Four Easy DIY Easter Crafts for Pets

Spring has sprung! Break out your colorful wardrobe and start stocking up on bunny and egg shaped everything because it’s Easter time! Who says we’re the only ones who can have fun during this holiday? Pets should be able to join the festivities, too! To all the Easter-lovin’ pet parents out there―this one’s for you. Here are four easy DIY Easter crafts that will keep you and your furry friends hopping with joy on this Easter holiday:

#1. Easter Basket via Dog Mom Days

If we love waking up to an Easter basket, can you imagine how happy your animals would be? This Easter, surprise your pet with their own personal easy DIY Easter basket! Grab a cute basket and tie a colorful ribbon around the edge. Once you have your basket set up, stuff it with plastic eggs filled with dog treats, your dog’s favorite toys, and some dental chews to keep your doggy’s hygiene in tip-top shape…and voila! Easter basket complete. Be sure to discard the plastic eggs once your pup has found the treats in order to protect your animal from ingesting the plastic.

#2. Easter Egg Hunt via Pretty Fluffy

Who doesn’t love Easter egg hunts? We sure do, and know your animals will, too! This one’s another simple, yet fun, activity that will keep your animals out and about this holiday. The following steps are what you’ll need for the ultimate doggy Easter egg hunt. First, gather all of your treats―don’t be afraid to mix and match: dog treats, pieces of chicken, peanut butter in a Kong, and yogurt treats are all great options. Next, keep your animals inside while you disperse the treats in the yard. Be sure to put some in their favorite digging spots! Once you are finished, let your dogs out and watch them search for all the goodies.

#3. Easter Egg Mice via Petcha

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about all of the cat lovers out there! For this fun Easter craft, you’ll need the following materials: plastic Easter eggs (the ones with holes are ideal), various feathers, sand/beads/or bells, hot glue gun, and a drill with a 5/64 or 3/32 bit (if needed). Step one: if your eggs don’t already have holes, use your drill to create two small little holes on the larger part of the egg; be careful not to crack the plastic in the process. Step two: use your permanent marker to draw a mouse face on the “peak” end of the egg. Step three: take your feathers and thread them through the holes and hot glue the feathers down on the inside of the egg. Step four: fill the egg with the sand, beads, or bells, close the egg and let your cat play! If you’re worried about your cat opening the egg, either tape or hot glue the two halves together.

#4. Cream Cheese Easter Nest Dog Cookies via Dalmatian DIY

Easter is the perfect occasion to binge on yummy chocolates and candies. Let your animals participate with these unique goodies that are sure to leave your pets begging for more. For this recipe, you’ll need: ½ block of softened, reduced-fat cream cheese, ¼ cup of coconut flour, ½ cup of rice flour, water for consistency, and food coloring. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, combine the cream cheese and coconut flour, then add the rice flour in increments forming a dough. Separate a small amount of the dough (2 tbsp. per color). Once separated, tint the dough with food coloring to create colored eggs. Roll the plain dough into balls and place on a lined cookie sheet and flatten the middle, making a nest shape. Roll the remaining tinted dough into mini eggs and place into the middle of the nests. Bake for 15 minutes, let cool, and let them dig in!

These crafts are sure to leave your animals happy and excited this holiday. For more fun and simple Easter DIY crafts and recipes, visit here. Hoppy Easter everyone!

 

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Ringing in 2017 with the Precise Pet Team

As 2017 greets us this weekend, the Precise Pet Team would like to thank you for another excellent year. We strive to innovate pet food formulas that take your animal’s unique dietary needs into account, while also developing your pet’s foundation for a long and happy life. Everything we do is with the health of your furry friend in mind, and we would not be successful without your continued feedback and support.

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Our 2016 year was filled with hallmark moments that we loved sharing with you. From tradeshow fun, to various philanthropic events, donating thousands of pounds of Precise kibble, disseminating hundreds of adoption kits, spending time with our 1,500 retailers, to sleeping in the cold to promote stray awareness; these memories will stay with us as we close this year’s chapter and look to our future in 2017.

Like you, we have a few resolutions of our own and cannot wait to share exciting new things with you in the future.

We sincerely thank you for your loyalty to the Precise Pet Products brand, and are eager to continue providing your pet with high-quality, wholesome nutrition in the new year!

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Happy HOWLidays from the Precise Pet Team

The time has nearly arrived to celebrate the joy in your heart for your family, friends, and furry loved ones. From the Precise Pet Products team, we would like to take this week’s blog post to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

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While you’re enjoying this extra time at home with your furry friends and holiday guests, please be sure to keep these Precise Holiday Safety Tips in mind. Also, we’d like to take a moment to remind you to bring your pets indoors if adverse weather greets you during the holiday. If your pet is mainly outdoors, and just can’t handle being inside when there’s snow on the ground, we’ve got a few simple tactics that can help them stay warm amidst the frigid conditions.

