How to Switch to Halo

Dr. Donna Spector was Halo’s Veterinary Advisor from 1/2008 through 9/2016.

Many pets require up to 7-10 days to adjust to a new food because their intestinal tracts contain unique bacteria and enzymes that need to adapt to the proper digestion of a new food. Follow these guidelines for changing your pet’s current dry or canned food to Halo dry or canned food*:

Days 1-3 75% old food, 25% Halo
Days 4-5 50% old food, 50% Halo
Days 6-7 25% old food, 75% Halo
Days 8+ 100% Halo

*If you have a pet with a sensitive stomach, transition them even more slowly (over 2 to 3 weeks) to avoid digestive upset.

If your dog or cat experiences digestive upset during the transition (poor appetite, vomiting, diarrhea or soft stool, etc.), return to the new food amount that was not causing problems and keep them there for a few more days before continuing with the diet change. Once your pet is eating all Halo if you change between the flavors, consider a 2 or 3 day transition to minimize stomach upset.

We recommend that pets eat a combination of dry and canned food every day. Their bodies are made of 75% water and they rarely drink enough water to support excellent hydration and organ function so we recommend that at least 25 to 50% of a pets daily calories come from canned food. You can feed it all at one time during the day or break it up into 2 meals.

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