Dexter the Cat is “Feeling Like a Normal Kitty” Thanks to Halo Natural Cat Food

Mary and Dexter the CatHalo Facebook Fan Mary Neuendorf from MN shared with us her story about her cat named Dexter and his Halo natural cat food experience. She says:

This is my sweet boy named Dexter!

“I wanted to leave a post to say THANK YOU HALO, and I’ll explain the reason why.

I rescued Dexter back in October from an amazing No Kill animal shelter named Lucky’s Place. When I first got him home, he had a couple of loose stools, which I thought was normal because he was in a new environment. 

Well a couple of weeks passed and he still had loose stools, and was throwing up just about every morning. I got very concerned and took him to the vet and they said he just had worms. After giving him the dewormer, I was hoping that would clear everything up. Turns out, he still was having loose stools, and throwing up.

My vet said he could just have IBS or a sensitive stomach. I was determined to find a better solution so I wouldn’t have to pick up puke every day, and have to wear a mask when I scooped the liter box.

This is when the hunt for a new food started…

I don’t know why it took me so long to try Halo Grain Free Spot Stew but within 2 DAYS the puking stopped and so did the loose stools! I have had Dexter on this food for 2 months now and he has so much more energy, coat is sooooo soft, and most importantly, he is feeling like a normal kitty!!!

If anyone has a cat with a sensitive stomach or possibly IBS I really recommend this food! It has changed Dexter’s and my life completely.

Thanks again Halo Pets!”

Mary, thank you so much for sharing your story and we are happy that Dexter is happy and healthy.

Read Mary’s original Facebook testimonial.

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Thank You Lou Wegner for Helping Pets at the Dog Film Festival

Lou Wegner at the Dog Film Festival in LA

Photo courtesy of Bill Watson

Halo would like to thank teen actor and founder of Kids Against Animal Cruelty, Lou Wegner, for helping rescues at the Dog Film Festival. He was on the green carpet with his rescued dog, Joey, for photo opportunities.

The LA event took place earlier this month on June 5th with an Afternoon Pooch Party at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital on June 4th.

The Dog Film Festival grew out of Tracie Hotchner’s desire as a pet wellness advocate to expand her Radio Pet Lady Network‘s outreach to educate about adoption, pet wellness issues and philosophical aspects of pets in our lives. The Festival is a unique way of honoring dogs as true family members by bringing together like-minded people to experience global filmmakers’ celebration of the human-canine bond. Tracie has chosen films that inspire, educate and entertain, and are appropriate for all members of the (human) family.

As a Film Festival Sponsor, in partnership with Freekibble and GreaterGood.org, we are proud to announce that we will be making a 10,000 bowl donation of Halo food to The Lange Foundation and the Downtown Dog Rescue in LA.

As always, Halo will donate a bowl to a shelter every time YOU buy.

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Are Labs Fatter than Other Dogs?

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Are you one of those lucky people who shares his life with a loving Labrador Retriever – but you lament the chubbiness of your Lab because you know how unhealthy it is for a dog to gain weight? Have you accepted that common belief that Labs will “eat until they explode” and are always on the hunt to counter-surf or otherwise steal food and they always seem hungry?

Do you have to be super vigilant to carefully measure your Lab’s food intake and count calories – but the dog still keeps “expanding?”

Do you Battle the Bulge around your Lab’s neck and body – and feel guilty that it’s your fault?

Have you suspected that somebody else in your household or neighborhood must be slipping high calorie treats to your dog behind your back?

You’re not alone! Most everyone who has America’s most popular dog breed has come to accept their dog as naturally pudgy and basically given up on achieving the ideal body condition where the dog has a waist when seen from above and you can feel some of his ribs.

But a scientific study from England shows that a fat Lab is not your fault! It’s not your dog’s fault, either!

Cambridge University researchers who studied the canine genome found a mutation in the POMC gene that was associated with weight gain in Labradors and flat-coated retrievers. The findings did not apply to other breeds. The data, published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism, may shed light on obesity in people, as POMC is one of numerous genes linked to human obesity, and in some cases a similar mutation to the sequence deletion seen in dogs has been documented.

