Halo Cat Food Review
Halo uses fresh meat and vegetables in their recipes. Halo has formula with natural ingredients free of artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They use fresh meat in the recipe and a complete package of vitamins and minerals designed to be easily absorbed by your cat’s body. They don’t use by-products and either corn, wheat or wheat gluten.
We will review Halo Spot’s Stew Cat Grain-Free Chicken recipe, analyzing its 5 main ingredients, Pros, Cons and final conclusion.
This formula is a natural alternative diet made without grains that could be associated with aggravating allergies. It contains real meat, no rendered meat or meal from chicken, poultry, lamb, fish or plants. It doesn’t have artificial colors, favor or preservatives. This recipe has butcher-quality chicken, whole egg, farm-raised vegetables and fatty acids (Omega-3 and 6)
Chicken, Eggs, Pea Protein, Vegetable Broth, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Whole Peas, Chicken Liver, Flax seed, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Green Beans, Carrots, Blueberries, Alfalfa, Cranberries, Zucchini, Calcium Sulfate, DL- Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, Inulin, Salt, Vitamins (Folic Acid, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Choline Bitartrate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Ascorbic Acid, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Magnesium Proteniate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium longum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product.
Crude Protein 33.0% (Min), Crude Fat 18.0% (Min), Crude Fiber 6.5% (Max), Moisture 10.0% (Max), Ash 6.5% (Max), Taurine 0.1% (Min), Omega 6 Fatty Acids* 3.1% (Min), Omega 3 Fatty Acids* 0.50% (Min) *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
ANALYSIS OF FIRST 5 INGREDIENTS OF HALO SPOT’S STEW CHICKEN:
Chicken: It adds water in the chicken’s muscles. Less percent of protein. 2 stars
Eggs: Good source of protein, eggs are free of shell. 4 stars
Pea Protein: Good source of vegetable protein. 4 stars
Vegetable Broth: Good source of flavor. It does not add proteins or healthy fats. 2 stars
Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid): Good source of energy and flavor. Fat has been preserved with Vitamin E and C. 3 stars
What are the Pros and Cons of Halo Formula?
- No by-products
- No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
- No rendered meats.
- Ocean and freshwater fish
- Vitamins and minerals
- Fatty Acids (omega3 and 6)
- It only informs 2 of 11 essential aminoacids cats need (in food analysis).
- Peas in 5 main ingredients, though, very nutritional healthy grain that adds vegetable proteins.
- Vegetable broth adds flavor but not proteins.
Halo Spot’s Stew Cat Grain-Free Chicken contains a mixed of animal and vegetable proteins and fats. Considering its 3 first ingredients the formula rates in average 3.3 stars.
If we take down 1/2 of a star because it has carbohydrates on the first ingredients, the average rates it’s 2.8.
Halo contains methionine and taurine which are very important aminoacids, but the formula does not list the 9 rest in the food’s analysis.
Very Important: Dry cat foods are not sufficient for a healthy cat diet and they must be mixed with canned wet food and giving your cat plenty of water at all times.
Halo Formula is high in proteins and a good maintenance diet of a very active cat, preferably an outdoor/indoor cat, but Halo only lists 2 of 11 aminoacids cats need in the food’s analysis.