Tag: Pet Obesity

Noah really kicked it for the last week of the Nu Campaign!

NoahSomethin’ weird happened folks.

Last week I told ya that Noah didn’t lose any weight. He stayed steady at 18.2 lbs. Up until then, he was losin’ 0.2 lbs. each week.

Then this week, he starts droppin’ it like crazy.

Saturday, he was at 17.6 lbs. Tuesday, he was at 17.4. Today?

17 POUNDS!!!! Can you even believe it???

We have not changed his Nulo food portions any recently. And honestly, BZTAT and I have been a bit distracted with her moving the studio back here into our home and with Okey, the new cat.

We haven’t been execrcisin’ Noah anymore than we had before. In fact, we have been doin’ it less.

I have noticed, though, that Noah has been more active on his own. He seems to be more energetic and more engagin’. He has been a bit intimidated by Okey, and has stayed his distance, but he has been definitely been more vivacious.

YAY Noah!!! Throughout the entire Nu Campaign, he has lost 3 lbs.!

Although this is the final week, we have decided to stay with the Nulo. We are big fans of the schtuff! Here’s our list of things we all like about Nulo:

  1. VERY NOMMY! I mean, really, if it didn’t taste good, what would be the point? I know I was a little hesitant that first week, as, well, ya know, I am a creature of habit. But once I got used to the different texture, I fell in love with the schtuff!
  2. Noah lost weight in a careful and healthy way. He didn’t lose it fast, which was a bit disconcerting, but it really is healthier to lose it slowly. Although this week’s loss was rapid because things finally came together fur him (exercise, feeling healthier and portion control), overall, it was gradual.
  3. All of us have shinier, softer and more luxurious fur. Even Okey, who has just been on it fur a short time, has already been feelin’ softer and her fur is gettin’ thicker. Noah’s fur used to be all matted and nasty, and now, it is much easier to get a comb and Furminator through his coat.
  4. We like the story of how Nulo was developed. The founder, Michael Landa, saw that pets of clients in his pet sitting business were having health issues related to the ingredients in over the counter pet foods, so he set out to create a food that didn’t have all the unhealthy ingredients. The food he developed is truly healthy and we trust that it is good fur us. Nulo was created out of a passion fur pets, not because someone wanted to cash in on sellin’ us crap.
  5. We like the packaging. The food comes in resealable plastic bags that keep it fresh and are good fur litter box clean-up when they are empty. Reusing bags is a good thing fur the environment, yo. We like the red Nulo boxes, too, which are a good size fur storage. They came in handy with BZTAT movin’ the studio around.
  6. The Nulo folks are top notch! They are always helpful and caring when we have questions, and they really care about us! We especially like that they send us an email that says, “Love is coming your way” each time we make an order!

Although the Nu Campaign is officially over, I will still keep ya posted on how Noah is doin’ with his weight loss. We would like to get him down at least one more pound, maybe two.

We are very appreciative of Nulo fur includin’ us in the Nu Campaign and fur givin’ us all the free food! We look forward to continuin’ our relationship with the great folks at Nulo in the future.

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Disclosure: Nulo has generously provided free product and other benefits in exchange for our participation in the Nu Campaign to fight pet obesity. We are happy to be a part of this awareness campaign, however, all of the opinions about the product are mine and not dictated in any way by the company.

Nulo Update: Time to get fit Noah!

Noah
"Noah" Digital Art by BZTAT

*Sigh*

Big ol’ Noah is stayin’ around 19 lbs. folks, despite the fact that we are all tryin’ to get him slimmer and more fit.

The Nulo food has made a difference in his fur, as it is softer and he seems to be groomin’ himself better. We are all nommin’ the schtuff like crazy, as we all areĀ  lovin’ the flavor and are adjusted to the texture.

But Noah is not losin’ weight.

I have been readin’ the blogs of the other Nu Campaigners, and it does seem that the dogs are havin’ more success than the cats. You have no IDEA how hard it is fur me to admit THAT.

I have my suspicions as to why. I don’t think it is because of the food. I don’t think it has anything to do with the differences in species. I think it has more to do with the humans.

I think cat people are more lazy than dog people. Or at least they are more lazy when it comes to interactin’ with their pets.

