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ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

Primary proteins

  • Meat
  • Soybean Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Egg

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$0.31

Price per oz

$0.59

Overall Score

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70%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 22%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 65%
? 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 100%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 90%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 20.45%

Fat: 9.66%

Fiber: 6.25%

Carbs: 63.64%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in protein
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture

Recall History

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

Since 2009 ALPO has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Ground Yellow Corn, Meat And Bone Meal, Soybean Meal, Beef Fat Preserved With Mixed-tocopherols, Corn Gluten Meal, Egg And Chicken Flavor, Natural Flavor, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Minerals [Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite], Vitamins [Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin (Vitamin B-3), Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B-5), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B-1), Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement (Vitamin B-2), Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Folic Acid (Vitamin B-9), Biotin (Vitamin B-7)], L-tryptophan, L-lysine Monohydrochloride, Red 40, Yellow 5, Calcium Carbonate, Blue 2, Garlic Oil. J502019. Caloric Content 3,414 kcal/kg, 381 kcal/cup

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
18.00% 8.50% 56.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
20.45% 9.66% 63.64%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
19.02% 21.81% 59.17%

Ingredient Review

Our review of ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Ground Yellow Corn. Ground yellow corn is made with cooked kernels from yellow corn species. In pet food, ground yellow corn can be a filler as well as source of inexpensive protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

The second ingredient is Meat. Meat is a general term for muscle tissue or flesh from an animal that has been slaughtered for consumption. In pet food, meat is a source of protein as well as amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients.

The third ingredient is Bone Meal. Bone meal is cooked, dried, finely ground animal bones from species that have been slaughtered for consumption. When added to pet food, bone meal can be a good source of trace elements and minerals including calcium and phosphorus to support your companions musculoskeletal system.

The fourth ingredient is Soybean Meal. Soybean meal is the pulverized, ground remnants of soybeans after soy oil has been extracted. In pet food, soybean meal serves as an inexpensive source of plant-based protein, along with some carbohydrates.

The fifth ingredient is Beef Fat. Beef fat is cooked, rendered fat from any breed of cattle. In pet food, beef fat is an inexpensive energy source and flavoring that can also help your companion absorb fat-soluble vitamins.

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 ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food to the other 1736 Dog Dry Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 20.45% 30.09%
DM Fat 9.66% 15.94%
DM Fiber 6.25% 5.18%

This recipe has:

  • 9.64% less protein
  • 6.28% less fat
  • 1.07% more fiber

Dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dry Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from plant based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 3 of the first 5 ingredients are low-quality and controversial ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is not recommended.

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