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Alpha Paw Natural Vitality Formula Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food

Alpha Paw Natural Vitality Formula Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Austin, Texas
Parent company
Alpha Paw LLC
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.15
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Salmon Meal
  • Dried Apples
View Feeding Instruction

Feeding Instruction

A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. Water is essential to your cat's good health. Always provide your cat with a bowl of fresh water.

Kittens (Under 1 Year): Feed 2 times the Adult requirement.

Pregnant and Nursing Cats: Feed 2 - 4 times the Adult requirement.

GOT IT

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Sweet Potato, Millet, Barley, Oat Groats, Chicken Fat (preserved with Tocopherols and Citric Acid), Natural Chicken Flavor, Yeast Extract, Pumpkin Powder, Salmon Meal, Potassium Chloride, Dried Tomato Pomace, Dried Carrots, DL Methionine, Salt, Choline Chloride, Salmon Oil(preserved with Tocopherols), Taurine, Dried Apples, Fructooligosaccharide, Dried Chicory Root, Lactic Acid, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Extract, Dried Trichoderma Longibrachiatum Fermentation Extract, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Extract, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate (Source of Vitamin B1), Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Riboflavin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Zinc Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Ferrous Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Parsley, Spearment, Turmeric, Rosemary Extract.

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score

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56%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 32%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 74%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 27%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 58%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 26%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 45%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 4.44%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 50%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 24.2%

Fat: 33.91%

Carb: 41.89%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Alpha Paw has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Alpha Paw since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Alpha Paw has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Alpha Paw Natural Vitality Formula Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The third ingredient is Sweet Potato. The sweet potato is a root vegetable that offers vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. In pet food, sweet potato is sometimes used as a source of grain-free carbohydrate.

The fourth ingredient is Millet. Millet is a gluten-free cereal grain that finds its way into a variety of products ranging from baked goods to birdseed. In pet food, millet can be a source of carbohydrates, amino acids, fiber, B vitamins, and other nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Barley. Barley is a cereal grain. In pet food, barley serves as a source of carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Alpha Paw Natural Vitality Formula Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product info

$4.17

Market Price avg.

$2.51

% From the Avg

+66%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$0.24

Market Price avg.

$0.17

% From the Avg

+47%

Price per day

Product info

$0.15

Market Price avg.

$0.10

% From the Avg

+46%

Alpha Paw Natural Vitality Formula Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food is priced well above the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Alpha Paw Natural Vitality Formula Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food to the other 1423 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

28.89%

All Products avg.

30.01%

% From the Avg

-4%

DM Fat

Product info

16.67%

All Products avg.

15.98%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Fiber

Product info

4.44%

All Products avg.

5.38%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Carb

Product info

50%

All Products avg.

47.92%

% From the Avg

+4%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s moderate in protein with moderate fat and moderate carbohydrate content relative to other Dry Dog Foods.

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