Nutrition, Socialization & More for Cats
by Nadine Joli-Coeur
For cat month, we’ll explore everything from necessary nutrition for cats at various life stages to socialization and engaging their natural tendencies to help them feel their best.
Why are carbs and dry food bad for cats?
Cats are considered obligate carnivores (meat eaters), where dogs need meat, fruits and veggies (opportunistic carnivores). Cats have adapted to be better hunters, so their nutritional needs are meat and moisture. Cats first use animal fats for energy and carbs last. If they are not active enough to burn off the carbs they consume, their bodies first convert them to sugar and then fat. When cats don’t get enough protein in their diet, they crave more food until they feel sated. They will then continue to consume carbs they don’t need, trying to get to the protein that they do need.
Read the complete article on our blog.
June is Cat Month & We’re Ready to Celebrate
Check out the healthy food, treats and toys available for your felines. With great deals like these, you won’t want to miss these. What goodies are in store?
Buy any brand of cat kibble and get a Weruva or Tiki cat food can or pouch for free.
Buy an Ultimate Litter Box and an Ultimate Litter Mat and get a Big Mouth Scoop for FREE.
Take 15% off the following cat litter and cat toys:
- Clever Cat Top Entry Box
- Pioneer Litter (all sizes)
- Pet Healthy Cat Litter
- Petlinks Toys (all)
- Pet Stages Cat Scratcher
- Pet Candy Cat Nip Toys
- From the Field Cat Nip and Toys
- Duck Feet
- Cloudstar Cat Treats
- In Clover (Spry, Smile, Sleek, Flow or Feline Connectin)
New Brands Available
Natural Pawz is proud to bring two new food brands into stores this month.
- Fussy Cat is a new dry cat food.
- Evo is now available as a dry formula and in a can for cats.
Shop any Natural Pawz stores to try these new options for your fur pets.
Raw Diets Grow in Popularity
Why should you consider a raw diet for your pet? Nadine Joli-Coeur, co-owner of Natural Pawz, explains: “Raw, fresh meat is the most instinctive diet for your pet. A diet consisting primarily of raw meat, organs, bone and fat reflects what your pet would eat in his/her natural habitat. With natural proportions of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins and amino acids, raw diets provide wholesome nutrition for the health and well-being of your animal companions.”
Take advantage of the following raw options this month only.
– Buy a Nature’s Variety frozen 3lb, 4lb or 6lb (for dogs) and 1lb or 3lb (for cats) and get a FREE Nature’s Variety small bag of Freeze Dried Mixer.
– Buy one get one FREE Stella and Chewy’s 3.5 ounce Freeze Dried mixer (or) Buy a Stella and Chewy’s Frozen 3lb, 4lb or 6lb (for dogs) and 1lb or 3lb (for cats) and get a FREE Stella and Chewy’s 3.5 ounce Freeze Dried Mixer.
– Buy a Primal Frozen 3lb, 4lb or 6lb (for dogs) and 1lb or 3lb (for cats) and get a FREE Primal Single Beef Bone.
– Natural Pawz is also giving FREE Primal trial size bags to all customers in June. Come in today.
Natural Pawz in the News
Did you hear?
On May 11, Natural Pawz was recognized with the prestigious 2016 Pinnacle Award in the pet services category at the Houston Better Business Bureau (BBB)’s 24th Awards for Excellence Luncheon.
Read the press release for details.
Visit with Natural Pawz at these upcoming Houston-area events!
When: 9-10 am on Saturday, June 4
Where: Natural Pawz Woodway at 1379 S. Voss, Houston 77057
Natural Pawz and YogaOne have teamed up again for another Doga event. While there is no charge to attend this event, advanced registration is required. This class is limited to the first 20 pet owners (and their dogs). This class is best for dogs under 30 pounds. The class will be led by Amanda, a yoga instructor from YogaOne. Bring your dog and yoga mat for a fun doga experience.
When: 11 am – 3 pm on Saturday, June 11
Where: Natural Pawz Pearland at 2803 Business Center Drive in Pearland’s Shadow Creek Ranch Shopping Center
The event will run 11 am-3 pm with KJ McDaniels greeting guests and autographing memorabilia from 1-3 pm. Pet parents may bring their pets and check out the Rockets-themed pet products available. Sports enthusiasts are encouraged to make a donation of any size to the Houston Humane Society and in exchange can take photographs with McDaniels and have him autograph Rockets souvenirs that guests bring to the event. The Houston Humane Society will have pets for adoption as well.
Check out our online calendar for even more events and pet adoptions near you.
Happy Birthday to Your Fur Friends!
Join our Birthday Club! In less than 1 minute, you can sign up to receive a free birthday treat for your fur friends + great discounts on birthday gifts and party supplies specifically for pets!
Sign up today to receive your pet’s birthday eCard on the 1st of your pet’s birthday month! You can redeem your gift any time during the birthday month simply by printing and bringing in the Happy Birthday email.
We also invite you to bring in your dog or cat for a photo in our birthday party hat! Come on, it’s so cute!
“Happy Birthday to …”