on a leash; be sure to call ahead of time to confirm your furry friend can come along for the ride.

Most pet parents are unaware that pumpkin can be beneficial to your animal’s health! While you’re carving away to create the perfect jack-o-lantern, let your furry friend chow down on a bowl of Precise Naturals® with a dollop of pumpkin for an extra flavor boost.

  1. Hiking

Not only is this great exercise for you, but for your animals too. Why not explore the great outdoors and hike up a mountain or visit a local park with your companion by your side? The cool weather makes this journey less of a chore and more of an experience where you and your pet can enjoy some one-on-one time. Although this activity can be exciting and fun, be sure to bring ample amounts of water and protective care for your animals to keep the bugs away so Fido can safely play.

  1. Camping

Nothing is better than surrounding yourself with the beautiful changing leaves and bright autumn colors. One activity that is sure to keep your pooch a ‘happy camper’ is having them accompany you on a family camping trip (because no one likes getting left behind). Get in the water and take your dog on a kayaking adventure or huddle around the campfire and sing (or howl) campfire songs. Come nightfall, your pup will be so excited to snuggle up next to you and to soak in the memories you made together. But remember, just like you require a list of camping necessities, so do your animals; Here is a checklist of camping essentials for your pup.

  1. Football/Tailgating

You’re not the only one who enjoys watching a football be thrown back and forth; your pup loves it too! Take things to the backyard or enjoy a tailgate with your furry loved one by your side. Practice that NFL arm by playing catch with the football; or even dress them up in your favorite team’s attire as your cheer on the season!

  1. Playing in the Leaves

Let’s face it, pets love getting their paws dirty—whether it be taking a running start to bulldoze into a large pile of leaves, or rolling around and gettin’ messy, this fun fall activity is sure to keep you and your pet entertained for hours. Yeah, you may have to rake all over again, but the excitement on your animal’s face makes it all worth it.

These are just a few fun fall activities that can create lasting memories. What are some of your favorite fall activities that you enjoy with your pets? Comment below!

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Pet Tales: Precise Endurance Formula Provides Dogs With A Winning Edge

Here at Precise, we want to hear from our community. Our Pet Tales blog posts come directly from customers who have submitted stories about their experience with Precise products.

Allen Vincent writes:

I am a professional bird dog trainer and kennel operator headquartered in Collinsville Oklahoma. I train Pointers and English setters and compete on the major field trial circuit in open all breed trials. The arena in which I compete is the highest level of competition for bird dogs, and I have had considerable success.

I travel to 15 to 20 trials a year from Canada to Texas and east to Florida. My summer months are spent training on the prairies of North Dakota along the Canadian border. Every summer we load the dogs and horses and head north for two months or more. I then return to my kennel in Oklahoma where I also train dogs. In addition to field trial dogs, I also train several hunting dogs. The month of January is spent in the South Georgia/North Florida area, training dogs on some of the area’s famous plantations in preparation of the Continental and Florida Championships.

I have fed my dogs the Precise Endurance Formula for the last 10 years or so and believe it has been a major factor in the success of my dogs on the field trial circuit. I have found I can feed less than I did with other brands and the dogs do extremely well on it. With this formula, you have the ability to control the weight of your canine athlete very easily. My dogs also have the extra energy to compete in endurance stakes without fading at the end. It puts that ‘little extra’ in the tank required to give the winning edge.”

 

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Thanks for sharing, Allen! We are thrilled that Precise Pet Products helps keep you dogs a step above the competition! If you have a Precise Pet Tale that you would like to share, leave us a comment and we will reach out to you for more information!

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Congratulations to Pam Dunn and her Grand Champion Husky, Ryder

2014 Ryder BOB at Terry All(300DPI)

Pam Dunn, owner of Timbermist Tracks Kennel in Casper, Wyoming, has raised several Champion Huskies on Precise Naturals® Foundation and Endurance Formulas. She began feeding her dogs Precise 3-4 years ago and has had great success.

Her most recent champion is Grand Champion (GCH) Timbermist Tracks Midnight Ryder who took Best of Breed at the Terry All Kennel Club Dog Show in April. Timbermist Tracks Kennel is a major sponsor of the Casper Mountain Sled Dog Races that takes place annually in Casper.

Best wishes and continued success from all of us here at Precise.

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Pet Tales: Precise Sensicare provides shiny coat for Belgian Tervuren

Here at Precise, we want to hear from our community. Our Pet Tales blog posts come directly from customers who have submitted stories about their experience with Precise products. Click here to share your own story.