This doesn’t mean you should throw up your hands and throw in the towel! One way to make a difference is to focus on burning more calories, by increasing your Lab’s daily exercise following your own vet’s advice. You need to be aware that your Lab is “at risk” for obesity and obesity is actually a serious medical condition that can shorten a dog’s life. Dr Donna Spector and I discussed how “Fat Dogs Die Younger” on our show The Expert Vet which is sponsored by Halo. We’d welcome any chubby Labs to join our Halo Healthy Weight Challenge and have Dr. Donna devise a personalized diet utilizing Halo’s Weight Management dry food, canned food, and vegetable snacks to change your feeding habits, help your dog shed weight slowly but surely. Your Labrador may have that pesky POMC gene, but you can help your dog get slim and stay slim so you can enjoy the best possible life together.

 
newtraciepic2Tracie began her fascination with dogs and cats by turning her eye as a former investigative reporter on every aspect of living with them, resulting in her encyclopedic resources THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and then the THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. Before long, Tracie was established as a leading pet wellness advocate as her all-encompassing books covered everything from medical issues to behavior, nutrition and environmental enrichment.
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Tracie began her career as a radio personality with a live show – DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) – on the local NPR station in the Hamptons, Peconic Public Broadcasting (WPPB) from Southampton, New York (the show is now also carried on the NPR station Robinhood Radio in Connecticut and the Berkshires). DOG TALK® won a Gracie® Award (the radio equivalent of an Oscar) in 2010 as the “Best entertainment and information program on local public radio” and continues weekly after more than 450 continuous shows and 9 years on the air. Tracie’s live weekly call-in show CAT CHAT® was on SiriusXM satellite radio for seven years until the Martha Stewart channel was canceled in 2013.

Tracie lives in Vermont where the Radio Pet Lady Network studio is based, on 13 acres well-used by her all-girl pack – two lovely, lively Weimaraners, Maisie and Wanda, and a Collie-mix, Jazzy.

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Noticeable Results: Northwoods Humane Society Donation Report

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Photo courtesy of Northwoods Humane Society

 

When you choose Halo pet food, made from natural, whole food ingredients, your pet won’t be the only one with a radiant coat, clear eyes and renewed energy. Halo feeds it forward, donating over 1.5 million meals annually. As always, Halo will donate a bowl to a shelter every time YOU buy.

Halo is proud to partner with Freekibble.com and GreaterGood.org to achieve noticeable results for shelter pets together!

Here is a recent report from Northwoods Humane Society in Wyoming, MN:

The Halo Pet Food grant was a wonderful help to Northwoods Humane Society. It offers a diet for our cats and dogs that is not only high quality food, but a consistency as well. It is reassuring to know that their diets are high quality and helping many of them get the the proper nutrients needed to recover from injuries and/or low weights.

“Goldie” is a 2-year-old short haired caliby cat who came to the shelter November 27th, 2015 when his owner lost his home and could no longer keep her. Due to her high level of stress and inconsistent diet in the many months prior to her arrival at Northwoods, she came to us with a very poor coatand low weight. She was sent to a foster home where she could gain weight and improve her coat before going up for adoption. Goldie was sent to foster with Halo Food to help her health improve. She awaited adoption in her foster home, and was recently adopted into a forever home.

Goldie from Northwoods Humane Society

Photo courtesy of Northwoods Humane Society

 

“Blake” is a 1-year-old Labrador/Great Dane mix who was transferred to Northwoods from a high-kill shelter in Texas on April 30th, 2016. Upon arrival, he was very underweight and positive for Heartworm disease. He is a very high energy dog who burned through more calories than your average dog. Due to his weight, energy level, and disease, it was important for us to get him on a high quality and consistent diet. His health has improved tremendously. He is currently awaiting adoption.

Blake from Northwoods Humane Society

Photo courtesy of Northwoods Humane Society

 

Thank you, Northwoods Humane Society for making a noticeable difference for pets in your community!

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Thank You Susanne Kogut and the Petco Foundation for Helping Pets at the Dog Film Festival

Susanne Kogut from The Petco Foundation

Susanne Kogut with Andie MacDowell. Photo courtesy of Bill Watson

Halo would like to thank the Petco Foundation and its Executive Director, Susanne Kogut, for helping rescues at the Dog Film Festival, which was made possible with a grant from the foundation. As Executive Director, Kogut works with key influencers in the pet industry, driving interesting and innovative collaborations to solve critical animal welfare issues.

After the Holiday Wishes campaign, Halo is proud to work with the Petco Foundation once again to make a difference in the pet community.

The LA event took place earlier this month on June 5th with an Afternoon Pooch Party at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital on June 4th.

The Dog Film Festival grew out of Tracie Hotchner’s desire as a pet wellness advocate to expand her Radio Pet Lady Network‘s outreach to educate about adoption, pet wellness issues and philosophical aspects of pets in our lives. The Festival is a unique way of honoring dogs as true family members by bringing together like-minded people to experience global filmmakers’ celebration of the human-canine bond. Tracie has chosen films that inspire, educate and entertain, and are appropriate for all members of the (human) family.

As a Film Festival Sponsor, in partnership with Freekibble and GreaterGood.org, we are proud to announce that we will be making a 10,000 bowl donation of Halo food to The Lange Foundation and the Downtown Dog Rescue in LA.

Tracie Hotchner, Dog Film Festival Founder with Petco Foundation's Executive Director, Susanne Kogut

As always, Halo will donate a bowl to a shelter every time YOU buy.

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