Oh, and if you and your pet plan to indulge in your favorite festive dishes, we have some holiday exercise suggestions that we plan on kick-starting just before the new year!

We hope you have a wonderful time creating holiday treats for your companion and dressing them up in their holiday best, or worst if you prefer the ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’ festivities!

Thank you for trusting us to provide your pet with the best nutrition for a long and healthy life. Happy HOWLidays from your favorite pet food company, Precise Pet Products.

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Keeping Your Pets and Holiday Decorations Safe and Tidy

The holiday season is arguably the most exciting time of the year to decorate your home. For pet parents, it’s not always that simple, as pets can be easily tempted with your beautiful decorations. Keeping your holiday tidings just right, and your pet safe from harms way can be a lot of work…to say the least. Here are a few tips to keep your decorations holly and your pets just as jolly:

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#1 Be Cautious of Certain Decorations

Try to avoid tinsel, imitation snow, mistletoe and holly berries when decorating. If an animal ingests any of these decorations, they could experience serious digestive issues. If you must use them, please be sure to keep them out of your pet’s reach.

Your pet may also be intrigued by your heirloom ornaments. Keep these hallmarks high on the tree, and filter in shatter-resistant ornaments wherever possible.

#2 Put Those Lit Candles in a Safe Place

We all love warming holiday-scented candles, but it is important not to leave those flames unattended. Pets could potentially burn themselves, or knock them over and cause a fire. Put the candles on a high, stable surface, like a mantel, to enjoy the holiday scents.

#3 Keep Wires Out of Paw’s Reach

Try to keep all wires from decorations and string lights taped down, or out of your pet’s reach. Not only can they tear the wires, or become tangled in your holiday décor, they could also become electrocuted by decorations that are plugged in.

#4 Be Careful with Your Holiday Plant Placement

While consumption of some plants can be a great source of vitamins and help your pet’s digestion, holiday plants are a different story. Eating poinsettias can cause irritation to the mouth and esophagus, while ingesting holly and mistletoe can cause vomiting and diarrhea, excessive drooling, and abdominal pain.

Make sure your tree is secured, and be sure to vacuum loose pine needles, as they could potentially puncture your pet’s intestines if consumed. Further, avoid using chemical preservatives on the tree; it could contaminate the tree water that your pet may drink.

If you’re feeling a bit weary of these holiday plants, especially if your pet enjoys chowing down on leaves, you may want to go the imitation plant route.

Decorating is one of the best parts of the holiday season, but with pets in the home, this needs to be done safely. Take these tips into consideration when ringing in the holiday cheer this year!

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Holiday Exercise Tips for Your Pets (and You!)

The close of the year brings about the biggest “food” holidays of the year, featuring delectable delicacies like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and for your furry friend, Precise’s Wild at Heart Flight Line dog food. A great, fun way to get back into shape after chowing down is to exercise with your pet! Take a look at some different ideas that we have found for keeping both you and your pet happy and healthy!

Run the Dog

We’ve all heard of walking the dog, but have you ever tried running with your canine cohort? Running with your dog and exploring the outdoors can be great fun for both you and your four-legged friend. Dogs are familiar with a slower walking speed, so running will be a great change of pace for them, especially for active breeds! Be sure to stop, hydrate your canine, and then proceed on your journey!

Catch the Light

Cats are often much more idle than dogs and less willing to go along with instructions, but if you can catch their attention, they can become extremely active! Most people know that cats love chasing lights, so use a flashlight, or a laser on a flat surface and your cat can chase after it, attempting to “catch” it, providing them with exercise and you with entertainment! If you want to add an element of exercise to your job in this scenario, keep the flashlight in your hand while you do sit-ups or do cardio. The light will move naturally during your exercise, allowing you and your cat to exercise together!

Back To School

Another great way for getting your dog active is to enroll them in an agility or swimming class. Agility classes involve a lot of running and jumping, giving your dog more than enough exercise. In addition, classes like these allow them to socialize with other dogs and keep their mind sharp by learning new things! Some larger cities even have doggie swimming pools that are fantastic for those of you with water-loving dogs.

Playtime

Both cats and dogs love to play games with you, often more so than regular exercise. Playing fetch with your dog or playing keep-away with your cat can give them a lot of exercise and make for great quality time for you and your pet! Playing with your pet doesn’t take too much time or effort on your part, so you can fit in a play session at any time in your busy schedule.

Exercising is vital for your pet, as it strengthens their muscles and keeps their heart healthy. Dogs especially can be almost endless balls of energy, which can help keep you motivated to reach your fitness goals as well. Get your New Year’s resolutions started early and get back in shape with your furry friend!

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