We think of Halo dog food whenever we see Ellen DeGeneres. This is because this holistic dog food company is partially owned by Ellen DeGeneres. In the mid-1980s, Halo was created by a devoted cat owner named Andi Brown, who wanted to provide pets everywhere with wholesome nutrition. Today, Halo continues to be an admired company that offers wholesome dog food. (In 2008, Ellen bought part of the corporation because she enjoyed it so much!)
Who manufactures Halo?
Halo Pets owns and produces the Halo dog food brand. Halo is made entirely in the United States, according to the VP of Marketing Relations of Halo Pets. Their sources of protein (chicken, salmon, and beef) derive from ranches in the US. Lamb, imported from New Zealand, and pea protein, which comes from Canada, are the only exceptions.
David Yaskulka, VP of Marketing Relations of Halo Pets, once said, “The single most important emphasis is on the ingredients themselves.” He continued to say that Halo Pets sought to produce lists of ingredients that looked like the market shopping lists of farmers, and those ingredients must be fit for human consumption. Their reason behind this is to help “humanize” pet food, a movement that in the near future they hope will catch on.
Do they practice what they preach? Let’s explore it!
We looked at the top five ingredients and the consistency of those ingredients in Halo dog food and concluded that Halo is actually one of the best dog food brands on the market.
The first five ingredients are:
- Pea protein
- Vegetable broth.
Those ingredients provide a good source of carbohydrates and protein. Not only that, but there are no artificial ingredients or by-products at all in Halo dog food.
Our Spot’s Stew review:
Here’s an interesting story: Andi Brown (Halo Pets’ founder) had a cat called Spot. Spot got sick one day and Andi found that it was because his kibble didn’t get enough nutrients from Spot. By cooking a homemade stew with organic chicken and vegetables for Spot every day, she wanted to rectify the situation. In no time, the cat got better!
This recipe, of course, doesn’t just have organic chicken and vegetables in it. The first nine ingredients, however, are exactly the kind of ingredients that you will find in a homemade stew: chicken broth, chicken, carrots, chicken liver, celery, zucchini, yellow squash, pasta, and egg whites. (Does anybody else get hungry?)
This recipe has 85 percent moisture, like any stew. The protein content is just 4.5 percent, crude fat is 2.5 percent, and 1.5 percent of crude fiber tops off. Even though the quality of the ingredients is top-notch, there is not much nutritional value that can be offered. That’s why one ounce per pound of bodyweight is delineated by the feeding instructions. So if your dog weighs 20 pounds, in order to get the full benefits of this recipe, she will need 4 cans of Spot’s Stew For Dogs Wholesome Chicken Recipe.
Where can you buy Halo?
Halo Vegan Natural Wet Dog Food
Halo’s Garden of Vegan is a great alternative for a protein-sensitive dog because it doesn’t contain any meat, dairy, corn, or wheat. This complete, daily, non-meat diet for dogs nourishes with protein-rich plant-based ingredients like peas, chickpeas, pearled barley, and oats. Made with non-GMO vegetables, Halo Garden of Vegan dog food is part of a healthy holistic alternative diet—especially for families with a vegan lifestyle or those whose dogs are sensitive to specific ingredients. And, unlike other vegan dog food brands, Halo avoids rice, a less expensive and lower protein alternative. Halo also has dog food options for other special diets, including puppy food, small breed dog food, senior dog food, and grain-free dog food.
- Vegan recipe nourishes with protein-rich, plant-based ingredients
- An alternative to a meat-based diet that delivers the same essential nutrients and is complete and balanced for adult dogs
- No meat, dairy, corn, or wheat for dogs with ingredient sensitivity
- Wholesome, non-GMO ingredients, no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. BPA free cans
- A plant-based diet that is great for dogs who are sensitive to animal proteins
At their online shop, you can purchase dog food directly from Halo. You can head over to Petco, Whole Foods, or an independent pet store to grab a bag of Halo dog food if you’re not in the mood to shop online. To find the closest supermarket, Halo has a shop locator on their website for you to use.
Also, See Top 10 Holistic Dog Food Brands of 2020