Lindsay Meyers writes:

“My Belgian Tervuren male has always been a picky eater and has never been able to carry a large coat like a Belgian should. A couple months ago, he couldn’t put on weight, his coat started breaking, falling off, and he looked really unhealthy. Precise Sensicare Lamb & Rice was suggested to me as a dog food. I started  feeding it to him and within only a couple weeks he was eating and I could tell a huge difference in his coat! He has been on the food about two months now and I notice that he looks better and better nearly every week. He has never been in better condition and I know it is from his new food! I’m surprised and happy about how quickly his coat and condition improved.”

Thanks for sharing, Lindsay! We are thrilled that Precise Pet Products help keep you Belgian Tervuren happy and healthy!

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Pet Tales:Precise Pet Food Fuels BlackFoot Labradors Success

Here at Precise, we want to hear from our community. Our Pet Tales blog posts come directly from customers who have submitted stories about their experience with Precise products. Click here to share your own story.

Danielle Pellicci of BlackFoot Labradors in South Carolina writes:

I’d like you to know that Precise is “fueling” our valuable competitive hunt test and field trial Labrador Retrievers.

 About a year ago, we switched to Precise and I have noticed marked improvements in the coat conditions in a variety of our dogs at our kennel. Stool output is low and muscle tone and endurance levels are maintained beautifully. Pending the season and each individual dog’s metabolism, we feed our labs either the Precise Competition or Endurance formulas. We can switch from one formula to the other without upsetting digestion, which is a great asset as we move from a slow to busy hunting competition season.

We also feed our 11-year-old Parson Russell terrier, who is retired from agility and earth dog competition, Precise Holistic Grain Free formula. He has been literally at death’s door twice for a medical condition so dietary requirements are essential for him.

In addition to our “pedigreed pack,” my husband and I rescue one dog a year (rehabilitate/train/re-home) and recently sent home dog number 13 for us! George, a Miniature Australian Shepherd mix puppy, was the second of our rescues to be nurtured back to health by Precise Small and Medium Breed Puppy formula. His condition was severe when we found him, and in a matter of a month of great nutrition and veterinary assistance, he was healthy enough to be sent to his forever home. His new family intends to keep him on Precise food.

We at BlackFoot Labradors do not take what we feed our dogs lightly. Precise Pet food formulas fuel our dogs who are not just our livelihood, but also a VERY important part of our LIVES.

 We are thrilled to have found a brand that all of our dogs can eat. 

Thank you, Danielle!  It is wonderful to hear that the BlackFoot Labrador pack is doing well, looking sharp, and enjoying Precise! We appreciate your commitment to your dogs health and well being, and for your years of rescue efforts.  Best of luck with your upcoming competitions.

 

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Pet Tales: Who Rescued Who?

Here at Precise, we want to hear from our community. Our Pet Tales blog posts come directly from customers who have submitted stories about their experience with Precise products. Click here to share your own story.

Regional Sales Manager Donavan Meyer met Precise customer Julie Bear and her rescued Malinois, Rocket, during a Dock Dog event that we sponsored in Georgia. Donavan was blown away by Rocket’s talent during the Dock Dogs Big Air competition as he witnessed a jump over 28’. Recently Rocket jumped an amazing 29’ 5”, setting a new Ultimate Air Dogs long jump record. Rocket is now on his way to qualifying for the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge in October.

After seeing Rocket in action, Donavan later learned of his inspiring rescue story shared by his owner.  Julie wrote:

I first learned of Rocket when I was contacted by the animal shelter in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania after they received both Rocket and his sister. As the PA coordinator for Malinois Rescue, I went to pick up the pair so that they could be placed in foster homes.

When I arrived at the shelter Rocket’s sister had already been adopted, but with Rocket’s over-the-top drive they did not feel secure in placing him so they released him to me. I tried like crazy to find a foster home for him, but had no luck.

I spent the first five nights sleeping on the office floor with Rocket and in that time I lined up a foster home.  But at the last hour, I called it off.  I realized I just could not part with him.

It was obvious that Rocket needed an activity, but due to some physical limitations I needed an activity that did not require running. I discovered the Keystone Dock Dogs Club and to my surprise Rocket took right to the sport. He started competing in March of 2009 and it has been an exciting adventure with him ever since!

Rocket entered my life at precisely the right time. My son had gone off to college and I was struggling to adjust to our empty nest. Since welcoming Rocket to our family we now travel across the United States competing in Dock Dogs events and showing the country how wonderful rescued dogs are and how they can truly enrich your life.

So the next time you are considering adopting a shelter or rescue dog, ask yourself, “Who is ‘rescuing’ who?”

