Halo Dog Food Ingredients

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Halo manufactures roughly 38 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 175 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 38 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 175 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

Halo Grain Free Puppy Holistic Game Bird Medley

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Halo Grain Free Senior Dog Holistic Turkey, Turkey Liver & Duck Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Senior Dog Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Small Breed Healthy Weight Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Adult Dog Healthy Weight Holistic Turkey, Turkey Liver & Duck Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Adult Dog Holistic Surf & Turf Recipe

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Halo Large Breed Adult Holistic Chicken Recipe

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Halo Puppy Food Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Small Breed Dog Holistic Game Bird Medley

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Halo Small Breed Dog For All Life Stages Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe

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Halo Adult Dog Holistic Chicken & Chicken Liver Recipe

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Halo Adult Dog Holistic Lamb & Lamb Liver

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Halo Adult Dog Holistic Wild Salmon & Whitefish Recipe

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Halo Vegan Adult Dog Holistic Garden of Vegan Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Puppy Chicken Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Puppy Salmon Recipe

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Halo Small Breed Dog Chicken & Salmon Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Small Breed Dog Chicken & Chickpea Recipe

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Halo Grain Free Small Breed Dog Turkey & Chickpea Recipe

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Halo Small Breed Dog Turkey & Duck Recipe

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Halo Senior Dog Holistic Beef Recipe

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Halo Senior Dog Chicken Recipe

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Halo Small Breed Dog Healthy Weight Wild Salmon & Venison Recipe

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Halo Adult Dog Turkey & Salmon Stew

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Halo Adult Dog Beef Stew

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Halo Adult Dog Chicken Stew

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Halo Adult Dog Lamb Stew

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Halo Vegan Adult Dog Holistic Garden of Vegan Recipe

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Halo Immune Support Natural Immunity Support From Carcumin & Mushrooms

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Halo Joint & Hip Support Natural Support For Mobility & Function

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Halo Senior Dog Defense Natural Vitality and Cognitive Support

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Halo Sensitive Stomach Daily Prebiotic & Digestive Support

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Halo Skin & Coat Support Healthy Skin and Shiny Coat Supplement

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Halo Healthsome Garden Of Vegan Sweet Potato, Carrot & Quinoa Recipe Cookies For Dogs

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Halo Luv-A-Lots Beef, Bacon & Blueberry Recipe Dog Treats

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Halo Luv-A-Lots Turkey & Cranberry Recipe Dog Treats

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Halo Luv-A-Lots Wild Salmon & Superfruit Recipe Dog Treats

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Halo Healthsome Garden Of Vegan Peanut n' Pumpkin Recipe Dog Biscuits

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