Halo Holistic Lamb & Lamb Liver Adult Dry Dog Food Review

Halo holistic lamb lamb liver adult review

This dry dog food is manufactured by Halo in The United States .

first 10 ingredients of Halo Holistic Lamb & Lamb Liver Adult include:
1.) Lamb
2.) Lamb Liver
3.) Dried Egg Product
4.) Oatmeal
5.) Pearled Barley
6.) Dried Peas
7.) Dried Chickpeas
8.) Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)
9.) Pea Protein
10.) Soy Protein Concentrate

This dog food is reccommended for all breeds. It's estimated cost is $2.76 per lb.

Our Rating: 8.25
Our Rating: 7.5 - 9
Rating Logic:
Base Score: 4
Bad Ingredients: -1
Good Ingredients: +1.25
Top 10: lamb meat: +1
First 3: lamb meat: +1
Top 10: lamb meat: +1
First 3: lamb meat: +1

Detailed Nutrition Analysis

Estimated Nutrient Content
Protein: 27.78%
Fat: 16.67%
Carbs: 49.99%
Analysis:

This dog food was found to have a healthy nutrient breakdown.

Breakdown of the Main Ingredients

Analyzing the first 10 ingredients in a dog food is a great way to understand the overall nutrient content of the dog food because AAFCO requires all dog food ingredients to be listed in order of predominance by their weight. Here's a closer look at what's inside Halo Holistic Lamb & Lamb Liver Adult.
Lamb: Lamb is a great protein source for dogs that has recently become very popular as pet owners look to move away from beef and chicken due to food allergy concerns.
Lamb Liver: Lamb is a great protein source for dogs that has recently become very popular as pet owners look to move away from beef and chicken due to food allergy concerns.
Pearled Barley: Peas are a very popular ingredient in dog foods today, especially with many dog foods going grain-free. Peas are a great source of carbohydrates, fiber, and protein for your dog.
Dried Chickpeas: Chickpeas provide excellent nutrients for your dog including proteins, lecithin, potassium, magnesium, copper, folate, and a wide variety of vitamins. Chickpeas also have fiber to help digestion.
Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols): Tocopherol may sound like a nasty chemical, but it's actually a naturally occuring organic chemical compound and a type of Vitamin E. Tocopherol can be derived from various nuts and vegetable oils. These serve as a natural preservative for dog foods.
Pea Protein: Peas are a very popular ingredient in dog foods today, especially with many dog foods going grain-free. Peas are a great source of carbohydrates, fiber, and protein for your dog.

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Knowing What's Good and What's Not

Full Ingredients: Lamb, Lamb Liver, Dried Egg Product, Oatmeal, Pearled Barley, Dried Peas, Dried Chickpeas, Chicken Fat (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols), Pea Protein, Soy Protein Concentrate, Flaxseed, Pea Fiber, Natural Flavor, Dicalcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulfate, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Dried Carrots, Dried Sweet Potatoes, Calcium Carbonate, Salt, Dried Golden Algae, 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 Methionine Complex, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate, Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative).

Controversial Ingredients:

  • Natural flavor: What exactly is "natural flavor"? It's impossible for us to say exactly. It's some sort of meat-based or plant-based additive to make the dog food taste better. Due to the mystery behind what exactly is being added to the dog food, we suggest you avoid this ingredient. Reference

Good Ingredients:

  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas provide excellent nutrients for your dog including proteins, lecithin, potassium, magnesium, copper, folate, and a wide variety of vitamins. Chickpeas also have fiber to help digestion. Reference
  • Flax: Flaxseed or flaxseed oil is a great source of healthy fats for your dog. It has a variety of health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties and helps maintain a healthy coat and skin. Reference
  • Carrot: Carrots are high in fiber, beta-carotene, and Vitamin A. Reference
  • Methionine: This is a naturally occurring essential amino acid for your dog. Reference
  • Taurine: Taurine is an essential amino acid commonly added to meet your dog's nutritional requirements. Reference

Ingredients You May Wonder About:

  • Mixed tocopherols: Tocopherol may sound like a nasty chemical, but it's actually a naturally occuring organic chemical compound and a type of Vitamin E. Tocopherol can be derived from various nuts and vegetable oils. These serve as a natural preservative for dog foods.
  • Niacin: Also known as Vitamin B3.
  • Thiamine mononitrate: This is a scientific name for Vitamin B1. Too little Vitamin B1 can cause a variety of health issues and any excess is easily flushed from the body. Most manufacturers add this dog food to stay in line with AAFCO guidelines. Reference
  • Calcium pantothenate: This is another B Vitamin that's healthy for your dog and considered a requirement for a complete diet by the AAFCO. Reference
  • Pyridoxine: Also known as Vitamin B6, a healthy part of your dog's diet. Reference
  • Copper: Copper is found in nearly all living things and is required in the diet to keep a dog healthy. As a result, nearly all dog foods add small levels of copper in accordance to AAFCO guidelines.
  • Copper: Copper is found in nearly all living things and is required in the diet to keep a dog healthy. As a result, nearly all dog foods add small levels of copper in accordance to AAFCO guidelines.
  • Mixed tocopherols: Tocopherol may sound like a nasty chemical, but it's actually a naturally occuring organic chemical compound and a type of Vitamin E. Tocopherol can be derived from various nuts and vegetable oils. These serve as a natural preservative for dog foods.