Question by Lillian: Is Halo Purely For Pets good for my dog?
My Papillon Mix, just two yrs. old, has developed an allergy, nibbles her knees. Took her to the vet who referred me to a dermatologist. BEFORE THE DERMATOLOGIST…
I initially had her on Halo’s Spots Stew, Dry and Canned in the Chicken, with Halo’s Antioxidant Chicken and Cheese Biscuit, for one and one-half years; then the itching surfaced. I was told to feed her either venison, rabbit or kangaroo.
For her next six months, I fed her Natural Balance Venison with Sweet Potato, Dry and Canned including their Venison Biscuit ALL Grain Free. Well, nothing changed; IT IS LIKE I NEVER CHANGED THE FOOD OR THE BRAND!!!
NOW, the vet sent me to the dermatologist to take blood work for environmental allergies; the result was her blood yielded nothing!!! The derm. was glad that I had changed to venison for the past six months; however, did not approve of the “over the counter” venison by Natural Balance. The derm. AND the vet want Science Diet. They claim an investigation was conducted, and they have more of a handle on what REALLY goes into these pet foods with Science Diet; the “over the counter” ones, NO HANDLE.
I do not like the reviews on Science Diet; yes, it may be better than Pedigree, but it is not high in good ingredients.
I spent $ 1,000 between the vet and the derm. and they still cannot specifically tell me the actual allergy. Since the blood work yielded nothing, then, an environmental allergy is on the back burner.
The derm. wants me to use venison by Science Diet. The derm. felt it just may be a food allergy; and even preferred rabbit or kangaroo. I don’t want that either. If none of this venison, rabbit or kangaroo stuff doesn’t work, then the next step is pin pricking, like when a person has allergy injections. I don’t like that even for people.
Well, lamb is not the answer to vets and derms. these days; however, since my Papillon Mix, Chanel Emma, has never had lamb, I thought about Halo’s NEW Dry Lamb to go with their canned lamb that they still have.
That is why the derm. mentioned rabbit and kangaroo, these are NEVER HAD.
In any event, I just wanted to know if Halo, OVERALL, is really a good product. I really like the works from a brand of food, human-grade, grain free, wheat free, no by-products, no meal, made in the USA.
I believe the FDA approved Halo regarding human-grade; however, others like Wellness is good, but is it also human-grade. I could really use an aspirin with all this spinning around.
Answer by Dawn
Halo is an excellent food. It might not work for every dog, but the ingredients are very good. You may want to research a raw diet for the dog with allergies. I know people who have tried everything with no change until they started feeding raw and symptoms were gone in a matter of 7-10 days.
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