Precise Dog Food
Precise is a high quality dog food that quietly boasts of having wholesome, nutritious formulas. They are a family-owned business with a good reputation with pet owners. Products include kibble and canned food, and they have grain free lines of food. They have foods for puppies, large breed puppies, adult and large breed adult dogs, a weight management food, a food for senior dogs, a food for high energy, and more.
Who manufactures Precise?
Precise dog food is manufactured by Texas Farm Products, a family-owned company since 1930. They make their own foods and have an on-site laboratory in Nacogdoches, Texas. According to the company, they lab-test each production run on-site.
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Precise Recalls 2017
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- As far as we can determine, Precise has never had a recall of any of their foods. We checked the FDA and AVMA lists. We also did a Google search for “Precise dog food recalls” and found no information involving the pet food.
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Precise Coupons 2017
Precise dog food has three product lines for dogs:
- Precise Naturals
- Precise Naturals Grain Free
- Precise Holistic Complete.
These product lines include both kibbles and canned foods.
Precise Naturals relies strongly on chicken meal for its protein and uses ground brown rice and other grains. The Precise Naturals Sensicare formula uses lamb meal. Precise Naturals Grain Free has a chicken formula and a Lamb formula. Instead of grain these formulas use garbanzo beans and spring yellow peas as a carbohydrate. Precise Holistic Complete relies on chicken and chicken meal and ground brown rice in many of their formulas. This line uses duck, turkey, and salmon, as well as ground brown rice, oatmeal, and potatoes in their Wild At Heart formulas. They also have some grain free formulas that use pork, lamb, turkey, and salmon with garbanzo beans.
The canned foods include formulas for puppies, adults, dogs with food allergies (lamb and rice formula), weight management, and grain free canned formulas. Considering this is a small, family-owned company, they have a remarkably broad selection of dog food formulas.
Precise dog food’s formulas are AAFCO-approved for varying life stages, depending on their formulation. Approvals seem to be based on nutrient profiles. You can see each food’s nutrient profile chart with precise figures and comparisons to their other foods on the company’s web site.
As with many other dog foods, Precise uses terms like “Holistic” and “Naturals” to describe their foods. These are advertising terms and they don’t have much meaning according to the FDA. Basically, they’re nice terms but always read the label to see what’s in the food.
Some people will criticize Precise because, although their meat proteins appear to be good quality and they are named sources – including some less common proteins that can be good for dogs with food allergies – the protein percentages in the foods are not extremely high. The trend today is toward very high protein percentages in dog foods – higher than both AAFCO and the National Research Council recommend for dogs as a minimum. Precise supplies much more than the minimum requirements for protein in their foods. Protein percentages in their foods typically range from 23 to 32 percent – quite normal, though lower than some of the dog foods that are very high in protein.
We’re not big fans of peas and garbanzo beans in dog food as an alternative to grains but we understand the thinking with some of Precise’s grain free foods. If you are making grain free dog food, it’s necessary to add something to take the place of the grains in terms of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, and bulk. Dog food manufacturers are trying lots of different ingredients these days as they look for grain alternatives. Garbanzo beans and peas fit that profile. Whether or not dogs do well on these ingredients is another matter. Some dogs may do all right on a grain free food that uses these ingredients and some dogs may not do well. Garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas) are showing up in quite a few dog foods lately. Artemis is using them as well as Natural Balance, among others.
Overall, we think that Precise makes good dog foods and, depending on what your dog needs for his diet, you may find the right food among their products.
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Our Precise Holistic Complete Wild at Heart Flight Line – Duck & Turkey Review:
Precise Holistic Complete has several different formulas. Their Wild at Heart formula includes Flight Line (duck and turkey) and River Line (salmon). Some owners might be looking at this food for a dog who is allergic to chicken. Dogs who are allergic to chicken might or might not be able to eat this food. Duck and turkey proteins are a little different from chicken but don’t be surprised if your dog with a chicken allergy soon reacts to the duck and turkey. The food does contain chicken fat which shouldn’t affect a dog with a chicken allergy. But it also contains chicken cartilage. We’re not sure if that would affect a dog with a chicken allergy or not. Overall, this food may have too much chicken/poultry for a dog with that kind of allergy. Of course, if your dog doesn’t have food allergies, you don’t have anything to worry about.
The first five ingredients in this food are Duck Meal, Turkey Meal, Ground Brown Rice, Potato, and Oatmeal. The food has good sources of protein and a lot of carbs in the first five ingredients. On a dry matter basis the food has 26.7 percent protein, 16.7 percent fat, 3.9 percent fiber, and 43.9 percent carbs – that’s a lot of carbs. The food has 410 calories per cup which means it’s fairly rich.
Duck and turkey are both good proteins for dogs. Without the skin, duck is 84 percent protein and 16 percent fat. This is duck meal so it’s had most of the moisture and some of the fat removed and the protein percentage would be higher. Duck is a good source of iron, and a very good source of niacin and selenium. Turkey meal has also had most of the moisture and some of the fat removed. It’s 70 percent protein, 14 percent fat, and 16 percent carbs – though these figures would be higher in the concentrated meal. It’s a good source of riboflavin and phosphorus, and a very good source of and selenium.
Ground brown rice and oatmeal are grains and they provide a lot of carbs in the food. Both ingredients are moderately nutritious. Oatmeal also adds some dietary fiber to the food.
Potatoes are mostly carbohydrates. They are 92 percent carbohydrates, 7 percent protein, and 1 percent fat. They add some vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and manganese to the food. Most dogs are able to eat potatoes with any problem but dogs with arthritis or joint problems may have trouble with dog food that contains potatoes. Potatoes are a member of the nightshade family and some of these foods can cause swelling and joint pain for dogs with arthritis. Other members of the nightshade family include tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers, to name a few.
The food has some interesting ingredients such as chicken cartilage as a source of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Dogs with joint problems can appreciate these complexes. The food also has cranberries and blueberries which are natural preservatives/anti-oxidants. It has some nice fats and oils such as chicken fat and Menhaden fish oil and chicory root – a source of inulin – as a pre-biotic. Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 is a patented probiotic bacteria to help dogs digest the food better. You see these ingredients added more often now, especially with foods that use peas and other non-traditional fiber sources. You can find lots of interesting things when you read pet food labels!
We also note that the food has chelated or proteinated minerals that make it easier for dogs to digest and absorb them. You often see this in better dog foods because chelated minerals are more expensive for dog food manufacturers to purchase as an ingredient.
Precise Holistic Complete Wild at Heart Flight Line – Duck & Turkey looks very nice and most dogs would probably be able to eat it without any problems. Lots of dogs will love the duck and turkey. Precise dog food seems to be a quality line of dog foods and the company that makes the food is committed to their work.
Where can you buy Precise?
Look for Precise dog food at most of the usual specialty pet food stores. You can also buy it online at Wag.com, Chewy.com, PetFoodDirect.com, and Amazon.com.
With many smaller brands of dog food, if your local specialty retailer doesn’t carry a food, you can ask them to check on carrying it. If there is enough interest in the food many times a local retailer will be willing to become a distributor.