Halo Dog Food Ingredients

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Halo manufactures roughly 39 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Halo ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Halo uses roughly 181 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Halo, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. chicken
  2. sweet potato
  3. dried egg product
  4. chickpea
  5. carrot

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Halo is chicken. The most common 2nd ingredient is sweet potato, followed by dried egg product, chickpea, and carrot.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Halo does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 39 Halo dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Halo does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Halo have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive dog foods.

In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.

In our analysis, we've looked through all 181 Halo ingredients. According to our data, Halo does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 3 controversial ingredients inside Halo products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols)
1 Recipes

Canola oil is a plant-derived oil from the seeds of canola plants. Although fat is an essential component of any diet, canola oil is controversial in pet food. Proponents claim that canola oil provides a better fat profile in comparison to other plant based oils. However, opponents claim that canola oil is typically produced with genetically modified rapeseed and that rapeseed oil has multiple adverse health affects.

The following recipes contain canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols):

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the Halo ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Halo Dog Food Ingredient Lists

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Grain Free Puppy
Holistic Game Bird Medley
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Grain Free Puppy Holistic Game Bird Medley
First Five Ingredients
turkey
dried egg product
dried lentil
dried chickpea
dried pea

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Grain Free Senior Dog
Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe
Halo
Grain Free Senior Dog Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe
First Five Ingredients
salmon
whitefish
dried chickpea
dried lentil
dried pea

Halo

Large Breed Adult
Holistic Chicken Recipe
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Large Breed Adult Holistic Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
oat groats
dried egg product
pearled barley
pea protein

Halo

Adult Dog
Holistic Lamb & Lamb Liver
Halo
Adult Dog Holistic Lamb & Lamb Liver
First Five Ingredients
lamb
lamb liver
dried egg product
oatmeal
pearled barley

Halo

Grain Free Senior Dog
Holistic Turkey, Turkey Liver & Duck Recipe
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Grain Free Senior Dog Holistic Turkey, Turkey Liver & Duck Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
tapioca
dried sweet potato
dried pea
potato protein

Halo

Grain Free Adult Dog
Holistic Surf & Turf Recipe
Halo
Grain Free Adult Dog Holistic Surf & Turf Recipe
First Five Ingredients
whitefish
dried egg product
dried chickpea
dried lentil
dried pea

Halo

Grain Free Small Breed Dog
Holistic Game Bird Medley
Halo
Grain Free Small Breed Dog Holistic Game Bird Medley
First Five Ingredients
turkey
dried egg product
dried chickpea
dried lentil
dried pea

Halo

Vegan Adult Dog
Holistic Ocean of Vegan Recipe
Halo
Vegan Adult Dog Holistic Ocean of Vegan Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chickpea
pearled barley
oat groats
pea protein
dried brewers yeast

Halo

Grain Free Small Breed Healthy Weight
Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe
Halo
Grain Free Small Breed Healthy Weight Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe
First Five Ingredients
salmon
whitefish
dried egg product
dried lentil
tapioca

Halo

Puppy Food
Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe
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Puppy Food Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken liver
dried egg product
oat groats
pearled barley

Halo

Small Breed Adult Dog
Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe
Halo
Small Breed Adult Dog Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken liver
dried egg product
dried pea
oat groats

Halo

Grain Free Adult Dog Healthy Weight
Holistic Turkey, Turkey Liver & Duck Recipe
Halo
Grain Free Adult Dog Healthy Weight Holistic Turkey, Turkey Liver & Duck Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
dried pea
dried chickpea
dried egg product
dried lentil

Halo

Adult Dog
Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe
Halo
Adult Dog Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken liver
dried egg product
oat groats
pearled barley

Halo

Adult Dog
Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe
Halo
Adult Dog Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe
First Five Ingredients
salmon
whitefish
dried egg product
oat groats
pearled barley

Halo

Vegan Adult Dog
Holistic Garden of Vegan Recipe
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Vegan Adult Dog Holistic Garden of Vegan Recipe
First Five Ingredients
ground pea
chickpea
pearled barley
oat groats
pea protein

Halo

Grain Free Puppy
Salmon Recipe
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Grain Free Puppy Salmon Recipe
First Five Ingredients
salmon
fish broth
turkey liver
egg
tricalcium phosphate

Halo

Grain Free Small Breed Dog
Chicken & Chickpea Recipe
Halo
Grain Free Small Breed Dog Chicken & Chickpea Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
chicken liver
chickpea
agar-agar

Halo

Grain Free Small Breed Dog
Turkey & Chickpea Recipe
Halo
Grain Free Small Breed Dog Turkey & Chickpea Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey broth
turkey liver
chickpea
flaxseed

