Upcoming Event: Cambridge Lakes Pet Expo, Pingree Grove, III.

Come out this Saturday to the Cambridge Lakes Community Center Pet Expo for a celebration of pets!

When: Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Cambridge Lakes Community Center in Pingree Grove, III.

What: The Cambridge Lakes Community Center Pet Expo will feature various vendors exhibiting pet services, supplies and products. This event is the perfect opportunity to bring your pet and sniff out the latest in the pet care industry!

Precise will be at the Cambridge Lakes Community Center Pet Expo along with our friends from Groomsmart™ Pet Center. Swing by the Groomsmart Pet Center booth and pick up your FREE samples of Precise formulas!

Please note that pets must be up to date with vaccinations and registered with the village. Animals must be leashed at all times. CLCC staff reserves the right to ask any animal to leave at any point in time.

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Precise Pet Products Announces New Central Region Territory Sales Rep

Nacogdoches, Texas – April 4, 2012 – Precise Pet Products, an American-based manufacturer and supplier of all-natural canine and feline foods, is pleased to announce the addition of Kim McGownd as the central region territory sales representative.

“We’re delighted to have Kim join the Precise Pet Products team,” said Kirk Young, executive vice president of Texas Farm Products. “With her knowledge of the pet industry, and proven results in marketing and sales, we are confident she will bring the skill set and spirit we look for in the team.”

In her role as central region territory sales representative, McGownd will work with distributor representatives to grow the Precise Pet Product line, while helping the brand gain momentum with those that currently carry the products.

Prior to joining the Precise family, McGownd worked as a key account manager at Siemer Enterprises Inc. in the pet products and pet specialists segment. In this position, she established a new market and increased sales in 2011 by 103.2 percent, while steadily growing profit margins. She also has a strong background in marketing and event coordinating.

McGownd received a bachelor’s degree in business, with a concentration in marketing from Northwest Missouri State University.

To learn more about Precise Pet Products and the Precise Holistic Complete line, visit www.precisepet.com or call 1-888-4-PRECISE (1-888-477-3247). Also, connect with Precise Pet Products on Facebook at www.facebook.com/precisepet and Twitter by following @PrecisePet.

About Precise Pet Products:

Precise Pet Products, a part of Texas Farm Products Company, is an American-based manufacturer and supplier of canine and feline foods made from all-natural ingredients produced mostly from U.S. sources. Located in Nacogdoches, TX, Precise Pet Products provides affordable pet foods that are safe and nutritious. Using the latest in technology and testing capabilities, Precise Pet Products boasts a history of responsible pet food products. For more information, please visit www.precisepet.com or call 1-888-4-PRECISE (1-888-477-3247).

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Precise Pet Products to Launch Grain Free Formulas at Global Pet Expo

Nacogdoches, Texas – Precise Pet Products, a brand division of Texas Farm Products Company, is pleased to debut Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete, the newest addition to the Precise Holistic Complete line, at this year’s Global Pet Expo, which begins Feb. 29 in Orlando, Fla.

The new Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete formulas, available for both dogs and cats, feature the same all-natural ingredients as the original holistic line, including real meat, natural vitamins and chelated minerals, and balanced fatty acids. The Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete formulas also contain specially selected botanicals, herbals and cutting edge supplements to help promote a healthy, well-balanced diet for pets. All Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete formulas meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials.

“Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete will provide additional options for owners of pets who suffer from food allergies and other health concerns,” said Kirk Young, executive vice president of Precise Pet Products. “At Precise Pet Products, we are constantly striving to provide the highest quality pet foods for our customers and their pets, and we’re very excited to add Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete to our offerings.”

For dogs, Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete is available in Lamb Meal & Turkey Meal Formula and Pork Meal Formula. Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete is available in Turkey Meal & Chicken Meal Formula for cats.

Grain Free Precise Holistic Complete is packaged in convenient, resealable bags designed for easy use and maintaining freshness. The formulas are available in six, 12 and 26 pound bags for canines and three, six and 12 pound bags for felines. For more information and for samples of the product, please visit the Precise Pet Products booth at the Global Pet Expo (#4011).

To learn more about Precise Pet Products and the Precise Holistic Complete line, visit www.precisepet.com or call toll-free at 1-888-4-PRECISE (1-888-477-3247). Also, connect with Precise Pet Products on Facebook at www.facebook.com/precisepet and Twitter by following @PrecisePet.

