• Nulo Announces Jennifer Gibbs Promotion to Chief Sales Officer

    Nulo Announces Jennifer Gibbs Promotion to Chief Sales Officer

    Nulo is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Gibbs to Chief Sales Officer, a new position for the company. Previously Nulo’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Gibbs now oversees sales in all distribution channels, globally. As a C-Suite member of Nulo’s executive team, Gibbs reports directly to Founder & CEO Michael Landa.

    “We are excited to elevate Jen to this new role. Her energy, resilience and integrity help drive our strong performance-oriented culture, and we believe that her leadership and track record of execution and achieving results makes her the right choice to lead our global sales efforts,” Landa said. “Nulo is accelerating at a record-breaking pace, and Jen has been instrumental in this success through thoughtful expansion of the sales organization and improving sales metrics to best-in-class levels.”

    “I am very excited to take on this new role. I believe the opportunity to build on our momentum for growth and value creation is tremendous, given Nulo’s celebrated team culture, its leading portfolio of innovative products backed by nutritional science, and its ever-expanding global footprint,” Gibbs said. “I am confident that we can further accelerate what is already a record year for Nulo. I look forward to working with our leadership team to drive further success for the organization.”

    Nulo’s Chief Sales Officer Jennifer Gibbs

    A seven-year veteran of Nulo, Gibbs recognizes the importance of giving back to the community personally, and also as a pet food brand. While at Nulo, she has been a part of donating over 200,000 pounds of premium food to shelters across the U.S. and the Caribbean, including several rescue groups during natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the recent wildfires in California.

    Outside of Nulo, Gibbs supports several non-profits, including The SEAL Legacy Foundation, Family Legacy and Lake Travis Young Men’s Service League. She is an inspiration to those around her (including her husband, two boys and pup Cooper) and remains a critical asset to the Nulo team with a growing list of pet industry accomplishments.

  • Cat Hydration 101: Is My Cat Drinking Enough Water?

    Cat Hydration 101: Is My Cat Drinking Enough Water?

    As a cat owner, you know that it’s important for your cat to have access to fresh, clean water. But do you know how much your cat should be drinking? Dehydration is a common problem in cats and can pose significant risks to your pet’s health.

    In this article, we’ll discuss your cat’s water needs and how to monitor their hydration status. We’ll also share a few tips on how to increase your cat’s water intake and help keep them hydrated.

    How Much Water Do Cats Need?

    On average, cats need approximately 4 ounces of water per 5 pounds of body weight. However, the exact amount of water your cat needs depends on several factors and can vary. 

    One of the largest factors affecting your cat’s water needs is their diet. Wet food diets can contain up to 80% water and help improve your pet’s hydration. As a result, cats who eat wet food typically need to drink less water throughout the day. 

    Other important factors that can change your cat’s water requirements include your cat’s activity level and environment. Cats who are more active will need to drink more water to stay hydrated. Additionally, warmer weather conditions and certain health problems can increase your cat’s water needs and their risk of dehydration. 

    Monitoring Your Cats Hydration 

    Water is essential for maintaining your cat’s bodily functions and long-term health. Because of this, it’s important to monitor your pet’s water intake closely and note any changes to your cat’s drinking habits.

    Here are some of the best ways to monitor your cat’s hydration status and make sure they are drinking enough water:

    Know the Signs of Dehydration 

    Knowing the signs of dehydration is a critical part of keeping your pet safe. Some of the most common symptoms of dehydration in cats include decreased appetite, decreased energy, sunken eyes, and panting.

    If you notice any of these signs in your cat, it’s essential to act quickly. Make sure your cat has access to fresh water and call your veterinarian if your cat’s symptoms do not improve. 

    Pay Attention to the Litter Box

    While no one enjoys cleaning out their cat’s litter box, this simple act can tell you a lot about your cat’s health and hydration status. If your cat is dehydrated, they may not be urinating as frequently, and you may notice their litter box has fewer wet spots or clumps. Additionally, dehydration can cause constipation, and your cat’s stools may appear small and hard. 

    Check Your Cat’s Gums

    Another easy way to monitor your cat’s hydration status is to check your cat’s gums. If your cat is well hydrated, their gums should be moist and pink. Dry or pale gums can be a sign your cat isn’t getting enough water.

    Perform a Simple Skin Test

    Getting a good look at your cat’s gums can be tricky. Luckily, there is another easy way to get quick information about your cat’s hydration status. With your cat sitting on your lap, gently lift the skin between their shoulder blades and then let go. The skin should go back into place quickly. However, in dehydrated cats, the skin may take longer to return to normal. 

    Keeping Your Cat Hydrated – Preventing Dehydration

    Keeping your cat hydrated is a key part of maintaining your cat’s health and reducing their risk of dehydration. However, getting your cat to drink more water can be tricky. Cats can be very particular about their water bowls and sensitive to environmental changes.

    If your cat seems disinterested in their water bowl, start by making sure the water is fresh and clean. Food particles or other debris in the water can be off-putting and cause your cat to stop drinking. You can also set up additional water bowls in areas your cat frequents. This can be particularly helpful for older cats who have a hard time getting around and don’t want to walk far to get a drink. 

    Another easy way to improve your cat’s hydration is to make some simple changes to your cat’s diet. For cats on a dry food diet, consider incorporating wet food or broth into your cat’s regular meals. Not only can these additions add some delicious flavor, but it’s also an easy way to increase your cat’s water intake.  

    Final Thoughts

    Understanding your cat’s drinking habits and water needs can be challenging. Luckily, there are some simple ways you can monitor your pet’s hydration status and prevent dehydration. 

