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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
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Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $4.17
Cost per day: $0.15
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Meal
  • Salmon Meal
  • Dried Apples


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



? 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

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 26%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 45%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 28.89%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 4.44%

Carb: 50%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 24.2%

Fat: 33.91%

Carb: 41.89%

Our Review

  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Expensive
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Some dogs may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Alpha Paw since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 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.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Alpha Paw Natural Vitality Formula Chicken & Sweet Potato Recipe Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

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:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 28.89% 30.01%
DM Fat 16.67% 15.98%
DM Fiber 4.44% 5.38%
DM Carb 50% 47.92%
Caloric Content 3760 kcal/kg 3537 kcal/kg

This recipe has:

  • 1.12% less protein
  • 0.69% more fat
  • 0.94% less fiber
  • 43.48% less carb
  • 223 more kcal/kg

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.

Price Analysis

Product info Market Price Avg.
Price per lb $4.17 $2.51
Price per 100 kcal $0.24 $0.17
Price per day $0.15 $0.10

Analysis Overview

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

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 chicken based sources.

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