Your dog or cat might not be an angel year-round, but you can certainly feed them like one. Halo is a premium pet food company that’s not only making a difference in the lives of furry friends, but is also tackling industrialized agriculture in the process. As pet parents, it makes sense to focus on the health of your four-legged friends just as you would for the rest of the family. Like us, pets can have sensitivities, allergies, and experience subpar health if eating a diet filled with processed food. In today’s market, there are lots of quality brands to choose from that create pet meals with as much care as anything they’d serve on their own table. For decades, Halo has been making strides in altering how pet food is made by insisting on the highest standards possible when it comes to animal welfare, non-GMO ingredients, and more.
The History of Halo
In 1986, a woman’s cat wasn’t experiencing improved health on a vet-prescribed food plan, so the owner asked a nutritionist friend to whip something up using real ingredients. Among friends and neighbors, it became known as “Spot’s Stew,” which was the unofficial start of Halo. When the current CEO, Myron Lyskanycz, took over in 2012, he arrived with a plan for elevating the company even more by creating an ethically and sustainably sourced supply chain.
Halo Company Mission
Halo aims to be “holistic, whole, and humane,” creating better food for pets with an eye towards the planet. To this end, Halo promotes a return to sustainability by sourcing pasture-raised, free-range, and sustainably caught meat and seafood—practices that help return carbon to the soil.
Benefits of Halo
When you purchase a bag of Halo pet food, you know your dog or cat will enjoy whole meats, non-GMO ingredients, and sustainable wild-caught ocean seafood. Years ago, Halo came up with the term “OrigiNative” to describe its commitment to sourcing ingredients and supporting agricultural practices that use real ingredients and traditional farming practices. Over the years, Halo has received several important certifications:
- GAP (Global Animal Partnership): This rating system focuses on the health, natural living, and emotional well-being of animals.
- MSC (Marine Stewardship Council): Fish that receive the MSC designation are wild, traceable, and sustainable, and adhere to the MSC Fisheries Standard.
- Non-GMO: None of Halo’s veggies are grown with chemicals or pesticides.
Top Halo Products
Introduce your dog or cat to some of Halo’s most popular meals and snacks.
Holistic Recipe for Adult Cats, Wild Salmon & Whitefish
Cats will purr for this tempting blend of whitefish, salmon, and vegetables. Thrive Market member Brandon says his cat comes running anytime she hears the bag open.
Spot’s Stew Wholesome Chicken Canned Cat Food
Inspired by the O.G. “Spot’s Stew,” this hearty mix of chicken, carrots, green beans, and celery is the perfect feline feast.
Liv-a-Littles Chicken Protein Treats
Dogs and cats will love these freeze-dried protein treats that are a great boost between meals. Kathleen adds them to her dog’s dinner, and Leah says her cat loves them, even with a sensitive stomach.
Thrive Market’s Best Tips for Pet Health
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Gifts for Your Pet
For birthdays, holidays, or just because, give your pet something extra special. We’ve rounded up our top buys for bath time, play time, and more.
Healthier Dog Donuts
If you have peanut butter, canned pumpkin, and almond flour in the pantry, you’re well on your way to whipping up this Fido-approved snack.
Sustainable Agriculture and Pet Food
Not all pet food brands focus on sustainable agriculture and animal welfare, but Halo does. Our interview dives even deeper into the mission behind this popular company.