It all started with a cat named Spot. As a kitten, Spot was full of life, healthy and happy. As an adult, however, Spot became a sickly cat, plagued by digestive problems, skin irritations, excessive shedding and an unpleasant odor.Spot’s owner, Andi Brown, followed her vet’s advice and switched to “premium” cat food, but none of the foods helped improve Spot’s condition — in fact, he seemed to be getting worse. Increasingly worried about his health, Andi began reading the labels on Spot’s food and studying cats’ nutritional requirements. Andi quickly learned that the quality of nutrients a pet ingests has a direct correlation to the animal’s health.
The Origin of Spot’s Stew
Believing that Spot’s “premium” food might actually be a cause of his problems, Andi tossed it out and cooked up a homemade stew full of all-natural fresh chicken and vegetables.
Spot’s transformation astonished everyone! His skin problems vanished, his digestive system settled down, excess weight melted away, his coat grew lustrous again and the fleas disappeared. Spot became a radiantly healthy cat. And Spot’s Stew was born!
The Truth About Commercial Pet Food
This experience opened Andi’s eyes to the miraculous healing power of the body. She realized that even the premium cat food she had fed Spot contained ingredients with little nutritional value, such as corn, wheat or rice, byproducts, and also potentially hazardous ones, such as ethoxyquin or BHT and BHA.
Determined to give Spot the best possible care, Andi continued to cook her homemade and healthy chicken stew that eventually became Halo’s signature product, Spot’s Stew®.
The Beginning of Halo
In 1986, Andi launched Halo, Purely for Pets to help caring, conscious pet owners better understand how vital a role nutrition plays in their pet’s health and vitality. Since Halo’s inception, Andi has become an active advocate for natural ingredients in the world of pet care products. She recently published her first book, The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats (Ten Speed Press).
At Halo, we believe nutrition is the single most important factor in the quality of your pet’s life. With it, good health follows. By staying as close to nature as we can, we have seen phenomenal changes take place in the lives of thousands of pets and their owners.Our founder, Andi Brown, thought that having a “Halo” was the perfect fit for a company dedicated to doing great things for animals, the people who love them and our beautiful planet.