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ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food

ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
St. Louis, Missouri
Parent company
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.04
Primary proteins
  • Meat
  • Soybean Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Egg

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.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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64%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 25%
? 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 88%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 88%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 83%

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: 18%

Fat: 8.5%

Fiber: 5.5%

Moisture: 12%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 56%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 20.45%

Fat: 9.66%

Fiber: 6.25%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 63.64%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 19.02%

Fat: 21.81%

Carb: 59.17%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, ALPO has never had a product recall
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins

Recall History

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

Since 2011 ALPO has never been recalled.

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.

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 meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$1.14

Market Price avg.

$3.25

% From the Avg

-65%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.07

Market Price avg.

$0.21

% From the Avg

-65%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.04

Market Price avg.

$0.12

% From the Avg

-63%

ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food is priced well below 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 ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

20.45%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

-32%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

9.66%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

-40%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

6.25%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

+17%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

63.64%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+33%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other dry dog foods.

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