KIBBLE DROP 2014: SPROUTS AND HALO SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER TO HOMELESS PHOENIX PETS

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Sprouts Farmers Market celebrated the 2014 Holiday Kibble Drop “Feed It Forward Tour”. The tour stopped at the Phoenix location for Sprouts to help feed the pets for two nearby shelters.

The Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and Lost Our Home Pet Foundation came out to receive Halo Vigor and Spot’s Stew dog and cat food.

Everyone seemed to have a great time. We especially love that little pup in the Christmas sweater posing on top of the bags of Halo Vigor who you can see in the photo!

Halo, Freekibble.com, and GreaterGood.org are excited to host the fourth annual Holiday Kibble Drop. This “Feed it Forward Tour” will make 15 stops across North America to deliver 500,000 healthy meals and holiday cheer to pets in more than 30 shelters and rescues.

In addition to the meals provided through the Holiday Kibble Drop, Halo also is also the official pet food company for the Arizona Animal Welfare League. We’re honored to be able to help and hope that the homeless pets of Arizona get adopted quickly.

In a survey of 85 shelter professionals, 75% said that the quality of Spot’s Stew “definitely helps” dogs and cats to get adopted. Thank you for making it possible for us to help. Our “Feed it Forward Tour” and support of the Arizona Animal Welfare League are just part of the more than 1.5 million meals a year we’re able to donate to shelter pets because of you.

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THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION NOTICEABLE RESULTS DONATION REPORT

StoryThanks to you, check out the noticeable results from The Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, NV:

The Animal Foundation received a Halo Food donation in conjunction with the One Picture Saves A Life Photography Project held in June 2013. The donated food was used help individuals that were struggling to make ends meet at home and needed some assistance feeding their pets.

The food was distributed to rescue partners as well to help them keep their costs down so that they can devote their funds to helping more pets in need. The donation of cat and dog food from Halo helped much-loved pets stay with their caring families during times of financial crisis. In addition, the food helped our rescue partners transfer more pets in need of care and attention beyond what our facility could provide. It is estimated that over 330 pets were helped by the food.

A woman and her children came into The Animal Foundation’s Receiving Office, obviously upset about surrendering their pets, two large pit bulls and a cat. When our staff asked why they were surrendering, she said that it was just getting too hard to feed them. She had lost her job and money was too tight to make ends meet. Our Receiving Manager told her, “If food is the only reason you are surrendering your pets, we can help with that.” Danielle received two big bags of Halo Food on 10/28. She accepted the food and was so grateful she offered to share her story. She and her children, all in tears, headed back home with their family intact, furry members included.”

Thank you The Animal Foundation for making a noticeable difference for pets in your community!

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.

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

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WE LOVE ARIZONA ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE & SPCA’S THANK YOU VIDEO!

4864472738_81f5c6e8a0Need a quick heartwarming smile? Watch the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA’s video that they made to thank Halo and Freekibble.com for feeding their pets:

We love being able to help these fantastic shelter pets as they wait for their new home. You deserve that thank you, too! Because of you, we’re able to donate more than 1.5 million meals each year to pets in shelters waiting to be adopted.

While we can’t promise that every dog who eats Halo will be able to work a computer (those results might not be typical!), we do know that better nutrition is simply better for pets.

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HONEY BEE THE BLIND CAT LOVES TO GO HIKING

cat2Honey Bee the cat loves to go hiking in the mountains with her owners. But it’s not for the beautiful sights. This unusual kitty enjoys taking in the sounds and the smells because Honey Bee is blind and enjoys the outdoors in her own special way.

Honey Bee was born on the island of Fiji. Her current owners adopted her from Animals Fiji, a rescue that had been caring for Honey Bee since she was found.

Honey Bee was born with two deformed eyes, which were eventually removed so she’s now completely blind. But that doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest!

Now living near Seattle, Honey has settled into life in the states with her two outdoorsy humans. In fact, they are the perfect family for her because of Honey Bee’s love for hiking.

Click here to read the complete story.

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ASK-THE-VET: ELDERLY CAT IN RENAL FAILURE

DonnaNewPicCroppedQuestion: My tortie, [an elderly cat in renal failure], I have tried the prescription food…she would graze on the dry food only.

I tried Halo a couple nights ago and I have to keep filling up her plate. So she is eating it. I am doing fluid therapy also right now. Only once ever 5 days or so, and I don’t know anything about the B vitamins though. I am so happy that she has started to eat the Halo food. I just hope she keeps going.

Answer: There are many stages of kidney disease and different treatments are recommended at different steps of the way. Make sure your vet knows if your cat is not eating well. They may want to consider more frequent fluid administration or even antacids or appetite stimulants to help support your girl.

In regards to feeding cats with kidney disease, many of us agree that it is more important that they eat a diet which is high in quality and something they will eat readily versus having a picky appetite for a prescription diet and then ultimately losing weight and muscle mass because they are not eating enough protein or calories.

Good luck with your kitty.
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.

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