The rumors have been swirling lately! Several news outlets have reported that Halo will be introducing a line of vegan pet food. Is it true?

We’re excited to share that, yes, we are developing a vegan diet….but only for dogs. As obligate carnivores, cats have different nutritional needs, so we’re not messing with Mother Nature!

Halo’s Spot’s Stew Vegan Garden Recipe dog food will be made from only all natural, wholesome grains and vegetables, with added vitamins and minerals. No animal protein, dairy products, or artificial flavors or colors.

And, like Halo’s other Spot’s Stew meat-based diets made with real whole food ingredients, the Vegan diet will be easily digestible and nutritionally complete and balanced.

Many vegans are interested in extending their vegan lifestyle to all members of their household, including their dogs. Halo co-owner Ellen DeGeneres is a vegan herself. As she’s said, “I do it because I love animals…..I’m healthier for it, I’m happier for it.”

For those of you seeking an alternative diet for your pooches, look for the Spot’s Stew Vegan Garden Recipe dog food in early 2012!

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  1. I have 2 dogs, sisters, who are 11 years old. Maybelle became a diabetic, started on insulin and within 2 months became blind. She is on 27units nph 2x daily. Her diet is 1/2 cup Royal Canine with 1 small can of Science Diet lite 2x daily. Edith was diagnosed this week as being diabetic. I do not want to give Edith any insulin, and have told the Doctor that I want to do strictly a diet regime only; thus, Edith is now on 1/2 cup Royal Canine and 1/2 cup of Science Diet lite 2x daily as well. We are on a timeline of 2weeks before we see the Veterinarian again.
    I am going to ask about your vegan food; do you think your vegan food would be appropriate for my diabetic pets? Any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

    Thankyou, Sandy

  2. Halo says:

    Dear Sandy,

    Thanks for your question. At this time, the vegan product is not available. I am concerned about Edith—the vast majority of dogs are insulin-dependent diabetics and will do poorly without supplemental insulin. People (and cats) are often Type II diabetics. This means their pancreas secretes insulin but because of a problem with insulin resistance (coming from obesity, lack of exercise, wrong diet, etc.), their bodies do not respond to the insulin. With correction of the insulin resistant factors, people or cats will often become non-diabetic. This is not the story for dogs who are almost always Type I diabetics. In this form of diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete insulin altogether. While the right diet can help with daily glucose fluctuations, insulin is almost always required to regulate a diabetic dog and to avoid significant complications associated with diabetes.

    Good luck with your girls.
    Dr. Donna Spector

  3. Dr. Michael Roth says:

    Thanks so much for making a vegan dog food that does not contain corn or rice. I recently diagnosed a dog with allergies to these grains, and your food was the only one that didn’t include them. Keep up the good work!

  4. RCookson says:

    I am recently vegan and so want my dog to be. My dog loves the vegan Halo natural dog food but it is very expensive. Please make it more affordable and in larger sizes. I would buy this formula exclusively if it were packaged and priced so. Thank you.

    • admin says:

      Hi RCookson:

      I’m so happy to hear that your dog is enjoying the new Vegan Garden food, it is a new product for us and I’m sure as demand increases we will add larger sizes. We do also have a canned Vegan Garden recipe and one of our treats, Peanut n Pumpkin is vegetarian.

      In the meantime, while you are awaiting the larger size bags, we always have coupons for you to use on our website, currently we have a coupon good for $3 off a bag of Vegan food and a special promotion for a $7 rebate! Here are the links,

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