Halo Purely for Pets - Spot's Stew For Dogs Wholesome Chicken Recipe - 4 lbs. (1.81 kg)
Halo Purely for Pets Spot's Stew For Dogs Wholesome Chicken Recipe features natural nutrition. At every stage of life, dogs benefit from Halo's natural food recipes to help keep bodies lean, muscles toned and joints healthy. Halo Purely for Pets Spot's Stew For Dogs Wholesome Chicken Recipe uniquely blends three sources of protein -- butcher quality chicken, whole eggs, and vegetable essences -- for pure nutrition and high digestibility. Halo adds a bounty of whole vegetables and whole grains to these outstanding protein sources, so your dog benefits from great nutrition, great taste, and the goodness of pure food. Halo Purely for Pets Spot's Stew For Dogs Wholesome Chicken Recipe contains no rendered meat, or any type of meal from chicken, poultry, lamb, fish or plant sources.
For more than 20 years, Halo has created holistic pet care products of uncompromising quality. Halo's dry food has all the real-food goodness of their original Spot's Stew recipe. This original recipe is made with love into delicious crunchy bites, allowing even more pets to reap the rewards.
- Wholesome Chicken Recipe
- Made with Real Chicken
- For All Life Stages
- High in Protein
- Easily Digestible
- No Rendered Meat
- No Corn, Wheat or Wheat Gluten
- No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Preservatives
Frequently Asked Questions: Dog 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 A0AFCO 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 dog 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 dog drinks every day. When dogs 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. It is recommend to use Halo’s canned formulas because they have a higher water content (80%) when compared to many other canned foods (75-78%). This additional water is excellent for urinary health in all pets. –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: My vet said my dog 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 vet told me my dog 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 dogs 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 dog. –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: I’ve heard digestive enzymes are important to help my dog process food better. Do you carry any?
A: Halo does not carry enzymes specifically—but they add prebiotics and probiotics to the dry cat and dog formulas to maximize digestive health. Probiotics are live bacteria that help restore the balance of good and bad bacteria. The prebiotics are essentially a food source for the probiotics and have been proven to stimulate the growth and function of beneficial bacteria in the intestine. –Dr. Donna Spector
Q: Is it okay for dogs to eat the cat food?
A: It is not recommended to routinely feed healthy dogs the cat formulation of Spot’s Stew. Halo cat formulas are designed with higher levels of protein and fat than what dogs require. This creates a food that is higher in calories and can lead to problems with obesity when fed to dog’s long term. The vitamin/mineral balance is specific to cats as well. Dogs should stick with our canine formulas to reach optimal health. -Dr. Donna Spector
Q: My dog 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: Is canned food bad for my dog’s teeth?
A: No. While many vets recommend dry food to "keep teeth clean and healthy" it is a fact that many dogs 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 80 percent of dogs show signs of gum (periodontal) disease and this is because most dog owners do not give their dogs proper dental care. Keep the canned food and start brushing! –Dr. Donna Spector
About Halo Purely for Pets
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.