ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food

Company info

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$0.46

Price per lb

$0.62

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Overall Score

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70%

Ratings

Nutrient Value: 45%
Quality of Ingredients: 63%
Recall History: 88%
Price: 100%
Customer Experience: 90%
Manufacturing Method: 40%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 20.45%

Fat: 9.66%

Fiber: 6.25%

Carbs: 63.64%

Primary proteins

  • Meat
  • Soybean Meal
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Egg

Ingredients We Like

  • Bone Meal
  • Egg

Ingredients We Did Not Like

  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Meat

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 Tallow Preserved with Mixed-Tocopherols (Form of Vitamin E), Corn Gluten Meal, Egg and Chicken Flavor, Animal Digest, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Red 40, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Yellow 5, Manganese Sulfate, Blue 2, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, Niacin, Vitamin A Supplement, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Garlic Oil, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin D-3 Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Selenite.

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 Tallow. Beef tallow is rendered saturated fat from cattle. In pet food, beef tallow serves as a source of animal fat that also contributes flavor and aroma.

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.

There are 14 notable exceptions including good ingredients and controversial ones.

List of low-quality ingredients

  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Meat

List of controversial ingredients

  • Beef Tallow
  • Chicken Flavor
  • Garlic Oil
  • Ground Yellow Corn
  • Soybean Meal

List of potential allergens

  • Meat
  • Corn Gluten Meal
  • Egg

List of healthy ingredients

  • Bone Meal
  • Egg

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared ALPO Prime Cuts Savory Beef Flavor Dry Dog Food to the other 6131 dog foods in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
Crude Protein 20.45% 37.08%
Crude Fat 9.66% 15.13%
Crude Fiber 6.25% 5.47%

Compared to the other 6131 dog foods in our database, this recipe has:

  • 16.63% less crude protein
  • 5.47% less fat content
  • 0.78% 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 meat based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 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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