About Precise Pet Products
Precise Pet Products, a part of Texas Farm Products Company, is an American-based manufacturer and supplier of canine and feline foods made from all-natural ingredients produced mostly from U.S. sources.  Located in Nacogdoches, Texas, Precise Pet Products provides pet foods that are safe and nutritious.  Using the latest in technology and testing capabilities, Precise Pet Products boasts a history of responsible pet food products.  For more information, please visit www.precisepet.com or call 1-888-4-PRECISE (1-888-477-3247).

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Great Dane Lady Approved: Switching your puppy’s food safely

The Great Dane Lady, Linda Arndt, has more than 38 years of experience as a canine nutritional consultant and breeder. In our Great Dane Lady Approved series, Linda will talk about her research and work with Precise. You can explore Linda’s website at GreatDaneLady.com

Recently, I have received many comments and questions about a previous blog post on the different approaches used for switching your dog’s food versus your puppy’s food. Many puppy owners have heard it’s better to switch food slowly to allow adjustment. However, in my experience, it’s better to switch your puppies quickly.

Large and giant breeds grow very quickly from birth to six months of age. At times, you can see a significant difference in just 24 to 36 hours, so changing foods can be tricky with these dogs. It is best not to stretch out the transition period on very young puppies (8 to 20 weeks of age) because it can throw them into developmental orthopedic disease. One such condition is hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD), a bone disease that usually affects young, rapidly growing, large breed dogs. Puppies could also experience panosteitis also known as Pano, “self limiting” bone disease characterized by wandering lameness that switches from leg to leg. A faster food transition tends to avoid these problems, but probiotics are essential to the process as well because switching foods quickly can often cause digestive upset so probiotics help prevent this problem.

Each dog food company uses different vitamin/mineral premixes, and there can be an enormous difference in the “quality” from brand to brand. This is another reason why it is important not to stretch out the transition past three meals on very young dogs. By mixing together different foods (adult & puppy) or different brands, you are sacrificing the integrity of each diet diet. This can be very problematic and cause a drastic growth spurt. Additionally, inferior minerals can tie up other quality minerals needed for development.

As long as you use a high-quality, multiple bacteria-based probiotic product combined with digestive enzymes, the transition will be very easy in the early ages, often better than with a mature dog, which may take a little longer. Probiotics that I recommend to ease the transition are ProBio Pac, BakPakPlus or 4 in 1 Probiotic from www.firstchoicenaturals.com.

Remember, Precise Pet Products are rich with nutrients and made with quality ingredients your puppy or dog needs. Each of our lines of dog food also comes in formulas specially made for specific sized puppies.

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Precise Pet at Super Zoo

The Precise team is excited to be spending some time in Las Vegas this week for SuperZoo! The show runs from Sept. 13-15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, so stop by Booth #2518 and check out our show specials.

We have a number of specials on Precise Holistic Complete:

  • Mix and Match: buy 300 pounds of dog or cat food, get 20% off!
  • Can Special: buy 2 cases (mix and match, dog or cat), get 1 case free!
  • Floor Stacker Special: buy 10 30-pound bags (mix or match) and get 1 free plus $15 cash back. Or, buy 12 bags of any Precise Holistic Complete formula (single sku) and get 1 free plus a $20 cash card.
  • Bonus Offer: Get 1 free case of cans (dog or cat) for every 300 pounds of Precise Holistic Complete purchased.

This is a great opportunity to save on our Precise brand as well:

  • Mix and Match: buy 300 pounds of dog or cat food, get 20% off!
  • Bonus Offer: Get 1 free case of cans for every 300 pounds of Precise purchased (dog or cat).
  • Floor Stacker Special: buy 12 large bags of Foundation, Sensicare, Endurance, or any other large bag (single sku) and get 1 free plus a $20 cash card.

Remember, these great offers are only available at SuperZoo! Stop by today to place your order or visit with our team to learn more.

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Precise Pet Products Announces New Additions to Growing Sales Team

Nacogdoches, Texas – May 16, 2011 – Precise Pet Products, an American-based manufacturer and supplier of all-natural canine and feline foods, is pleased to announce the addition of Scott Steed and Alyssa Crosby to the company’s sales team.

“We’re very excited to welcome Scott and Alyssa to the Precise Pet Products family,” said Kirk Young, executive vice president of Texas Farm Products. “Their diverse experience and vast knowledge of the pet industry makes each vital to our company’s mission of providing premium pet food to specialty pet retailers across the country.”

