Halo Vigor Review
Lamb, Turkey and Salmon
Review of Halo Vigor
Lamb, Turkey and Salmon
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 Lamb, Turkey and Salmon 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 Lamb, Turkey and Salmon with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.
The first ingredient is lamb. Although lamb is an excellent protein source, raw lamb contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of lamb 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 second ingredient is turkey. Turkey is another excellent protein source. As with other raw meats, turkey contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced after cooking.
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 pea. Peas are high-protein legumes which supply a healthy dose of dietary fiber and several important vitamins and minerals.
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 Lamb, Turkey and Salmon 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 chicken fat, which is most likely used because of it's essential omega-6 fatty acid content.
The next ingredient is salmon. Salmon is another outstanding protein and omega-3 fatty acids source. Salmon also contains all of the necessary essential amino acids required by cats.
Then 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, we have natural flavor. The usage of natural flavor to improve palatability is fairly common practice in cat food products.
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 a considerable amount of protein from non-meat ingredients. This is an undesirable property because plant based protein often lacks many of the necessary amino acids required by cats. This property is typically found in lower quality products.
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 Lamb, Turkey and Salmon is 2.5 out of 5.