Trending Video: Spider Dog

Halloween is next week and if you haven’t seen this viral spider dog video, then you are in for a treat! Polish prankster, Sa Wardega, dressed his dog up in a giant spider costume and captured the action as the “giant spider” scared it’s unsuspecting victims at night! Enjoy.

 

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Trick-or-Treat: Halloween Pet Costumes

Halloween pet costumes have become increasing popular and the costume possibilities are endless. So we want to know, what will you dress up your furry friend as this year? Will you go with the hot dog? A dinosaur? Batman? Can’t decide…we’ve got you covered. Scroll through these adorable and funny pet pictures for some inspriation or check out this list of the most popular pet costumes!

Once you’ve selected the perfect Halloween outfit for your pet, take a picture and share it with us on our Facebook and in our Pet Zone!

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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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National Pet Obesity Awareness Day

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Did you know that over 54 percent of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese? That’s almost 100 million pets!

Today, Wednesday, October 8th, is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. We at Precise would like to educate you on what effects obesity can have on your pets’ health, and how you can help your furry friend shed those puppy or kitty pounds.

Most of the nation’s pets are overweight, and a majority of their owners are blind to the issue. Obesity by itself is classified as a disease, but the health conditions associated with obesity reveal the heart of the epidemic’s impact on pets: Osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, joint injury, various forms of cancer and decreased life expectancy are all linked to obesity in pets.

Here’s what you can do if your dog or cat is overweight:

  • Consult your veterinarian, who will help you evaluate your pets’ weight, and give you an idea of how much weight your pet needs to lose.
  • Monitor the changes in diet. It’s a good idea to keep a daily record of what you’re feeding your pet and the amount of exercise he or she is getting. You must also cut out all unhealthy and fattening treats in its diet, and replace them with healthier ones. (Our Healthy Habit Treats are a good option!)
  • Plan a regular exercise program for your pet and monitor its weight loss at least once a week.
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Upcoming Event: Allie’s 4th Annual Animal Appreciation Day

On Saturday, October 11, Allie’s Feed & Tack in North Kingston, RI, will be hosting their 4th Annual Animal Appreciation Day to celebrate and promote many great animal causes. There will be carriage and pony rides, great food, and a huge tent sale featuring your favorite pet products. Alyssa Crosby will be there representing Precise. Bring your family and friends and come enjoy a day of good food, family fun, and lots of animals!

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Alyssa Crosby is a Northeastern territory sales manager at Precise Pet Products and can be reached at acrosby@texasfarm.com

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October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals sponsors this event to promote the adoption of dogs from local shelters. If you are thinking of acquiring a dog, please consider adoption!

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BEN PENNELL STAYS BUSY PROMOTING PRECISE IN CALIFORNIA

On October 4, Ben Pennell attended an event at Carter’s Pet Mart in Stockton, CA.
Tillman, the Natural Balance Skateboarding Dog, was the featured guest.
Ben also attended a pet care event at Incredible Pets in Roseville, CA.
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Ben Pennell is a Western territory sales manager at Precise Pet Products, and can be reached at bpennell@texasfarm.com

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Scientist Discovers New Solution to Prevent Barking

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Every dog barks, but for years, dog owners have been searching for a solution to prevent their pets’ excessive yapping. If your dog is acting disobedient, new scientific developments suggest that you should spray it with pig pheromones. This ‘pig perfume’ solution has proved to be the essential ingredient to calming excitable pups.

Texas Tech University animal behavior scientist, John McGlone, serendipitously unearthed the effect of the pig pheromones when spraying the solution at his Cairn terrier, Toto, one day as a reaction to his dog’s tireless barking fit. The formula worked flawlessly, and the Toto stopped barking and calmed down entirely.

The miraculous ingredient that composes this pet owner’s miracle spray is androstenone, a chemical compound found in boar saliva. Androstenone smells pungent to humans, but it has been found to have a strong effect on mammal behavior. In fact, the pheromone not only counteracts barking, but also helps prevent other incessant dog behaviors, such as jumping frantically on guests, as well as behaviors associated with biting and scratching.

While McGlone’s “pig perfume” has yet to hit market, there is a dog appeasing pheromone product that imitates the smell that a nursing mother gives off to her pups, and is sold in time-release collars.

 

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We’ve heard of the crazy cat lady, but what about a cat saint?

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In her day-to-day job, Maria Torero works as a nurse in Lima, Peru. When at home, the 45-year-old caregiver continues her nursing job, only instead of helping humans, she cares for 175 terminally ill cats.

Torero has built a hospice for cats with feline Leukemia. Her two-floor, eight-room apartment is filled with heaps of feeding dishes and litter boxes. One would likely prefer to shelter healthy cats, but Torero claims that it is her duty to take care of the cats that nobody cares about, cats that will eventually die.

Feline Leukemia is usually transmitted through direct contact, mutual grooming and the sharing of litter boxes, food and water bowls, and the disease has spread quickly throughout the cat population of Peru. Torero finds the cats in the streets of Lima and has them tested for leukemia. Sadly, most have the disease.

Torero’s goal is to make her feline patients feel as happy, healthy and comfortable as possible including treating the cats for parasites. She even names the cats and dresses many in small shirts!

Torero acts as a true hero towards her cats, and feels that her main purpose is to give them the most love and respect that she possibly can.

Maria Torero passion for helping animals is truly inspiring. If you have a big heart for dogs or cats in need, we would love to hear your story!

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Visit Us at Backer’s Total Pet Expo

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We’re in Chicago to attend the Backer Total Pet Expo! If you are in Chicago or are attending, be sure to stop by our booth (Booth #812) and say hello!

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