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I'm adding this note to my post about Halo Dog food. The dogs did well on it for the first few bags then when I got a new bag, 2 of them became ill, one needing to be in the doggie hospital for a couple of days. Two different vets looked at the tests they did on my dog and said the problem was the new Halo bag of food. Halo has been a nightmare to deal with about it and I got an email from someone who knew the food got my dogs sick saying they called Halo about it and Halo gave my information to that person!! When I called Halo, her boss told me she was sorry, they messed up by doing that. Gee, I kind of think they did too! They are dragging their feet in every way possible in dealing with this........and Ellen owns the company and says it's all about doing good for dogs. I guess we can say anything, it's our actions that count.


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I just changed to a new dog food called Halo, Spot's Stew. My spoo is dealing with allergies....the vet says many dogs here are right now and that it's the time of the season for it. I decided to change their food but didn't really see anything that caught my eye or their taste buds until I saw this food at Petco a couple days ago. I wanted a holistic food and this seems to fit the bill. Has anyone tried it?
Here's their website http://www.halopets.com/ and here are the ingredients
Ingredients: Chicken, Whole Dried Eggs, Pea Protein, Oats, Vegetable Broth, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Pea Flour, Chicken Liver, Wild Salmon, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Green Beans, Carrots, Cranberries, Zucchini, Alfalfa, Inulin, Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Taurine, Folic Acid, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Choline Bitartrate, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Calcium Iodate, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium Longum, Enterococcous Faecium, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Sodium Selenite.
Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein - 28.0% Min
Crude Fat - 16.0% Min
Crude Fiber 6.5% Max
Moisture - 10.0% Max
Omega 6 Fatty Acids - 3.0% Min*
Omega 3 Fatty Acids - .48% Min*
Taurine - 0.1% Min*
Lactobacillus Acidophilus - 120,000,000 CFU/lb Min*
Bifidobacterium Longum - 120,000,000 CFU/lb Min*
Lactobacillus Plantarum - 120,000,000 CFU/lb Min*
Enterococcous Faecium - 120,000,000 CFU/lb Min*
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Nutrient Profiles

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Jan, I saw it too and thought it looked pretty good. I thought the price was really high for a food carried by Petco - close to $20 a bag for a very moderate protein food. My other thought was that the fat was a bit high, but other than that, it looks interesting.


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Jan, my poor Kodi is having a terrible time with allergies right now. He has scratches himself bald. I will look into this food. I add a child's dose of benedryl to his food, 2x a day. It helps him a little.


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Michele - those allergies are just awful. Have you tried a duck and potato or fish and rice/potato allergy mix like those from Natural Balance or Wellness. Those might help poor Kodi. I think the Benedryl is your best bet if it's from environmental allergies.


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I have tried it. My dogs were ok with the chicken but didn't care for the salmon. They love the canned stuff but it is very pricey!
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Jan, my poor Kodi is having a terrible time with allergies right now. He has scratches himself bald. I will look into this food. I add a child's dose of benedryl to his food, 2x a day. It helps him a little.
Michele, if Kodi's allergies are acting up now (and are better at other times of the year), it is most likely an environmental/inhalant allergy. In general, the majority of allergies are environmental, not food based. You might want to ask your vet about allergy shots or other treatments. Poor Kodi!

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It doesn't look to bad. I checked it on Dog Food Analysis. It's rated 4 stars out of 6.

www.dogfoodanalysis.com is always a good source to look up food.
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I use a forkful of the chicken stew on the girls' kibble. While Sedona will eat anything I put in front of her, McKenna really doesn't like plain kibble. If I mix a bit of the canned chicken stew with it she will eat her kibble happily.
The canned chicken stew actually smells really good. I put the girls' bowls in the microwave for a few seconds and when I open it the scent of real chicken stew wafts out. If I ever became so destitute that I had to exist on dog food, I'd probably pick this!!

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I'd never heard of this, but was just watching Ellen and she said she owned this company. Cool

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Jane, I'm still not ruling out a flea allergy. I just found another one on him. My poor Kodi - the fleas must know he is so sweet.


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