Halo

Senior Dog
Holistic Beef Recipe
Halo
Senior Dog Holistic Beef Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef broth
beef liver
dried ground pea
oat bran

Halo

Small Breed Dog Healthy Weight
Wild Salmon & Venison Recipe
Halo
Small Breed Dog Healthy Weight Wild Salmon & Venison Recipe
First Five Ingredients
salmon
fish broth
venison
chickpea
egg

Halo

Grain Free Puppy
Chicken Recipe
Halo
Grain Free Puppy Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
chicken liver
dried egg product
salmon oil

Halo

Small Breed Dog
Chicken & Salmon Recipe
Halo
Small Breed Dog Chicken & Salmon Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
chicken liver
salmon
carrot

Halo

Adult Dog
Turkey & Salmon Stew
Halo
Adult Dog Turkey & Salmon Stew
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey broth
chicken broth
chicken liver
salmon

Halo

Adult Dog
Lamb Stew
Halo
Adult Dog Lamb Stew
First Five Ingredients
lamb
chicken broth
beef liver
pumpkin
carrot

Halo

Small Breed Dog
Turkey & Duck Recipe
Halo
Small Breed Dog Turkey & Duck Recipe
First Five Ingredients
turkey
turkey broth
turkey liver
dried ground pea
duck

Halo

Adult Dog
Beef Stew
Halo
Adult Dog Beef Stew
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef broth
beef liver
carrot
pumpkin

Halo

Vegan Adult Dog
Holistic Garden of Vegan Recipe
Halo
Vegan Adult Dog Holistic Garden of Vegan Recipe
First Five Ingredients
vegetable broth
chickpea
potato
pea protein
carrot

Halo

Senior Dog
Chicken Recipe
Halo
Senior Dog Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
chicken liver
oat bran
pea flour

Halo

Adult Dog
Chicken Stew
Halo
Adult Dog Chicken Stew
First Five Ingredients
chicken broth
chicken
chicken liver
turkey
carrot

Halo

Immune Support
Natural Immunity Support From Carcumin & Mushrooms
Halo
Immune Support Natural Immunity Support From Carcumin & Mushrooms
First Five Ingredients
coconut
sweet potato
curcumin
anise
shiitake mushroom

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Joint & Hip Support
Natural Support For Mobility & Function
Halo
Joint & Hip Support Natural Support For Mobility & Function
First Five Ingredients
coconut
sweet potato
glucosamine hydrochloride
tart cherry
curcumin

Halo

Senior Dog Defense
Natural Vitality and Cognitive Support
Halo
Senior Dog Defense Natural Vitality and Cognitive Support
First Five Ingredients
coconut
sweet potato
fish oil
l-arginine
bee pollen

Halo

Skin & Coat Support
Healthy Skin and Shiny Coat Supplement
Halo
Skin & Coat Support Healthy Skin and Shiny Coat Supplement
First Five Ingredients
coconut
sweet potato
fish oil
kelp
biotin

Halo

Sensitive Stomach
Daily Prebiotic & Digestive Support
Halo
Sensitive Stomach Daily Prebiotic & Digestive Support
First Five Ingredients
coconut
sweet potato
organic inulin
anise
turmeric root extract

Halo

Luv-A-Lots
Beef, Bacon & Blueberry Recipe Dog Treats
Halo
Luv-A-Lots Beef, Bacon & Blueberry Recipe Dog Treats
First Five Ingredients
beef
yellow pea flour
bacon
blueberry
vegetable glycerin

Halo

Luv-A-Lots
Turkey & Cranberry Recipe Dog Treats
Halo
Luv-A-Lots Turkey & Cranberry Recipe Dog Treats
First Five Ingredients
turkey
yellow pea flour
cranberry
vegetable glycerin
salt

Halo

Luv-A-Lots
Wild Salmon & Superfruit Recipe Dog Treats
Halo
Luv-A-Lots Wild Salmon & Superfruit Recipe Dog Treats
First Five Ingredients
salmon
yellow pea flour
dried egg product
blueberry
cranberry

Halo

Healthsome Garden Of Vegan
Peanut n' Pumpkin Recipe Dog Biscuits
Halo
Healthsome Garden Of Vegan Peanut n' Pumpkin Recipe Dog Biscuits
First Five Ingredients
ground pea
ground peanut
chickpea
potato flour
pumpkin

Halo

Healthsome Garden Of Vegan
Sweet Potato, Carrot & Quinoa Recipe Cookies For Dogs
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Healthsome Garden Of Vegan Sweet Potato, Carrot & Quinoa Recipe Cookies For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
oat flour
sweet potato
carrot
chickpea
quinoa