Posted by & filed under Bethany Meissner, Events, Giving Back.

Olate_Dog2Tennessee isn’t just for country music. On January 31, the Olate Dogs will be performing during halftime when the Tennessee Volunteers Men’s Basketball team takes on Auburn in Knoxville, TN. The game is set for noon at the Thomspon-Boling Arena.

Not able to make it to Knoxville? Watch these dogs in the latest #RescueFilm and check their upcoming tour schedule!

Halo is proud to sponsor the Olate Dogs as they tour the country and demonstrate the potential of rescue dogs. We’re honored to know that these amazing high-energy furry entertainers eat only Halo Vigor.


Posted by & filed under Belkis Cardona-RIvera, Natural Dog Food, Natural Pet Food, Testimonials.

Calix1Halo Facebook Fan, Tara Matarese, shared with us the story about her son’s service dog, Calix, and how Halo natural dg food has helped them through the long journey of obtaining service dog certification. She says:

“Dear Halo,

This is Calix (it is Greek for “very handsome”). In five days I will be traveling 14 hours to Ohio to train for 14 days with him so we can test and get a service dog certification for Calix to be a service dog for my son.

We have very specific requirements to meet and a signed contract to follow to ensure we maintain certification every year. To ensure his dog eats quality food that is safe and will help prolong his life, my son has chosen Halo pet food for his new life long partner in crime.

We have been fundraising for almost two years and continue to do so. That way I can ensure my son will be able to keep his service dog. When we first started doing research your customer service department was VERY helpful in answering our questions.

We wanted to stop by and show you some love now that we finally have his service dog match. We hope Halo pet food and treats keep him healthy and around for a VERY long time. Thank you.”

Tara, thank you for sharing Calix’s story and we hope he continues to live a long happy and healthy life.

Read Tara’s original Facebook testimonial.


Posted by & filed under Belkis Cardona-RIvera, Natural Dog Food, Natural Pet Food, Natural Pet Products.

For our online Halo customers, here’s this month’s special offer!


With your order of $50 or more this month, you’ll get:
• 10% off your entire order
• Free shipping
• Order by 1/31
• Use Coupon Code: 10PCTJAN2015

When you order $100 or more this month, you’ll get:
• 20% off your entire order
• Free shipping
• Order by 1/31
• Use Coupon Code: 20PCTJAN2015

1. Go to — Shop by adding any Halo products and go to check out.
2. Just AFTER entering payment information, there will be an opportunity to enter the Coupon Code for your discount (on the same screen that you will then click “submit order”).
3. Hurry–limited time only. You have until January 31, 2015 to place your Halo order with this promotion!
4. Note: Coupon codes cannot be combined. Only one offer per shipment.
5. Offer valid in lower 48 states only. For other locations, please contact us or use our store locator to find a retailer near you.


Posted by & filed under Caroline Golon, Pet Stories.

Williams-and-Titan-lgThe holidays got brighter for a man and his dog were reunited after the pup went missing three years ago.

According to the Huffington Post, Allen Williams of Independence, Missouri was brokenhearted when his dog Titan escaped through the fence in his yard in 2011.

Frantically, Williams looked everywhere. He posted flyers, and checked in with area shelters and rescues, to no avail.

He gave up hope ever seeing Titan again. So he was shocked to get a call from the Kansas City Pet Project, saying they had Titan.

Now named Cocoa by his new family, the dog still maintained his old habit of escaping the yard, causing the family to fear for his safety and seek a new home for the dog.

Click here to read the complete story.


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

DonnaNewPicCroppedQuestion: I have two cats. One is about 10 lbs; the other is waaaaaaaay over that. Probably close to 20. One is 9, the other 10. The younger is the heavier. They have been on [brand name] weight control for their entire lives. I switched the heavier one to a different brand of diet food a year ago, and she still gains weight.

Neither are very active anymore, although I do try to entertain them and get them off the bed. The only treat they get is two pieces of another diet food (treats are too fattening in my opinion), and they only get that once in the morning, and once in the evening. They won’t eat any people food at all (I’m glad of that), and they turn their nose up at tuna even.

Canned cat food doesn’t appeal to them either. Any suggestions as to what else I can try? The older one has shown signs of slight weight loss over the last year, but the 9 year old just keeps packing on the weight.

They are both strictly indoor cats and have never been around other animals. Any ideas for me? I would appreciate any advise! Thanks so much!!! (mom to 10 yr old Sissy, and 9 yr old StinkerBelle).

Answer: Thanks for writing in. It can be very challenging to get cats on the weight loss path! The biggest problem is feeding the right amount of calories. Most cats should eat only around 150-170 calories per day. Most dry cat foods have 400 or more calories per cup so they are quite high in calories…meaning they are very easy to overfeed.

The first step would be to figure out how many calories are in your food and then calculate the amount they can have to meet about 150 calories per day. Many cats won’t feel satisfied on this small amount of food which is why adding canned food is often helpful during a weight loss program. It generally has fewer calories so cats can eat more of it and feel more satisfied.

Here are some additional weight loss tips: Weight Loss Tips. There is also a good article here Transitioning Dry Food Addicts to Canned Food on how to introduce and transition even the most finicky dry food eaters to canned food.

Hope this information helps.
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.

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