Halo Purely for Pets - Spot's Pate For Cats Grain Free Ground Whitefish - 12 Can(s) (5.5 oz/156g per can)
Halo Purely for Pets Spot's Pate For Cats Grain Free Ground Whitefish is forumlated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO cat food nutrient profiles for all life stages. Halo Purely for Pets Spot's Pate For Cats Grain Free Ground Whitefish is made with natural ingredients, with added vitamins and minerals. Halo Purely for Pets Spot's Pate For Cats Grain Free Ground Whitefish helps your pet look and feel great - inside and out.
- Ground Whitefish Recipe
- Grain Free
- For All Life Stages
- Smooth Texture
- No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
Frequently Asked Questions: Cat Health
Q: My vet recommended a "senior" diet for my pet. Can I use Halo?
A: All of Halo’s Spot’s Stew adult formulas are formulated to meet the AAFCO nutritional requirements for all life stages. While Halo doesn’t specifically make a senior diet, it can successfully be fed to aging pets. Many times vets recommend senior foods because they are lower in calories and higher in fiber. This makes them appropriate for older pets who have a slower metabolism and are more likely to gain weight and struggle with obesity and constipation. Halo has a lower calorie dry formulation—called Healthy Weight—and most of Halo’s canned formulations are quite low in calories. By adding some canned food to your aging pets feeding plan you can help decrease the overall calories while providing additional water to help your older pet combat dehydration. Halo formulas also contain fiber-rich vegetables and whole grains which are beneficial for an aging pets gastrointestinal health to avoid constipation. Dr. Donna Spector
Q: I am searching for a food that will be okay for my cat that has a history of urinary stones.
A: It has been proven that the most important part of stone prevention is to increase the amount of water that your cat drinks every day. When cats drink more they make more urine. This urine is less concentrated (more dilute or watery) so the crystals are less likely to form into stones. Because they make more urine they urinate more frequently which also helps get rid of the stone-making substances. Halo’s canned formulas are recommended because they have a higher water content (82%) when compared to many other canned foods (75-78%). This additional water is excellent for urinary health in all pets. Halo cat foods also achieve a urine pH of 6.4 which is normal for cats. –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: My vet told me my cat needs a high fiber food? Can I use Halo?
A: While the vegetables that Halo uses provide an excellent source of fiber for digestive health, Halo should not be considered a high fiber food. For cats that require extra fiber in their diet, Halo can be used as the primary food and then mix in additional fiber—psyllium, canned pumpkin, carrots, potato skins—a combination of soluble and insoluble fiber for maximal digestive benefit. Ask your vet if this would be appropriate for your cat. –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: Is it okay for cats to eat the dog food?
A: Although your cat getting a nibble of Halo dog food from time to time isn’t bad (their dog foods are supplemented with proper amounts of taurine for cats), it is not recommended to routinely feed them food formulated for dogs. Cats (as strict carnivores) require higher levels of protein and fat than dogs and Halo foods are designed accordingly. Halo dog food just doesn’t have the right balance for cats to reach their optimal health level. -Dr. Donna Spector
Q: Does Halo have too much protein for my 14-year-old cat? My veterinarian said that high protein diets can cause kidney problems.
A: Cats are carnivores and have a high protein requirement throughout life. While too much protein will not cause kidney damage, too much protein could be detrimental if your cat already has kidney problems. From kittens to seniors, any age cat can eat Spot’s Stew. –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: I have heard that Taurine is critical to my cat’s health. How do I know that she’s getting enough?
A: Taurine is critical to your cat’s health! Without proper amounts, cats can develop blindness, heart problems and other serious medical issues. Taurine is abundant in muscle meat and Halo's cat foods contain excellent levels of whole meat. Halo analyzes their cat foods routinely to insure a proper amount of taurine is present in every bite! Even though dogs don’t have the same taurine requirements, Halo supplements their dog foods with taurine as well—they know that cats love to steal the dog’s food! –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: My vet said my cat is allergic to chicken. Is Halo okay for pets with food allergies?
A: True food allergies are actually very uncommon—they account for only 10% of all pet allergies. Pets are often misdiagnosed with food allergy when what they really have is an adverse food reaction or food intolerance. Pets may react to artificial dyes, preservatives and additives in food or they may react to the quality of a protein source. For example, "chicken meal" is a rendered product that can have a variable composition and can vary greatly in its digestibility compared to real whole chicken. Adverse reactions may be more common with diets of lower digestibility. By choosing a natural diet like Halo, artificial ingredients and rendered meat meals will be avoided and thus lessen the potential for any adverse food reactions. The only way to definitely diagnose a food allergy in a pet is to perform an elimination diet trial—blood tests and skin tests are not reliable for this. –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: My cat is overweight. My vet has recommended a prescription weight loss diet but I don’t like the list of ingredients. Can I use Halo?
A: Halo foods can be used successfully in a weight loss program. Halo donated food for a weight loss challenge to a New York City shelter (Bideawee), and the progress was monitored of 7 obese cats over 4 weeks—all successfully lost the desired amount of weight. –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: Cats are carnivores and don’t need carbohydrates. Why does Halo include carbs in their cat foods?
