Halo's Spot Chicken Stew

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I did a lot of research on what food to feed my two kitties, and after a ton of research I decided on Halo's Chicken Stew. I was really happy with my decision until recently.. I have noticed my girl's having very very loose (almost liquid) stools. Not to mention half of the ingrediants are vegetables which come to find out aren't necessary whatsoever for cats! My question is, is Halo a good food or not? Should I switch to something else? If i do switch I would love some recommendations for a high protein low carb cat food :) Thank you all!
 

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Personally, I wouldn't feed the Halo stew because of all the vegetables. I'd switch from any food that was causing a cat to have such loose stools.

I'm figuring you're looking for wet foods, right? Our cats eat Tiki Cat, Weruva Cats in the Kitchen (only the cans are truly low-carb), Bravo, Merrick LID, Nutro Natural Choice, and Hound & Gatos. Those are all grain-free, carrageenan-free, and vegetable-free (other than a few greens way down on the list in the Bravo) so high-protein and low-carb.

Good luck!
 

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Halo tends to be mostly liquid with very little actual food so you're not getting a lot for what you're paying.  As an occasional treat / meal, Halo is fine but your money is better off buying a brand that has more food than liquid. Water can be added to pate / loaf canned foods to make "gravy".

Nature's Variety Instinct is a good brand.

Here are other suggestions:

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/308964/healthy-but-affordable-canned-food

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/313700/budget-friendly-can-food

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/240335/canned-food-without-carrageenan-or-guar-gum

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/253771/very-inexpensive-grain-free-canned-food
 
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I have actually been feeding the dry version of Halo. I have been supplemnting that with Fancy Feast and my cats just can't seem to tolerate it. I don't know if it's the Halo or Fancy Feast...
 

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Oh, the dry Halo
The high veggie content may be what your cats can't tolerate well. You can try a different brand with less veggies and fillers. Nature's Variety Instinct is a good brand with both dry and canned. I know some people here recommend Orijen dry.

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/301238/looking-for-a-good-high-quality-wet-and-dry-cat-food-low-grains-or-grainfree

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/298052/advice-on-good-dry-food-at-reasonable-price

http://www.thecatsite.com/t/295932/good-dry-food

The Fancy Feast may or may not be he culprit. Try not feeding Fancy Feast for a week to see if the poop firms up.
 
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I stopped using the fancy feast about 4-5 days ago, and Lilly is still having very loose stools.... thinking it could be the Halo? I really hope it isn't the wet food because I know she needs it!
 

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Thats surprising.

When we got our second cat from another shelter then the first they were being fed Halo's Spot Chicken Stew (Gluten free version, Yeah Theres a difference because I accidently got the one that didnt say gluten free once..).

We noticed it was healthier than the food from the other shelter our first cat had so we switched to Halo.

The only change we saw in their stool was that it smelled less.
 
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