As Eastern regional sales director, Steed is responsible for business development and sales. Before joining the Precise Pet Products team, Steed worked as Eastern regional sales manager for The Pet Firm. A proven leader with over 15 years of outside sales experience, Steed previously held positions with Sara Lee Food Service, Nestlé Purina and Beatrice Corporation.

With more than 11 years of experience in the pet industry, Crosby assumes the role of New England territory sales manager. In this capacity, she is responsible for servicing, managing and developing the customer base within the New England territory. Prior to joining Precise Pet Products, Crosby was a sales representative for New England Wholesale Pet Foods. She also worked at Pet People as a store manager and Jillian’s Boston as a buyer and manager.

To learn more about Precise Pet Products and the Precise Holistic Complete line, visit www.precisepet.com or call 1-888-4-PRECISE (1-888-477-3247). Also, connect with Precise Pet Products on Facebook at www.facebook.com/precisepet and Twitter by following @PrecisePet.

About Precise Pet Products:

Precise Pet Products, a part of Texas Farm Products Company, is an American-based manufacturer and supplier of canine and feline foods made from all-natural ingredients produced mostly from U.S. sources. Located in Nacogdoches, TX, Precise Pet Products provides affordable pet foods that are safe and nutritious. Using the latest in technology and testing capabilities, Precise Pet Products boasts a history of responsible pet food products. For more information, please visit www.precisepet.com or call 1-888-4-PRECISE (1-888-477-3247).

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Photo Roundup: Angel’s Pet World in River Falls, Wis.

Check out the mounds of Precise Products at Angel’s Pet World in River Falls, Wis.! So glad I got to stop in and see this fun store:

Find Angel’s Pet World on Facebook. Thanks for supporting Precise!

Dennis Perrin is the Midwest regional sales manager at Precise Pet, and can be reached at dperrin@texasfarm.com. See a photo of Dennis and his dog KaChow in our Pet Zone image gallery.

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Global Pet Expo was a Success!

The Global Pet Expo, held March 16-18, proved to be the most successful show in Precise history. Our booth was overflowing with retail stores and distributors writing orders and putting our new plan-ograms in place. Store sets of 4 feet, 8 feet and even 12 feet were written in those three days. Why? Everyone realizes the importance of working with a family owned company, dedicated to independent pet stores that “actually manufactures pet food.”

We heard this over and over. The stores want food made in the U.S. where the brand controls formulation, ingredient sourcing (we use only single sourced for quality optimal quality assurance), processing and delivery. At Precise, we ensure all of these steps and more. With many brands leaving the independent stores for the big box stores, we know from history that those brand sales diminish in the smaller stores. Many times those companies say it will help overall. Well after 26 years of hearing that non-sense, we know how important loyalty is, why would grocery store brands be growing radically right now if that was not true?

Holistic, natural, and traditional pet stores as well as feed stores are now turning to Precise. We are the right brand, at the right time, with the right prices to provide solid American made pet food to stores we simply love and want to do business with. After all, we are not equity owned or corporate owned, we are family owned for over 80 years, and proud….Precise!

We love the bright green bags of Precise Holistic Complete:

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Doesn’t our park bench look cozy? Yes, our booth had fake grass!

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Great Dane Lady Approved: Why Precise, part two

The Great Dane Lady, Linda Arndt, has more than 38 years of experience as a canine nutritional consultant and breeder. In our Great Dane Lady Approved series, Linda will talk about her research and work with Precise. You can explore Linda’s website at GreatDaneLady.com.

As you learned from my previous The Dish posts, I believe Precise has been a visionary company in the pet food industry. While at SuperZoo last fall, I was happy to share why I am proud to work with Precise and its staff.

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Meet the Precise Team: Pete Pennell, western regional sales director

We make all our own dry food, in-house in the USA, by pet owning experts who take great pride in what they do. In our Meet the Precise Team series, we’ll introduce you to some of the people that make Precise Pet Products run.

Our sales staff is always up on the latest pet food industry news and the healthiest options for your dogs and cats – but Pete Pennell, our western regional sales director, is also a pro at geography. That’s probably because he oversees all of the retailer relationships we have in the western part of the country, and works with Helen Hurd and Tom Ruha to deliver Precise formulations such as our new Precise Holistic Complete to pet owners and their furry friends.

Watch the video below to learn more about Pete and what he does here at Precise:

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