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Halo Purely For Pets Adult Dry Cat Food Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish -- 3 lbs


Halo Purely For Pets Adult Dry Cat Food Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish

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Halo Purely For Pets Adult Dry Cat Food Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish -- 3 lbs

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Halo Purely For Pets Adult Dry Cat Food Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Description

  • Real Whole Salmon Not "Salmon Meal"
  • Supports a Healthy Immune System
  • With Dream Coat® Skin & Coat Care
  • Because Whole Meat Makes a Whole Lot of Difference
  • Super Digestibility - The Proof is in the Poop®
  • Non-GMO Vegetables
  • OrigiNative® Sourcing

Feeding your feline friend a holistic diet makes a whole lot of difference when it’s Halo Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe Adult Dry Cat Food. It’s made with sustainably-caught wild salmon and whitefish as the first two ingredients, along with a wholesome variety of non-GMO garden vegetables and nourishing oils. There’s never any kind of meat-meals, so he’ll love the meaty flavor and it’s highly digestible to ensure he receives the maximum nutritional benefit with less waste. Vitamins, minerals and trace nutrients, including taurine for his eyes and heart, are added to help keep your happy cat healthy–inside and out.

 

Benefits:

  • Made with real, whole salmon and whitefish and never any rendered meat meal, like chicken meal or fish meal.
  • Wholesome, non-GMO sweet potatoes, blueberries, carrots and cranberries provide essential antioxidants, fiber and vitamins.
  • Made in the USA with no meat-meals, hormones or antibiotics, as well as no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
  • Proprietary DreamCoat supplement provides essential fatty acids and nutrients for healthy skin and a lustrous coat.
  • Highly palatable and highly digestible formula means maximum nutritional benefit and less litter box clean-up.


Directions

Feeding Instructions:

 

Weight of Cat Cups/Grams
5-10 Lbs 1/3 - 2/3 cup
11-16 Lbs 3/4-1 cup

 

Transition Instructions:

 

Day 1 - 3: 75% non Halo Food, 25% Halo

Day 4 - 5: 50% non Halo Food, 50% Halo

Day 6 - 7: 25% non Halo Food, 75% Halo

Day 8+: 100% Halo

 

Pets with sensitive stomachs may need to transition a little more slowly to avoid any digestive upset. If you introduce the new food too quickly and your cat or dog experiences some digestive upset, just back up to the previous transition amount where your pet wasn’t having any trouble and feed that amount for a few more days before continuing with the transition. Once your pet is eating all Halo food, if you switch between Halo recipes, consider a 2- or 3-day transition to minimize stomach upset.

Free Of
GMOs.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Servings per Container: 0
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Crude Protein min32.0%
Crude Fat min16.0%
Crude Fiber max5.0%
Moisture max10.0%
Ash max7.0%
Vitamin E min250 IU
Taurine min0.10%
Omega-6 Fatty Acids min3.0%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids min1.0%
Caloric Content:
3730 kcal/kg, 410 kcal/cup
Other Ingredients: Salmon, whitefish, dried egg product, dried peas, oatmeal, soy protein concentrate, pearled barley, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), potato protein, natural flavor, flaxseed, pea fiber, calcium sulfate, dicalcium phosphate, dried bacillus coagulans fermentation product, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried carrots, dried sweet potatoes, salt, inulin, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, D-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, biotin), potassium chloride, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), taurine, mixed tocopherols (preservative), L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate.
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The Healthiest Foods for Your Pet

As pets are increasingly considered members of the family, their nutritional needs are getting as much attention as the non-furry members of the household. A growing amount of research shows that a poor diet can be as detrimental to a dog or cat as it can be to a child.

The Best Foods For Your Pet

Just as with people, studies show that pets that eat more nutritious foods are more likely to be at a good weight and have higher antioxidant intake, which makes them less prone to cancer and other long-term diseases,” says Ken Pawlowski, DVM, of Banfield Pet Hospital in Folsom, Calif. “I’ve seen dogs that eat a good diet and still look healthy at age 14, and dogs that eat poor-quality food that look ancient at 8 or 9 years old.”

