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

Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

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

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

Halo Holistic Healthy Weight Grain-Free Turkey, Turkey Liver, & Duck Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food
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Overall Score

The overall score is an average of the ingredient quality and ingredient safety concerns. For more information, see our evaluation criteria.

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Ingredient Quality

4 out of 10

  • Product is calculated to contain 37% carbohydrate Dogs have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrate but they are used for energy, texture and taste. Starch is also required for extrusion in dry foods. Excessive carbohydrate is an indicator of food quality as it can be used to reduce manufacturing cost. Foods that are high in carbohydrate can raise insulin and cause obesity. Some studies also show that dogs fed a high carbohydrate content have changes to their gut bacteria. Learn more
  • Contains plant protein Plant-based protein sources are the least expensive substitute for quality animal protein. Whenever possible, animal sources of protein are preferred because they contain a wider array of amino acids than plant based protein sources and are more digestible. Learn more
  • Is fortified with excessive vitamins When vitamins come from whole food sources, they include the full spectrum of cofactors, which makes them safe and bioavailable. While a couple of added vitamins are acceptable, five or more implies the food is of poor nutritional value. Learn more
  • Is fortified with excessive minerals Five or more added minerals indicate a lower quality food that’s lacking naturally occurring minerals from whole food sources.
  • Product contains two or more added amino acids Multiple amino acids are typically only found in lower quality foods that rely on less complete plant sources of protein. Learn more
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Ingredient Safety

2 out of 10

  • Product is ultra processed Extruded foods are heated four separate times during production, which will cause major losses in some active enzymes, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients. Studies shows that ultra processed foods are linked to a higher rate of all-cause mortality in humans. Learn more
  • Contains ingredients known to contain higher pesticide/herbicide residues in the top 5 ingredients including chickpeas, lentils and peas Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers pose a significant health risk to plants, animals and soils. Foods with the largest reported amount of residue will be penalized, including crops that are known to be spray-dried with glyphosate. Learn more
  • Contains known GMO ingredients including soy There are limited safetey studies on geneticaly modified and Roundup Ready crops although they are lacking in nutrients compared to non-GMO foods. GMO crops also strip nutrients from soils, require increased pesticide risk and may be involved in bee die-off. Learn more
  • Contains natural flavor Natural flavors are often animal digest or MSG, which are low quality ingredients with limited safety studies. Learn more

Other Concerns

Notable product facts

  • Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio is not provided. Diets rich in omega-6 fats can cause chronic inflammation and disease. Learn more
  • Glam ingredients Expensive or desirable ingredients like blueberries, kale or apples are often added to appeal to consumers but may be in miniscule amounts. If these foods are below salt or other low concentration ingredients, they contribute little or no nutritional value for your dog. Learn more

Ingredients On Package

Turkey, dried peas, dried chickpeas, dried egg product, dried lentils, turkey liver, dried sweet potatoes, pea protein, soy protein concentrate, duck, pea fiber, dicalcium phosphate, natural flavor, flaxseed, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), salmon oil, calcium sulfate, dried Bacillus coagulans fermentation product, salt, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, dried carrots, calcium carbonate, inulin, vitamins (vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, biotin), potassium chloride, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodiumselenite, calcium iodate), mixed tocopherols (preservative), taurine, L-carnitine

Guaranteed Analysis





Crude Protein (min) 28%
Crude Fat (min) 12%
Crude Fiber (max) 6%
Moisture (max) 10%

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