For over 30 years, Halo® has insisted on creating only holistic pet foods, producing some of the most popular pet foods in the US and related markets. This year Halo was awarded with the 2018 VegNews Veggie Award for Best Dog Food, and the brand launched a #VegPledge social media campaign for dog parents wanting to lower their carbon paw prints.
With more than 1 million votes cast by readers in the largest survey of vegan products in the world, Garden of Vegan® won the prestigious 2018 VegNews Veggie Award for “Best Dog Food,” leaping ahead of the competition. Halo say that there are benefits for dogs incorporating vegan dog food into their weekly diet. Their vegan dog food is ideal for pet parents living a vegan lifestyle or dogs with protein sensitivities as well as those looking to combat climate change by reducing their carbon paw prints.
“None of the essential nutrients required by dogs are found exclusively in animal tissues. In animal nutrition, we really prefer to talk about nutrient requirements, as opposed to ingredient requirements,” said Dr. Sarah Dodd, a veterinarian who also has an advanced degree in plant-based nutrition. “As far as we know, dogs have no requirement for meat per se, instead, they have a requirement for nutrients which may be obtained from meat, or from other sources. A plant-based diet bearing an AAFCO statement of adequacy has been formulated to contain all of the known essential nutrients required by the species and life-stage denoted on the statement.”
Halo say that if dogs switched to eating vegan just one day a week, it would have the same impact as taking almost 1 million cars off the road a year.