Monday, June 1, 2009

Halo Dog Food Review and $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway



It is a well established fact that Dave likes food. An item doesn't even have to be actual food for Davey to want it. He has done many a trick for pocket lint, as a matter of fact.

So the real struggle in choosing a dog food is not in finding what Davey likes, it is in finding what I like. I want the food he eats to be high-quality, human grade ingredients. I don't want a food full of cheap filler and I want a company that pays attention to quality so that I never have to panic about a recall. There are many foods we have tried that meet these requirements, and Dave often has treats from fantastic manufactures such as Life's Abundance, Mother Hubbard and Nature's Variety.

I have fed Davey the same dry food since he became an "adult" dog. And even though we have tried, reviewed and liked several great foods we have never officially switched dry food, until now. Why did I decide to switch? This:


The above is a picture of Halo Spot's Stew Wholesome Chicken adult dry dog food in Davey's bowl. You can see actual dried whole foods in it and I truly believe the claim that that Halo is human grade dog food based on the look and smell of the food. We regularly supplement Davey's daily diet with things like carrots, berries, apples and other whole foods. So having an actual whole food in Davey's daily meal makes me feel great about what I feed him. The Halo dry food ingredient list reads like a healthy grocery list and not a chemistry experiment. Here is a sample of the first few ingredients:

Ingredients: Chicken, Whole Dried Eggs, Pea Protein, Oats, Vegetable Broth, Pearled Barley, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Pea Flour, Chicken Liver, Wild Salmon, Flaxseed, Salmon Oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Pea Fiber, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Blueberries, Green Beans, Carrots, Cranberries, Zucchini…


The dry food also contains Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids and probiotics- important extras for a pet that eats the same food every day.

The Spot's Stew line is available in both dry and wet varieties and is competitively priced. Halo also has recently introduced yummy treats which I will be talking more about soon. Watch for the post this week because it will include instructions on how to get an exclusive $2.50 coupon on Halo treats which start at just $3.99!

Halo products are available at a pet store or Whole Foods Market near you or you can purchase on line. Halo has been totally fantastic to work with and has generously offered to give one of my readers a $50 Gift Certificate to use on-line for any Halo product! Dog food, cat food, treats, supplements, grooming products…there are a ton of possibilities a cool 50 bucks could get you! Here is what you have to do…

How to Enter
Visit Halo Pets site and tell me what one Halo product you would most like to try. This entry must be completed in order to gain any extra entries.
Extra Entries
  • Follow Halo Pets on twitter (1 entry, leave your user id)
  • Become a fan of Halo Pets on Facebook or Myspace (1 entry per action, leave your name please)
  • Sign up for the Halo Newsletter, which has coupon offers! (let me know you signed up, 1 entry)
  • Enter any of my other pet-related giveaways (Pet Scribbles or Big Paw Designs giveaways only, 1 additional Halo entry per giveaway)
  • Follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway (1 tweet per day, link to your tweet please
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your post (2 entries)

The giveaway is open to both U.S. and Canadian residents. Entries will be accepted until June 12th 11:59 PM CST at which time someone's fur baby is going to be might spoiled! Winner will be notified via e-mail.

141 comments:

Ladytink_534 said...

The item I'd most like to try from Halo is their Dry Cat Food for Sensitive tummies.

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a Follower!
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a Google Reader subscriber
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I entered the Pet Scribbles Greeting Card Giveaway.
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ladytink_534 said...

I entered the Big Paws Designs Collar Charm giveaway
Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

valerie2350 said...

i'd love to get the indoor cat food

valerie2350 said...

following halo on twitter
valerie2350

valerie2350 said...

halo newsletter

valerie2350 said...

pet scribbles giveaway

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2000678555

valerie2350 said...

1
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/06/ilike-halo-giveaway-61209.html

valerie2350 said...

2
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/06/ilike-halo-giveaway-61209.html

quelleheure4 said...

I'd like to try the Cat intro kit!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

quelleheure4 said...

I follow Halo Pets on twitter (quelleheure4)

cpullum said...

I have a black lab and he would love to try the ADULT DOG Wholesome Chicken (10 lb)!!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2004222340

Amy said...

I'd like to try the Succulent Salmon recipe canned dog food. Our dog loves salmon.

Amy said...

I'm a fan of halo on Facebook - Amy Leach

Amy said...

I'm following you on twitter & tweeted: http://twitter.com/amylou61/status/2004357649

Amy said...

I already receive the halo newsletter

Amy said...

I entered your Big Paw Designs Giveaway

Naddez said...

I would like to try the Herbal Healing Salve on my doggie.
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Follow Halo Pets on twitter- Naddez.
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Became a fan of Halo Pets on Facebook. (QD)
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

bleatham said...

