Fat Dogs Die Younger

Fat Dogs Die Younger If you’re honest, you’ll probably admit that your beloved Labrador Retriever is overweight, right? If you had to guess you’d say she’s maybe 5 or 10 lbs. overweight? But you probably don’t think it’s such a big deal — she’s happy and what else matters, right? Wrong! Maybe you think I’m […]

Levi the Pug Wins Again

Levi the Pug Wins Again Dr. Donna recently wrote on the Halo blog about Levi, the gorgeous, once-chubby pug in South Dakota who entered our Halo Healthy Weight Challenge on The Expert Vet radio show and came out a big winner. Pounds melted off him and inches disappeared, as his devoted Mom Kimberly stuck to […]

Welcoming Levi the Pug to the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge

  Welcoming Levi the Pug to the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge Dr. Donna and I are especially happy to welcome Levi the Pug in South Dakota to our Halo Healthy Weight Challenge, because Levi needs a corrective eye surgery to retain his sight, but for safety’s sake, his veterinarian will not perform the surgery until […]

Looking For A Few Chubby Dogs

Looking For A Few Chubby Dogs Is your dog getting pudgy around the middle? Has she lost her girlish puppy figure? Did your boy once have a svelte outline when he was two years old, but now you can grab a big handful of “extra dog” behind his collar and over his shoulders? We have […]

Healthy Weight Challenge—another loss for Fritz—Week 3!

Healthy Weight Challenge — happy to report another loss for Fritz — Week 3 weigh-in! Guest Blog by Dr. Donna Spector Fritz is the first participant enrolled in the Halo Healthy Weight Challenge on THE EXPERT VET of the RADIO PET LADY NETWORK. Since starting Halo’s Healthy Weight Challenge, Fritz has continued to experience steady […]

Puppy Crate Training — Look On The Positive Side!

Six Ways to Create Positive Associations with the Crate. 1) Put a Halo Liv-a-Little treat into the middle of the crate and say “In your house” in a high cheery voice to train her to go in happily. 2) Give the puppy lots of praise for going in the crate. Never put the pup in […]

Shelter Pets Ask Santa for the Best Gift Of All: A Forever Home

I think that dogs and cats in their cages at shelters believe in Santa — and hope in their hearts, that St. Nicholas will bring them the only thing they really want and need: a loving family to call their own forever. At least many of them across the country can look forward to some […]

A Spot’s Stew Thanksgiving with the Best Ingredients

As another Thanksgiving rolls around, I always think of wonderful experience I had when I was the PETCO spokesperson in 2010 for their natural foods section. They flew me down to San Diego and I had a chance to prepare my very own version of Halo Spot’s Stew for the cameras, encouraging dog and owners […]

Halo Made My “Impossible” Dream Come True!

My dream has always been to find canned cat foods that had no more than 10% of calories from carbohydrates in it. That was a dream I shared with all health-conscious cat lovers, who recognize that the cat is an obligate carnivore and should eat a meat diet — ideally one with only about 10% […]

Do-It-Yourself Puzzle Feeder to Keep your Kitty Amused

I am not going to take credit for this idea of a homemade activity feeder to enrich your pussycat’s life — but I am going to be the one to give you the idea of making your puzzle feeder healthy by using it with Halo’s new Healthy Weight Whitefish and Salmon Spot’s Stew for cats. […]