A: You are right…low carbohydrate foods are best suited to the natural biology of cats as carnivores. Cats reach optimal health levels and may avoid many food-related problems (such as obesity, diabetes, some intestinal diseases) by eating high-protein, low-carbohydrate foods. Protein (not carbs) should make up the majority of every cat’s diet, however, many cats appear to benefit from a small to moderate amount of complex carbohydrates (fibers) in their diet. Remember long ago cats hunted for their food (and some still do!) and were exposed to carbohydrates within the digestive system of their prey. The domesticated indoor cat appears to benefit from the digestive health that complex carbs (in the form of fiber-rich vegetables, oats and barley) provide. Halo includes only this type of carbohydrate in our cat formulations. All canned cat formulas are grain-free and Halo now offers a Grain-Free Chicken Formula dry food for cats.
Q: Is canned food bad for my cat’s teeth?
A: No. While many vets recommend dry food to "keep teeth clean and healthy" it is a fact that many cats do not chew their food well enough to get any abrasive cleaning action from dry food. Whether you feed dry or canned food…the single most important thing for dental health is tooth brushing. It is a fact that by age three more than 70 percent of cats show signs of gum (periodontal) disease and this is because most owners do not give their cats proper dental care (DAILY tooth brushing and annual dental cleanings). Keep the canned food and start brushing! –Dr. Donna Spector
To provide people and their pets with honest information and wholesome products to better the lives of animals and the people who love them.
Halo, Purely for Pets evolved from three guiding principles: balance, nature and love. They believe that when these are the basis of pet product development, optimum health, vitality and wellness follow. Their pet products yield amazing results. Since 1986, they’ve seen the emergence of thousands of radiant, healthy pets whose owners have chosen Halo.
Halo's holistic pet care approach drives them to develop all-natural products with ingredients chosen to give your pet a happier, healthier life. Extensive study and the input of nutritional experts are the backbone of their healthy dog and cat food, nutritional supplements, herbal grooming supplies and treats. Halo products produce vibrant, happier, healthier pets — inside and out. They guarantee you’ll see the results.
It all started with a cat named Spot. As a kitten, Spot was full of life, healthy and happy. As an adult, however, Spot became a sickly cat, plagued by digestive problems, skin irritations, excessive shedding and an unpleasant odor.
Spot’s owner followed her vet’s advice and switched to “premium” cat food, but none of the foods helped improve Spot’s condition — in fact, he seemed to be getting worse. Increasingly worried about his health, Andi began reading the labels on Spot’s food and studying cats’ nutritional requirements. Andi quickly learned that the quality of nutrients a pet ingests has a direct correlation to the animal’s health.
Since 1986, Halo has been innovating healthy, natural diets for pets.
At Halo, they believe nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of your pet’s life. With it, good health follows. By staying as close to nature as they can, Halo has seen phenomenal changes take place in the lives of thousands of pets and their owners.
Feed It Forward
When you choose Halo, they feed it forward, donating over 1.5 million meals to shelter pets annually, in partnership with Freekibble. Ellen DeGeneres – a long time Halo customer – became part-owner in 2008. In 2010, Halo donated 1 million meals to shelter pets for the U.S. Postal Service Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamp Program. Halo now sponsors the acclaimed PBS series “Shelter Me,” the Olate Dogs Rescue Tour 2014-15, LoveAnimals, and many more animal rescue efforts.
Letter From Ellen DeGeneres, Part-Owner
Dear Fellow Pet Lovers:
Ever since I can remember I’ve loved animals. All kinds. Dogs, cats, birds – catbirds. All of ’em. When I was little all I wanted to be was a vetranar…a veteranari…it’s hard to spell…I wanted to be a vet. I thought that would be the best job in the world: helping and being with animals all the time. Well, it turns out I became a comedian and a talk show host instead – but animals are still my passion…oh and also a nice, thin crust, cheese pizza.
One of the things I really believe is that if you’re going to have pets you should treat them like you’d treat yourself. I don’t mean you should treat them to new shoes or a fancy car – I’m talking about the basics; a nice bed, fun toys and good food.
Anyway a few years ago I was looking for some pet food for one of my dogs who was allergic to everything…honestly, even his own fur. I tried everything, our vet tried everything and finally I found a little company that had the perfect food for him. It’s called Halo, Purely for Pets.
So, because I think Halo is incredible, I decided to become part owner in hopes that all animals have the chance to be the healthiest they can be. And I’m anxious to spread the word so that everybody knows about Halo.
Besides making what I consider to be the best pet care products in the world, we also want to inform everybody on how to take great care of our pets. So try us out. Write us and let us know how your pet is doing. Are they dating? Do they have a newspaper route? Let us know. And help us get people thinking about what they’re feeding their pets. Maybe you can casually mention Halo to a few people. Nothing obvious. Work it into a conversation. Like say, “Halo” to people (instead of Hello) and then subliminally they’ll try “Spot’s Stew”.
Well, I have to go clean out the cat box. Thanks for your support and giving your pet the love and care they deserve.