Great news for us Angelino's: The Olympics are coming! Ok, not until 2028, but I'm already excited. Ever since I was five or six years old, I remember sitting glued to the TV not wanting to miss a second of the swimming, diving and especially the gymnastic events. The Olympics inspired me to become a gymnast and I dreamed of following in the footsteps of Cathy Rigby who was from my hometown. As a matter of fact, my hometown of Long Beach, CA boasts a very long list of Olympic icons.
Once I got to junior high school I traded my gymnastic goals for acting opportunities. Yet, my teammate, Michelle Dusserre, who I trained and carpooled with, did go on to win a silver medal for Team USA in the 1984 Olympic Games. They also made pint-sized gymnastic power-house, Mary Lou Retton, a household name. I will never forget the excitement of hosting those summer Olympics right here in LA.
Now I have another connection to the Olympics through Nulo Pet Foods. (http://nulo.com/) Nulo was created by Michael Landa, a former All-American medal swimmer, turned successful entrepreneur. His inspiring story about how he created Nulo is one I'm excited to share with you.
After graduating from UCLA, Landa started a successful pet-care business where he saw an increasing number of pets requiring insulin. Using his education and research in biomedical engineering, Landa believed the source of these pet's diabetic conditions was the direct result of their low-meat, high glycemic carb diets, and he began his mission to find a nutritional solution.
Landa did a diligent amount of research on the pet food industry and was shocked at the processed, high carb diets being consumed by most pets. He then began working with a scientist to formulate a much different nutritional platform. Nulo (standing for: NUtrition+LOve) is a completely grain, corn, soy and GMO-free food. And while many pet foods also make these claims, Nulo is packed with premium, human-grade animal, fish and poultry-based proteins and low-glycemic ingredients. All farmed and distributed right here in the heartland of America+
And that's not just a marketing ploy. Nulo is also the first pet food to feature BC30, a patented probiotic which survives the heat extrusion process of baking, as well as digestion, giving each serving of Nulo a minimum of 80,000 million live active bacteria to help manage digestive health.
Launching a new product line in the crowded and highly competitive pet food industry is nearly as difficult as winning an Olympic Gold Medal. In an effort to differentiate, Nulo partnered with Whole Foods going after health-conscious consumers desiring the same high-quality nutrition for their beloved pets. Nulo quite literally coined the phrase "grain-free" before that was even a thing! As a former medal-winning athlete himself, Landa clearly understood the pivotal role one's diet played on health and performance. With the big success that followed, the decision was made to switch gears focusing solely on pet specialty retailers and, as of last year, launching a new Medal Series line for a national partnership with PetSmart.
It wasn't long before Nulo caught the attention of Olympic swimmers and gold medalists Aaron Peirsol and Natalie Coughlin. They clearly understood this completely different approach to pet food and became outspoken evangelists as well as Nulo's first Brand Ambassadors. Other pet-loving athletes have continued to jump on board including decathlon champion Trey Hardee, gold medalist skater Charlie White, multiple IRONMAN champion Kelly Williamson, and just recently, thee most decorated Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps! They are exemplifying how "We Decide!" what to feed our pets and we want to feed them like world class athletes. Nulo's motto: "Healthier Together!"
As a Pug owner, I am all too familiar with the issues sensitive breeds face. I also know that a good species specific diet is the first line of defense in treating and managing nearly every health issue and even some behavioral problems. I learned the hard (and expensive) way what a difference food choices make in the health and well being of my own pets.
After trying nearly every food on the market, and many not on the market, I stumbled across Nulo by accident when it was featured at an event I attended. I was so blown away with this food, I approached Nulo about working with them while they were launching their brand here in LA.
I am proud to represent NULO and be part of its success. Mostly I'm thrilled that I've had the opportunity to help other pet parents and save them from some of the expensive, damaging pitfalls I made. In just over two years with Nulo, I have received numerous messages, photos and testimonials from nearly 1,000 pet parents who are equally thrilled with this food. Pets suffering from chronic allergies, obesity, kidney stones, diabetes, tumors, sensitive stomachs and many other conditions are having their health restored because of this simple change in diet. The transformations I witnessed were what inspired me to become a blogger and share my experiences with others.
Although created by an athlete and touted as "Athlete's Food For Pets," I encourage you to give Nulo a try especially if your dog, is far more coach-potato than athlete. Even designer dogs, like my Olive the Pug, bred only to sit on the laps of Chinese royalty, can enjoy premium, food for their "inner athlete!" So while it may be a few more years before the Olympic Games, you can start feeding your pet like an Olympian today by giving them a gold-medal food.
I encourage you to visit their website and learn more or message me. I love to hear your stories & experiences.
Well, speaking of food, Olive is anxious to eat her meal!
-Nulo of course! 🐾👍🏼
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