I'd love to get the Puppy Dry Food in Wild Salmon for our newest fur baby! Thanks
bleatham(at)gmail.com

bleatham said...

I follow Halo on twitter as sleatham1

bleatham(at)gmail.com

bleatham said...

I am a fan of Haol on facebook
shelly leatham

thanks
bleatham(at)gmail.com

bleatham said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted at
http://twitter.com/sleatham1/status/2011688656
bleatham(at)gmail.com

bleatham said...

I get the Halo newsletter.
bleatham(at)gmail.com

Katrina V said...

The item I'd like to try the most is the Adult Dog Wholesome Chicken (30 lb).

Katrina V said...

I am following Halo Pets on twitter, @katt_v.

Katrina V said...

I added Halo Pets on Myspace, katrina_v.

Katrina V said...

I entered the Pet Scribbles Giveaway

Katrina V said...

following and tweet'd

http://twitter.com/katt_v/status/2012226759

Naddez said...

I entered the Pet Scribbles giveaway.
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

I entered the Big Paw Designs giveaway.
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

Naddez said...

Follow on Twitter & tweeted @ http://twitter.com/Naddez
sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

PlumbPretty said...

I would like to try the sensitive dry cat food.

PlumbPretty said...

I entered the big paw designs giveaway

PlumbPretty said...

blogged about it.
http://plumbpretty.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-giveaways-to-enter.html

petiteblogger said...

I would try the puppy food for my 5 month old lab... Thanks!

Nyuel said...

I would try the Wild Salmon Dry Food for Adult Dogs. I like that it's natural, and I think my dog will love it.

Nyuel113(at)yahoo(dot)com

Robin said...

As I've been increasingly concerned about the dog food I feed my dogs I'd love to try the Spot's Stew Dry Formula. It sounds like just what I've been looking for short of returning to making their food myself. :)
Thanks for the giveaway!
Robin

Robin said...

I'm following Halo on twitter.
Thanks!
Robin
cokelush

Robin said...

I'm a fan on facebook.
Robin Phillips-Knotts

Robin said...

I signed up for the Halo newsletter.
cokelush at gmail

Robin said...

I entered the Pet Scribbles giveaway.
Thanks!
Robin

Robin said...

I also entered the Big Paw Designs giveaway.
Thanks!
Robin

Robin said...

I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
http://bit.ly/47lC8t
Thanks!
Robin

Jayne said...

I would like to try the Indoor Cat Dry Food in either flavor.

Jayne said...

jayneluvsmickey's Twitter

Jayne said...

I signed up for Halo Pets newsletter. jayneluvsmickey(at)aol(dot)com

Jayne said...

I am entered in the Pet Scribbles giveaway.

Jayne said...

I am entered in the Big Paw giveaway.

Jayne said...

Halo Pet Food Tweet

Jayne said...

Blog entry #1: Can We Stop This?

Jayne said...

Blog entry #2: Can We Stop This?

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

Puppy Dry
Now for puppies: The first dry dog food good enough to be called Spot's Stew.

With 12 puppies and 3 dogs - this would be great

Lisa Mom of 2 Boys said...

following Halo on twitter:lisasamples

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2016641498

spitfyr323 said...

I'd love to try the Herbal Ear Wash and the Herbal Shampoo!

spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

Stephanie J H said...

Spot's Stew Dry Formula for me!

Stephanie J H said...

I entered the Pet Scribbles Giveaway!

moushka said...

I think our dogs would love us very much we got them some some Liv-a-Littles Salmon.

cari said...

I would like to try NEW Liv-a-Littles® Healthsome Skin and Coat™ treats with DREAM COAT®(6 oz)

charlies_secret_angel2006@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Dry Cat Food - Indoor.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow Halo on Twitter - Janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

Halo Facebook Fan - Janet Fri

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I signed up for Halo Newsletter.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I entered Pet Scribbles giveaway.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

6/4 I follow and twett:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2027614098

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

1. Blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/wed-63-giveaways.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

2. Blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/06/wed-63-giveaways.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

missy said...

tweeted

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2029336383

Mary Avinger said...

My dog would love the Liv-a-Littles Lamb. She has food allergies and these would be great for her. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lisa_M said...

I'd like to try the dry cat food for Indoor cats. I'm using an indoor brand now but my 2 still have hairballs....yuk! lol

I already follow Halo on Twitter (@Lmiller01)

mybeautybunny said...

I would definitely try the sensitive cat food - I have kitties that like to eat too fast and then you know...

mybeautybunny said...

Tweeted! :)

http://twitter.com/MyBeautyBunny/status/2033592097

jen (at) mybeautybunny dot com

mybeautybunny said...

