He started what ultimately became the largest pet-care company in California and while growing that business, Michael learned a lot about trends in the pet world. The most alarming trend was the continual increase in the need for at-home insulin shots due to the increasing rate of overweight and diabetic pets. As a former biomedical engineer, Michael was determined to find the root cause and he quickly learned it was something in the food supply that was causing the pandemic.
what’s in the food?
He discovered that most pet food recipes were about as nutritionally beneficial as fast food is for humans; made with empty calories that came from filler ingredients. In fact, Michael found that most major pet food brands contain more than 40% carb fillers and use high levels of plant-based proteins instead of real meat protein. Recipes that are low in animal proteins and high in carbs can pose grave health issues for our carnivorous companions. This leads to fatigue, immunodeficiency and obesity-related diabetes.
creating a solution
Concerned with what he was feeding Max, Michael knew there had to be a better option for his buddy and for all pets. So, he met with esteemed animal nutritionists, veterinarians, and food formulators. Together, they began working on a truly different pet food and agreed they had something special. Michael and Max packed their bags and moved to Austin, Texas, to start Nulo. Michael made it his mission to create recipes that could live up to his standard of quality for Max and vowed to never take any shortcuts with his product.
NUTRITION & LOVE
what animals need
Nulo’s recipes are exactly what animals need. They’re high in animal-based protein, low in carbs and use low-glycemic ingredients to promote healthy body conditions and stable energy. Nulo also adds a patented probiotic to aid with digestion that survives the cooking process, shelf life and is viable in your pet’s digestive tract. All of the ingredients are carefully selected with intention and purpose. They are functional, delicious and nutritious. The standard has been, and always will be, if Michael wouldn’t feed it to Max, Nulo won’t sell it.
THIS IS NULO NOW
Nulo now has dozens of recipes, all made to nourish the healthiest and happiest pets around. We bring out the best in them, and they bring out the best in us.