 

 

 

 

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Pet Tales: Lucy Belle Undergoes Change to Precise Pet Food and Sees Improvement in Skin and Coat!

Here at Precise, we want to hear from our community. Our Pet Tales blog posts come directly from customers who have submitted stories about their experience with Precise products. Click here to share your own story.

Nanette Smith writes:

I wanted to share my experience with Precise all-natural dog food. For the last two years, all of my dogs have been on Precise Chicken Meal & Rice food, but one of my dogs has benefited from it the most. Since using the Chicken Meal & Rice formula, I have noticed a decrease in the shedding in all of my dogs. I own three Chihuahuas and two Dobermans. Of my dogs, Lucy Belle (my blue Dobie) has improved the most by eating this food.

 When we got her as a pup, we did not know anything about Dobermans. It was only after we brought her home that we discovered that blue Dobermans tend to have terrible skin issues and coat problems. We had her on a veterinarian-recommended food formula for her first year, switching to Precise after she turned a year old. She will be three years old this March and we couldn’t be happier with the results of this food. When our vet asked us what we are doing for her, the only explanation we had was the switch in the food choice. He told us not to change a thing, and that she is the most beautiful blue Dobie he has ever seen.

Thank you, Nanette! We are thrilled to hear that all five pups are doing well and enjoying Precise!

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Pet Tales: Mandy’s Transformation on Precise Foundation Formula

Here at Precise, we want to hear from our community. Our Pet Tales blog posts come directly from customers who have submitted stories about their experience with Precise products. Click here to share your own story.

Stephanie Nicholson writes:

I just wanted you to know that your dog food has literally saved my dog’s life.  I used the Precise Foundation for my 11 year-old mixed breed (lab/retriever). She was sleeping all day and her coat was feeling greasy and actually had a film on it.  We had been giving her a different dog food brand for years.  She had no energy and we really were thinking she would pass soon.

Since we started giving her Precise Foundation formula, her coat has become shiny and healthy and actually silky. She is no longer sleeping all day and runs around and even trots around the yard like a puppy again! It’s as if  five or 10 years have been given back to her. She also had a terrible itch all day and would not stop scratching. This is no longer a problem at all.

Thank you so much for making a good quality food for dogs! It has changed her life really!!!

— Thank you, Stephanie! We’re happy to hear Mandy is doing well!

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Pet Tales: Precise is helping Molly get fit!

Here at Precise, we want to hear from our community. Our Pet Tales blog posts come directly from customers who have submitted stories about their experience with Precise products. Click here to share your own story.

Ella Poczynok writes:

My 11-year-old dog, Molly, is my seventh dog. All six of my previous companions have suffered from obesity. Even though I have fed them what their veterinarians recommended and exercised them daily, they all gained too much weight. Questioning my vets about what could cause the weight gain always seemed to elicit the response that it was my fault somehow. Questions about the dog food brought on the response, “No, it can’t be that.”

A few months ago, I was talking with someone and she told me about your brand and what a difference it made in her dog. I researched Precise Pet Products and was amazed by what I found. I bought a bag of the Chicken Meal and Rice Formula, even though it was more expensive and I am on a fixed income. By the time the bag was finished, I was amazed by the results! Molly is perkier, more alert and active, and she’s losing weight!

It is so cruel to feed dogs a pet food that harms them when the solution is out there. I just wanted to say I wish I had known about Precise Pet Products earlier so my other dogs would have been healthier and happier. Molly and I both want to thank you for your great products.

Thank you, Ella and Molly! We are glad to hear that Molly is doing well!

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Pet Tales: Precise Holistic Complete helps keep Rudy feeling and looking great!

Here at Precise, we want to hear from our community. Our Pet Tales blog posts come directly from customers who have submitted stories about their experience with Precise products. Click here to share your own story.

Karen White writes:
Precise Holistic Complete has changed the life of my dog, Rudy. Two years ago I thought I was buying the best food on the market, but then Rudy started sleeping all the time and gaining a lot of weight. He got to where he wouldn’t play with any of his toys. I took him to my vet, and they ran tests and checked him over but couldn’t find a thing wrong except he had gained too much weight.

I decided to change his food, and I compared all the brands of food and the companies. Precise Holistic Complete had everything I wanted in a food. I am now on my second  bag and Rudy is a changed dog! He’s running and playing. He’s a new dog. I never thought a food could make such a difference in a dog. Thank you to all the people on the Precise team!

Thank you Karen for sharing your story! We are excited to hear that Precise is helping Rudy look and feel his best!

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