    For additional information about your cat’s water needs, consider scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian. Your vet can perform a thorough assessment of your pet’s health and make recommendations based on your cat’s unique needs. 

    While every cat’s water needs are a bit different, we hope this information will help keep your cat healthy, happy, and hydrated. 

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  • Pupsicle Recipes: Icy Treats to Beat the Heat

    Pupsicle Recipes: Icy Treats to Beat the Heat

    Summer is officially here and if you’re feeling the heat, your dog probably is, too. One way to help your pet cope with rising temperatures is to make them an icy treat. These pupsicle recipes couldn’t be easier – in fact, you probably have most of the ingredients at home!

  • Help! My Dog is Scared of Fireworks

    Help! My Dog is Scared of Fireworks

    Does your dog run or hide at the sound of fireworks? Many dogs fear sudden loud noises such as fireworks or thunderstorms. While some fears may be mild, other dogs can experience extreme anxiety during a noise event. This can significantly impact your dog’s well-being and can even lead to physical harm if not adequately addressed. Luckily, there is help! 

    This article will discuss how to help your dog with their firework fears and provide some tips to keep them safe. 

  • Pet Photography Tips: How to Get the Perfect Shot

    Pet Photography Tips: How to Get the Perfect Shot

    From playful pups to distracted cats, trying to take a picture of your pet can be a frustrating experience. As a pet parent, you’ve probably tried and failed to capture an image that is worthy of social media, but you don’t have to be a professional to get a great shot. We asked Nate Wyeth, one of Nulo’s resident photographers, for tips and tricks on how he snaps such beautiful photos of his golden retriever, Ranger.

  • Hiking with a Dog: Summer Safety Tips

    Hiking with a Dog: Summer Safety Tips

    Taking your dog for a hike can be a great way to enjoy some fresh air and spend quality time with your pup. As with any activity, accidents can happen, and it’s essential to take certain precautions to help keep your pet safe during a hike. In this article, we’ll discuss what to bring and how to keep your dog safe while hiking. 

  • Sustainability with Our Pets at Nulo & Beyond

    Sustainability with Our Pets at Nulo & Beyond

    Although the concept has been around since the 1980s, sustainability has become more than just a trending buzzword in the last five years. Everything from manufacturing processes, packaging materials, product ingredients, and how companies operate has been called under scrutiny, largely led by consumers. Companies of all kinds – including those in the pet industry – are reevaluating their current practices and evolving to new standards.

  • Hairball Management for Cats

    Hairball Management for Cats

    Does your cat struggle with hairballs? As the weather warms, you may notice that your cat is shedding more than usual. When this happens, your cat may also experience more issues with hairballs. Cat hairball management requires a basic understanding of what causes hairballs and how you can help prevent them in your cat. 

    Here are a few tips to help get your cat’s hairballs under control. 

  • Treat Them with Love – Tips for Giving Your Pet Treats

    Treat Them with Love – Tips for Giving Your Pet Treats

    Are you looking for ways to show your pet some extra love this spring? While we often shower them with treats to show how much we care, giving your pet treats isn’t always what’s best for their health. Treats are a significant source of calories and can contribute to obesity in cats and dogs. Let’s discuss some helpful tips for making healthy treat choices for our pets.

  • 5 Love Languages of Cats

    5 Love Languages of Cats

    It’s the season of love, and we’re ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day with our cats! You may be familiar with the Five Love Languages, which describe five ways that we receive love from others. But can this also be applied to our pets? Find out your cat’s love language below!

    Physical Touch

    Let’s be honest – very few cats are THIS level of touchy-feely. And if you do have a cat that values physical touch, you know that this is always on their terms (not that we always know what these terms are…), and you will be alerted to their terms and conditions with a swift swat from a front paw, sometimes accompanied by a, shall we say, love bite. All jokes aside, cats that receive love through physical touch are most often found rubbing up against your legs, climbing into your lap to curl up for a snooze, or snuggling in beside you for head scratches. This Valentine’s Day, spend extra time petting your cat exactly how they like – or else!

    Quality Time

    Does your cat insist on going to the bathroom with you and scream at the door when you shut them out? If yes, your cat probably receives love through quality time! Your cat’s greatest desire is to be in your presence and for you to be in theirs. Consider a Valentine’s Day date with your cat watching their favorite movie (probably the Aristocats), playing with their favorite toy, or simply sitting in the quiet with one another, enjoying each other’s company.

    Receiving Gifts 

    Cats that love to receive gifts can best be described as hoarders. They find every sock, every hair tie, and every dead bug (or bird, or mouse) in your house and drag them back to their lair to add to the pile. They don’t need YOU to bestow gifts upon them – they are independent kitties who don’t need anyone but themselves to fulfill their needs! But for Valentine’s Day this year, consider gifting your kitty with their favorite treat or toy and watch them enjoy the real gift – the box – for hours on end.

    Acts of Service

    There isn’t a cat in the world that doesn’t love to be served. In their eyes, that’s all we’re here for – to provide them with our undying service and worship. And sometimes, they return that service in the lovely “gifts” they bring us, like dead creatures they’ve found (or, you know, killed) outside. Hey, somebody’s got to take care of the humans since they can’t hunt for themselves, right? If your cat loves to be served and doted on, consider taking the hunting duties off their hands and preparing a special meal for them this Valentine’s Day!

    Words of Affirmation

    Does your cat love to sing you the song of her people? Sometimes, the noisiest cats are the ones who just want to hear how much you love them! They spend their days asking for praise in their own language, so it’s time to deliver on this request through words of affirmation. Spend your Valentine’s Day telling your cat everything you love about them – their soft coat, their motorboat purr, and their perfect little toe beans.