Frequently Asked Questions
My vet recommended a "senior" diet for my pet. Can I use Halo?
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.
I heard that many essential oils aren’t good for cats. Is that true?
Undiluted tea tree oil or other undiluted essential oils, when used inappropriately, may be toxic to some pets — but we make sure your cat is safe with Halo Herbal Healing Salve and Herbal Shampoo. The tea tree oil we use is a very small fraction of the salve and shampoo; with the Herbal Dip, it is diluted and you may dilute further if you prefer. People across the country have been using these products for twenty years and we truly believe each ingredient to be an integral part of its success. Many natural practitioners, holistic and traditional veterinarians recommend these products without hesitation. Thank you for your concern.
My cat has dry itchy skin. She occasionally gets rashes or bumps. What can I do?
This is the single most common question we get! We recommend you try Spot’s Stew Natural Food for Cats and add VitaGlo Dream Coat to her food every day!We believe many skin problems can be controlled or avoided with a natural diet. Some cats develop skin problems or react negatively to ingredients commonly found in commercial pet foods—things like artificial preservatives, colorings or other additives. Halo has created a natural diet; by definition it cannot contain any artificial ingredients or be highly processed. Halo does not use meat meal; a protein source which can be of questionable quality and digestibility. Essential fatty acids (EFAs) have a proven anti - inflammatory affect within the skin and as such play a vital role in skin health. The Dream Coat is an excellent source of EFAs and our cat owners love the results they get. If the skin condition does not improve within several weeks on the new food and Dream Coat supplement, contact your veterinarian to determine if your cat has an underlying medical condition.
I have an older cat that doesn’t have a lot of energy anymore. Is there anything to perk her up?
Many older pets do not drink enough water every day; as a result they suffer from mild dehydration which can cause very low energy levels. I recommend including canned food in each meal and encouraging water intake (ice cubes, new bowls/fountains, broths, etc) to help improve hydration and get that energy back. I also recommend a vitamin - mineral supplement to help supply antioxidants and B vitamins that can help support the immune system and energy levels. For best results I like to alternate the Daily Greens with the Vitamin - Mineral Mix every day. Som