Posted by & filed under Caroline Chang, Natural Dog Treats, Natural Pet Products.

dentalsticksDiscontinued or Short-Dated Inventory

We occasionally have a very limited supply of discontinued or short-dated inventory available. Here’s where you can find it at half price!

Please remember, while these products are wonderful, they are not the same as what you can buy at the store.

You’ll find earlier formulas, old labels, or short-dating. Short-dating means that the product will reach its “Best if Used By” date within 1-2 months of purchase.

Animal shelters: please contact us for special discounts on bulk purchases.

Click here to see items on special discounts.


Posted by & filed under Caroline Chang, Natural Dog Food, Natural Pet Food, Natural Pet Products.


For blog readers, newsletter subscribers, Twitter followers and Facebook fans only, we’re happy to offer this month’s store coupons for Halo products!

Remember, these coupons are only valid at stores where Halo is sold.

For Halo store locations, enter your zip/postal code here.

Products sell out fast, so please call ahead to make sure your nearest retailer has what you need (if not, they can usually order it for you quickly).


Posted by & filed under Caroline Golon, Pet Stories.

tom-lgAt the Salem VA Medical Center in Salem, Virginia, an orange tabby cat named Tom brings comfort to the terminally ill veterans there.

According to the VA Medical Center, the cat, who spends most of his time in the hospice unit, seems to have a special sense when a patient or a family needs him.

He makes his daily “rounds” around the unit, stopping in to visit where it seems like he’s needed most.

The patients on the unit, like Air Force Veteran Skip Wyman, enjoy Tom’s company.

“He was in my room yesterday for about two hours,” Wyman said happily. “Then he walked out. I don’t know where he went. I haven’t seen him this morning yet. He’s around here somewhere.”

Click here to read the complete story.


Posted by & filed under Ask a Vet, Dr Donna Spector, Holistic Cat Food, Pet Health, Pet Nutrition.

DonnaNewPicCroppedQuestion: I have a question about my 2 year old indoor cat. He has a hairball caused by an earlier skin problem when he licked a couple of places on his lower back. I have been giving him hair ball medicine for about 5 days twice a day.

He will wretch a lot and something comes up in his mouth, I can tell, but he will not allow himself to spit it out, he swallows it back down. He is trying to cough it up, but has always acted scared of throwing up. Can you help me?

What can I do for him so that he has to spit it on out? He has stopped drinking water but still wants to play and acts well, other than may be constipated too. Thank you or anyone who can help.

Answer: Thanks for your inquiry. The pattern you are describing is very common for cats and generally there is nothing we can do to make a cat “spit out” the material. Keep in mind that this may indeed be wretching—meaning your cat is trying to vomit or throw up a hairball.

The other thing in this age cat that often causes a wretching/gagging motion is coughing. I know it sounds crazy but a cat who is coughing often looks like they are trying to “bring up a hairball”. My recommendation would be to take a short video of what your cat is doing and have your vet take a look. The recommended treatment will be very different depending on if your cat is truly trying to vomit or if he is coughing.

Good luck.
Dr. Donna Spector

Answers provided to pet owners by Dr. Donna Spector should be considered information and not specific advice. Answers are to be used for general information purposes only and not as a substitute for in-person evaluation or specific professional advice from your veterinarian. Communications on this site are very limited and should never be used in possible cases of emergency.

Halo, Purely for Pets will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any information or content contained in a blog or article post. If you have consulted your veterinarian and if you are still concerned about your pet’s condition or if your pet has chronic, complicated or undiagnosed problems, Dr. Spector can offer consultations for you and your veterinarian via www.SpectorDVM.com.


Posted by & filed under Bethany Meissner, Giving Back, pet adoption, Pet Shelters.

Crix on wheels_loveWe are thrilled to announce that Crixus, the Detroit pup we blogged about earlier this month, has received his new wheelchair and seems to love it! Pets for Patriots’ first LoveAnimals.org campaign is a resounding success — raising more than 100% of their goal to help Crixus and his United States Army veteran adoptive mom.

Because of his wheelchair, Crixus now has an easier time playing with his new dog sister Teeny and can even run to the car for car rides with her, too. According to his adoptive mom, “The two of them sit side-by-side, all happy to be on a ride.” Along with car rides and play time, Crixus is also now able to start leash walking with his family.

We are so grateful to LoveAnimals.org, Pets for Patriots, and all the generous donors who made this possible. In addition to exploring Michigan on the ground with his leash, Crixus somehow (no one knows how) was able to maneuver himself up onto the family couch the other day and appeared “very proud of himself.” Talk about tenacity and ingenuity!

Crixus also is settling in to the family and showing his personality. He gives face kisses and cuddles with his family. One morning his adopter woke up with his head on her shoulder, and when she turned to look at him, Crixus gave her a kiss! We absolutely agree with his adopter who wrote, “He just melts my heart.”