Pet food manufacturers are recognizing this and consequently, more high-quality dog and cat foods are on pet store shelves. But ingredient decks that tout everything from bison to blueberries can confuse even the most conscientious pet parent. Here’s what you need to know to choose the best food for your dog or cat.

Play the percentages 

Just like humans, dogs and cats need adequate amounts of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. According to the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), a non-profit that sets standards for the safety of animal food, adult cats need a diet that is at least 26 percent protein and 9 percent fat, and adult dogs should consume a minimum of 18 percent protein and 5 percent fat. Those numbers jump to 30 percent protein and 9 percent fat for kittens and pregnant cats, and 22 percent protein and 8 percent fat for puppies and pregnant dogs.

Studies show a young-to-middle-aged, healthy dog or cat will likely not be affected by eating too much protein, Pawlowski says, “but be wary in older or sick pets.” In general, he says, the more active dogs or cats are, the more protein they should eat.

Most commercial dry pet foods contain between 30 and 70 percent carbohydrates, says Mindy Bough, vice president of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Poison Control Center. “As is evidenced by this wide range, there is some debate over how much is ideal,” she says.

AAFCO also determines the amount of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients dogs and cats need. If you have a cat, make sure to check the requirements for taurine, which is an essential amino acid that felines must get from their diets.

Watch for allergies 

Beef, dairy products and wheat are the most common allergens in dogs, and beef, dairy products and fish are the most common allergens in cats, Bough says. If your pet has allergy symptoms such as itching, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, chronic ear infections or frequent chewing of the feet, your vet may put it on an elimination diet to determine whether a specific food ingredient is the culprit.

That’s why Pawlowski believes it’s a bad idea to frequently change your pets’ protein sources—for instance, rotating beef- and fish-based cat foods. “You’re just exposing your pet to more potential allergens, which makes it harder to determine the source,” he says.

Grains such as wheat and corn can also be allergenic, but only in a minority of pets, Pawlowski says. Although it’s trendy to feed pets a grain-free diet, “there’s nothing inherently bad about grains,” he says. “They can be an excellent source of energy, fiber and micronutrients.” Less-allergenic grains include barley, oats and brown rice.

If you do decide to go grain free, Bough recommends you make sure your pet food contains another good carbohydrate source, such as peas, potatoes or pumpkin.

Rethink raw food 

Another trend is to feed dogs and cats raw food, including frozen, dehydrated and freeze-dried varieties. The rationale is the same as for humans—cooking destroys nutrients, so raw food is therefore more nutritionally complete and closer to the diet a dog or cat would eat in the wild.

However, research shows that may not be the case. In March 2001, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) published a study in which homemade and commercial raw dog foods were analyzed for nutritional content. “All the diets tested had nutrient deficiencies or excesses that could cause serious health problems when used in a long-term feeding program,” the researchers concluded.

What’s more, six studies show that raw pet foods can be contaminated with dangerous bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella and listeria. A study published in JAVMA in February 2006 evaluated 240 samples of raw dog foods and found that “bacterial contamination is common in commercially available raw meat diets, suggesting that there is a risk of foodborne illness in dogs fed these diets, as well as possible risk for humans” who handle these foods.

Because of this disease potential, the American Veterinary Medical Association discourages raw food diets. Dry or canned foods are better options, Pawlowski and Bough say. They don’t recommend one over the other, but do point out that canned food has more moisture, which is good for cats, and chomping on dry food can help clean tartar off pets’ teeth.

Decode the ingredient deck 

Most pet experts recommend avoiding foods that contain animal byproducts, which can include feathers, beaks or any other part of an animal, and animal digest, which is a broth that can contain animal byproducts. Pawlowski says raisins or grapes can cause kidney failure in dogs and potentially cats, and large quantities of onion or garlic are toxic for both dogs and cats.

Ingredients to look for include omega-3s, probiotics and antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables like berries or carrots. “These can all be beneficial but aren’t necessarily a requirement,” Pawlowski says. “Make sure they’re not in the top five ingredients on the label or they could screw up the recommended nutrient profile.”

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