I'm following Halo and you on Twitter. Username: mybeautybunny

jen (at) mybeautybunny dot com

mybeautybunny said...

I'm a fan on FB - Jennifer Mathews

jen (at) mybeautybunny dot com

1aicha said...

I would love to try Halo cat food For Indoor Cats

Kim said...

love to try: Herbal Healing Salve (2 oz)

Kim said...

twitter follower (kgail11)

Courtney said...

i think my bella would like to try the wild salmon!:O

Deb K said...

I think my Kitty Lucky would love the Salmon Dry Cat Food!

Thanks so much for the chance:)

Deb K said...

I follow Halo on Twitter

deb55106

Deb K said...

I am a fan of Halo on Facebook

Deb55106

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2043787179

Jayne said...

06.05.09 Tweet: Halo Tweet 06.05.09

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2054716619

Jayne said...

06.06.09 Tweet: Halo Tweet 06.06.09

janetfaye said...

6/6 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2060912122

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

6/7 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2064444214

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

eclecticgayle said...

hi, halo product i like best for my rivvie pup is:

ADULT DOG Wholesome Chicken (10 lb)
10 lb Bag
Price: $27.49

artisangoodsbygayle.artfire.com

eclecticgayle said...

following you at twitter and my username there is eclecticgayle and here is my twitter link:

http://twitter.com/eclecticgayle

eclecticgayle said...

signed up with the Halo newsletter and coupons,testing...here is copy/paste of official acceptance:

Thank you!
You have been subscribed to the selected mailing lists.

artisangoodsbygayle.artfire.com

Deb K said...

Tweet!

http://twitter.com/Deb55106/statuses/2066968214

Nelsby said...

I would really like to try the Spot's Stew Dry Formula in Adult Dog Wholesome Chicken.
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am following Halo Pets on Twitter...my user name is Nelsby.
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I became a Facebook fan of Halo Pets.
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I became a MySpace friend of Halo Pets.
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I signed up for the Halo Pets newsletter.
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Nelsby said...

I am following you on Twitter (user name: Nelsby) AND I Tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2067757954
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Marce said...

I would like to try Spots stew for my doggie.


marce_hallatyahoodotcom

janetfaye said...

6/8 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2074194888

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

theladya said...

I'd like to try ADULT DOG Wholesome Chicken (10 lb). abailey_crace@yahoo.com

theladya said...

I follow Halopets on Twitter @theladya. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

theladya said...

I follow Halopets on Twitter @theladya. abailey_crace@yahoo.com

Nelsby said...

I Tweeted about this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2076571478
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2077206956

Jayne said...

06.08.09 Tweet: 06.08.09 Halo Tweet

Nelsby said...

I Tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2089966673
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

bcardonarivera said...

I would like to try Liv-a-little Healthsome dog biscuits with real chicken. I am following Halopets (BelkisNYC).

Amy said...

I blogged: http://fibrofoggy.blogspot.com/2009/06/win-50-of-halo-pet-food.html

Amy said...

I Follow you on Twitter & Tweeted: http://twitter.com/amylou61/status/2096647240

janetfaye said...

6/10 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2100536230

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Danielle said...

I'd like to try the NEW Liv-a-Littles® 100% Freeze-Dried Wild Salmon Protein Treats.
drellis500(At)gmail.com

Danielle said...

I also entered the big paw charm giveaway.

drellis500(At)gmail.com

Danielle said...

I follow Halopet on twitter.
drellis500

drellis500(at)gmail.com

Danielle said...

I follow on twitter and I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/drellis500/status/2102346711

drellis500(At)gmail.com

Nelsby said...

Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2103018273
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2103498025

Nessa said...

I'd like to try the Spot's Stew in Wild Salmon. Sounds like it would be great for my fur babies!

ramblingsofatxhousewife at gmail dot com

Amy said...

Tweeted again today: http://twitter.com/amylou61/status/2109633127

Amy said...

I Follow Halo on Twitter @amylou61

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2117232666

danielle said...

herbal healing salve!

danielle said...

twitter follower

Elizabeth said...

i would like to try spot's stew for my rescued Frenchie!

Amy said...

Today's Tweet: https://twitter.com/amylou61/status/2125676577

janetfaye said...

6/12 Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/2128991434

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

valerie2350 said...

http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2134215489

missy said...

I could use this i have four dogs
missycrace@yahoo.com

Nelsby said...

Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/2136415115
Thanks!
sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

Jayne said...

I won! This is such a unique giveaway...I loved it. I ended up choosing some of the herbal grooming products because the need for them has arrived. I "spent" the rest on treats for MauMau, Whiskers, and Sunny. Thank you Halo Pets and I Like!

aileen said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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