Precise dog food

October 2, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Precise

Precise Dog Food

Precise Pet Products are pet food formulas which are free from corn, wheat, soy, dairy, grain sorghum, and chemical preservatives.  The pet food brand is manufactured and marketed by Texas Farm Products, a family-owned company, which also produces Precept, ANF, Lone Starm, and Star Pro pet foods.

Precise dog food products come in three product lines, each designed to meet the daily nutritional requirements of all life stages. These Precise product lines include—

  1. Precise
  2. Precise Plus
  3. Precise Holistic Complete

Among the three product lines, Precise Holistic Complete has been designed to be of a better quality. In fact the brand’s website claims that the “New Precise Holistic Complete® is perhaps the healthiest dog food we’ve ever made”.

To date, no Precise dog food formulas has been included on FDA’s pet food recall list.

The protein component of Precise dog food products is made up of a good quality meat-based protein source that includes chicken, chicken meal, lamb meal and salmon meal.

Chicken meal is an excellent source of high quality protein. It is a meat concentrate and is considered a better source of protein than fresh meat sources. Like other meat concentrates, chicken meal contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken meat.

There are Precise dog food formulas that list down chicken as among the first five ingredients however being fresh, it contains about 80% water which can be lost during processing thus leaving only a fraction of the original amount and consequently a smaller source of protein. It is for this reason that chicken has been combined with chicken meal to boost the protein component of the feed.

Salmon meal is also a meat concentrate and provides almost 300% more protein compared to fresh salmon. However, any dog food which contains any type of fish meal should be evaluated whether ethoxyquin has been used as preservative. This chemical is commonly used as preservatives for fish meal and it has been linked to a variety of health problems in dogs and other pets. Ethoxyquin is also an active ingredient of a pesticide.

The carbohydrate component of Precise dog food formulas include brown rice, potato, oatmeal, rice bran, ground oats, and ground whole barley.

Brown rice is an easily digestible complex carbohydrate. It is a better source of nutrients and has a lower glycemic index compared to white rice.

Barley supplies fiber and other valuable nutrients to a dog’s diet. With a low glycemic index, barley can help provide stability to blood sugar levels in dogs.

Potatoes are good sources of starchy and digestible carbohydrates and other essential nutrients.

Oatmeal is a whole-grain ingredient which is rich in B-vitamins, fiber, and is a relatively gluten-free carbohydrate source.

Rice brain is a by-product of rice milling. It is rich in fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. It also adds to the total content of the dog food formula.

Chicken fat is a rich source of linoleic acid which is a type of omega-6 fatty acid. It is a product of rendering chicken.

Flaxseed is a plant-base source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are important in protecting body cells from destruction of circulating radicals and specific oxidative processes in the body.

Probiotics have been added to Precise dog food formulas to introduce beneficial microorganisms which can help boost the digestive and immune functions of the body.

Chelated minerals have also been added to ensure easier absorption and utilization of important minerals in the body.

There are dog owners who have reservations on the use of rice bran and wheat because of the incidence of hypersensitivity reactions in dogs which are allergic to any of these ingredients. Some dog owners also voiced out concerns regarding the high percentage of  the carbohydrate components in Precise dog food formulas.

However, may dog owners have only favorable feedbacks when they switched to Precise dog food formulas. Another positive feedback concerns the relatively affordable price of the dog food brand.

Overall, we highly recommend Precise dog food. Their formulas contain a fair amount of meat and contain good quality ingredients. Of the various formulas, we would recommend Precise Plus dog food most strongly.

Please visit the links listed below for Precise dog food reviews by formula.

Have a comment or question about our Precise dog food review? Want to share your experiences with others? We welcome your comments!

Precise Dog Food Review

Precise Dog Food Recipes:

  1. Precise Small and Medium Breed Puppy Formula Dog Food
  2. Precise Large and Giant Breed Puppy Formula Dog Food
  3. Precise Chicken Meal and Rice Foundation Formula Dog Food
  4. Precise Endurance Formula Dog Food
  5. Precise Lamb Meal and Rice Sensicare Formula Dog Food
  6. Precise Light Formula Dog Food
  7. Precise Competition Formula Dog Food
  8. Precise Chicken Meal and Rice Formula Dog Food
  9. Precise Senior Formula Dog Food
  10. Precise Holistic Complete Large & Giant Breed Adult
  11. Precise Holistic Complete Wild at Heart Flight Line Formula

Precise Dog Food Consumer Ratings

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34 Responses to “Precise dog food”
  1. Antonio says:

    I agree, and you know I believe in meat protein as well, as I’ve saw the results w/ canine training. The meat protein proves highly digestible and helps w/ recovery time, but I cook my dogs meat before I give it to them. I don’t think raw is a problem, it’s just didn’t work when I tried it w/ my boys.

  2. Jess says:

    I know ya do, you just like to rock the boat a little, LOL.

    Vegetarian and Vegan Products

    While I do realize that some people may have personal, ethical reasons for wanting to feed their dogs a vegetarian or even vegan diet, it is my opinion that unless a specific health condition prevents a dog from eating meat, it should not be withheld.

    Nevertheless, vegetarian and vegan commercial foods can be useful where an allergic dog can not tolerate common sources of animal protein or fat, since the owner can add specific canned or fresh meat types and has control over the amount added.

    I do not recommend feeding normal, healthy, adult dogs a diet exclusively if it contains less than 23% protein. See my articles on protein here and here .

  3. Antonio says:

    LOL, well you know me, i’m a analyst by trade, so I like to fully analyze any subject matter and present both sides of any particular topic to give a viewer the option to make a choice based on complete instead of partial information. One thing I noticed when I searched on the Dick Van Patten vegetarian diets, THEY ARE EXPENSIVE, which is kind of kind of fooless since I’m certain a dog food lacking meat in the USA would be much cheaper to manufacture.

  4. Antonio says:

    fooless = foolish or crazy

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