Cat people often choose cats as pets cuz we are more independent and require less maintenance. Cat people tend to be busy and are happy to have pets that can take care of themselves.

We don’t hafta go run around outside and sniff all the other cats in the neighborhood’s pee. We don’t hafta go out fur walks. We don’t get all willy nilly excited and jump all over people. We don’t hafta be trained to act right.

Our strength can be our consequence, though.

Because we are self maintaining, our humans sometimes overlook the fact that some of us need help with exercising. Noah is one of those that needs help.

Noah stopped exercisin’ after he had a surgery at age 2 to remove a plastic bag he had nommed from his stomach. He seemed to slow down after that.

I remember, too, a time where he tried to jump up on a filing cabinet that Slick and I frequented. His jump failed, and he body slammed the filing cabinet. He never tried again after that.

Maine Coon cats are more pouncers than they are jumpers, but he didn’t seem to want to listen to my efforts to ease his humiliation. Noah quit tryin’ to do the schtuff that Slick and I could do with ease.

Anyways, I have decided to challenge both Noah and our human BZTAT to up their game. The Nu Campaign is about overall wellness and the diet is just one component of it.

It is time to get fit guys!

Check out my moves as Noah’s personal trainer:

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Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Disclosure: Nulo has generously provided free product and other benefits in exchange for our participation in the Nu Campaign to fight pet obesity. We are happy to be a part of this awareness campaign, however, all of the opinions about the product are mine and not dictated in any way by the company.

Read the other Nu Campaign blogs:

Koa at Pawcurious

Phoebe and Oreo at Two Fat Dogs

Disco at Furry Dance Cats

Lyger and Tuhlula at Embrace Pet Community

Marbles at Marbles Weight Loss

Judy at Dogingham

Xena and Velvet at Average Jane

Romeo and Pugsley at Romeo the Cat

Noah and Nulo: The adventure continues.

Noah
Drawing by BZTAT

Noah’s is a face that is hard to resist, isn’t it? Humans look at this drawing that BZTAT made of him, and they just wanna go “coochy, coochy, goo!!!”

When ya see the rest of him, though, ya go, “Wow! That’s a BIG cat!”

Even after 7 weeks with Nulo, he is a big cat. His weight has remained pretty much the same, I am afraid to report. It kinda fluctuates from 19 t0 21lbs., depending on when he is weighed and when his last feeding was.

To be honest, we are not hugely surprised. He has been on prescription diets before and not lost weight. And this go around has been interrupted by BZTAT’s travels away from us on two occasions.

BZTAT has kept to the portion control while she has been in town. She is considering cutting it back a bit, but we hafta be careful about that.

Noah starts eating things he shouldn’t when he doesn’t get as much food as he wants. He likes to chew on plastic bags, and one time had to have one surgically removed from his tummy. The recovery from that surgery actually is what kicked off his weight problems.

Nulo isn’t just about losing weight though. It is about eating healthy. It is about getting exercise. It is about making sure that pets get nutrients and important food schtuffs and not all the junk that gets put into pet foods these days.

All of us are really likin’ the food now, and BZTAT is likin’ that our furs are much softer than before. She is likin’ the fact that our food is fresh and comes to us soon after it is made. It doesn’t sit on warehouse and store shelves for months before it gets to us. She is also likin’ the fact that she knows the people at Nulo really care about us and other pets.

Our customer service rep Julie made a special call last week to check on Noah to make sure he was doin’ better with his “output” issues. (He is all better now. Thanks Julie fur carin’ about how he was feelin’!)

Pet obesity is a serious issue, as it can lead to so many different health concerns for animals. We are glad to have a partner like Nulo to help us help Noah with his weight, because we know that they really care and understand the problems associated with pet obesity. We will keep workin’ with them to help Noah with this adventure.

Check out this great article on MSNBC featuring comments by Nulo founder Michael Landa about why he started the company.

Just Meowin’,

The Brew

Disclosure: Nulo has generously provided free product and other benefits in exchange for our participation in the Nu Campaign to fight pet obesity. We are happy to be a part of this awareness campaign, however, all of the opinions about the product are mine and not dictated in any way by the company.