Have you ever wondered about the meat meal in your dog food and treats? My mom has always wondered what it is, and why it seems to be in almost every brand of food. At BlogPaws, my sisters and Mom found out what it is, and we are now switching to a new brand of food at our house!
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My mom is always looking for a better food for my sisters and me. As food evolves, and Mom learns more, we have upgraded our food choices. Now it is time for an upgrade to Halo®! I was asked if I would like to meet with them at BlogPaws. After doing some research, I set up a meeting for Mom and my sisters since I was not attending BlogPaws myself. Bailie, the My GBGV Life PR Dog, got right to work. She is not shy by any means. One of the people we met with was Myron, the CEO of Halo. As you can see, he got a Bailie huggle, and Bailie held the attention of the attendees with her little PR talk.
They learned a lot about the Halo brand, specifically, what makes it so good for pets. Halo is Holistic, Whole, and Humane. They are not just concerned with the final product, but the humane treatment of the fish, and animals being raised to make the whole meat food. Healthy dog food is “in” right now, but just because the bag says healthy, natural, grain free, or other tempting words doesn’t mean it is really the best food. After a nice presentation, Mom and my sisters posed for a final photo with Myron. He is a CEO who is super pet friendly, and really cares about all animals.
Have you noticed how many brands claim to have meat as their first ingredient? What does that really mean? Take a look at what our current food label says. Three of the first ten ingredients are meal. Meal is a high heat processed, dehydrated combination of remnants from slaughterhouses, and fish processing factories. Bone is also included in the rendering process, and turns to ash which is not digestible. Meal is not human grade food.
Take a look at these treat ingredients. This brand claims to have healthy treats, but they too have meal. The body is able to digest about 95% of real meat, but digests about 30% less than that with meal. Companies love to use meal because it is a lot less expensive than real meat. My mom has wanted to get away from meal for quite a while now, but it seems every brand she checked had meal as a top ingredient. Now we have found Halo!
When everyone returned home from BlogPaws, I read the ingredients on the food bag, and it is true, there is no meat meal in Halo! There are also no fillers, like rice, and the fruits and vegetables are all non GMO. We love that they are a fairly small company, and they donate a bowl of food to animals in need from every bag that is purchased. The #HaloFeedItForward program is wonderful.
At my house we are most interested in food for my sisters and I, but Halo also has a line of foods for kitties. For dogs, there are puppy and senior foods, wet food, as well as grain free, and vegan options. They have every dog covered! If you like tasty treats, the freeze dried salmon, and freeze dried chicken breast pieces are to drool for. I got to test out the salmon at my nose work trial on the weekend, and it was amazing! They also have a line of supplements. I’ll be testing out the joint and hip support.
My sisters and I are going to start phasing Halo into our food bowls this week. I’ll be back down the road to let you know how we like the food, and if we notice any changes. Because real meat is almost completely digestible, Mom is expecting us to have less “output”, if you know what I mean. Since she always scoops our poop, she will know that pretty quickly. Halo has even trademarked their phrase, The Proof is in the Poop™. Now you know why Mom had a cookie with Poop frosted onto it!
Has anyone out there tried Halo? If so, how do you like it? It will be interesting to see what our food snob has to say. She does love the freeze dried chicken breast treats, that much I know already. We have a few different flavors just in case she decides to be selective.