Halo Vigor Review
Chicken, Turkey and Whitefish Recipe
Review of Halo Vigor
Chicken, Turkey and Whitefish Recipe
This product is manufactured by Halo.
According to our data, this Halo recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.
Halo Vigor Chicken, Turkey and Whitefish Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
We'll begin this review of Halo Vigor Chicken, Turkey and Whitefish Recipe with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is chicken, which is an excellent source of protein and fat.
The second ingredient is turkey. Although turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The third ingredient is pea protein. Pea protein is produced by removing the starchy parts of peas. Pea protein is considered controversial because it provides a substantial plant based protein boost. This boost is undesirable because plant based protein is typically lower in biological value when compared to meat based proteins.
The fourth ingredient is whitefish. Although whitefish is an excellent protein and fat source, raw whitefish contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of whitefish is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.
The fifth ingredient is egg. Eggs are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.
Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Halo Vigor Chicken, Turkey and Whitefish Recipe are not as important as the first five ingredients.
However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Halo recipe.
Next we have ground pea. Ground peas are an excellent carbohydrate source naturally rich in dietary fiber and protein. Ground peas are also rich in beta carotene, an antioxidant which is a precursor to vitamin A.
The next ingredient is chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), which provides a healthy dose of omega-6 fatty acids.
Then we have pea starch. Pea starch is a gluten free carbohydrate derived from peas. Typically, pea starch is used as a binder in kibble.
Moving on, we have ground flaxseed. Ground flaxseeds are an outstanding source of omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. They also provide a notable amount of protein, B vitamins, and various minerals.
Moving on with this review, we have natural flavor. Although natural flavor does not provide any nutritional value, it does improve palatability.
The remaining ingredients in this Halo Vigor recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.
Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by cats. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.
In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.
The official PawDiet rating for Halo Vigor Chicken, Turkey and Whitefish Recipe is 3.0 out of 5.